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by braces101
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long is the soreness supposed to last when re-learning how to chew?
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: How long is the soreness supposed to last when re-learning how to chew?

It definitely does depend on the surgery. My surgeon advised me not to chew anything hard on my front teeth since he left that section somewhat mobilized in order to get the proper lock in. I had similar concerns initially with breaking bones but he also reassured me that there's a very small risk o...
by braces101
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long is the soreness supposed to last when re-learning how to chew?
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: How long is the soreness supposed to last when re-learning how to chew?

I started *trying* to eat at around 6 weeks. It was another week until I could get my mouth open wide enough to eat anything that I couldn't drink. I had pretty severe tmj pain, difficulty opening my mouth and difficulty chewing soft foods for probably another 2 weeks after that but I tried to ignor...
by braces101
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long after surgery was it until you liked your new face?
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Re: How long after surgery was it until you liked your new face?

My change was not all that drastic, so I'm sure my experience is a little different than some but I was happy with the way things were looking at about 6 weeks, despite the fact that I was and still am fairly swollen.
by braces101
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgical clips left after surgery?
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Surgical clips left after surgery?

So I visited my surgeon the other day for my 3 month appointment (post double jaw surgery) and he took a few x-rays. He showed me the screws, etc in the x-ray and also pointed out 2 small metal staple objects near my temple area and said that in case I was wondering, they were just clips to control ...