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by pantlover
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Gaps between molars where spacers used to be
Replies: 0
Views: 658

Gaps between molars where spacers used to be

just got my braces off today (!!!) and my ortho said that i would be getting the clear retainers next week. however, a couple hours after leaving the office, i had my first meal and while flossing after, i noticed i still had those gaps between my molars where the spacers were placed in the beginnin...
by pantlover
Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Fall/Early Winter 2016 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 130
Views: 4851

Re: Fall/Early Winter 2016 Surgery Buddies

I have my surgery (2 piece Le Fort) on Monday. I have been told 6 weeks of a no chew diet, but I won't be wired shut. For you guys that have already done the surgery, what have been some of your favorite meals? I have a feeling ill get tired of mashed potatoes quickly :D hi, i was on a strict liqui...
by pantlover
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hate outcome at 3mo post op
Replies: 27
Views: 1946

Re: Hate outcome at 3mo post op

I'm so glad you had a great Kaiser experience!! I have heard good things from a few other Kaiser locations, particularly from Kaiser Anaheim and Dr. Belle. There is a guy in Kaiser South Sac that a few people said they did OK with too (I want to say his name is Dr. Huoang or something). Seems like ...
by pantlover
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Fall/Early Winter 2016 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 130
Views: 4851

Re: Fall/Early Winter 2016 Surgery Buddies

6.5 weeks post op and cleared to start chewing anything i want! can't believe i survived lol

how's everyone doing in their recovery?
by pantlover
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Fall/Early Winter 2016 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 130
Views: 4851

Re: Fall/Early Winter 2016 Surgery Buddies

Update, ten days out: I got my wires taken out yesterday, and to my surprise, the doctor removed the splint as well! She wasn't the surgeon who did the surgery, and my mother and I were a little confused, but she said that I ended up not needing the splint, so I suppose the surgeon must have made a...
by pantlover
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Complications post op... another surgery.
Replies: 25
Views: 3085

Re: Complications post op... another surgery.

Hey im back, it was actually a lot better than i thought. They gave me an IV and i was pretty much out. I dont remember anything. So they removed a peice of bone I actually got to keep it, along with the screw that was holding it there. They did a bonegraft and everything should be fine. I feel fin...
by pantlover
Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hate outcome at 3mo post op
Replies: 27
Views: 1946

Re: Hate outcome at 3mo post op

Wow, great results Lyra! You must be thrilled!!! I think I'm finally settling in to the changes and I for sure I am glad to fix what was going on after my first surgery. And I am super glad to be an anal record keeper so I can respond to threads like this and say "look how the face puff evolved." l...
by pantlover
Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you smile since you got braces?
Replies: 14
Views: 1110

Re: How often do you smile since you got braces?

i probably smile the same amount, if not more, with my braces! even when i had my underbite and glaringly ugly surgical hooks on my front teeth, i've found that i've never been ashamed of my braces and actually fully embraced (hah!) them. now that I'm a couple weeks post op with jaw surgery and my t...
by pantlover
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I don't like my braces
Replies: 19
Views: 1819

Re: I don't like my braces

start taking photos of your teeth. in a few weeks or months when you REALLY start seeing progress, hopefully you'll look back and think this was one of the best decisions you've made.
by pantlover
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lip Lift - How Soon After Jaw Surgery?
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: Lip Lift - How Soon After Jaw Surgery?

6 weeks is still pretty early IMO. i am almost to that point and most of my swelling is actually in my upper lip (and cheeks). I'd wait a couple more months at least but 6 months-1 year is what my surgeon recommended to wait until I considered plastic surgery.
by pantlover
Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Fall/Early Winter 2016 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 130
Views: 4851

Re: Fall/Early Winter 2016 Surgery Buddies

Hi All, I have had a really rough time recovering. After the one nose trumpet was removed, I was fine for a couple days, then when I saw the surgeon this past Thursday he noticed that my septum had deviated again, so he inserted TWO nose trumpets to keep it in place. It was traumatizing again. I ha...
by pantlover
Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Fall/Early Winter 2016 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 130
Views: 4851

Re: Fall/Early Winter 2016 Surgery Buddies

Hi All, surgery lasted 10 hours, surgeon is happy with the results. I had a lot of difficulty breathing afterward--on Day 2, I had to go into surgeon's office for him to fix my deviated septum and to insert a nose trumpet (very painful!). Even with all that, I still wasn't able to breathe and almos...
by pantlover
Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Fall/Early Winter 2016 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 130
Views: 4851

Re: Fall/Early Winter 2016 Surgery Buddies

Long time no talk! My tongue was a little numb, but it was mostly my mouth. It seems to be getting back to normal though, so that's a positive! How is your numbness now? My upper teeth are still pretty numb/roof of my mouth. Cheeks and some areas on my chin. hey kpw818! good to hear that things are...
by pantlover
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What orthodontic "fine tuning" did you have post op?
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: What orthodontic "fine tuning" did you have post op?

oh man. and here i am 3 weeks post op thinking that my teeth look damn near perfect! lol my post op appointment with my ortho isn't until Dec (6 weeks post op) and I was hoping to get some good news but by the looks of your posts, it looks like there's probably small problems my untrained eye can't...
by pantlover
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What orthodontic "fine tuning" did you have post op?
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: What orthodontic "fine tuning" did you have post op?

oh man. and here i am 3 weeks post op thinking that my teeth look damn near perfect! lol my post op appointment with my ortho isn't until Dec (6 weeks post op) and I was hoping to get some good news but by the looks of your posts, it looks like there's probably small problems my untrained eye can't ...