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by bb
Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: "It gets worse before it can get better"
Replies: 3
Views: 1393

Re: "It gets worse before it can get better"

Yes it get's worse but if you avoid mirrors, it's not too bad. You gotta go through it in order to get to your goal.
by bb
Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Should i get the operation???
Replies: 10
Views: 1285

Re: Should i get the operation???

I know how you feel. It is cosmetic but it is makes a huge impact on your self-confidence and therefor possibly your success later in life. I wish I had gotten the operation in my teens as was suggested, rather than waiting until I was in my 40's. I would have healed better, and would have had all t...
by bb
Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Took my braces off but my teeth dont touch
Replies: 13
Views: 13138

Re: Took my braces off but my teeth dont touch

I'm in the same boat as you- braces off 8 months ago and molars haven't "settled". I really can't see how they can move since they are held in place by the retainer.
4 months ago my ortho said I may have to get braces on molars only to make them touch- why this wasn't done before?-I'll never know!!
by bb
Tue May 24, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Cold Sores before Surgery
Replies: 7
Views: 6728

Re: Cold Sores before Surgery

I got cold sores a week before my surgery. I got a prescription because I thought that after my surgery I'd definitely have a break out due to the agitation of the lip area. Lo and behold, I do believe that the surgery actually cured my herpes! :jump:
by bb
Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Details: how old were you? ( and skin implications)
Replies: 8
Views: 2206

Re: Details: how old were you? ( and skin implications)

I was 42 years old at surgery.
No impact on facial skin.
I did develop a bit of a turkey neck skin under my chin from having my jaw moved back plus losing 10 pounds.
by bb
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: what are phases from numbess to regaing feeling?
Replies: 13
Views: 8671

Re: what are phases from numbess to regaing feeling?

I am 14months post op. Post-op had numbness of lower lip and chin. After a few weeks I had pins and needles, tingling then itchiness and took that as a good sign, but... 3 months- Had acupuncture with no improvement. 6 months- Had crainio-sacral therapy with slight improvement - could feel firm pres...
by bb
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is this normal or have I really screwed up my face?
Replies: 33
Views: 12110

Re: Is this normal or have I really screwed up my face?

I'm 1+ years post-surgery and looking back at my pictures, I was still swollen at 3 months, even though I thought that I wasn't and that this was my new face. Give it time, your features are stunning and look beautiful together but you have the same swollen look that I had and that really does inter...
by bb
Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: so angry
Replies: 8
Views: 2043

Re: so angry

My jaw is finally starting to stay in place and I'm at 11.5 months post-op. In December by jaw was still kind of loose. Give it time- lots of time, it will get better.
by bb
Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Midline -upper and lower- are off after surgery
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

Re: Midline -upper and lower- are off after surgery

mine were off a bit but when I got my braces off it got worse. Might as well fix it now.
by bb
Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Someone Explain!?? Numbness in Lower Lip/ Chin?
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Re: Someone Explain!?? Numbness in Lower Lip/ Chin?

Don't they peel away the skin to expose the jaw in order to operate? (except for the mandibular nerve) I thought this is why we needed stitches.
by bb
Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Use of Neti-Pot post-surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 2539

Re: Use of Neti-Pot post-surgery

It could be the temperature of the water. The nerves are more sensitive to anything other than body temperature.
by bb
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Acupuncture to cure numbness after jaw surgery
Replies: 7
Views: 7397

I have numbness of my chin, lower lip and my lower gums - 9 months post op- double jaw surgery. I live in Ontario Canada. I have found very slow improvement with cranio-sacral therapy. I'm happy with slow improvement rather than no improvement at all! It's also called osteopathy. This is the type of...
by bb
Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: numbness and low level laser therapy
Replies: 13
Views: 3129

It's $85 here but is considered physio so it's covered by medical plans.
by bb
Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Acupuncture to cure numbness after jaw surgery
Replies: 7
Views: 7397

I gave it a try(went 4 times) but it didn't do anything.

I've been going for cranio-sacral therapy and it's triggering small improvements.
by bb
Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: In a fix. What should I do? Any advice is appreciated!
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

By bad bite- do you mean that you can't chew properly?