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by PrincessLea
Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wisdom teeth extraction while wearing braces?
Replies: 3
Views: 4360

Re: Wisdom teeth extraction while wearing braces?

I had two of my wisdom teeth out whilst having braces - think I had the braces on for 5 weeks when the teeth came out. It was done under general as both were badly impacted. I have never previously had any teeth out so I am not sure what it would be like without the brace tbh. My experience wasn't a...
by PrincessLea
Thu May 17, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: midlands uk open biters
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Re: midlands uk open biters

Hey dan,

I just had my open bite surgery on the NHS (blackburn) 11 weeks ago now. So if you have any questions just ask away!
by PrincessLea
Fri May 11, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: March 2012 buddies!
Replies: 45
Views: 5277

Re: March 2012 buddies!

We haven't been yet, we go on Monday! Everything is so manic atm as its my bf's birthday tomorrow and I have a job application to be in before the trip too! eeeek! Ha. Not even booked any travel insurance yet. Sorry to hear about the trouble you had with yours? Why was that, because of the op? Who d...
by PrincessLea
Sun May 06, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw strength post op
Replies: 7
Views: 2962

Re: Jaw strength post op

Can't really help that much. I had a lefort 1 and haven't been warned off anything by surgeon (long term) at 6 weeks bone is mostly healed but it can take up to a couple of years to regain FULL strength. Obviously after 6 months you're more or less out of the danger zone. That's my perception of it ...
by PrincessLea
Sun May 06, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Less symmetry post op
Replies: 14
Views: 2695

Re: Less symmetry post op

Thanks Maxhammer! Its good to hear that off people that are in tune with it all! As my friends/family couldn't understand what was wrong in the first place (pre op) Californiakid - No they don't seal naturally at rest they still hang open! And I am still very much a mouth breather. But also I have o...
by PrincessLea
Sat May 05, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Less symmetry post op
Replies: 14
Views: 2695

Re: Less symmetry post op

If you look on the right die of the picture my jawline is much bigger. When my lips are fully relaxed too my lips slope down that way. My nose is a little crooked too but I do think that part is swelling. I asked my surgeon initially about the lips thinking it was just swelling and she said I am jus...
by PrincessLea
Thu May 03, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Less symmetry post op
Replies: 14
Views: 2695

Re: Less symmetry post op

@maxhammer - I Know! Before surgery I was feeling as if they weren't fully taking it seriously. They never even took before pictures etc to scrutinise and I asked them if they were going to. All they said was if you want them we can but we don't need to. It does really pee me off that they didn't ta...
by PrincessLea
Wed May 02, 2012 5:48 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Revise/Reverse Sliding Genioplasty
Replies: 8
Views: 6223

Re: Revise/Reverse Sliding Genioplasty

That's great news! I know it will be an outpatient appointment and I will be home the same day but I did read you weren't supposed to chew even though it weren't to do with the jaw/teeth itself. Maybe someone was mistaken! Seems like a breeze in comparison to jaw surgery!
by PrincessLea
Tue May 01, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Less symmetry post op
Replies: 14
Views: 2695

Re: Less symmetry post op

Thanks for your reply! Yeah it is supposed to but the symmetry wasn't taken into account prior to my op. I had it done for free on the NHS in england and for functional reasons. As my asymmetry was very minimal pre op it wasn't taken into account. Now its very noticeable. I don't think it helps that...
by PrincessLea
Tue May 01, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Revise/Reverse Sliding Genioplasty
Replies: 8
Views: 6223

Re: Revise/Reverse Sliding Genioplasty

Thanks for your reply! So did you feel rubbish for that week? Did you have time away from work? What was it like eating after? I read its no chew for one week then build yourself up after that? How long did it take for the swelling to go completely and for you to be happy with the results? sorry for...
by PrincessLea
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Less symmetry post op
Replies: 14
Views: 2695

Less symmetry post op

Has anyone experienced less symmetry AFTER their surgery? I know obviously you have all the swelling that needs to go which can cause it but anyone after the swelling has gone? I am 9 weeks post op (I know still in the range for swelling for a good few months yet) BUT I spoke to my surgeon about my ...
by PrincessLea
Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: March 2012 buddies!
Replies: 45
Views: 5277

Re: March 2012 buddies!

Yay that's great. My pesky hooks are still on for now even though most of them aren't getting used! How come you got transferred to a different one? Don't think I would like that so far into treatment especially when you throw surgery into the mix! Keep me updated! Chewing is really difficult. I fee...
by PrincessLea
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: March 2012 buddies!
Replies: 45
Views: 5277

Hey keeponsmiling! Just thought I would see how you are doing?

How is the swelling? how is the chewing?? How are the energy levels?

SOOOO many questions!!


Ps. sorry for being rubbish at replying!
by PrincessLea
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Revise/Reverse Sliding Genioplasty
Replies: 8
Views: 6223

Re: Revise/Reverse Sliding Genioplasty

I can't really help with the revision surgery questions as I haven't had mine done yet. I had upper jaw surgery 8 weeks ago and my surgeon wanted to wait until post op to see if we were going to go ahead with a sliding genio. We have decided to go ahead with this around 6 months post op and I just w...
by PrincessLea
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: New Braces Post Surgery?
Replies: 7
Views: 1434

Re: New Braces Post Surgery?

Thank you! I am so happy to be on the other side of it all as I was told I would need this op nearly 10 years ago now! So your surgery is next year? My wire didn't come off during surgery as the hooks they use to help then in the surgery were added on to my wire! Maybe they take some people's off th...