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by jaime
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Moving out of area after get retainer - anyone done this?
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: Moving out of area after get retainer - anyone done this?

I not only left the area, I left the country. I moved away while I still had braces. Fortunately it was only a 90min drive, but I did go back several times. Once the braces came off, I think I went back for two or three follow up appointments for my retainer. I'm guessing by your post that you're to...
by jaime
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 44031

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Congrats Nozzel!!!!!!!!!! I'm a few weeks late but congrats nonetheless! How has it been getting used to life post-braces? Will you be in 24h retainers for long?
by jaime
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 44031

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Tentative removal date; JULY 20th!!! Getting a lower bonded retainer, Hawleys, possible Essix for daytime use. Might even try a positioner for some final movements and sleeping jaw position; so I can't clench or grind while giving me an opposing force to press on teeth instead of holding my jaw ope...
by jaime
Mon May 28, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 44031

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Sara123456789 wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 9:27 am
Jaime, did the lingering tightness in your chin and mouth improve?
Hmm maybe a little but not a lot. I think I'm just used to it now.
by jaime
Tue May 15, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 44031

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

That's great news that things are finally coming together for you, Nozzel. And snap, keep us updated on your plate removal! I had my appointment yesterday with my surgeon. They did a quick x-ray and he said I've had zero relapse and that I am officially done; no more appointments. I asked about the ...
by jaime
Wed May 09, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 44031

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Hey everybody! Long time no see. Nozzel, I see you're still in braces. Patience of a saint, I saint. Do they have any clue when they might debrace you? Next week I have a 3 year post-op appointment with my surgeon. Things are mostly fine. Still some lingering numbness in my palate, and one of my tee...
by jaime
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainer for only one arch?
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: Retainer for only one arch?

My ortho only gives retainers for the upper arch. I have permanent wires on both the upper and lower front teeth as well.
by jaime
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 4 Weeks Post-Op: Jaw exercises not working?
Replies: 6
Views: 1300

Re: 4 Weeks Post-Op: Jaw exercises not working?

I'm glad the vlogs are helpful! I didn't talk about it TOO in-depth, but I went for about 3-4 months last year, once a week. The physiotherapist would do manual stretching which was a little awkward (think hands in mouth) but felt effective. They weren't long appointments; maybe 10 minutes maximum. ...
by jaime
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 4 Weeks Post-Op: Jaw exercises not working?
Replies: 6
Views: 1300

Re: 4 Weeks Post-Op: Jaw exercises not working?

Just in case someone is Googling around for an answer to this, I'm gonna post an update. UPDATE: Don't freak out! Take a deep breath! It's gonna be okay! My surgeon did not cast me out during my appointment when I admitted my jaw still can't open past one finger. He did seem mildly disappointed, an...
by jaime
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 44031

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Ahhhh yes another appointment today. A few more bends in the wire, more elastics (up to 3 now,) and another appointment scheduled. Getting closer but still feel so far away. I don't check this forum every day anymore but my eyes bugged out when I saw you updated. I don't know how you're doing it. I...
by jaime
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Consultations
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: Consultations

I had five consultations; 3 with orthodontists, and 2 with dentists.

I went the one who had been around the longest.
by jaime
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lip incompetence persisting 1 year after surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 1316

Re: Lip incompetence persisting 1 year after surgery

Hi there, sorry to hear you're still having issues. I had a class II and open bite as well. In 2015, I had a one-piece Lefort I, BSSO, and a sliding genioplasty and I still have lip incompetence, too. I will probably never know exactly why, but my guess is because of the scar tissue from the sliding...
by jaime
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: question about midline elastics
Replies: 10
Views: 1926

Re: question about midline elastics

I have a midline elastic after my surgery in 2015. Definitely do not double up. I found that just wearing the one eventually caused my midline to over-correct, so I can imagine that two elastics would make that problem even worse. Follow your orthodontist's orders. I think I used the 6 1/2 size as i...
by jaime
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Life after splint removal
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Life after splint removal

Hi kegreen, congrats on getting your splint out and making it to 6 weeks! You're over the worst of it now. It's normal for the rubber bands to hold your mouth closed. I didn't have a splint but it took awhile to get back to chewing normally. Your chewing muscles have most likely weakened from lack o...
by jaime
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How much help after double jaw surgery?
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: How much help after double jaw surgery?

Thanks for your reply! Pre cooking meals is a great idea, lasagne, cottage pie, things that older one can pop in the oven. I was thinking of sending them to their dad for a week post op which would leave me all alone. I should survive though I am guessing? I will stock up on smoothie ingredients an...