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by Emerald
Wed May 20, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Which Retainer Is Best?? PROS AND CONS OF EACH???
Replies: 8
Views: 11688

I've only just had my braces removed (13th May) and I have a Hawley retainer for my top jaw and a Essix retainer for my bottom jaw I would have had Essix for both but as I have a missing upper central incisor they have made my Hawley retainer with a false tooth attached. I only wear the Essix at nig...
by Emerald
Wed May 20, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Debraced and implant placed
Replies: 2
Views: 1407

Debraced and implant placed

Hi all, I havent posted for a while but I thought you'd like to know I recently was de braced (13th May) and had an implant put in on 18th May. I am at home at the mo with a swollen upper lip. My implant was done for a missing upper central incisor in my top jaw. I've had the bolt inserted and have ...
by Emerald
Tue May 19, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: bracedagain-Ken now againbrace!
Replies: 30
Views: 8961

by Emerald
Tue May 19, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: De braced and implant placed
Replies: 1
Views: 710

Forgot to mention when I had the implant post placed yesterday I also had a labial frenectomy.
by Emerald
Tue May 19, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: De braced and implant placed
Replies: 1
Views: 710

De braced and implant placed

Hi all, I havent posted for a while but I thought you'd like to know I recently was de braced (13th May) and had an implant done yesterday. I am at home at the mo with a swollen upper lip. My implant was done for a missing upper central incisor in my top jaw. I've had the bolt inserted and have been...
by Emerald
Tue May 19, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Dental Implants
Replies: 6
Views: 1244

I've just had my first stage of an implant completed (yesterday!) It didn't hurt at all as they fully numb the area where you are having it done. Mine's an upper central incisor. I was told I couldn't have the implant done till after my braces had come off as when the braces are on the teeth are sti...
by Emerald
Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: implant options when braces are involved
Replies: 7
Views: 1859

Another downside is you may need a bone graft for an implant..
It takes up to 6 months for the bone to take the implant and for a crown to be placed.
by Emerald
Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Top Teeth Not Showing...Any Solutions?
Replies: 16
Views: 13772

Thanks :D

It's been worth it, still got a few more stages to go though...
by Emerald
Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Top Teeth Not Showing...Any Solutions?
Replies: 16
Views: 13772

Image showing my teeth before and after :D

Image

Click to enlarge!
by Emerald
Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Dental and Facial Implant Forum
Topic: needing an implant after braces?
Replies: 14
Views: 9465

Interesting stuff about the implants.

I need either an implant or bridge to replace a missing upper central incisor.
by Emerald
Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: implant options when braces are involved
Replies: 7
Views: 1859

From what I understand these are the main differences: Implant gets permanently fixed into jaw, lasts round 30 yrs, downside is it is very invasive and takes a while to heal. Bridge lasts round 15 yrs, less invasive as attached behind the two neighbouring teeth but those teeth suffer as they get fil...
by Emerald
Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Top Teeth Not Showing...Any Solutions?
Replies: 16
Views: 13772

I'm trying to put together a before and after shot of my open mouth smiles, I'll put it up soon :D
by Emerald
Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Top Teeth Not Showing...Any Solutions?
Replies: 16
Views: 13772

Before I had my jaw surgery you couldn't see my top teeth when I smiled

I had an underbite and had my bottom jaw moved back and top jaw moved forward and down with a hip graft taken.

Now you can see my top teeth when I smile.
(My upper jaw was lowered for this reason)
by Emerald
Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long was your stay in the hospital?
Replies: 19
Views: 2940

I had upper and lower jaw surgery with a hip graft.

I went into hospital on Monday, had the surgery and went home Wed afternoon.
by Emerald
Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: NHS eligible?
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Having braces on your teeth makes no difference to jaw surgery.

I had surgery 4 months ago with my braces on