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by lfwood
Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: November Debrace Club
Replies: 20
Views: 5808

Wow, got mine off 9 days ago. Have been on holidays and it feels great. Sorry, I don't know how to post pics, but I am happy with the results. They look so white now that the horrible stained powerchain has been removed!!! They actually put my braces in a sealed bag for me to take home, along with m...
by lfwood
Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: November Debrace Club
Replies: 20
Views: 5808

Am on track for my debanding next week !! Hooray

Had my last checkup yesterday and all is going to plan.

Bring it on - or should that be off :wink:
by lfwood
Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: November Debrace Club
Replies: 20
Views: 5808

Me, Me!! Scheduled for 12th of November. Have an appointment on the 2nd for last checkup before de-banding. Hopefully everything is in order....
by lfwood
Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Countdown til de-banding!
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

WOW - I wish mine was that fast after surgery. I have only 2 weeks to go til debanding and my surgery was in January. My ortho says that I am lucky that I am getting them off early than expected because they originally estimated a total of at least 2 years in braces.

Bring on the next two weeks!!!
by lfwood
Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: End is near, feeling really down - Am over elastics
Replies: 1
Views: 778

End is near, feeling really down - Am over elastics

So after being in braces for not yet two years and being 9months post op - I am just about over it. I had hopefully my last adjustment today and my Ortho has put me in 2 really tight elastics next to my front four teeth. She even had to wire up hooks top and bottom especially. :shock: It is almost l...
by lfwood
Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:42 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Has anybody gotten to witness a surgery?
Replies: 12
Views: 2215

One of my surgeons assistants watched my surgery and talked about it excitedly to me when I next saw her. Made me feel very secure with my choice of surgeons and positive about my recovery because my surgery went so well. Definately not something I could witness and once I was told the basics about ...
by lfwood
Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does anybody just have one arch braced?
Replies: 12
Views: 3046

I guess unless you have studied orthodontics it is very hard to self diagnose oneself and I know for a fact that when I went for my appointment it turned up some nasty surprises. Having said that, I have most certainly seen people with only one arch braced and sometimes only the front 6 teeth. You n...
by lfwood
Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 1 month progess ( forgot my "after" pics in prev p
Replies: 5
Views: 3518

Fantastic!!! It really motivates you when you can see 'instant' progress. The time does fly.

Goodluck
by lfwood
Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Just Got Braced Yesterday. Surgery in 2011 sometime.
Replies: 11
Views: 2167

Hi Catherine and welcome. You have made the hardest step and that is getting started. You are well on your way now and it will be over in no time and the results will be amazing. I am 34 and am only a few months off finishing my treatment. I was braced as a young teenager, but due to my weak chin my...
by lfwood
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice about extractions? 2nd time with braces...3 months in
Replies: 21
Views: 7136

Get a second opinion. My story - had braces when I was 13 for a year. Ready for debanding and then they decide that they want to pull some teeth (can't remember which ones) and leave me in braces for another 2 years. I say no way. Fast forward 20 years. Teeth have shifted and I want them straight ag...
by lfwood
Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:36 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Double jaw surgery and blood transfusion
Replies: 7
Views: 3323

Only if there is excessive bleeding. Sometimes they will get you to donate your own blood prior to surgery just in case.
by lfwood
Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2010 Buddies
Replies: 149
Views: 18756

So, had another adjustment today. Still no idea how much longer. My ortho just said that it would be 9 - 12 months after surgery for debanding. She says that things are going at a good rate - so I am aiming for the '9' month which would be at the earliest October :( I had two very tight elastics on ...
by lfwood
Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2010 Buddies
Replies: 149
Views: 18756

Thought I would drag this up again to see where everyone is at as I have seen some of the January Buddies getting their braces off.

I am going to ask my ortho on Monday, but am sure that I will have a few more months yet.

Whats happening with everyone else?
by lfwood
Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Braces off today!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Congrats Enigma :D Will have to dredge up the January Buddies group for updates. I think everyone is getting theirs off soon.... - except me :(

I am asking my Ortho about debanding on Monday, but I'm not crossing my fingers....
by lfwood
Mon May 31, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: My de-brace day has been postponed
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Oh Emma bummer on the non-debanding :cry: I was a January buddy with you!! I still have my braces and am not even sure when they will be coming off. I do have an adjustment next monday, so hopefully get some kind of idea then. My bottom teeth are very sensitive after my surgery. I am wearing one ver...