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by samoorelaw
Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Adults With metal braces - are you happy with your choice?
Replies: 53
Views: 6960

Re: Adults With metal braces - are you happy with your choice?

I initially had a combination of clear and metal braces when I first got braces 3 years ago. I'll be getting braces again on Monday (oh joy of joys) and I went with all metal: the metal ones are smaller, more comfortable, and are more durable, all of which are important since I now have 9 crowns, 8 ...
by samoorelaw
Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Back in Braces again after removal and jaw surgery
Replies: 18
Views: 1589

Re: Back in Braces again after removal and jaw surgery

Hey, I remember your story from a while back. Sorry to hear about your luck with your treatment and I really just wanted to leave some sort of message to offer you support. I hope everything goes well, I can't imagine what it's like to go through this. Thank you, I deeply appreciate that. It's hard...
by samoorelaw
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Your thoughts
Replies: 49
Views: 3092

Re: Your thoughts

I am going back into braces again on Monday after jaw surgery: both my dentist and orthodontist said that I have had some surgical relapse (I had upper jaw surgery), and that is with diligent retainer wear. Unfortunately, retainers do not prevent relapse of posterior open bites, as I am experiencing...
by samoorelaw
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Back in Braces again after removal and jaw surgery
Replies: 18
Views: 1589

Back in Braces again after removal and jaw surgery

Hello everyone, I had my last retainer appointment under my original contract today. At that appointment, I was told that while my retainers fit perfectly (and I diligently wear them so this is no surprise), my posterior open bite on both sides is even worse than it was 6 months ago, with only my to...
by samoorelaw
Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Sorry, Should have said February 2014 surgery buddies
Replies: 156
Views: 10431

Re: Sorry, Should have said February 2014 surgery buddies

I seriously doubt this is a surgical relapse to warrant surgery. I don't think you can operate on the jaw to lower it down so it touches the bottom teeth, or to raise the lower teeth to meet the upper teeth. The surgery fixes the skeletal problem but the orthodontist is supposed to fix the bite. I s...
by samoorelaw
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Sorry, Should have said February 2014 surgery buddies
Replies: 156
Views: 10431

Re: Sorry, Should have said February 2014 surgery buddies

Bumping in case any of my surgery buddies are still around? Wow! You're over a year and a half post op! I've been trying to catch up on the thread and it sounds like you had a helluva time during recovery. How have things been since your braces came off and...just everything? I remember reading tha...
by samoorelaw
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Sorry, Should have said February 2014 surgery buddies
Replies: 156
Views: 10431

Re: Sorry, Should have said February 2014 surgery buddies

Bumping in case any of my surgery buddies are still around?
by samoorelaw
Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Cold Water with Hawley Retainers...
Replies: 1
Views: 828

Re: Cold Water with Hawley Retainers...

Yes. You can drink pretty much anything with your hawleys (I do), although I wouldn't drink any hot beverages because if they're too hot, they can potentially change the retainer shape.
by samoorelaw
Fri May 22, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How often?
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: How often?

After surgery, and starting one week post-op, I started seeing my ortho once per week for around 8 weeks.
by samoorelaw
Sat May 09, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just curious about everyone's treatment cost
Replies: 52
Views: 6868

Re: Just curious about everyone's treatment cost

$6,895 + an additional $175 for the new Essix bottom retainer I just decided to get. All out of pocket.
by samoorelaw
Wed May 06, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How much did your teeth move after getting your braces off and wearing your retainer?
Replies: 22
Views: 16201

Re: How much did your teeth move after getting your braces off and wearing your retainer?

Samoorelaw~ my comments were just general, not to anyone in particular... but I find it interesting that he said you are wearing your retainers too much. So, if the plan is for your teeth to settle.. you wear the retainers less... when you put them back in, they are snug...how is that going to help...
by samoorelaw
Wed May 06, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How much did your teeth move after getting your braces off and wearing your retainer?
Replies: 22
Views: 16201

Re: How much did your teeth move after getting your braces off and wearing your retainer?

They only way to keep your teeth from shifting is to wear your retainers. It should be life long retainer wear once the brackets come off. I've worn my everyday since getting them off in August of 2013. Just make it apart of your life and your beautiful smile will be with you until the end. :D And ...
by samoorelaw
Tue May 05, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Favourite Youtube braces vloggers?
Replies: 3
Views: 2486

Re: Favourite Youtube braces vloggers?

Braces4AquariousChic has well over 100 videos about braces that were super-helpful throughout my braces journey. She's also very sweet and personable.
by samoorelaw
Tue May 05, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Chewing Gum
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Re: Chewing Gum

My ortho is against it but I chewed sugar-free gum anyway and had no issues. I even chew sugar-free gum while wearing my upper retainer and it's been fine.
by samoorelaw
Tue May 05, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How much did your teeth move after getting your braces off and wearing your retainer?
Replies: 22
Views: 16201

Re: How much did your teeth move after getting your braces off and wearing your retainer?

Well I wish you luck in retention. I'm also a surgery patient with a more difficult case that also included gum surgery and 8 crowns so my extreme relapse experience is probably not typical. Today my ortho switched me to part-time wear and after I get new retainers next week (I wanted a regular, non...