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by HikaRiku2
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April - June Surgery Buddies
Replies: 24
Views: 4698

Re: April - June Surgery Buddies

Oh my gosh so much happening to you AAC.. the occlusion looks like it's working well for you but the implants for your face isn't what you feel looks best on you. It's only been a month since surgery so just give it more time for you to heal more properly, recommended 6 mos, so that you can see more...
by HikaRiku2
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April - June Surgery Buddies
Replies: 24
Views: 4698

Re: April - June Surgery Buddies

Thanks for sending me the link! I think it will definitely be helpful.
by HikaRiku2
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April - June Surgery Buddies
Replies: 24
Views: 4698

Re: April - June Surgery Buddies

NnjhTo my previous post, I meant I'm 2 days post op. So happy for you to get your splint out! Lucky. How does it feel? The mucus build up around my splint is ridiculous I can hardly breath.
by HikaRiku2
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: July-September surgery buddys
Replies: 23
Views: 1989

Re: July-September surgery buddys

I had my surgery Wednesday so I'm 3 weeks post op today. I've been using my pain med sporadically and trying to reduce the doasge too cause I don't want to become hooked or anything. I can usually go 5 hours or so until the pain is becoming to unbearable with half doses so that's good. If I message ...
by HikaRiku2
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April - June Surgery Buddies
Replies: 24
Views: 4698

Re: April - June Surgery Buddies

QQVine I had my surgery Wednesday so I'm 3 weeks post op today. I've been using my pain med sporadically and trying to reduce the doasge too cause I don't want to become hooked or anything. I can usually go 5 hours or so until the pain is becoming to unbearable with half doses so that's good. If I m...
by HikaRiku2
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: July-September surgery buddys
Replies: 23
Views: 1989

Re: July-September surgery buddys

I'm scheduled for jaw surgery this Wednesday on July 5th. I'm getting Lefort I - 2 piece and IVRO. I'm gonna be wired shut for 5-6 weeks. Im hoping surgery will turn out okay with no major complications or relapse. I'm getting nervous and hope I got mostly what I need.
by HikaRiku2
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April - June Surgery Buddies
Replies: 24
Views: 4698

Re: April - June Surgery Buddies

Qqvine, after the surgery, how often and how many days did you take the Chinese medicine? I bought a box online with 16 capsules. Did you use 1 on the first day after coming home from surgery or multiple times a day for multiple days?
by HikaRiku2
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April - June Surgery Buddies
Replies: 24
Views: 4698

Re: April - June Surgery Buddies

QQvine- My insurance and everything finally pulled through so I was scheduled in August, but then the office called and said there was an opening July 5th so I took it! My surgery is in less than 2 weeks away, so we'll be a little more than a month difference in having IVRO (with the addition that I...
by HikaRiku2
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April - June Surgery Buddies
Replies: 24
Views: 4698

Re: April - June Surgery Buddies

Lala - I'm glad your surgery is in the works! I hope they approve the surgery cause it's tough for some insurances to allow it. IVRO is a surgery type different from BSSO in which the lower jaw is cut a bit further back than what the BSSO is. It also more than likely will avoid the mandibular nerve...
by HikaRiku2
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April - June Surgery Buddies
Replies: 24
Views: 4698

Re: April - June Surgery Buddies

Lala - I'm glad your surgery is in the works! I hope they approve the surgery cause it's tough for some insurances to allow it. IVRO is a surgery type different from BSSO in which the lower jaw is cut a bit further back than what the BSSO is. It also more than likely will avoid the mandibular nerve ...
by HikaRiku2
Tue May 02, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April - June Surgery Buddies
Replies: 24
Views: 4698

Re: April - June Surgery Buddies

I'll be going to my pre-op appointment with my surgeon on Thursday! I'm making a list of things to ask him for my surgery.
by HikaRiku2
Tue May 02, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 31675

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

My ortho sins: -I whitened my teeth with a bleach tray before braces. I'm really scared when I take off my braces, there will be white squares and I'll regret my decision. :? -I've broken a bracket off a crown before. The assistant told me this is normal because the brackets usually will stay on muc...
by HikaRiku2
Tue May 02, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it just me???????
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Is it just me???????

I'm a dental hygienist so I have experience in dental, but not so much on the ortho side. I can just say that during braces, we kind of work the periodontal ligaments of teeth for movement and it has a certain amount of movement with braces over time. I'm sure your orthodontist knows whats the appro...
by HikaRiku2
Tue May 02, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Day 1 - don't think I can do this!!
Replies: 41
Views: 1914

Re: Day 1 - don't think I can do this!!

I felt the same way after getting braces.Take advil to help with some of the pain. But know the pain means the braces are working, so don't worry! It'll take time but you'll get used to it. Eat softer foods til you can chew better. I just pushed through some harder foods after a few days so my teeth...
by HikaRiku2
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April - June Surgery Buddies
Replies: 24
Views: 4698

Re: April - June Surgery Buddies

[quote="jawregret1"]Hi! I'm looking towards getting surgery in early June. It'll be my second jaw surgery. My first was June last year. My initial surgery resulted in overimpaction of the upper jaw, so my surgeon is planning on bringing it back down in the second surgery.[/quote] Anything from your ...