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by crooked rory
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Risk / Benefits surgery after stroke
Replies: 0
Views: 497

Risk / Benefits surgery after stroke

Its been a while since I have posted here. Dr. B said that I am getting pretty close to get fitted with retainers. He thinks that to get my bite any better than it is, I would need surgery. He told me that I should talk to my neurologist about surgery, and if it is worth the risks. The thing is, it ...
by crooked rory
Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Orthodontic work after moderate stroke.
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

Re: Orthodontic work after moderate stroke.

No, she does not have an assistant. Actually, I really cant remember any dentist having an assistant. My oral surgeon had 2 assistants, but that is different. She bends the suction tube to a "J" shape to keep in place. I gashed my hand this week when working on an motor, and it was about 3/4" long, ...
by crooked rory
Fri May 31, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Orthodontic work after moderate stroke.
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

Re: Orthodontic work after moderate stroke.

Well, my next issue will be fun... I have not seen my general dentist for about a year. She was concerned that being on 325mg asprin would excess bleeding. That was in October when I was on 325mg after a cardiac catheterization and she wanted to postpone the appointment when I was off it. I am back ...
by crooked rory
Mon May 06, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Orthodontic work after moderate stroke.
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

Re: Orthodontic work after moderate stroke.

I got my braces adjusted after getting neurological clearance. I attached photos showing my progress showing rubber bands from upper first molars to lower canines (well, right premolar as the canine had to be removed). This is for class III malocclusion to avoid jaw surgery. It worries that I might ...
by crooked rory
Fri May 03, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Orthodontic work after moderate stroke.
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

Re: Orthodontic work after moderate stroke.

I'm back. Its a been a while, and did major work on the computer. I went to my neurologist a few weeks ago, and when I gave the letter from my orthodontist he seemed to be holding in laughter. He may be a brilliant neurologist, but he is very arrogant, and with a God complex. He wrote a note back sa...
by crooked rory
Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Braces Story - Overbite Overjet
Replies: 82
Views: 14284

Re: My Braces Story - Overbite Overjet

Sorry, I must have missed something in the posts. :(
by crooked rory
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Grrr - Silver Coil on Clear Braces
Replies: 13
Views: 1836

Re: Grrr - Silver Coil on Clear Braces

I forgot to mention that I had mine were on the same teeth as yours, except mine were on the left side. He had to move the whole left side to fill a gap created by removing my right canine. It too risky pull the biscupid since it wold have likely still cost the canine. It had no support. My arch is ...
by crooked rory
Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Orthodontic work after moderate stroke.
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

Re: Orthodontic work after moderate stroke.

Do you have ever neurological symptoms like burning throat, ear pain, headaches, numb fingertips, or other? Did the stroke come out of nowhere? I'm glad someone was hestitant about the elastics. I get neurological symptoms from things like latex. Big time. The stroke came fast, and kept shrugging t...
by crooked rory
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Grrr - Silver Coil on Clear Braces
Replies: 13
Views: 1836

Re: Grrr - Silver Coil on Clear Braces

I forgot I even had a spring when I had it in. The worst thing with it was getting stringy food stuck.
by crooked rory
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Orthodontic work after moderate stroke.
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

Orthodontic work after moderate stroke.

I have had my braces since September 2011, and I had a moderate ischemic stroke (NHISS 10) in August 2012. I was in neuro-ICU for 2.5 weeks, and an additional 1.5 weeks in a rehabilitation facility. God bless Helen Hayes Hospital. I doubt I would have been able to work without them. I <3 them for wh...
by crooked rory
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Braces Story - Overbite Overjet
Replies: 82
Views: 14284

Re: My Braces Story - Overbite Overjet

You have beautiful alignment on your teeth, but the overbite is pretty obvious :( I hope the surgery will correct it with minimal issues. My ortho is still correcting my underbite with no surgery, but is getting less optimistic about it working. I am dreading possible jaw surgery for my underbite. W...
by crooked rory
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How to Ensure That Your Dentist is Using Sanitary Methods
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Re: How to Ensure That Your Dentist is Using Sanitary Method

This did not relate to orthodontics, but I was horrified at the ER on 2/28/13 when I saw a nurse dropped a persons nebulizer on the floor. About 20 minutes she picked it from the floor and gave it to the patients mouth. No cleaning was done. The patient had a bad cough getting in the ER, and the nur...
by crooked rory
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Am I the oldest in active treatment?
Replies: 22
Views: 1906

Re: Am I the oldest in active treatment?

I was on an inpatient stroke rehabilition at 30. I was at least 10 to 15 years younger than anyone there. Funny I feel like I am 15 to 30 years older than everyone at the orthodontist. I found it pretty ironic that I went getting out from stroke rehabilition to my orthodontist 2 days for an adjustme...
by crooked rory
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I just could not escape
Replies: 19
Views: 4585

Re: I just could not escape

Hi Rory, great to hear from you. I'm sorry to hear about your episode. Maybe the elastics will help get your bite right, and perhaps that will help with headaches, even migraines. I once had a visual aura with no pain. I've never had a migraine that I'm aware of. It was a classic visual aura with t...
by crooked rory
Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I just could not escape
Replies: 19
Views: 4585

Re: I just could not escape

Hi, I have not posting much in a while. My mouth is doing well :D My head is not. I complained to my orthodontist on Tuesday about frequent headaches (3 to 5 days a week) which gotten been getting worse. He asked me if I grind my teeth, which only happens when stressed, and not while asleep. He thin...