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by megs29
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:13 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My Retainer hurts!
Replies: 1
Views: 4019

My Retainer hurts!

So I got my braces off in july, and I was told to wear my retainer full-time for 3 months, and then nights after that. For the most part I followed that, except I didnt wear it very often at night in november cause I had a massive cold, and it was just too much! Now when I put my retainer in again, ...
by megs29
Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Do Essix retainers stretch out?
Replies: 2
Views: 3129

Do Essix retainers stretch out?

So my ortho tightened my Essix up a bit at my last appointment to help one of my teeth move back into place. It hurt worst than any pain I've ever felt in my mouth, and the tooth was even a bit wobbly for a while after. Anyways, since the weeks have passed between that and next week (which is my nex...
by megs29
Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: For Those That Have Had Surgery
Replies: 24
Views: 4200

Was Surgery worth it? It definitely was, although I had only 6mm of movement, it makes a huge difference. 2. If you could do it all over again would you? Of course. The actual prep for the surgery and walking into the OR was easy breezy. It wasnt so fun after though! Would I make any changes? YES. I...
by megs29
Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: What should I do about my Essix?
Replies: 0
Views: 957

What should I do about my Essix?

Hey everyone.. I was given an Essix because one of my bottom teeth started to shift and told to wear it for a month. At my next appt, I told them that I didnt think the retainer moved the tooth at all, and I was right. So they did some filing between my teeth (which hurts!!) and altered the essix wi...
by megs29
Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Pain 5 months after?
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Pain 5 months after?

Hey guys, Im post-op BSSO advancement and genioplasty reduction.. I've been brace free for about a month, and everything has been fine up to the past week and a bit. I find that if i shift my lower jaw from side to side that when i move it to the right, I feel a bit of pain along the right side of m...
by megs29
Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: UGH! Teeth shifted!
Replies: 0
Views: 1476

UGH! Teeth shifted!

Hey everyone! I just got my braces off about two weeks ago, and very recently my front teeth on the bottom started to go a bit crooked again. Today I went in to get my bonded retainer and Hawley for the top.. they couldn't put the bonded one on due to the teeth shifting, so now I have to wear an ess...
by megs29
Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Surprise Debanding!
Replies: 8
Views: 1523

blueeyedboy... The elastics configuration was kinda weird. They put a button on the inside surface of my second-last molars.. from there, the elastic stretched to my bottom jaw and hooked around my three last molars. It looked like a big triangle. He had tried it a few months ago with only hooking i...
by megs29
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Surprise Debanding!
Replies: 8
Views: 1523

I think I was due to have them off in late september early october, so not that far off, but still pretty fast!!

I had my wisdom teeth out on a friday, and the braces on the monday.. they didnt wanna waste any time with me!
by megs29
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Surprise Debanding!
Replies: 8
Views: 1523

Surprise Debanding!

Hey everyone!! I haven't posted in a while cause I've been busy with school/work.. At my last appt, my ortho said I was on "the doorstep" of getting my braces off, and I just had to continue with elastics to widen my arch. At todays appointment, he took a look and said "okay.. want to get them off?"...
by megs29
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Question about BSSO (lower jaw surgery)?
Replies: 7
Views: 1957

Mine was only 6mm. Which actually made a world of difference, despite the fact 6mm isnt alot!
by megs29
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: altered sensation as well as numbness
Replies: 2
Views: 878

Im almost four months post op BSSO (advancement) and Genioplasty. I had a good two weeks or so in april where my chin and bottom lip were really tingly and I thought for sure that meant some feeling was coming back. Then, it just stopped tingling, and I now feel even more 'frozen' than right after s...
by megs29
Tue May 19, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Medications home alone
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

I had a BSSO + Genio about 3 months ago.. Even though I had someone home all day, I did find that the timing of the medications they gave me made it so that I was never missing doses or anything. Make sure you eat..even if its just ensures or boosts, or making yourself some soup or something. The se...
by megs29
Fri May 15, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Buttons!!
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Buttons!!

Hey everyone.. I went to the ortho yesterday and he said that my upper arch is a bit too narrow, so he'd need to bond some buttons to the inside of my teeth.. this has to be the strangest elastic configuration ever..the elastics essentially go from my lower arch molar brackets to the inside of my to...
by megs29
Tue May 12, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Numbness improving all the time
Replies: 9
Views: 1523

I have the same "tightness" issue in my chin.. sometimes It feels like that feeling you get when your face is cold from being outside and its hard to move your muscles. Strange. Even almost 3 months post-op BSSO + Genio that I only started to get a tingly feeling in the past couple of weeks. I somet...
by megs29
Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: importance of post-op elastics?
Replies: 9
Views: 2782

I would assume they are pretty important..like you said to prevent relapse and to train your bite to stay in its new place.. Im about 6, 7 weeks post bsso advancement and genio and Only the past couple of days I'll put them in a couple hours after removing them, but I always make sure to sleep with ...