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by gutsygumshoe
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!
Replies: 182
Views: 10542

Re: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!

Oh that's awesome news!! So how does it feel being brace free? :mrgreen: :dance:
by gutsygumshoe
Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!
Replies: 182
Views: 10542

Re: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!

oimysizex wrote:1 yr later and i STILL have my braces on.
when will it end LOL
Ohhh how come? Have they given you a rough estimate for when they'll come off? Hope all's good with you otherwise! x
by gutsygumshoe
Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!
Replies: 182
Views: 10542

Re: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!

I figured the braces had/have something to do with it! I am still in braces. Did you have any issues with your bite not coming together properly after surgery? My left side has been open since even before surgery and my ortho is confident we can close it, but 6 months and elastics have done nothing...
by gutsygumshoe
Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!
Replies: 182
Views: 10542

Re: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!

Thanks Jaime! :mrgreen:

Are you still in braces? My lips didn't look quite right until my braces came off (you can kind of see it in my 6 month photos a bit further up). I guess because the braces stick out on the teeth so they make your lips bulge a bit. How is your healing going? :)
by gutsygumshoe
Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!
Replies: 182
Views: 10542

Re: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!

And finally some profile shots :) side_neutral_1year.jpg side_smile_1year.jpg It's not so obvious in these pictures, but the shape of my nose has changed slightly - the tip is ever-so-slightly curved upwards. I'm happy with that! :) Jamie-Leigh and Nadira, I don't know if you guys are around here mu...
by gutsygumshoe
Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!
Replies: 182
Views: 10542

Re: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!

Hey guys!! Just thought I would pop in here for a quick update just to say... I'm a whole year post op today! :D (I had double jaw surgery for overbite on 17th December 2014) The time has absolutely flown by, I can't quite believe it. Exactly a year ago I was in the recovery room, drifting in and ou...
by gutsygumshoe
Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Bones not growing properly after lower jaw surgery?
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: Bones not growing properly after lower jaw surgery?

I'm nearly a year post op and still have the indents in my jaw. If I press hard enough I can feel the plate on one side! And in the right lighting you can see the indents too. It doesn't really bother me, in fact being able to feel the indents makes it all seem a bit more real to me, if that makes s...
by gutsygumshoe
Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long after surgery was it before you didn't think about biting into food?
Replies: 7
Views: 1035

Re: How long after surgery was it before you didn't think about biting into food?

I'm nearly a year post op now. I'd say it was only really when my braces came off at 9 months that eating really started to become 'normal' again and I stopped thinking too much about it. I still haven't attempted biting into an apple though (too scared!) and I try to avoid chewing anything too hard...
by gutsygumshoe
Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!
Replies: 182
Views: 10542

Re: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!

Hey guys! Hope everyone's doing well :) So I have exciting news... I saw my orthodontist on Wednesday, and we finally arranged a debanding date... all being well, my braces will finally come off on 16th September! All we're waiting on now is my sticky-outy front tooth to pull backwards slightly - yo...
by gutsygumshoe
Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!
Replies: 182
Views: 10542

Re: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!

These are the worst photos I've ever taken in my life haha... But they show how much my bite has improved. One of my front teeth has decided to pop out of line though, gonna talk to the orthodontist about that on Wednesday. bite.jpg And finally my current elastics configuration. Also to show off wha...
by gutsygumshoe
Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!
Replies: 182
Views: 10542

Re: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!

I come bearing six month before and after photos :)

Front lips at rest:
front_neutral.jpg
Front smile:
front_smile.jpg
Profile smile:
profile_smile.jpg
I have a couple more but it won't seem to let me upload more than three attachments at a time...
by gutsygumshoe
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!
Replies: 182
Views: 10542

Re: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!

How are you doing, snapdresser? Hope it all went well! Not a lot new to report, but I just wanted to drop in to say I'm six months post-op today!! The time's gone so quickly... does that mean I'm getting old?? I was going to post some proper before and after pictures, but I didn't get a chance to ta...
by gutsygumshoe
Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Just had surgery on Wednesday, some concerns...
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Just had surgery on Wednesday, some concerns...

I had pain on and off in various teeth after surgery. I put it down to the nerves all going a bit crazy as they started to wake up again. My surgeon, orthodontist and dentist have all had a good look at everything numerous times in the months since my op and not found anything to worry about, so I t...
by gutsygumshoe
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Issues chewing (especially on one side) 3 mos post op?
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: Issues chewing (especially on one side) 3 mos post op?

Can you two bite into things yet? I thought that would feel more awkward than chewing hard foods. I can bite into soft food easily, and can just about manage something a bit more challenging like a burger. But I struggle with hard foods, I still need to cut them up rather than bite straight into th...
by gutsygumshoe
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!
Replies: 182
Views: 10542

Re: DECEMBER 2014 BUDDIES!!

Wow sorry for taking a million years to reply, thank you snapdresser!! Good luck with your surgery! :D Hi Jamie-Leigh! Your teeth are looking awesome, you must be so pleased! Any word on when your braces will be ready to come off? I get exactly what you mean about the numb sensation, I have the same...