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by Nozzelnut
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 44431

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Some folks have found relief with plate removal. It might be an option for you; you just have to weigh the pros and cons.

Talk to your surgeon about it and go from there.
by Nozzelnut
Tue May 29, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 44431

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

The only area where I had lingering tight/numbness was the left corner of my mouth/chin. If I physically pull my lower lip with my fingers or stretch it from the inside with my tongue, it will relax for a while. It seems like it's very slowly getting more feeling and relaxing. Even after 3 years.
by Nozzelnut
Fri May 18, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Underbite Correction for TMJ/neck/shoulder pain
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Underbite Correction for TMJ/neck/shoulder pain

It could also be a bite issue like mine was... I was clenching and grinding quite a bit. That caused my bite to shift; or more specifically my lower jaw to close up and to the left putting pressure on my right TMJ. A little chicken and the egg scenario; did the clenching and grinding cause the bite ...
by Nozzelnut
Thu May 17, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 44431

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Jaime congrats on being officially done!! I believe you about the twitching tooth thing. I wonder if your ortho can adjust your retainer a little.
by Nozzelnut
Thu May 10, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 44431

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

I don't think they would have stayed where they were if we took the braces off a while ago; even with retainers. As much as they're moving now, I think they're getting into the places they want to be instead of where they're forced into... A lot more of a "natural" position.
by Nozzelnut
Thu May 10, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 44431

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

I still have braces... After freaking upper wire broke in March; we removed the upper brackets; the remaining original ceramics (2 or 3 of them, the others had cracked and were previously replaced) and started with a round NiTi wire again... It was probably better that it happened. Instead of trying...
by Nozzelnut
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Anybody tightly banded shut with no splint?
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Anybody tightly banded shut with no splint?

You won't pull anything loose wearing elastics.
by Nozzelnut
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Reversing the retraction of teeth without implants?
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Reversing the retraction of teeth without implants?

Surgery will do that. I don't think pulling the entire palate forward would have a positive result.
by Nozzelnut
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Can't tell if I'm clenching or if my jaw is just wired that tightly shut
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Can't tell if I'm clenching or if my jaw is just wired that tightly shut

After my surgery my muscles were so weak and sore; I had a hard time chewing after 4 weeks. So I doubt you can put enough pressure on things to change your recovery.
by Nozzelnut
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Can you get SARPE after a lefort 1 or do they need to be done at the same time?
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Can you get SARPE after a lefort 1 or do they need to be done at the same time?

They are typically two different procedures. But, your surgeon could do a multipiece LeForte and get some expansion. I forget what the limits are for a 3 piece LeForte vs 1 piece vs SARPE. SARPE is usually done first; towards the beginning of treatment; even before braces. Then single/double jaw sur...
by Nozzelnut
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 44431

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

I heard a familiar noise from my mouth on Sunday; a very quiet "click." My upper archwire that's been tweaked, bent, formed, adjusted, bent, shaped, bent and positioned over the last 2.5 years broke. Yes broke. :( Over the last couple days the problem area that we've been working on the last several...
by Nozzelnut
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Spacers and quad helix
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Spacers and quad helix

Sorry, the spacers will hurt. The good news is they'll hurt more than braces will. I had the quad helix. The expansion itself didn't hurt at all. BUT, your tongue will be very sore for about a week. Day 3 was bad but got better after that. I'm not sure if I retained as much of the expansion as I wou...
by Nozzelnut
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cost of replacing power chains?
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Cost of replacing power chains?

Soooo, you're not going to see your orthodontist for 6 months? Did I read that right?

And you're worried about your powerchain staining?
by Nozzelnut
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Can you feel your hardware?
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Can you feel your hardware?

I don't love it but I think I can live with it. I'm not sure if a repeat surgery would be worth it; more numbness and all the possible bad outcomes. If I was in my 20's I think it would be more of an option. The only problem area I still have is the left side of my chin. When I touch the area I can ...