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by rowo
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lips not meeting properly after surgery :(
Replies: 6
Views: 2401

Re: Lips not meeting properly after surgery :(

At around 5 weeks I had the same problem and I was worried that my mouth would naturally hang open permanently. However I believe it was due to residual swelling. At the time I had thought my swelling had mostly resolved, but now at almost 3 months I can definitely see a huge difference in swelling ...
by rowo
Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Week 1 post-op & I'm eating mash. Can I do harm?Burning lip?
Replies: 10
Views: 1401

Re: Week 1 post-op & I'm eating mash. Can I do harm?Burning

I was eating mash the second day after double jaw surgery, my surgeon said it was good that I could eat it that early. Like you I couldn't chew, instead I was kind of mushing it against the roof of my mouth with my tongue.
by rowo
Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Story of male 24 y/o, got braces after big weight loss.
Replies: 8
Views: 1091

Re: Story of male 24 y/o, got braces after big weight loss.

Hi there, congratulations on the weight loss! As for feeling self conscious about having braces as a young adult, I think the majority if not all people feel that way, for different reasons. After a while it doesn't bug you as much and you look forward to the end result :)
by rowo
Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dirty molars/teeth
Replies: 7
Views: 2409

Re: Dirty molars/teeth

Do you floss? Do your gums bleed when you brush/floss? It could be mild periodontal disease.
by rowo
Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cost of braces in Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: Cost of braces in Australia

That's very similar to my case. I had my 4 wisdoms, a baby tooth, and its corresponding canine extracted. I was quoted about 16k for jaw surgery, which I hope will be coming soon fingers crossed. Yes it is so expensive!!! Sometimes I wonder if it is worth it... seeing as it's the cost of a car! But ...
by rowo
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cost of braces in Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: Cost of braces in Australia

I paid just under $6700 for damons with clears on upper 6. All up treatment time will be 24 months.
I'll also be having jaw surgery which will be another 10+k, and I had extractions beforehand which was roughly 3k.
by rowo
Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cleaning with Power Chains
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

Re: Cleaning with Power Chains

I use the interdental christmas tree looking brushes. If I feel that my teeth aren't clean enough, I'll put some toothpaste on one of those and brush around the brackets and under the powerchains.
by rowo
Tue May 20, 2014 5:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces with fillings and missing teeth
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: Braces with fillings and missing teeth

I don't think it'll be an issue. Sounds like you are in the same boat as I was. I have some fillings (also due to poor oral hygiene as a teenager) and I was missing an adult tooth (it never grew in, and my baby tooth in that spot hadn't fallen out yet). I also have an underbite which will be fixed w...
by rowo
Wed May 07, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction gaps not closing
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

Re: Extraction gaps not closing

Even when my extraction gaps were tiny, my ortho wasn't satisfied and wouldn't move onto the next phase of treatment until they closed. So I'd say your result isn't the norm? Based on my experience.
by rowo
Fri May 02, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Power chain pain, botheration
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Power chain pain, botheration

I've had full upper and full lower power chains for the past few months. It's not so bad, it's usually only painful for the first couple days. I think putting in a new thicker wire is much worse.
Just avoid flossing for the first couple days after getting a new power chain in.
by rowo
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wisdom teeth removal , anybody?
Replies: 30
Views: 2220

Re: Wisdom teeth removal , anybody?

I had mine taken out at the start of my treatment, before I had my braces put on. But I needed them out due to crowding. I was told that you don't use them to chew, and they're just extra teeth to clean. I had mine taken out under GA in hospital. You can get them taken out under LA in the chair, but...
by rowo
Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How to deal with constant pain and soreness?
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: How to deal with constant pain and soreness?

All NSAIDs can potentially cause hearing loss..... It's not common but if you're worried about it why don't you just use Panadol?
All NSAIDs also may hinder teeth movement..
by rowo
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How to deal with constant pain and soreness?
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: How to deal with constant pain and soreness?

Panadol? Ibuprofen isn't that bad short term.. And the pain doesn't last very long, after a few days you won't notice it as much.
Cold / icey drinks help a bit with pain and inflammation.
by rowo
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting braces 2 days before my Birthday!!
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: Getting braces 2 days before my Birthday!!

You may be a little sore so keep painkillers at the ready. And soft foods for the first few days.
And get an ice cream cake. Happy birthday :)
by rowo
Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Proxy brush
Replies: 8
Views: 997

Re: Proxy brush

I am so reliant on proxy brushes. I carry one wherever I go. I use one every night after brushing. I feel like my toothbrush does a good job, but may miss a couple spots. Admittedly in the beginning I was a bit lazy to use them, thinking they're an extra unnecessary step in the process, but now it's...