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by ohmyjaw
Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Swelling at 5+ months post-op?
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Hmm, that sounds a bit odd, actually. Is it possible that you have an allergy to something? I would definitely bring it up at your next appointment.
by ohmyjaw
Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: blowfish
Replies: 5
Views: 1320

Yup, it sounds like a latex allergy to me. I would take out all the bands and call your ortho.
by ohmyjaw
Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Braces Off - The Good and the Bad
Replies: 29
Views: 36096

I am sorry to hear that you are unhappy with your final results. Also, I agree with AlexJones - a picture would be helpful, if you feel comfortable posting one. I have to say I am not convinced that braces could cause all the things you mention. I had braces and jaw surgery (including palate expansi...
by ohmyjaw
Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Braces Off - The Good and the Bad
Replies: 29
Views: 36096

I am sorry to hear that you are unhappy with your final results. Also, I agree with AlexJones - a picture would be helpful, if you feel comfortable posting one. I have to say I am not convinced that braces could cause all the things you mention. I had braces and jaw surgery (including palate expansi...
by ohmyjaw
Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Miserable-wish I could go back in time!
Replies: 9
Views: 2756

I feel for you too - I would be furious if I were in your situation. First of all, you need to tell your ortho that you are unhappy with what she did. She needs to know, otherwise this is likely to happen again with more of her patients. Then, you can start looking at what your options are for fixin...
by ohmyjaw
Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Just Had Surgery - A Few Question
Replies: 4
Views: 938

I was wired shut for 10 days so I can sympathize with the food troubles. The Zip ans Squeeze will help. Try to get as much bang for your buck by eating things that have a lot of calories and protein. Since eating is probably very frustrating and tiring right now, try eating small portions more frequ...
by ohmyjaw
Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Length of Procedures
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Hm, I'm not sure what it is that determines the length of the surgery, but I am certain that the level of complexity has something to do with it. Mine was a 3 piece lefort and unilateral BSSO and it was 6 hours. The surgeon took some bone from my hip and and grafted it into my jaw. Also, he said tha...
by ohmyjaw
Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: A week to go...
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

Yup it feels pretty monumental, doesn't it? I wouldn't worry about the blood transfusion too much. As I understand it, blood transfusions are required very rarely in jaw surgeries, and it may even be to your advantage that you didn't donate, because it is just one more stress on your body. I also ha...
by ohmyjaw
Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: soft tissue changes with maxilla advancement/le fort i
Replies: 9
Views: 3413

If you are concerned about your face still being too flat after surgery, you may want to ask your surgeon if he can do some bone grafts while he's in there. (My surgeon wanted to do that on me but I said no thanks).[/quote]
by ohmyjaw
Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: My Surgery DISASTER!
Replies: 37
Views: 6252

Having a scar is a bit of a bummer, but the part that really concerns me is the risk of a "droopy smile". I would ask some more questions about this - like exactly how much of a risk is there, and why? I have always been under the impression that nerve damage from orthognathic surgery can only cause...
by ohmyjaw
Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: anyone have muscle tightness on one side of the face?
Replies: 7
Views: 3736

Hmmm... I haven't had any of those things happen, but I do have other strange sensations. I had surgery almost two years ago, and things don't feel exactly the same as before. I suspect they never will. I don't get achy in cold weather, but boy am I sensitive to cold foods/drinks. Some of this is ro...
by ohmyjaw
Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: banded completely shut again after 4 weeks
Replies: 1
Views: 657

That does seem a bit extreme to me, especially if you are healing without any problems. Although, everybody's doctor seems to be different. Some are wired shut, some are banded for varying amounts of time, some have nothing at all. Are you allowed to take the bands off to eat? Maybe you could ask is...
by ohmyjaw
Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: $6900 for Damon Braces - Did I get Fleeced?
Replies: 34
Views: 20160

Wow, Audra, you are paying a lot. I am in Canada and I paid about $6300 for regular braces. This was the cheapest quote of three that I got. The others were both $7000. Retainers included, but x-rays and impressions were extra. This was a surgical case, and I am not sure how much (if any) cheaper a ...
by ohmyjaw
Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How Many months was it you waited before surgery
Replies: 12
Views: 1769

16 months before surgery, 13 months after.
by ohmyjaw
Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: feeling natural again?
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

That is a tricky question. I would have to say I feel normal but I do not feel the same. The healing process takes a while; the fatigue and aches and pains and swelling can last for several weeks. Then you feel "normal" again. I feel better in many ways, because my teeth and jaws are aligned. But my...