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by SCeles33
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Why is my palate always in incredible pain following Sarpe?
Replies: 14
Views: 1521

Re: Why is my palate always in incredible pain following Sarpe?

I'm really sorry to hear about your surgery issues :( I know palate surgery is very different from impacted wisdom tooth surgery but, but if you were in the North Bay California area i'd suggest you to speak with Dr Matt Wetzel who can likely refer you to another excellent surgeon. He removed 7 of m...
by SCeles33
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Weird Question....
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Weird Question....

I'm currently wearing a herbst device, but as I have allergies, i do hold my jaw a little slack when my nose is stuffed up. I'm not a professional but when you close your jaw do your lips meet? if so you have nothing to worry about. If you're getting your bite corrected, as I am doing as well, you w...
by SCeles33
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help with puffy gums and braces
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: Help with puffy gums and braces

Waterpick definitely! Also if you decide to get one (highly recommended) I place mouthwash in the reservoir. I currently have some gingivitis and the pick really helps resolve it. I'm also looking at this on amazon. Not sure if it will help but well it's rated decently. https://www.amazon.com/gp/pro...
by SCeles33
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: First time Braces, 39 now 40
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: First time Braces, 39 now 40

by SCeles33
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: First time Braces, 39 now 40
Replies: 1
Views: 322

First time Braces, 39 now 40

First sorry for the quality of the images. They use hardcopies and I'll try to scan when I get a scanner. But hopefully you can see the really great progress thanks to my orthos. The actual procedure started around January of this year, iirc. https://postimg.cc/njSWvFhN https://postimg.cc/w33Z9mWz h...
by SCeles33
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Regrets?
Replies: 20
Views: 973

Re: Regrets?

None whatsoever. There is pain, don't get me wrong, but this is the best decision of my life. Got them at 39, am 40 now. Look like a different person. However, I am very different from you. I had grinding, severe overjet and protrusion with overbite. A convex profile and a requirement of a herbst de...
by SCeles33
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion
Replies: 75
Views: 10655

Re: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion

Hey there, I can't show pictures as I'm new but I had a far worse case than you yet it is being resolved resolved by an excellent ortho. I had a convex profile with an 8mm iirc overjet, teeth grinding, and protrusion. I needed 7 teeth extracted and it would have been a nightmare for a typical ortho....
by SCeles33
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Damon Braces: Why aren't my extraction gaps closing?!
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: Damon Braces: Why aren't my extraction gaps closing?!

I know this sounds like absolute quackery but I had protrusion in my lower jaw I spent a lot of time daily literally pushing my teeth in with clean fingers on my gums near where the roots should be. I ended up having my gaps nearly fully closed several months ahead of schedule and the ortho was stun...
by SCeles33
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rude things people have said to you
Replies: 114
Views: 16131

Re: Rude things people have said to you

I told a former coworker that I was getting braces and immediately she said "good for you" indicating that I needed them badly. True, I did have a serious convex profile and I had a severe protrusion but I prefer a neutral and supportive response. regardless, yes I look better but I prefer people wh...