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by Dureena
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How are you cleaning your waterpik?
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: How are you cleaning your waterpik?

Splash of sodium hypochlorite bleach into the water reservoir and run it through a cycle. Also make sure you turn it upside and let it run after each use to get rid of all the water inside.
by Dureena
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does this person have an underbite?
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Does this person have an underbite?

She's possibly just posturing her lower jaw forward. Doesn't look like she has an underbite in the picture where she's smiling .
by Dureena
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: One more with extraction doubts...
Replies: 10
Views: 948

Re: One more with extraction doubts...

Get a second/third opinion.

You might find this useful
http://kevinobrienorthoblog.com/correct ... -profiles/
by Dureena
Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: anyone tried an acceledent?
Replies: 98
Views: 32250

Re: anyone used an acceledent?

Couples of articles on the effectiveness of acceledent on the blog link below, also an article laser therapy.

http://kevinobrienorthoblog.com/
by Dureena
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: UK NHS double jaw surgery questions
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: UK NHS double jaw surgery questions

Seeing the orthodontist a week before surgery would probably be to attach the surgical hooks

Some good information here

http://www.bos.org.uk/Public-Patients/Y ... nt-Journey
by Dureena
Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: A Less Expensive Alternative to Acceledent: BitePod20
Replies: 10
Views: 7998

Re: A Less Expensive Alternative to Acceledent: BitePod20

How much would it be to ship this product to the UK?
by Dureena
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Condylar hyperplasia? One side of my face bigger than other
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: Condylar hyperplasia? One side of my face bigger than other

Most people don't have symmetrical faces. The NHS will look at functional issues if you start talk about aesthetics you'll just get referred to a psychologist.
Book a consultation with an orthodontist and they may refer you to the maxfac unit.
by Dureena
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Double Jaw Surgery - waiting list
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Double Jaw Surgery - waiting list

I'm on the NHS as well, had the braces on for a few month now. The initial orthodontic preparation will just be up righting all your teeth, they'll get down to the final detail nearer the time. You may not see your surgeon again until the orthodontist think's you're ready for surgery. The two-years ...
by Dureena
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is there a way to avoid barracuda jaw before orthognathic surgery?
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: Is there a way to avoid barracuda jaw before orthognathic surgery?

Certainly possible to have surgery first in some cases, although I get the impression it's rare.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4314839/
by Dureena
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 month smile Speech issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Re: 6 month smile Speech issues

Tough situation as you've already had the extractions. Have you still got the copy of the contract?

Consult with a Specialist Orthodontist, often a consult is free. You can check if they're a specialist on the GDC website .

http://www.gdc-uk.org/membersofpublic/L ... fault.aspx
by Dureena
Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:48 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Over-impacted upper jaw?
Replies: 16
Views: 1749

Re: Over-impacted upper jaw?

Is there a relationship between moving the upper jaw forward and increased tooth show? I've not any gum show show and they were suggesting impaction with a large movement forward because my midface is underdeveloped.
It's NHS so I'm not sure if aesthetics is their to priority.
by Dureena
Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What's wrong with my bite?
Replies: 26
Views: 1627

Re: What's wrong with my bite?

A general dentist should be able to identify it, your orthodontist would probably be aware of how to deal with it. If you do have one and you don't get it sorted then you'll be prone to relapse.
by Dureena
Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What's wrong with my bite?
Replies: 26
Views: 1627

Re: What's wrong with my bite?

Your tongue shouldn't be there when relaxed. Do you have a tongue thrust?
by Dureena
Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I believe I have condylar hyperplasia
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: I believe I have condylar hyperplasia

Most peoples faces are asymmetric if you look long enough you'll see it especially in your own face. You'll only get treated on the NHS if there's a strong medical need, that does include possible future health problems. As your jaw is still growing they may be reluctant to give you surgery at this ...