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by vaselina
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How many surgeons did you consult?
Replies: 13
Views: 1737

Re: How many surgeons did you consult?

I went to one orthodontist (based on her having the best reviews), and I went to the surgeon she works with. Unfortunately, I regret almost everything. My orthodontist was overbooked and overworked, so I don't think I got the attention necessary for my case. My surgeon was OK, but the facility in wh...
by vaselina
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Constipation after Jaw Surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 1411

Re: Constipation after Jaw Surgery

Prune juice and refried beans. :thumbsup:
by vaselina
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Nose change - moved over to the right
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: Nose change - moved over to the right

My nose leans more to the right now and it never corrected itself (I am 11 months out).
As for it being turned upward, that usually takes about 6 months to go back down (from what my surgeon told me, and from what I experienced).
by vaselina
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Actually Corrected Midline?
Replies: 10
Views: 914

Re: Actually Corrected Midline?

Hopefully your healing and results will be better than mine. My surgeon was supposed to correct my midline the first time (only reason I opted for upper surgery), but 11 months after the fact and it seems like my midline is worse and my nose is more crooked than ever. However, the open bite is gone ...
by vaselina
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lock-Jaw Long After Surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 1376

Lock-Jaw Long After Surgery

I had double-jaw surgery about a year ago. I have never had any problems with my joints, but lately I have developed frequent lock-jaw and intense pain on one side. My surgeon told me it is because I grind my teeth and put me on anti-seizure medication, and if it does not work the next step is to go...
by vaselina
Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do adults teeth fall out of alignment after braces?
Replies: 13
Views: 2521

Re: Do adults teeth fall out of alignment after braces?

Retainers are not that bad, and definitely worth it after all the pain and torture we must go through. :GapToothed:
by vaselina
Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 32982

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

I broke down and ate some taffy last night. Not one piece, but four pieces. It took almost 30 minutes getting it all cleaned out of my braces but it was worth it!
by vaselina
Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Worse before better?
Replies: 13
Views: 3313

Re: Worse before better?

Yes, it is extremely discouraging. I thought my teeth were straight before, but now they actually look like I need braces.
by vaselina
Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I hate elastics
Replies: 2
Views: 634

I hate elastics

At first my elastics seemed to work okay as long as I don't open my mouth, but now with only a few days left to my next appointment one side keeps snapping off. If I open my mouth the left elastic shoots across the room. SO ANNOYING! I was hoping that since I have had braces before and am a surgery ...
by vaselina
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finally free!
Replies: 11
Views: 1361

Re: Finally free!

Wow, congratulations! Your teeth look beautiful!
by vaselina
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I want to go back...
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Re: I want to go back...

[quote="almighty061582"]I've had braces for nearly two years. I've had terrible mood swings, low testosterone, strange skin and hair issues, my sleep has been terrible... I felt great right before I got them on. Ever since it has been a battle. [/quote] Have you considered seeing an allergist? You c...
by vaselina
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My color ties keep coming off?
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: My color ties keep coming off?

I agree, you need to see your orthodontist sooner than a few weeks. At the very least, contact your orthodontist and let him/her know what is going on. If your wire has any chance to move on its own, it might set your treatment back quite a bit.
by vaselina
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Open Bite correction with TADs
Replies: 27
Views: 3022

Re: Open Bite correction with TADs

Goodness, I wish I had known about TADs before my treatment began. I consulted with 3 different orthodontists who all said that I will be needing surgery to correct my open bite, but now I am starting to feel like they were all quacks. Almost a year into braces and not looking forward to surgery. An...
by vaselina
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 32982

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

I was really good the first 3-6 months, but now I have slacked on flossing (ever since getting elastics and power chain it is a major PITA), and I am drinking soda again. I also eat pringles.
by vaselina
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1087
Views: 178152

Re: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

I got my braces last year, at the age of 30