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by samoorelaw
Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2014 buddies??
Replies: 14
Views: 1245

Re: January 2014 buddies??

redwine wrote:Think we should start a February buddy thread rather than continuing to hijack the Jan thread.
Good idea. :D
by samoorelaw
Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2014 buddies??
Replies: 14
Views: 1245

Re: January 2014 buddies??

Thanks for the tips. I always have congestion issues so I always have plenty of Afrin and other decongestants/anti-histamines on hand. I also have a Ninja processor and it is awesome. I plan on buying one of those wrap-around ice packs so I won't have to hold one against my mouth all the time. Will ...
by samoorelaw
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2014 buddies??
Replies: 14
Views: 1245

Re: January 2014 buddies??

I got my surgery date on Friday - also Feb 11th! I'm also excited and terrified, although I've been told that BSSO is easier than SARPE. Looks like we'll be going through this together Samoorelaw! Am currently taking stock of icepacks and making sure I have plenty on hand. Congrats on getting a dat...
by samoorelaw
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What do you feel....
Replies: 144
Views: 9140

Re: What do you feel....

Please tell me this torture will be worth it some day... All the good things are worth waiting for! I got a tentative upper jaw surgery date of 2/11/14, which is less than a month away! I get my impressions taken today and will know in another week whether I'm released to the oral surgeon. So now I...
by samoorelaw
Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2014 buddies??
Replies: 14
Views: 1245

Re: January 2014 buddies??

Well, I have a tentative surgery date: 2/11/14! This date is contingent on my ortho releasing me on 1/20/14 after taking my molds on 1/13/14. Hard to believe it's in less than 5 weeks! I'm excited and terrified at the same time.
by samoorelaw
Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2014 buddies??
Replies: 14
Views: 1245

Re: January 2014 buddies??

samoorelaw : i had my impressions done at the end of september, a week later was told i was ready for surgery, appointment with the surgeon was 8 weeks later and was given my date of 7 weeks from then, a week later surgical hooks were put in, and now i have a 4 week wait left. so from impressions t...
by samoorelaw
Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January 2014 buddies??
Replies: 14
Views: 1245

Re: January 2014 buddies??

I too anticipate upper jaw surgery either in late January or early to mid February. I get my impressions taken on 1/13/14 and then meet with the ortho on 1/20/14, who will probably release me to the oral surgeon for pre-op. I wonder how long that process takes... I'm so nervous that it's almost here...
by samoorelaw
Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: time off after surgery?
Replies: 11
Views: 4725

Re: time off after surgery?

I only need upper jaw surgery and the plan is for me to have 1 week off completely, and the 2nd week I will work from home. My surgeon recommended at least 2 weeks off but my orthodontist told me that one of his patients just had surgery on the lower jaw and was able to return to work after one week...
by samoorelaw
Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Thanksgiving with Braces
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Thanksgiving with Braces

My Thanksgiving was also awesome, no issues with my braces (this week, on the other hand, is an entirely different story post-adjustment ha). Glad to hear you had a great one as well.
by samoorelaw
Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: coil springs
Replies: 12
Views: 3993

Re: coil springs

If I were you, I would call my ortho to inquire, informing her that you gleaned from your research that power chains are used to close gaps so why is she putting on the coils? It never hurts to ask: for instance, this past Monday, the assistant took the wrong bracket off the wrong tooth (one of my t...
by samoorelaw
Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What do you feel....
Replies: 144
Views: 9140

Re: What do you feel....

Definitely frustrated. A year into braces and I still don't have a scheduled surgery date when I was told I would possibly have the surgery in less than a year's time. Ortho takes surgery models/impressions on January 13th and then on January 20th, he may tell me I'm ready for the surgery and then r...
by samoorelaw
Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cleats on the fronts of teeth
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Re: Cleats on the fronts of teeth

I've always referred to those "cleats" as "bumpers." I had one early in treatment and it was taken off at my first adjustment 8 weeks later: yes, the teeth moved that fast. It felt comfortable eating about a week later.
by samoorelaw
Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: small teeth?
Replies: 7
Views: 2345

Re: small teeth?

I should show my teeth as they appear now after my last adjustment. We did bracket repositioning on my two front teeth on top and he also shaved the teeth down to make them appear more even. It appears he used smaller brackets than before because it doesn't look like my teeth are completely covered ...
by samoorelaw
Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: small teeth?
Replies: 7
Views: 2345

Re: small teeth?

My teeth are even smaller. See for yourself.
by samoorelaw
Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Spaces forming
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Spaces forming

Also had gaps forming a few months into treatment. My gaps have finally closed completely with this last adjustment. Next adjustment is less than a week away: hoping Ortho will do updated impressions, which will mean my surgery is close...