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by jmrut22
Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How do you keep your mouth clean when wired shut?
Replies: 3
Views: 2504

I feel for you. I was wired shut but only for 10 days and I just could not stand that nasty feeling in my mouth. Rinse with salt water, rinse with the mouthwash they gave you-or should have- peridex. Try to brush as best you can and I usually let the toothpaste sit for a few minutes afterwards. You ...
by jmrut22
Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Will retainer fit differently if teeth move?
Replies: 0
Views: 1446

Will retainer fit differently if teeth move?

I do NOT want my teeth to move,period, after extractions and surgery! I think I am just being paranoid but how would you really know if your teeth had moved. Would the retainer fit differently? I think mine "settled" just a bit after the braces come off. I mean I look at them constantly :oops: Somet...
by jmrut22
Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgery Date Set - This site is very informative
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

YAY!! :D so glad this all worked out. Wont be long now and you will be on the other side.
by jmrut22
Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: What options are there instead of Veneers?My teen needs !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3096

I had a spot like that as well. It looks like a decalcification spot.

Mine was sanded down, it is gone completly. Maybe ask them to sand it a little and see how it looks then it may improve it enough that it doesnt bother her.

Mine went completely across the front two teeth sort of like a rainbow.
by jmrut22
Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My nudie run!!!!!!!! (with pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 4308

I just got debanded recently too!!
Beautiful result, it was all worth it wasnt it? :D
by jmrut22
Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:28 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 5 months after BSSO- THEY ARE OFF!
Replies: 9
Views: 1719

Thanks Kerry Hawleys are the "good ole fashion retainer", I had an open bite and my ortho was afraid the plastic retainers, the ones like a mouthpiece, wouldn't hold as well. My open bite was huge and so he felt like the hawleys would be stronger in my case. They are not bonded. I can take them out ...
by jmrut22
Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 5 months after BSSO- THEY ARE OFF!
Replies: 9
Views: 1719

5 months after BSSO- THEY ARE OFF!

Title says it all!!! I am absolutely thrilled. I had no idea my teeth would be this straight and feel so good. It was soooo worth it. My retainers are hawleys, top and bottom. Teeth are sore today but Im still smilin. Im in the retainers 24/7 for at least 3 months, maybe 6. I took this with my camer...
by jmrut22
Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: 5 months after BSSO- They are OFF!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1491

5 months after BSSO- They are OFF!!!

Title says it all!!! I am absolutely thrilled. I had no idea my teeth would be this straight and feel so good. It was soooo worth it. My retainers are hawleys, top and bottom. Teeth are sore today but Im still smilin. Im in the retainers 24/7 for at least 3 months, maybe 6. I took this with my camer...
by jmrut22
Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Do I need genio? [pics inside]
Replies: 19
Views: 2545

Your profile is alot like mine (well before my BSSO) I had an open bite and retrognathic mandible. He decided against the genioplasty during surgery. It was just too close to call. So he told me beforehand while he was doing the lower jaw if he liked the chin where it was he would keep it. If not he...
by jmrut22
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 4 months post op- I have a debanding date Oct 8th
Replies: 7
Views: 1415

4 months post op- I have a debanding date Oct 8th

I cant believe it. :shock: Got the molar bands removed at my last appt. 2 weeks ago and todays appt was to make retainer impression. Im getting just the regular ole retainer- Hawley- I guess. She let me pick out the colors. Red on bottom and sparkly blue on top. Making the immpressions was kind of s...
by jmrut22
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Im free - Debraced 28th August :) :)
Replies: 12
Views: 1759

Lou Lou
Thats great! You must be thrilled as your teeth look super!
I am not far behind you and Phil. I was just about to post I get mine off On Oct 8th.
by jmrut22
Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: EXTRACTIONS!! are they really necessary?
Replies: 6
Views: 1440

Sometimes- YES. I begged and pleaded to not have 4 teeth removed. 1rst Bicuspids, but in the end there was just no way that I had room in my mouth for my teeth. I put my braces on then 6 weeks later had the teeth pulled. I guess I just needed some reassurance about the braces moving my teeth. I do n...
by jmrut22
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: High lip line
Replies: 11
Views: 3808

Jaswi- My OS did it along with my BSSO. I have no idea how much it cost. He decided to do it at the last minute and just did it while he was doing my jaw surgery. I am sure its not that expensive. It could probably be done in the office IMO. I have posted some pics before and after at various times ...
by jmrut22
Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Removed my molar bands
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Removed my molar bands

Now I am sore. I am on my way to being debraced in a few weeks. Ortho went ahead and took off all 8 molar bands on Wednesday. (2 days ago) Those molars are really sore, almost like an adjustment. Anyone else? I hope this is normal. I go back in 2 weeks for retainer impressions. Then get my braces of...
by jmrut22
Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Has anyone had their jaw wired shut?
Replies: 20
Views: 23852

I was wired shut for 10 days or so. No it was not fun, no you cannot eat anything solid. It has to be liquid and I mean liquid. I had a syringe that I placed at the back of my mouth and pushed liquid through. I was so swollen that even trying to talk was just muffled. I could not drink through a str...