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by BLKSAGE
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: The emotional side of the journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1720

Re: The emotional side of the journey

Today was really tough for me because I'm totally starting to see changes in my face and I'm not sure if I'm happy with them ):
I haven't gotten my surgery yet but the BRACES are already changing my face a lot...I don't know how I'm going to feel when the actual PROCEDURE happens.

>.<
by BLKSAGE
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: BRACED @ 22. Double Jaw Surgery To Come..
Replies: 0
Views: 587

BRACED @ 22. Double Jaw Surgery To Come..

After YEARS of my insurance denying my treatment as a child (I don't understand why insurance companies doesn't cover prevention) I FINALLY got braced at 22. November 21st 2016 - BRACE DATE! I've had an underbite my entire life and due to that my front teeth have eroded and chipped due to all the ye...
by BLKSAGE
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brushing Habits
Replies: 15
Views: 1097

Re: Brushing Habits

I brush twice a day but I try my best to rinse after each meal (depending on where I am). I also have a waterpik and go to the dentist for a cleaning every 3-4 months. Nothing beats a good thorough clean from your hygienist!
by BLKSAGE
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long until I can bite ??
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: How long until I can bite ??

Pssssssh...GOOD LUCK!
I've had my braces since November 21st and my top front teeth have JUST stopped with the sensitivity. The sensitivity in the area ALWAYS come back after an appointment.
by BLKSAGE
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I HATE MOLAR SPACERS!
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: I HATE MOLAR SPACERS!

They are offically out! It's been about 2/3 Weeks. Things to know for people HATING their molar spacers.. 1. getting them out is SUCH a relief. 2. GETTING MOLAR BRACKETS FITTED HURT SO MUCH MORE THAN THE SPACERS!!! (My mouth actually bled) 3. Getting fitted for Molar Brackets < Spacers < Removal of ...
by BLKSAGE
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I HATE MOLAR SPACERS!
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: I HATE MOLAR SPACERS!

UPDATE:

Tomorrow is my removal day.
So ready to get these babies O U T.
I'll make sure to keep everyone posted ~~
by BLKSAGE
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How to stop worrying about the outcome?
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: How to stop worrying about the outcome?

My girlfriend always tells me stay present (she had braces on & off a total of 8 years) Worry about those bridges when you get there.
I also have to have jaw surgery & it drives me crazy when I begin to think about my treatment but stay present!!!
by BLKSAGE
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you smile since you got braces?
Replies: 14
Views: 1261

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

I generally smile and laugh.. a lot
So I still laugh and smile the same amount but I do find myself being more self-concious of my smile.
by BLKSAGE
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I HATE MOLAR SPACERS!
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: I HATE MOLAR SPACERS!

[quote="BLKSAGE"][quote="djspeece"] You may get better relief with ibuprofen since it specifically targets chemical mediators associated with dental and orthopedic pain. Take with food as directed on the label. Best of luck to you. [/quote] Thanks so much Speece! I've been taking a lot of Tylenol du...
by BLKSAGE
Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I HATE MOLAR SPACERS!
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: I HATE MOLAR SPACERS!

[quote="jaime"]Hey Blksage...you'll hopefully be happy to know that molar spacers are one the worst parts of treatment, if not the worst! I've had all manner of treatments in the past 3 years and have nothing positive to say about molar spacers! I had 16 of them in my mouth to start my treatment![/q...
by BLKSAGE
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I HATE MOLAR SPACERS!
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: I HATE MOLAR SPACERS!

[quote="arraye"]Hey your story sounds super similar to mine, I don't start until January though, and you have me worried now about the spacers! :S I've heard for some people it can take up to a week before the pain subsides so you may be best stocking up on ibuprofen and toughing it out just a wee b...
by BLKSAGE
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I HATE MOLAR SPACERS!
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: I HATE MOLAR SPACERS!

[quote="djspeece"]You may get better relief with ibuprofen since it specifically targets chemical mediators associated with dental and orthopedic pain. Take with food as directed on the label. Best of luck to you.[/quote] Thanks so much Speece! I've been taking a lot of Tylenol due to it being the o...
by BLKSAGE
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Mouth looks narrow
Replies: 22
Views: 2124

Re: Mouth looks narrow

My top jaw is actually narrow but I am a special case because my bottom jaw is overgrown. I'll be getting surgery for both my bottom and top jaw.

Has your ortho said anything about surgery? Or only using brace equiptment? (Headgear etc)
by BLKSAGE
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I don't like my braces
Replies: 19
Views: 1949

Re: I don't like my braces

I'm feeling this way as well.
I am not sure if I don't flat out like them but I do feel like they're super bulky because I have a pretty small mouth ):
I'm all metal btw.
by BLKSAGE
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I HATE MOLAR SPACERS!
Replies: 13
Views: 910

I HATE MOLAR SPACERS!

Hi Everyone! Nov 21st I OFFICALLY got braced. My journey is going to be about 4 years due to being such a complicated case. 1. Underbite 2. Crowding 3. Slight Crossbite 4. Lower & Upper Jaw Surgery needed. While I am looking forward to finally having a beautiful smile.. these first couple days have ...