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by avy
Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: YOUR best and worst...
Replies: 23
Views: 4686

WORST: when you break the skin in your mouth and a wire or bracket continually rubs it - not only does it hurt but it really annoys the sht out of me!

BEST: getting straight teeth, der :D
by avy
Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does your Orthodontist have good teeth?
Replies: 29
Views: 5332

Sounds like lots of peoples orthos are good looking! Mine's a female and she has fantasic teeth. All the assistants and receptionists have great teeth too. I think it would be really offputting if they didnt have nice teeth. Its like a plastic surgeon having a crooked nose... :D
by avy
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Poll: Motivation for surgery => aesthetics VS function
Replies: 25
Views: 6337

1. narrow upper jaw, some crowding, mouth breather

2. 80% aesthetics, 20% functionality

3. Probably

4. No, almost 100% was covered under private health and Medicare (Australian public health system) for surgery, but braces I have to pay about 80% of the total cost.
by avy
Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long did your ortho keep your RPE in for?
Replies: 16
Views: 5269

I got my braces on 6 weeks after I stopped turning so I still had my expander in for another 5 months after the braces were on. My gap started to close up immediately after I stopped turning which was a relief as my gap peaked at 9mm :shock: The expander is the worst part by far - but now that I hav...
by avy
Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long did your ortho keep your RPE in for?
Replies: 16
Views: 5269

I had mine in for 6 months after I stopped turning so it was actually 7 months in total. I think it can depend on how much you expanded and how quickly your new bone grows. It sux big time but its really short term pain for the amazing results you'll get :D
by avy
Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: it feels like i want to give up on everything
Replies: 5
Views: 1641

I know it must be hard waiting so long to get your surgery - but just remember every day that goes by you are getting closer to your surgery date. I'm not sure if you have already but you could try getting another opinion about whether you're ready for surgery or not? There's no harm - apart from th...
by avy
Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: got veneers but need braces!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4237

When I was 18 I had one veneer placed on my right 2nd tooth beside my front tooth since it was the only tooth that was crooked. They shaved it down a bit but not a drastic amount. 5 years later I have jaw surgery and have to have the veneer removed to have the braces put on. The shaved tooth looks a...
by avy
Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How late in your treatm. you got your second Xray and pics?
Replies: 15
Views: 3460

I had x-rays about 9 months into having braces. She used them as a guide to re-position some of my brackets to align everything up again, and also to check on my bone growth in my palate (I had SARPE).
by avy
Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is your hygiene routine?
Replies: 15
Views: 3142

Well it looks like I do the least... I brush and listerine rinse in the morning, and floss, brush and listerine rinse at night. Thats it. I dont do anything else during the day... is that bad? I havent had any cavities or bad buildup, but I still get them cleaned at the denstist every 4 months as we...
by avy
Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do you think its worth...
Replies: 6
Views: 1300

Thanks for your replies. I didnt really think about the final stages of treatment where I may need to come in more often than once every 2 months. I will talk to her at my next appointment next week and discuss my options and what she feels would be the most logical way to go about this. Its definit...
by avy
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do you think its worth...
Replies: 6
Views: 1300

Do you think its worth...

...me flying from Brisbane QLD to Melbourne VIC (approx. 2 hour flight) for my last 4 or so appointments rather than finding a new ortho? I am moving in about 2 months and I have approx 8 months to go with my braces. I have In-ovation C (damon) braces and my adjustments are around every 7 - 9 weeks ...
by avy
Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Does anyone here have before and after SARPE pictures?
Replies: 2
Views: 3383

You can check out my blog... the link is at the bottom of this post :D I posted afew before and after pics on there.
by avy
Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SAPRE survivors - can you bite with your front teeth yet?
Replies: 8
Views: 1767

Are you having trouble with biting into soft things too, or just harder- or thicke/denser, things? Its only harder things like tough bread or something like that - I think its more the ripping of food than the biting of it if that makes sense. The braces do make it harder to bite into things as wel...
by avy
Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SAPRE survivors - can you bite with your front teeth yet?
Replies: 8
Views: 1767

SAPRE survivors - can you bite with your front teeth yet?

I still have alot of sensitivity 1 year on. I can definitely bite alot better than I used to post op but its no where near back to normal. Has anyone who had SARPE a while ago been able to bite using their front teeth without any (or only a tiny bit) of sensitivity? I know it might take years but I'...
by avy
Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Few Thoughts and Questions...
Replies: 23
Views: 4090

My ortho does everything... the assistant just hands her stuff and somehow diciphers the orthos commands :D