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by americanabroad
Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 2 Months post op - not happy
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: 2 Months post op - not happy

Keep your chin up! Swelling should be going down a bit now, right? Has the TMJ pain gone down a bit, at least?
by americanabroad
Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Day 1 & EVERYTHING was done OUCH
Replies: 4
Views: 1580

Re: Day 1 & EVERYTHING was done OUCH

I had my first aligners and attachments put on at different times - probably just the preference of the orthodontist. Congrats on starting!
by americanabroad
Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Dental and Facial Implant Forum
Topic: Cheek implants before surgery?
Replies: 19
Views: 17071

Re: Cheek implants before surgery?

Implants are done under general anesthesia, right? In terms of safety, it's probably better to only go under anesthesia once rather than twice....
by americanabroad
Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How painful can invisalign get?
Replies: 20
Views: 9519

Re: How painful can invisalign get?

I've had barely any 'pain.' I read online that taking tylenol an hour before switching a new tray in can help with this; I've found it good to do.
by americanabroad
Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Lost/Broken attachments, emergency or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 7877

Re: Lost/Broken attachments, emergency or not?

I've had two fall off, but my orthodontist said it would be all right so haven't had them replaced (maybe he's just overly cautious in placing more than necessary....?).

My understanding is that with correct bonding, attachments falling off should be rare, so hopefully this doesn't happen too often.
by americanabroad
Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: First Day in Invisalign - A Few Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2762

Re: First Day in Invisalign - A Few Questions

No problems with lisping once I got attachments - took a little while to figure out how to take them off quickly, but that was the only trouble I had.
by americanabroad
Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: DC Area Jaw Surgery Buddies
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: DC Area Jaw Surgery Buddies

Only started braces last summer, so my teeth weren't too bad (also using Invisalign vs. traditional braces). Both my jaws are being moved, the upper clockwise rotated and forward. You? I'm looking forward to surgery so I can finally be done with this process! It is a long road but I imagine it's wor...
by americanabroad
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Summer 2016 Surgery Buds
Replies: 97
Views: 4372

Re: Summer 2016 Surgery Buds

Hey all, having surgery at the end of July too on both jaws. And also starting grad school in the Fall, so fingers crossed that recovery goes well!
by americanabroad
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: DC Area Jaw Surgery Buddies
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: DC Area Jaw Surgery Buddies

I'll be having jaw surgery in DC at the end of July! You?