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by Nozzelnut
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 4 weeks post op double jaw surgery - TALKING
Replies: 8
Views: 1483

Re: 4 weeks post op double jaw surgery - TALKING

You won't feel most of the vibrations... At least I couldn't.

If you shave with a regular razor; that's an experience! Very odd not being able to feel one second then feeling the razor the next.
by Nozzelnut
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 4 weeks post op double jaw surgery - TALKING
Replies: 8
Views: 1483

Re: 4 weeks post op double jaw surgery - TALKING

Talking won't loosen plates or screws. It's actually better to keep blood flowing. Helps reduce swelling. Helps stretch tight muscles. The soreness is just that; muscle soreness; doing things you're not used to doing.
by Nozzelnut
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Bite plate misery!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3720

Re: Bite plate misery!!!

1213 wrote:Why do they censor the f word?
Although this board is oriented towards adults; there might be some young folks looking or reading. No need to swear.
by Nozzelnut
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Infected Hardware / Hardware Removal?
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: Infected Hardware / Hardware Removal?

In Europe it's common that folks have their hardware removed. Here in the states it's uncommon or rare that it is. From what I've read it's not that big of a surgery; nothing like the first that put it in. There is some chance of numbness; but that usually outweighs the reason it's being removed; ch...
by Nozzelnut
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: MMA
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: MMA

I still catch myself breathing through my mouth several times during the day. And still a mouth breather at night; and dry in the mornings.

If given the option of SARPE; I'd do it! More tongue room and better nasal breathing; due to wider passages.
by Nozzelnut
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Has anyone cured their TMJ with orthodontics?
Replies: 12
Views: 1517

Re: Has anyone cured their TMJ with orthodontics?

My clenching and grinding shifted my bite significantly. My pre braces treatment of splints helped tame the TMJD symptoms, but to "cure it" I needed braces and jaw surgery. Not all orthodontists are trained to treat TMJD so search for those that have additional training.
by Nozzelnut
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: clear or metal?
Replies: 33
Views: 2052

Re: clear or metal?

I went with ceramic uppers and metal lowers. If I had to do it again; I'd just get all stainless. They can take more pressure without breaking and no one else really cares about your teeth. Metal come off easier too; whole instead of shattering like ceramics.
by Nozzelnut
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: No improvement ?
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: No improvement ?

Significant movement is easier to see; and usually takes less time. But, finalizing and finishing are the most important phase of treatment, and can take a long time.
by Nozzelnut
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 43390

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Ahhhh yes another appointment today. A few more bends in the wire, more elastics (up to 3 now,) and another appointment scheduled.

Getting closer but still feel so far away.
by Nozzelnut
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Palate Expander or Sarpe?
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Palate Expander or Sarpe?

If you have sinus issues due to narrow palate; you'd be better off with SARPE. The expander will move teeth; more tipping outward with slight movement in the bone. SARPE will actually increase volume.
by Nozzelnut
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lingual arch bracket broke??
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: Lingual arch bracket broke??

If it's welded on they'll have to remove and repair or replace.
by Nozzelnut
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Nose piercing after surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: Nose piercing after surgery

This is a significant surgery. Putting your nose ring in will be the least of your concerns.
by Nozzelnut
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgery Relapse - Advice Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Re: Surgery Relapse - Advice Needed

I can understand about not wanting to go through surgery again.

Have you talked to any orthodontists? They might be able to move teeth to a better position.
by Nozzelnut
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are extractions unavoidable in my case?
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Are extractions unavoidable in my case?

Just because your "growth spurt" has passed, that doesn't mean you're done growing. There are several options out there; appliances, SARPE, double jaw surgery, braces or a combination of any of them. Consult with as many orthodontists as you can to feel comfortable; don't necessarily go with the fir...
by Nozzelnut
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are extractions unavoidable in my case?
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Are extractions unavoidable in my case?

My advice; don't extract healthy teeth. Look into surgery. Increase width. There are several options other than extractions; especially being a teen!

***those extractions now might have a significant impact on you later in life!