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by palht
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lower Jaw Surgery Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 5443

Hi faythful, I had my BSSO over 1 year ago to set back my lower jaw. I was banded shut for the whole 4 weeks. So, with a splint and my mouth totally shut, I was hardly able to talk at all. After the splint was removed and I was no longer banded shut, it took me a while to get my jaws open widely as ...
by palht
Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gap will automatically close?
Replies: 2
Views: 876

Gap will automatically close?

Hi all, Due to some personal reasons, I will need to have my braces removed in another 1 month. But I still have a 2-mm gap between my canine and premolar. I'm quite worried that this gap will not be closed before I remove my braces. But my ortho said that this gap can automatically close even after...
by palht
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Months between adjustments??need advice
Replies: 19
Views: 3954

My appointments now are 2 weeks apart, and I wonder if the interval is too short? Previously they were 3 weeks apart.
by palht
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pic Update!! Wow, lol!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1967

Sorry, my bad for having mistaken 2 years for 4 mths! But your teeth still look great!!!
by palht
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pic Update!! Wow, lol!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1967

Wow, it's amazing how 4 months could give your teeth such a nice shape and curve!
by palht
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My teeth move so fast, what should I do?
Replies: 6
Views: 3733

Thanks for all of your replies. What surprised me was not only how fast my teeth move, but also the pain the elastics are causing. It was like first time with braces on! Maybe because right now I'm wearing twice more than I usually do, and they are also those smallest elastics I've ever worn. I call...
by palht
Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My teeth move so fast, what should I do?
Replies: 6
Views: 3733

My teeth move so fast, what should I do?

Hi all, I just came back from my ortho's office. Today I had 2 elastic configurations for midline correction of the upper jaw. But now, just after 2 hours of wearing them, my midline is lining up perfectly! The ortho told me to come and see him if I notice any unusual movement, which is the case rig...
by palht
Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: crooked smile HELP!!
Replies: 17
Views: 8146

I barely notice anything unusual from your pic. But if there is any asymmetry, it may be because that your teeth on the left are higher than those on the right?
by palht
Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Image Prediction..................
Replies: 7
Views: 1704

It's quite embarrassing to say this but, I once tried to predict my profile via photoshop. And it turned out to be quite nice! :) My current profile looks somewhat like that pic, but not as good as.
by palht
Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: in braces 3 yrs now
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

Same here, peach! :) Actually it will mark my 3-year-anniversary with my braces this August. And I don't know if my treatment will finish by then. I still have two gaps to close: one in the upper and one in the lower. My upper jaw's teeth move so slow, which is the main hindrance to my progress. The...
by palht
Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Opinions on removing braces early (after surgery) HELP
Replies: 10
Views: 2754

I'm also in the same dilemma. My surgery was nearly 1 year ago, but now I still have my braces on. :( This August, I have to study abroad and am thinking of removing the braces, regardless of my teeth's condition at that time. I try to remind my ortho of my departure date whenever I come to his offi...
by palht
Sun May 16, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Going abroad with braces?
Replies: 7
Views: 5620

I also lived abroad during my treatment, and come back for the appointments. There're actually no problems at all, except for the air fare!!! :(
by palht
Sat May 15, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lower only. Good result
Replies: 3
Views: 981

Glad you're pleased with the result! Have you had your braces taken off?
by palht
Wed May 12, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Any gaps left?
Replies: 1
Views: 1736

Hi, I have the same problem and I just want to ask: If you finish with a few gaps on (say 4 or 5mm on the side), will you be able to wear retainer at all?
by palht
Fri May 07, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: feeling really fed up with my progress
Replies: 3
Views: 1419

I can totally understand. I'm 10 mth post-op now and still in braces. The total time that I am in braces is nearly 4 years! And because this August I have to go on an exchange, I really hope that my ortho could finish everything beforehand. If not, I think I don't hv any choice but to remove the bra...