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by ohmyjaw
Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: New here: Update 4+ weeks post op BSSO
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Hi Shiryu, it sounds like you are doing great. Don't worry about being back on a regular diet too soon, just go ahead and enjoy it! I also got back on regular food pretty quick. Basically, I was told "eat whatever you want, just as long as it doesn't cause any pain!" As for your bite, I wouldn't wor...
by ohmyjaw
Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Braces off 2 months early, skeptical of results
Replies: 2
Views: 2004

I'm sorry that your canines were filed, ouch! Mine are pointy and I kind of like them too. Your teeth really do look great. If you have worries, about your bite, perhaps you could give your ortho's office a call? Maybe they could refer you to another ortho, someone close to where you live, for a che...
by ohmyjaw
Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 3 months post op-self pity alert-AND THEY ARE COMING OFF!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 3324

I was in surgery for several hours as well. 6 hours if I remember correctly. And my swelling took over 6 months to go away, so be patient, it will get better!
by ohmyjaw
Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Canadian Wait Times?
Replies: 24
Views: 3285

A year and a half seems a bit extreme. Is it possible that this person you overheard has some sort of unusual situation?

I had my surgery in BC, and I had to wait a few months to get a surgery date. Then there was a cancellation and I got in a month sooner than expected, so it turned out alright.
by ohmyjaw
Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Orthognathic surgery vs TADs
Replies: 18
Views: 6721

Hi charlsie, If I were you I would do some more research, because I am quite sure the outcomes of the two treatment options will NOT be the same. If you have bite issues that are skeletal in nature, surgery is the only way to go. If the jaw relationship is fine, and it's just the teeth that need to ...
by ohmyjaw
Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Orthognathic surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 725

1. There are rare instances of failure. You need to discuss this one with your surgeon, but there are a couple people on this forum who have had to go back for a second surgery because it didn't work the first time. 2. Usually you are off work/school for 2 -3 weeks. It can take longer than that, som...
by ohmyjaw
Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: A Surgery Wimp
Replies: 11
Views: 1944

Hi Puppysmiles, I had all four wisdoms out under general anaesthetic. It was no big deal, really. And I am a wimp, most definitely, when it comes to pain or discomfort of any kind. But I was quite young at the time, so can't speak from an adult experience. Also had upper and lower jaw surgery about ...
by ohmyjaw
Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hello! Newly braced with an expander question :)
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

For a long time it has been assumed that expanders only work on children, but today there are many orthos who are using them in adults, successfully. However, there is still some debate about how effective they are, and whether they actually expand your palate, or just push your teeth outwards. If y...
by ohmyjaw
Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Anyone in Winnipeg, Manitoba?
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Hi Carrie, I had my surgery in BC, also without any insurance, and the cost was $7000. But I had both jaws done, so if you're just having the lower worked on, it should be less expensive. You should ask whatever you want - no question is too big or too trivial. I asked things such as: what will the ...
by ohmyjaw
Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: In a weeeird situation.. any advice?
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Definitely speak with your ortho about this. I don't see why you couldn't still have the surgery. I had extractions as a child, supposedly to correct a crossbite. (It didn't help). But my ortho and surgeon were able to work around it. At the beginning I was told I might need implants, but this turne...
by ohmyjaw
Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 43yr old with ceramics, veneers and Top & Bottom Expande
Replies: 2
Views: 745

definitely have a hard time yelling at my children when needed. Any Advice Out There? Ha ha! My only advice is this: be patient, and it will get better. I had an upper palate expander for quite some time during my first round of braces. This was back in my teen years but I remember it. I do remembe...
by ohmyjaw
Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: time off work
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

I had both jaws done and I could have worked after two weeks, if I had to. (I was unemployed at the time). But three weeks would have been ideal. I would have been fine at two weeks, but I had problems when I stopped taking morphine for pain - I couldn't sleep! So I was exhausted. Of course, this is...
by ohmyjaw
Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: When you first woke up from surgery
Replies: 24
Views: 3860

I was never offered any "calming" drugs prior to surgery. If you need it, then definitely ask, but I would have declined, because I wanted to be aware of everything that was going on as long as I was awake. I had the catheter too. My surgery was around 6 hours, I think, so it was definitely required...
by ohmyjaw
Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 2nd BSSO attempt (after failed surgery)?
Replies: 33
Views: 7115

Hi Nullalux, I read your story, and I really hope things go much better for you on your next surgery. I will keep you in my thoughts. For what it's worth, it sounds like your new surgeon does things very much like mine did, and I had great results. I had intraoral incisions only, plates in my jaw, a...
by ohmyjaw
Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: When you first woke up from surgery
Replies: 24
Views: 3860

Everything about the "waking up" is so fuzzy and hard to remember, but I think the first thing I remember was someone asking me if I was in pain, and I said yes, and they gave me a shot of something. Then I remember the oxygen mask and the suction thingy. (Only had to use that once - I did not have ...