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by xjoe28
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bite feels off when I take my retainers out in the morning
Replies: 5
Views: 2077

Re: Bite feels off when I take my retainers out in the morning

About 18 months post-op double jaw surgery. Had a couple cavities filled and my clear retainer doesn't sit properly anymore. Orthos rescanned and made me a new one. Last night I slept with it for the first time, when I woke up this morning my bite felt really off to the point I panicked, and hear I ...
by xjoe28
Tue May 22, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Can't tell if I'm clenching or if my jaw is just wired that tightly shut
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Can't tell if I'm clenching or if my jaw is just wired that tightly shut

I made the mistake of blending a medible into my protein shake about 4 weeks out. Made me feel everything so much more! It felt like I was clenching with thousands of pounds of force!
by xjoe28
Tue May 22, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 17 days post double jaw surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: 17 days post double jaw surgery

Sorry for the late reply @N2DEEP. I am over 7 months out now. I REALLY went through it my first month or 2. I naturally have high anxiety so I was all but convinced everything was going wrong despite my surgeons and orthos all saying everything is fine. I put myself through hell and back. I am 7 mon...
by xjoe28
Wed May 09, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Did anyone had brackets broken during surgery? And did any had teeth misaligned during recovery?
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Did anyone had brackets broken during surgery? And did any had teeth misaligned during recovery?

Hey, I am 7 months post double jaw surgery. I did not have any brackets break. But when I wokeup from surgery or the day after, i felt my tounge around my banded shut teeth and felt my open/underbite was fixed up front, but I noticed my bite in the back left and right felt wayyyy off. Teeth were sit...
by xjoe28
Sat May 05, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Time off for Orthognathic Surgery
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: Time off for Orthognathic Surgery

At 3 weeks post double jaw I was not ready to return to work. Closer to 6 weeks to be honest.
by xjoe28
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: April 18 Surgery Buddies...
Replies: 147
Views: 4748

Re: April 18 Surgery Buddies...

Good luck guys!
You will all be FINE. Recovery will NOT be easy physically or mentally. But it will be worth it. Cant wait to check back here in a couple months to hear your success stories!
by xjoe28
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Finding it really hard to stay positive
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: Finding it really hard to stay positive

I had double jaw surgery on 10-12-17. You can go through my previous posts to get an idea of what i went/put myself through. The recovery was sheer hell. Once a day or 2 passed and I started realizing what happened and what the next few weeks/months would be like and I was NOWHERE NEAR READY for thi...
by xjoe28
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Yawning while wired shut
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Yawning while wired shut

I had double jaw surgery in october of 2017. Yawning was so weird and i hated it but i never felt i was doing any damage to anything. I was not wired though. I was HEAVILY wired shut.

Call or email your surgeon anyways.
by xjoe28
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 3 months post-op
Replies: 2
Views: 406

3 months post-op

Hey!
I had double jaw surgery on 10-12-17. At this point im wondering if I should avoid suction in my mouth? e.g Sucking a thick milkshake through a straw. Anyone have any experience with this?
by xjoe28
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How often post-op see surgeon?
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: How often post-op see surgeon?

i had surgery in october and only had 1 appointment for x rays about a week or so after the surgery.
Ever since then i seen my surgeon id say 5 times. He just looks inside and tells me when i can change my diet.
by xjoe28
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 3 Months post op - Took a light bump...
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: 3 Months post op - Took a light bump...

I called my surgeons office and they said i should be fine.
I don't have any pain from it. Just very light pain due to my paranoia causing me to feel around and press around the spot. Im over it.
Thanks for your response and sorry im so paranoid. Heres to no more bumps.
by xjoe28
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 3 Months post op - Took a light bump...
Replies: 2
Views: 382

3 Months post op - Took a light bump...

Hey, I am 3 months post double jaw surgery and everything is well. Today somebody hugged me and kind of headbutted the right side of my lower jaw. It was not hard but i definitely felt it. Everything was going just fine and now I am back to full on panic. How do I know everything is ok? What should ...
by xjoe28
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Permanent Numbness
Replies: 16
Views: 3352

Re: Permanent Numbness

Im 3 months post op. The feeling in my right side of my chin/mouth has came back a month or more faster then the left. The left side currently is at a stand still of very weird, tingly, annoying sensations 24/7. Im not sure if it will correct. But it sure is very annoying. Also, the stretching exerc...
by xjoe28
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: DOUBLE JAW SURGERY SMOKING
Replies: 1
Views: 549

DOUBLE JAW SURGERY SMOKING

Hello all.
I had double jaw surgery on 10-12-17. Almost 3 months ago. I havent smoked since. But I plan on smoking again. Im pretty sure I could at this point since everything is healed up and im basically almost back to normal life.
Any reasons why I shouldnt smoke yet as far as my surgery went?
by xjoe28
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 4 weeks post op double jaw surgery - TALKING
Replies: 8
Views: 1510

Re: 4 weeks post op double jaw surgery - TALKING

I went to see my surgeon today. He said all looks well. He gave me these wooden popsicle sticks to do exercises with http://www.craftysticks.com/4-12-Standard-Craft-Sticks-Natural_p_8.html He told me to open and stick a few sticks in bbetween my teeth and leave them there for 5-10 minutes, and each ...