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by jaime
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is TMJ physio absolutely necessary post-op?
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: Is TMJ physio absolutely necessary post-op?

Hey fixmenow. ROM = range of motion. So any kind of loss of movement you used to have with your jaw. In my case, I lost the ability to move my lower jaw from side to side or stick it out. My jaw also opens wonky now, it veers off to the side. I also can't open as wide but that's slowly coming back. ...
by jaime
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is TMJ physio absolutely necessary post-op?
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: Is TMJ physio absolutely necessary post-op?

Wow this is the first time I've heard of a surgeon insisting on it. In my case, I had a lot of ROM problems after surgery and my surgeon referred me to a physiotherapist. It did help my get my opening back a bit, but I was still in elastics and so I sort of lost the progress I'd made when the physio...
by jaime
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brown stains around brackets
Replies: 14
Views: 57092

Re: Brown stains around brackets

Hi, So i am assuming that several coffee in a day is not an issue while you are wearing braces.. Am i right? as i am too addicted of coffee and can't leave it :( Sameerali, I drank black coffee almost every single day while I had braces and did not have a problem at all. I had the ortho scrape off ...
by jaime
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Taking retainers off briefly
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

Re: Taking retainers off briefly

Taking them out briefly isn't a big deal at all, so no worries. There isn't anything magical about 8 hours. You're right, it's more about not developing the habit of leaving it out. As long as you're more or less doing what they tell you, you'll be okay. I'm supposed to wear mine 24/7 but I have lef...
by jaime
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Retainer for life?
Replies: 15
Views: 1026

Re: Retainer for life?

My husband has been out of braces for about 20 years and still wears his retainer every night. So yes, it is a life long thing. Someone on here recently had a good line about it. Someone had asked their ortho how long they have to wear their retainer, and the ortho replied, "Well how long do you wan...
by jaime
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How to get used to elastics
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: How to get used to elastics

I wore elastics for 18 months. The more you wear them, the less they hurt, and the less you think about them. Also yes, it will be completely normal to find elastics in places you never put them. I'm still finding them EVERYWHERE (on the floor in the corner, in my purse, in my car, in pockets, in su...
by jaime
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 44450

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Woo hoo!!!! You posted! Your teeth look AMAZING. :jump:

That's pretty sweet you got a Clearbow. It does suck talking with the Hawley. I ended up getting an Essix to wear out in public.

How great was it to eat with them off? :)
by jaime
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does flossing with permanent retainers get better?
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Does flossing with permanent retainers get better?

Hmmm I'm wondering why it takes you so long to floss. I have upper and lower permanent retainers and at most, it adds like 2-3 minutes onto my flossing routine. Are your wires super close to your gum line, perhaps? Or maybe there is too much glue, which your ortho could grind off? I'm assuming you u...
by jaime
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal on top and ceramic on bottom?
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: Metal on top and ceramic on bottom?

Generally ceramic isn't done on the bottom because of the risk of your upper incisors hitting the bottom brackets, which could chip your teeth (or worse).
by jaime
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: lateral incisor shifts during the day!
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: lateral incisor shifts during the day!

I only just got my braces off but I second the idea of a fixed retainer on your upper teeth. I have one and although it's a pain to floss with it, the peace of mind is worth it.
by jaime
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 44450

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

HELLO KAYLA WE NEED A PHOTO!!!!! I AM WAITING PATIENTLY* HERE. :mrgreen:

*that's a lie, obviously. hahaha
by jaime
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Problems chewing in prep for surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Problems chewing in prep for surgery

Totally normal. If your bite was perfect when your teeth were aligned, you wouldn't need jaw surgery. :)
by jaime
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: So excited to get braces!
Replies: 195
Views: 22407

Re: So excited to get braces!

I know what you mean about the Essix hurting! I have both a Hawley and an Essix. The Hawley was included in my contract but I bought an Essix because I wanted something clear. I actually prefer the Hawley and I didn't expect that all. The Essix really hurt my teeth the first few days. What do you l...
by jaime
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should i get extra set of retainer?
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Should i get extra set of retainer?

It's up to you but it is a good idea! I was given a Hawley and decided to purchase an Essix to wear during the day. I'm glad I bought it because it is nice knowing I have a backup.
by jaime
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: So excited to get braces!
Replies: 195
Views: 22407

Re: So excited to get braces!

I know what you mean about the Essix hurting! I have both a Hawley and an Essix. The Hawley was included in my contract but I bought an Essix because I wanted something clear. I actually prefer the Hawley and I didn't expect that all. The Essix really hurt my teeth the first few days.