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by I love my teeth
Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: bracedagain-Ken now againbrace!
Replies: 30
Views: 9098

Re: bracedagain-Ken now againbrace!

Ken was a great source of info to me as well! Always fun to banter with him about the wings and penguins hockey! He went through so much with his braces, and now to hear of his passing is so sad. Thanks for sharing the info, I will definately say a prayer for him.
by I love my teeth
Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Composite bonding.
Replies: 9
Views: 1913

Re: Composite bonding.

Just had some bonding done after debanding, haven't seen the bill yet, but the dentist will bill it to insurance first. It looks and feels great!
by I love my teeth
Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: please can people vote for me :) :)
Replies: 27
Views: 2308

Re: please can people vote for me :) :)

I voted for you, good luck!
by I love my teeth
Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:48 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Nervous re mandibular advancement surgery - advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 3802

Re: Nervous re mandibular advancement surgery - advice?

What you described in your post was me......to a T!! I had the huge overset, my bottom teeth were touching my palette, top teeth were resting on the middle of my lower lip. I tried the no surgery route....ortho said if the top teeth continue to touch the lip at all, after braces they will push back ...
by I love my teeth
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: THEY ARE OFF!!! Retainer Questions!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2199

Re: THEY ARE OFF!!! Retainer Questions!!

Suzanna, I would love too, I am currently in apple upgrade he**.....trying to update iPhone and iPad to ios5, will send some pics soon!

Christine
by I love my teeth
Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: THEY ARE OFF!!! Retainer Questions!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2199

Re: THEY ARE OFF!!! Retainer Questions!!

Thanks tumble! I started cleaning them in the mornings also, I agree, the idea of bacteria all night is gross! They are easier to get in and out today. It will definately be easier when I don't have to wear them during the day. But for now, I take them out for an hour or so in the am, to do coffee/b...
by I love my teeth
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: THEY ARE OFF!!! Retainer Questions!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2199

THEY ARE OFF!!! Retainer Questions!!

Well, after 2.5years, and BSSO in Jan 2011, they are off and the retainers are on! Got debonded yesterday, and got upper and lower clear retainers (essix??) I needed to have my upper Left 2 bonded, as the tooth is a ridiculously small and weird shaped, and he was unable to close the gap with braces....
by I love my teeth
Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gingival Gum Graft Surgery Necessary!
Replies: 30
Views: 13435

Re: Gingival Gum Graft Surgery Necessary!

Hi Lynn.. I had 3 grafts done before braces, so as not to have issues after. Apparently, I had "thin gums". I did it in 2 separate appointments. No sedation, just novacaine-----lots and lots of it! At least 20+ pricks. The graft came from the palate. To be honest, the hardest part of the recovery wa...
by I love my teeth
Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:05 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lower lip question for you BSSO chaps...
Replies: 1
Views: 1017

Re: Lower lip question for you BSSO chaps...

Ok, well I am glad to say that is one problem I am not having bullfighter! I am getting braces off oct 17, and I am wearing some elastics for this last month....first time in the whole 2.5 years! Thats not really pleasant! Hope the lip gets better soon!
by I love my teeth
Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I have a deband date!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

Re: I have a deband date!!!!

I just set my deband date today...Oct 17th!! Although, today I received the dreaded elastics to wear at night for the last month...I really thought I'd make it though treatment without them..oh well!
by I love my teeth
Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: A year since bimax - still stiff/numb?
Replies: 14
Views: 3199

Re: A year since bimax - still stiff/numb?

Bullfighter..... I would say that more recently I started to feel a bit more normal inmterms of stiffness, my right side is still worse than my left...but it doesn't hurt as much when I yawn or open wide now....so that's an improvement. Very little Change if any in the numbness....only on the left s...
by I love my teeth
Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 10 month post op (picture)
Replies: 19
Views: 5374

Re: 10 month post op (picture)

Great results! Looking better and better each time you post a picture!
@Susanna.....I still have my braces on as well, hoping they are coming off in Oct!
by I love my teeth
Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Almost ready for deband!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1105

Almost ready for deband!!

Well, after 2.5 years, 1tpa, 1 nance button, 3 gum grafts, and BSSO......I am finally ready to look at the retainer forum on this board! :D I have a September adjustment appt, then the appt after that I will be debanded......I really wanted them off for my 40th bday, but at 40.5 I'm not complaining!...
by I love my teeth
Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw Surgery in Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 3963

Re: Jaw Surgery in Canada

No, I was referred to a surgeon who my ortho worked with. It is true,however, there are few surgeons, and they get limited OR time, so there is a wait list. They didn't care that i was paying out if pocket, everyone waits! Best of luck.
by I love my teeth
Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw Surgery in Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 3963

Re: Jaw Surgery in Canada

I was in BC, and had private insurance, I would have had to pay out of pocket.....approx $20-25k....I was hoping to get reimbursed by my insurance. When I became surgery ready, the wait list 6+ months. After debating what to do for almost 8 weeks, my ortho and I decided I should go down to the US, S...