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by suzanna
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: essix question
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: essix question

They'll do the impression of your upper teeth for your Essix after your braces are removed. Before my braces came off, they did an impression of the upper and lower arches for my permanent retainers and upper Hawley. Did your ortho say anything to you about permanent retainers? Maybe he is only goin...
by suzanna
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Teeth clenching
Replies: 1
Views: 765

Re: Teeth clenching

My oral surgeon actually regularly prescribes a two week supply of ativan for his jaw surgery patients to avoid this issue. I found that I would clench my teeth too and the ativan (lorazepam) really helped with it at night (and also helped me get a full nights sleep every night after my surgery).
by suzanna
Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: jaw shifting/loose? 8 months post-op
Replies: 3
Views: 4242

Re: jaw shifting/loose? 8 months post-op

Hi Jonathan, I had the upper/lower jaw surgery too, just one month before you did. I have the same type of feeling in my left jaw joint. I started noticing it only a couple of months ago. I talked my my OS about it and he said it's because the muscles around my left jaw joint are still very tight an...
by suzanna
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Personal ladies question
Replies: 25
Views: 5682

Re: Personal ladies question

I've got a vague recollection of someone saying they had to have a catheter when they had jaw surgery. Could that have anything to do with whether or not you can keep your underwear on? You can request not to have a catheter put in. For this type of surgery, it's really not necessary. A catheter us...
by suzanna
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Personal ladies question
Replies: 25
Views: 5682

Re: Personal ladies question

Hey Littleviolet--When we send people off to surgery, we require them to remove all clothing, undergarmets included, as well as jewelry/all piercings. So, that rules out wearing a pad. As far as a tampon goes, I wouldn't want to leave one in for the duration of surgery, since leaving them in can le...
by suzanna
Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: bone graft, implants and diet coke
Replies: 8
Views: 5002

Re: bone graft, implants and diet coke

That's funny. I've had a bone graft for a my implant and implant was placed 2 months ago and I'm drinking a diet coke right now. Drinking flat diet coke might be best for the first few days after your surgery and implant procedures, but I would definitely rinse with water and then the medicated mout...
by suzanna
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: THEY ARE OFF!!! Retainer Questions!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2201

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 I'm glad I had no problems updating my phone! I had an ortho appointment today and was told that my upper braces could come off next appointment (3 weeks...
by suzanna
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: THEY ARE OFF!!! Retainer Questions!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2201

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

Congrats! I can't wait to have mine off!! Should be pretty soon. Are you going to post pics of your naked teeth??
by suzanna
Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Dental and Facial Implant Forum
Topic: Just had my dental implant placed!
Replies: 6
Views: 5991

Re: Just had my dental implant placed!

ooh congrats! if you dont mind me asking, was it expensive? you dont have to answer if you dont want to. i am lookint at getting 2 dental implants after my braces and was told they are like $5,000-$10,000 EACH! i can keep dreaming... The surgery for the implant was $2300. I also had to have a bone ...
by suzanna
Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Dental and Facial Implant Forum
Topic: Just had my dental implant placed!
Replies: 6
Views: 5991

Re: Just had my dental implant placed!

So u get implants while Ur braces is still on? Cuz my ortho told me I might need one implant but I don't know if its during or after braces Yup and the plan is to take the mold for the crown as soon as my braces come off (in a month and a half or so). It takes about a week-a week and a half for the...
by suzanna
Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery 2 weeks - need to decide Bimax or BSSO!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 8233

Re: Jaw surgery 2 weeks - need to decide Bimax or BSSO!!!

If you're worried about permanent numbness/nerve damage, there is a very very small risk of nerve damage during upper jaw surgery. It's a much smaller risk than compared to lower jaw surgery. It would help if you posted a picture if you want people's opinions. I had upper/lower jaw surgery and the u...
by suzanna
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: My before and after jaw surgery pictures!
Replies: 38
Views: 21984

Re: My before and after jaw surgery pictures!

Thanks for the compliments! Only about 2 more months until my braces come off! I can't wait! I'm already asking my ortho about retainers and researching options for teeth whitening.
by suzanna
Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 10 month post op (picture)
Replies: 19
Views: 5374

Re: 10 month post op (picture)

shanalouis wrote:haha no the braces arent off yet
How much longer do you need them on? I'm about 7 months post-op and still have them too. I'm so jealous of all the people who got theirs off at 4-6 months! I still have another 2 months to go!
by suzanna
Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lefort 1/Patal Downgraft Surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 1537

Re: Lefort 1/Patal Downgraft Surgery

Rigid fixation plates have eliminated the need to wire the jaws shut in most cases. You'll likely have heavy elastics holding your jaws steady. I had upper/lower jaw surgery and was told to keep my jaw bra that they gave me in the hospital on for the first 3 days to help minimize swelling. I was of...
by suzanna
Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 10 month post op (picture)
Replies: 19
Views: 5374

Re: 10 month post op (picture)

You look great!! Congratulations!! Are your braces already off?