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by ohmyjaw
Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brass instruments and braces
Replies: 3
Views: 2743

Hi Lisa, I play the trombone too. I have had braces for 9 months, and I can play just about as well as I could before the braces. It takes some getting used to - was pretty awkward at first. The first few times I tried to practice I couldn't do very much, but it did get better. Personally I am not a...
by ohmyjaw
Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: A concern about permanent numbness after lower jaw surgery.
Replies: 18
Views: 35036

Hey Gunsnroses, I am supposed to have surgery too and I am worried about the numbness, especially because I play a wind instrument. My orthodontist said the risk is 10-15%. I work with a person who had jaw surgery three years ago and she is numb and has that "pins and needles" feeling. It hasn't gon...
by ohmyjaw
Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: how can you afford braces?
Replies: 47
Views: 7402

Hi Dimples, I hope everything works out for you - I am sure you will find a way! I decided I had to get braces no matter what the cost was. I just couldn't live with my teeth anymore. I don't have any insurance at all, so I am just working as hard as I can. I saved for a year for my down-payment, an...
by ohmyjaw
Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: small mouth, and even smaller teeth! [one pic]
Replies: 20
Views: 3323

Hey goodnessgracious, I have teeth very much like yours! I wish I had a photo. I have very pointy canines! I think it may be because of my bad bite - my canines have never touched any of my bottom teeth so the points have not worn off, perhaps? I certainly intend to have some of my front teeth re-sh...
by ohmyjaw
Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:57 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: considering surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 1141

considering surgery

Hi everyone, Thanks so much for your well-thought out replies! I really appreciate it. I have been through so much with my teeth (although not quite as much as some of you on this board!) that I think I get really wrapped up in my emotions. Thanks for being clear-headed for me. I will post updates a...
by ohmyjaw
Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: considering surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 1141

considering surgery

Hi there, I am a new member on this site and have to say it's been so helpful. I am considering surgery and trying to gather information. Here is a brief run-down of what's going on with me, and if anyone has advice to share I'd be grateful. I have had braces for 6 months and my orthodontist is reco...
by ohmyjaw
Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Loooking for surgery advice
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Loooking for surgery advice

Hi everyone, I just joined this forum and it's been really helpful! It's great to know I'm not alone! If anyone out there wants to share advice on this surgery thing, I'd be most grateful. I have to decide whether to go ahead with one of two options: 1. Have lower and upper jaw surgery, and probably...