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by Ridingboots
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January - March 2017 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 63
Views: 3928

Re: January - March 2017 Surgery Buddies

Getting Surgical Hooks today.... things are getting serious as Thursday is surgery day :shock:
by Ridingboots
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January - March 2017 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 63
Views: 3928

Re: January - March 2017 Surgery Buddies

Hi all I am also due to have double Jaw surgery on 23 Feb. I am having the following Top jaw moving it up by 6mm and in by 2mm. Lower jaw 7 mm out and sliding genioplasty 6 mm but might be less. Plus 4 wisdom teeth out. Sound like some big moves to me but I knew my jaw was out by fair bit. He thinks...
by Ridingboots
Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Unique TPA
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Unique TPA

Good Luck Ruca

Mine is meant to be coming out next week (I said that last appointment and did not happen) but hopefully this time it will.... no more looking in mirror trying to find the elusive bit of food tangled in the Expander :gavel:
by Ridingboots
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Unique TPA
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Unique TPA

Hi Ruca I also have expander in and have now had in for 6 months. I have Quad Helix but never seen your type before. How did you go talking and eating with it? for me I talked ok but s sounds slurred at times and for the first month I had to really think how to pronounce my words. Eat is still a pai...
by Ridingboots
Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: ADVICE PLEASE - Gunshot Wound to Mandible, Arch Bars destroying mouth
Replies: 7
Views: 1565

Re: ADVICE PLEASE - Gunshot Wound to Mandible, Arch Bars destroying mouth

I really have no advice but could ER give you something for the pain?
by Ridingboots
Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Plaque/tartar
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: Plaque/tartar

Have you tried a water pik I find it a tremendous help and rarely floss because of it
by Ridingboots
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I'm going to get braces this year!
Replies: 390
Views: 38058

Re: I'm going to get braces this year!

Sounds like you have more elastics then people that have surgery :soremouth: Hopefully it does the job quickly for you
by Ridingboots
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ridingboots - EmBracing the Journey
Replies: 47
Views: 4939

Re: Ridingboots - EmBracing the Journey

:yuck: :ThumbsDown: :? It did not happen and I am stuck with the expander for at least another 4 weeks and to really have poor me moment the ortho said my front to teeth are moving really slowly ...... Today I really hate my teeth :crazy:
by Ridingboots
Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Crappy communication - rant
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Crappy communication - rant

I hope things improve for you. Never had any problems with staff at orthodontist office where I go
by Ridingboots
Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ridingboots - EmBracing the Journey
Replies: 47
Views: 4939

Re: Ridingboots - EmBracing the Journey

:?: let's hope tomorrow is the biggest day since getting braces and Quad Helix in. Let's hope the expander gets removed tomorrow cross your fingers for me
:tingrin:
by Ridingboots
Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Say it, don't spray it!
Replies: 10
Views: 722

Re: Say it, don't spray it!

Love this topic made me giggle as I can relate to it in so many ways Since I have had the expander and braces I have become a serial drooler and alway seems to be when I am on train dozing :-Z and next thing I feel big long bit of drool running down my chin ..... I quickly wipe it off hoping no one ...
by Ridingboots
Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm new to this and just go separators...
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: I'm new to this and just go separators...

The bad news separators are probably one of the most painful part about braces but luckily they are only a couple of weeks. Maybe try taking something to help.
by Ridingboots
Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:46 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Well, THE DATE IS SET! 38 and getting braced!
Replies: 21
Views: 2141

Re: Well, THE DATE IS SET! 38 and getting braced!

Trust me it improves in a months time you will have forgotten about how bad it is to eat and will be eating pretty much normally again :) any weight loss from your braces diet will be regained :ThumbsDown:
by Ridingboots
Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:38 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces-are-go on 31st of July!
Replies: 62
Views: 4375

Re: Braces-are-go on 31st of July!

Hi Ridingboots, Right now I'm on day 5 and I have sores in my cheeks from where my lower brackets are rubbing. The biggest nuisance is however the bit blocks, I can't chew properly and my ortho says I need to wait for them to wear down... It's quite painful too as the bite block on one side is bigg...
by Ridingboots
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces-are-go on 31st of July!
Replies: 62
Views: 4375

Re: Braces-are-go on 31st of July!

I hope your braces are going well and not hurting to much and hopefully no sores from where they rub.

I had giggle about the metal taste as I thought the same thing when first got brace and now never have the taste of metal.

Enjoy your journey :BigGrin: