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by kplatt2010
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 51 - Braces first time.
Replies: 37
Views: 1833

Re: 51 - Braces first time.

I think with his lower teeth the same thing that happened to me is happening to him. He got a couple of extractions and now the canines are tilting a little I learned after the fact in my case that a possible complication with extractions is for the teeth to tilt inward. In my experience, we could n...
by kplatt2010
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Whitening your teeth BEFORE braces?
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Whitening your teeth BEFORE braces?

Just out of curiosity with the folks who had the whitening professionally done; is it worth it if you love and I mean really love coffee?? I brush my teeth or rinse after coffee but I drink it in the morning and then as a pick-me-up at ~3p to 4pm.
Karla
by kplatt2010
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Headgear tips
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Headgear tips

Hello Linda, I feel your pain with regards to the headgear. I had the unfortunate experience of having to wear one as a pre-teen; forty years ago... I'm kind of surprised that they are making you wear one instead of going the elastics route. Headgears are usually used during growth periods I thought...
by kplatt2010
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Upper jaw loose 4 months post-op
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Upper jaw loose 4 months post-op

Hi There- I'm so sorry you have to go through this. I have been fortunate that I have not had to return to the OR for this particular reason. I was having serious popping issues immediately after surgery; to the point where the surgeon was able to hear it a week post-op. When it happens, it feels l...
by kplatt2010
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Revision Jaw Surgery after 2.5 Years?
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: Revision Jaw Surgery after 2.5 Years?

Hey There- I'm sorry that you had to go through that with some unintended outcomes. In regards to the deviated septum, that's actually a known complication that my surgeon nor anesthesiologist ever briefed me on during the consent phase. The increase risk is due to the fact that you're intubated nas...
by kplatt2010
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can't get Floss Between Teeth!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Can't get Floss Between Teeth!!!

Hey There- I concur with the water pik and the oral b flossers. It's got this stiff plastic end that allows you to easily thread through the teeth and then you pivot the tip up with your tongue to grab ahold of. I was totally a bad girl with not flossing and only water piking. Thought I was golden u...
by kplatt2010
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Treatment and resultant lisp?
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Treatment and resultant lisp?

I don't know Andy, are you sure the lisp is not from a mouth full of braces?? I lisped quite a bit when I had a mouth full of metal; constantly having to repeat myself. I think too it's a learning process for where your tongue should be. Perhaps retraining your tongue to rest at the roof of your mou...
by kplatt2010
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What happens when ortho becomes out-of-network while treatment is in progress?
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: What happens when ortho becomes out-of-network while treatment is in progress?

Hey There- I've not had any experience having to fight it out with dental; it's usually medical side that I've had to jump through the hoops. Depending on how much is the remaining balance; you might want to consider a formal appeal. Your dental insurance should have a guide which tells you all of t...
by kplatt2010
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Dr. Posnick or Dr. Obeid?
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: Dr. Posnick or Dr. Obeid?

Hey There- I looked for reviews on Dr. Obeid and found some on Medstar health( https://www.medstarhealth.org/doctor/dr-george-obeid-dds/). Nothing really mentioning MMA reviews though. Dr. Posnik has a bad one on this site https://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Jeffrey_Posnick/reviews). Consumer Checkboo...
by kplatt2010
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: a month off of braces and my ortho told me to wear them at night?
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: a month off of braces and my ortho told me to wear them at night?

I got my braces off last week (3/11) and was told 24/7; next check-up is 8 weeks. I have the Essex upper retainer and permanent for the bottom. I've been pretty good about wearing the removable one. My issue is that sometimes I forget that it is in (drank coffee with it) or I forgot that it was not ...
by kplatt2010
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Recommendations?
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Recommendations?

Hello, The big names that are always posted and appear to be the most recommended are Gunson and Arnett. They are located in Ca and they do not take insurance. They seem to do quite a lot of reconstruction too after someone has botched up a surgery. I totally agree that's it challenging to find name...
by kplatt2010
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Saggy skin after surgery vs tightening
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: Saggy skin after surgery vs tightening

I had MMA and less turkey neck with definite small changes in facial appearance.
Karla
by kplatt2010
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Three Years Later and They're Off!!
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Three Years Later and They're Off!!

So the big day finally arrived and I had my braces removed. It was a relatively quick process and not that uncomfortable. I went that afternoon to my dentist and had my teeth cleaned for the first time in a really long time; 3 1/2 years. The first year rationale was because my braces were applied an...
by kplatt2010
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Help dealing with being wired shut
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Help dealing with being wired shut

Hey There- personally I hated the syringes. I had read someones blog and gotten the suggestion to get plastic ketchup bottles. I bought like 8 on Amazon so you don't have to keep reloading a syringe. You can purchase them too through the dollar store and I would get more than one because usually one...
by kplatt2010
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Next appointment is to make impressions...
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: Next appointment is to make impressions...

That's wonderful news!
I'm getting mine off Monday after 3 years! I'm so excited!!!! :jump:
Karla