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by dosTfy5
Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:55 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How long did you...
Replies: 36
Views: 10587

Re: How long did you...

So I was just thinking random thoughts, and I thought I'd pose this question to the retainer-wearing world: How long did you wear your retainer 24/7 before switching to nighttime wear only? -- OR -- How long has your ortho advised you to wear your retainer for 24/7 before switching to nighttime wea...
by dosTfy5
Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainer Impressions
Replies: 2
Views: 1404

Hi epj0819, I also had my braces removed yesterday! It feels strange without them. When I saw my teeth minus braces I immediately thought that they don't look real - they are too straight :) Anyway I was fitted with essix retainers 2 hours after debanding. But when I got home last night I took them ...
by dosTfy5
Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: A question for the beer drinkers!
Replies: 6
Views: 3127

A question for the beer drinkers!

Hi, Yesterday I has my braces removed and upper and lower essix retainers fitted. In total my treatment lasted 2 years and 6 months and involved upper and lower jaw surgery also. Its been quite the experience! Overall I'm happy with the result. Not ecstatic but I think my surgeon and orthodontist di...
by dosTfy5
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgery Date.
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

That's great news for you. It means less recovery time and also a more stable result.
Congrats. After 4 years in braces I suppose you deserve a break !
Tony
by dosTfy5
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Upper and Lower Jaw Surgery - My experience so far.
Replies: 13
Views: 11010

Today I had an appointment with my orthodontist. He put on lighter class II elastics. So now my teeth can open a millimetre or 2. This feels very weird after being tightly banded shut for 3 1/2 weeks. I asked if I could brush my teeth before he put the new elastics on but found that I couldn't open ...
by dosTfy5
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: i had surgery a few weeks ago and....
Replies: 5
Views: 1357

Hi, I think this obsession is completely normal. I am exactly the same. It is great that you are happy with your results. From what I've read the stability of the surgery is dependent on what exactly you had done. If you look at this paper: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17470277 you can find so...
by dosTfy5
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Have to go in for 2nd surgery
Replies: 14
Views: 3502

Hi, I'm sorry to hear your story. I am 4 weeks post op now and will be having x-rays in 2 weeks time to see how everything has settled. I understand completely that this is the last news you want to hear. Good luck with the second surgery. I suppose its better that it happens now rather than in a fe...
by dosTfy5
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Stages of Fatigue
Replies: 7
Views: 1463

Hi I am 3 1/2 weeks from (second) surgey - le fort 1 and bsso. I am still tired and am sleeping maybe 10 hours a day. I think its normal so don't worry about it!
by dosTfy5
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery for long face, does it really work?
Replies: 7
Views: 4092

Hi, I had upper and lower jaw surgery and my face does seem a lot shorter. I wrote a thread about it if you want some more detail. Good luck.
Tony
by dosTfy5
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: question for who has had lower jaw surgery for overjet/bite
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

Short answer is no, its looks more harmonious than that. My lower jaw was also rotated upwards so that my face looks shorter. But I also had 2 jaw surgery with impaction on the top jaw.
Good luck with yours.
by dosTfy5
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Upper and Lower Jaw Surgery - My experience so far.
Replies: 13
Views: 11010

Today I had a checkup with my OS. He told me that there are discs in the jaw that can slip after the surgery - especially if the jaws are banded together like mine. He said its entirely normal for jaw spasms (even painful ones!) and that the only concern is if the pain persists after them. theKurp -...
by dosTfy5
Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Upper and Lower Jaw Surgery - My experience so far.
Replies: 13
Views: 11010

trish222, Thanks for your reply. I have been reading your posts also and am sorry to hear about the complications you have had. I hope your surgery on Feb 9th goes very well. I have taken 4 weeks off work and am glad I did so. I would find it very difficult to be in work when I cant talk and am stil...
by dosTfy5
Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Upper and Lower Jaw Surgery - My experience so far.
Replies: 13
Views: 11010

Chicago29, I could have gone home a few days after the first surgery but they kept me in because they were waiting for theatre time to become available and did not think it would take so long. There were a few false starts before I finally had the second surgery 6 days later. Re muscle spasms - its ...
by dosTfy5
Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Upper and Lower Jaw Surgery - My experience so far.
Replies: 13
Views: 11010

Upper and Lower Jaw Surgery - My experience so far.

Hi all, I posted here about 2 years ago when I was starting out on the journey with braces and surgery. I found archwired to be an incredibly useful resource when finding out about this surgery so it only seems fair to share my story also, in case it is of interest or useful to other people. I am a ...
by dosTfy5
Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is surgery for 5mm worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 3779

Hi everyone, Thanks for the input. Brandy congratulations on your progress. Your blog is extremely detailed and useful and your progress is great. I will consider carefully what to ask my OS when I see him next and I think I will try to get a second opinion also. I thought about it again yesterday e...