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by RachF
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April 18 Surgery Buddies...
Replies: 147
Views: 4752

April 18 Surgery Buddies...

I finally have my surgery date for 20th April 18, anyone else with an April date want to join me?

I am having Lefort 1, BSSO and possibly Genio (I think) so top jaw up, lower jaw forwards and possibly chin work.
by RachF
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Double jaw surgery and genioplasty at 35
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Re: Double jaw surgery and genioplasty at 35

Hi Fluffy,

I am having double jaw and genio this year too. Hopefully getting put on the waiting list today. Where are you that has such a long wait list?
by RachF
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: NHS vs Private
Replies: 1
Views: 532

NHS vs Private

I am being treated on the NHS currently and have had braces on for 16 months, I have joint clinic tonight to discuss my treatment plan and hopefully get a date for the op. I have private health care through my employer which wouldn't pay for orthodontics but MAY pay for surgery. I need upper jaw imp...
by RachF
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:38 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?

[quote=My only concern is that you might be lonely being alone at home all week, but you know yourself better than I do. If it's something you're used to, it's probably not a big deal to you.[/quote] Being lonely is definitely not a problem for me. I prefer my own company and will relish the chance ...
by RachF
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:08 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 and...
by RachF
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How much help after double jaw surgery?
Replies: 5
Views: 755

How much help after double jaw surgery?

I am in the process of orthodontics leading towards double jaw surgery and genioplasty some time in the next six months. It's been a long journey and my circumstances have changed to such that I no longer have reliable support for after surgery. My kids are 12,9 and 5, the older two take little effo...
by RachF
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First post braces meal
Replies: 20
Views: 1170

Re: First post braces meal

I have been eating lots of things that I shouldn't have been but I am looking forward to eating things without a knife and fork! Pizza, I am just going to tear right into it! Sandwiches, no more ripping bits off and popping them into my mouth. I will go to town on sweets and popcorn and doritos and ...
by RachF
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wwhat questions do YOU usually ask your ortho?
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Wwhat questions do YOU usually ask your ortho?

I usually ask what are we doing today. My orthodontist is lovely but doesn't offer up information freely and is reluctant to give even approximate timings. He is working wonders with my mouth though so I will forgive him anything!
by RachF
Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braced yesterday, anyone else's first archwire look as crazy as this?
Replies: 17
Views: 1331

Re: Braced yesterday, anyone else's first archwire look as crazy as this?

I was really shocked when I saw my first wire. All the googling I had done and I just thought that I would have a nice straight wire going round. I hated how it looked at first. I had a nice straight(ish) wire by the first adjustment though, the initial changes happen really quickly.
by RachF
Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long before I see any progress?
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: How long before I see any progress?

I saw progress about a month in but when I compared my 4 month picture with my before picture I was amazed. Because the progress happens a little every day it is hard to notice unless you have a before picture to always refer back to.
by RachF
Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces on!
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: Braces on!

I have a different colour each time, it's one of the very few perks. I highly doubt they add bacteria!
by RachF
Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?
Replies: 25
Views: 1536

Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

I am booked in for a clean and have been braced for 6 months. One corner of my mouth has a disgusting plaque build up, it's really gross. I have no idea why just that one side!
by RachF
Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: doesn't 1 year of braces seem like forever?
Replies: 15
Views: 1267

Re: doesn't 1 year of braces seem like forever?

I have had mine for 6 and a half months so far and it has flown. The changes have really amazed me so far which I suppose makes the time go quicker? I think I need two to three years treatment in total but going by how quickly things have moved I don't know what could take so long!
by RachF
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:31 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Wisdom Teeth Removal - is it necessary?
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal - is it necessary?

I had my wisdom teeth removed (I only actually had 3 for some reason) 3 months before I even had my brace fitted. I will hopefully be getting double jaw surgery in about 18 months time.

I Haven't noticed any difference in my face at all.
by RachF
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: BRACES AND TIME OFF FROM WORK
Replies: 29
Views: 5560

Re: BRACES AND TIME OFF FROM WORK

I had mine put on, on a Wednesday morning and went to work straight after. I struggled to talk at first but I soon got used to it.