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by Nozzelnut
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: What is this?

Get a water pick! They work great for hosing off brackets that brushing doesn't get.
by Nozzelnut
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Seeing a different orthodontist while away from home?
Replies: 4
Views: 5387

Re: Seeing a different orthodontist while away from home?

I wouldn't want a different ortho touching my ortho's work that far into treatment.
by Nozzelnut
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal or Ceramic?
Replies: 16
Views: 1515

Re: Metal or Ceramic?

I had several ceramic brackets crack and chip during my treatment. I never had a stainless bracket fail. The little tabs ligatures go around seem to be the weak point. The ortho can put more pressure on the bracket (tooth) without the risk of failure of the bracket itself when using metal. If I had ...
by Nozzelnut
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE expander questions
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: SARPE expander questions

Hope everything went well with the procedure!! Excess saliva will diminish over time. Your tongue will be sore for several days; then feel better. Food will always get stuck. The issue with narrow palate and the expander is there's no room for the whole assembly closer to the roof of your mouth; so ...
by Nozzelnut
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Frequency of lig changes
Replies: 8
Views: 3080

Re: Frequency of lig changes

As little as 2 but usually 4 weeks.
by Nozzelnut
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Help dealing with being wired shut
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Help dealing with being wired shut

The sports squeeze bottle with the large straw helped me immensely. Slid the straw between my cheek and teeth, to behind my molars and bypassed any issues going through my teeth by starting at the front and sucking through them. Made things easier for me to swallow and stay hydrated. Hope that makes...
by Nozzelnut
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 970
Views: 55394

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Take care of the grinding as quickly as possible!! That's what started the whole ball rolling for me years ago...

If the amazon guard doesn't help; your dentist can make one too.
by Nozzelnut
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Still numb after 2 years - what do
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: Still numb after 2 years - what do

Barring some additional injury or reopening the incision sites; should not get worse. Mine started improving more or faster when the corresponding teeth or teeth in that area of the mouth started touching.
by Nozzelnut
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Permanent retainer a necessity?
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Permanent retainer a necessity?

Permanent retainers can help hold teeth; but are typically just the lower front 6 or 8. While not a requirement; they help especially f you had crowding. Keeping the lowers in place will also help keep the uppers in place. Retainers are for life; unless you want to get braces again.
by Nozzelnut
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Self-Ligating Ceramic Braces
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: Self-Ligating Ceramic Braces

They're less noticeable; not invisible. No one else really cares about your teeth; even though you might feel they do. You're doing something to improve yourself; you might convince others (or give them the confidence) to stop putting that off for themselves. I can't count the number of times when I...
by Nozzelnut
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Still numb after 2 years - what do
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: Still numb after 2 years - what do

FWIW I was in a similar spot with about the same recovery time. Physically stretching my lower lip with my fingers and touching/massaging the numb area to give it a sensation to feel may have helped. Could have just been the additional healing time. The sensation in my chin and lower lip is still im...
by Nozzelnut
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Popping pimples after jaw surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: Popping pimples after jaw surgery

Pop away. You aren't going to do any damage with your fingers
by Nozzelnut
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Face caught in shirt last night, 10 wks post op
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: Face caught in shirt last night, 10 wks post op

10 weeks? All the bones have been healed for a couple weeks.
by Nozzelnut
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: opening wide after surgery
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Re: opening wide after surgery

They're used to working in tight spaces. Don't feel like it's necessary to force your jaw open so they can "have more room" They'll have all the room they'll need. It took me about 4 months to feel like I was opening "enough." About a year to get to "normal." Don't forget your jaw suffered severe tr...
by Nozzelnut
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 194
Views: 37325

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

I know it isn't that great getting back into braces; one of the reasons I wanted things as good as they could be before they came off; after 4 years... But; if it allows your TMJ's to heal and eventually feel better all the time instead of just when being treated with splints; all the better. Jaw pa...