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by Corrinne
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: Double-jaw Surgery Blog
Replies: 2
Views: 4558

Double-jaw Surgery Blog

Hi everyone Here is a link to my blog on my journey through (NHS) braces, double-jaw surgery & genioplasty to correct a severe underbite. I have also experienced supernumerary teeth, overcrowding from small upper arch, wisdom teeth extraction, TMJ issues, and root resorption. http://jawsurgery-journ...
by Corrinne
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces, Bi-Max & Genio, anyone else care to share?
Replies: 0
Views: 629

Braces, Bi-Max & Genio, anyone else care to share?

Hello :D I'm currently having orthodontics (month 16) for double-jaw surgery and genioplasty. I have a very large underbite which makes it difficult to eat and talk as well as causing ear problems and sinus problems. In fact my underbite is so large I can bite down and still stick my tongue out - wh...
by Corrinne
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1081
Views: 175079

Re: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

I was fitted with my current set at 27 (28 now). This is also my second time around! I think it is much more painful as an adult. I don't remember having such sore teeth after an adjustment as a teenager. Is that just me?
by Corrinne
Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often are your visits?
Replies: 86
Views: 6333

Re: How often are your visits?

I'm NHS too, my appointments are every 10 or 12 weeks. I think this is because I had root damage fom previous orthodontic work. I have a friend with braces on the NHS too, his are every 6 weeks. When I had them as a teenager (again on NhS) it was every 4/6 weeks.
by Corrinne
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces and internal resorption
Replies: 4
Views: 2349

Re: Braces and internal resorption

^^^ that should say 'I' now have no worry about receiving substandard treatment.

(Another new member rule: cannot edit posts!) :)
by Corrinne
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces and internal resorption
Replies: 4
Views: 2349

Re: Braces and internal resorption

I had orthodontics as a teenager to mask an underbite (my parents refused the surgery). On removal of my braces my ortho instructed me to return in one week to collect my retainer. By the time I returned, my teeth almost fully moved back to their pre-treatment position (in particular, my four front ...
by Corrinne
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Nasal blockages and jaw deformities
Replies: 16
Views: 3826

Re: Nasal blockages and jaw deformities

I should be having double jaw and genioplasty surgeries for an underbite, this year. I have suffered with a stuffy nose and a feeling of blocked sinuses for years. My ENT specialist said I have narrow passages (I also suffer with eustacian-tube dysfunction), he diagnosed me with 'mid-facial segment ...
by Corrinne
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgery without Braces
Replies: 4
Views: 1051

Re: Surgery without Braces

Hello, I have root resorption (from orthodontics as a teenager) on my four front upper teeth very badly and slightly on the rest of my teeth. My root:crown ratio is 0.5:1 on these front teeth (typically it is 2:1 or larger). I am 16 months into orthodontics for double jaw surgery and genioplasty. My...
by Corrinne
Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:48 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Getting jaw surgery in the UK - advice needed
Replies: 12
Views: 4338

Re: Getting jaw surgery in the UK - advice needed

@devildriver1 I am also in the UK having orthodontic treatment on the NHS (for double jaw surgery and genioplasty for a very large underbite). I have only just joined Archwired (hence the late post!). This is my second time in braces (I'm 28 now) I had them as a teenager but my parents refused the o...