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by chrisk
Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: Daughter just got Herbst appliance
Replies: 6
Views: 31862

My daughter is now doing fantastically well with her Herbst device. She had a few problems with her face swelling a couple of weeks after we started expanding her RME device, but we went back to the ortho straight away and we had a week off expanding. At the last visit to the ortho a couple of weeks...
by chrisk
Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Questons for those that had double-jaw surgery..
Replies: 7
Views: 7807

Hi mary I had upper and lower jaw surgery, genioplasty (and a cant in my jaw levelled in August 2006. 1. I wasn't wired shut, but banded. These came off about 1 -2 weeks after 2. I was allowed soft food (but no chew) within a week after surgery. So anything I could squish between the gap between my ...
by chrisk
Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Any Asian Males With Overbites Who Undergone Jaw Sugery?
Replies: 3
Views: 2823

Hi Try searching for posts by nahky. He was a Vietnamese (I think) Australian who had his jaw op about 6 months before me (I had my op about Aug 2006, so you need to look about April 2006 if my memory serves me correctly). I think he had upper and lower jaw surgery, but I'm not sure if he had an ove...
by chrisk
Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: Daughter just got Herbst appliance
Replies: 6
Views: 31862

Much better now thank you. She can't manage steak, but can now cope with sandwiches and chicken and roast beef cut up really small. The first 2 weeks were pretty tough but she is doing really well now. Her next visit to the ortho is on the 14th of August so I'm guess that means we'll have to start w...
by chrisk
Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: Daughter just got Herbst appliance
Replies: 6
Views: 31862

Daughter just got Herbst appliance

Hi, My 11 year old daughter just got her Herbst appliance yesterday to correct her overjet. Unfortunately she inherited her mum's jaw. Fortunately she is very motivated since she has seen what will happen if she doesn't have this now and waits, as she has seen me go through braces and jaw surgery to...
by chrisk
Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: lump with small sharp object
Replies: 5
Views: 1673

I would get it checked out by the dentist as it could be an infection (unlikely in a 12 year old), but I had this and needed root canal treatment before my jaw surgery. It was a small red lump on my gum that was a little uncomfortable when pushed on it after I had a filling replaced.
by chrisk
Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:32 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: teaching
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Hi ali01, I had upper and lower jaw surgery and genioplasty 2 1/2 years ago and was teaching 1 day per week at the time (plus relief teaching). I had 4 weeks off work and went back to work 1 day per week after that. I had my surgery about 3 weeks into the term and went back to work in week 8, workin...
by chrisk
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:13 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Keeping retainers clean
Replies: 9
Views: 3645

I use denture cleaner all the time with my Essix retainer and after 20 months they're still going strong. I find they just don't feel fresh using water.
by chrisk
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:10 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How close were you to the estimated length of wearing braces
Replies: 21
Views: 4113

Estimated: 18 months (9 months before surgery and 9 months after)

Actual: nearly 32 months ( 2 years 2 months before surgery and 5 1/2 months after)
by chrisk
Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Chin Numbness?
Replies: 11
Views: 3617

Hi 1. August 15th will be 2 years 2. Yes, my chin is still numb on the right hand side, and extending up to my lower lip (on the right hand side) 3. I still feel that my numbness is diminishing even this far out from surgery. Either way, it doesn't bother me since the positives from my surgery have ...
by chrisk
Fri May 02, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: numbness???
Replies: 8
Views: 2091

Hi kaysha19, I had upper and lower jaw surgery and genioplasty nearly 20 months ago. I had 4mm up and out on my top jaw, 9mm on my bottom jaw and 6mm on my chin. Part of my chin and lower lip area are still numb, but they are still gradually improving, even this far out from surgery. I have to agree...
by chrisk
Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:11 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: The oddities of everafter (an effervescent post on results)
Replies: 10
Views: 2608

I think I have to agree with Arvensis here too. At 19 months post-op, I love my new look. I am brimming with confidence now, and no longer hide my laugh behind my hand. This lifetime habit took me quite a while to break - and a few reminders from good friends that I didn't need to do that anymore. G...
by chrisk
Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: One year post-op, still have strange sensations
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

Hi ohmyjaw, I am 1 year and 6 1/2 months post-op from upper and lower jaw surgery, genioplasty and levelling of a cant in my upper right hand jaw, and I too, still don't feel entirely 'normal'. I have a numb patch on my chin and lower right hand teeth, and my top teeth still have what can only be de...
by chrisk
Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:05 am
Forum: Monthly Braces Poll
Topic: February Braces Poll
Replies: 29
Views: 25811

I was given 2 options to fix my 15mm overjet. Braces on top teeth only to bring my top teeth in by 5mm (a cosmetic solution), or full braces and surgery to correct my functional problems of worn teeth caused by a bad bite, periodontal recession and overcrowding. I went the surgery route and came out...
by chrisk
Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Upper lip function post, post, post surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 1128

Hi smile2006, I don't have this problem that you are experiencing, since my top lip went from huge pre-braces/surgery to normal after and to have lips that close over my teeth is a phenomenal feeling. However, I can relate to things still feeling strange so long after surgery as my top teeth still h...