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by smile2006
Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: End of the road...well, almost. Dial-ups beware (pic heavy).
Replies: 22
Views: 5069

Great picures and great results. I think you look fantastic. Enjoy your new you!!!!
by smile2006
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rapid Molar Intrusion
Replies: 4
Views: 5148

Hi Clo- Your poor mouth. Hope this works out for you and good luck finding things to eat. You may want to look at the foods list on the orthoganathic page as there are good liquid and soft food options. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.
by smile2006
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: getting teeth to touch
Replies: 10
Views: 1526

I had two upper molars on one side that didn't touch. My orthodonist used time (smile) and bends in the wire. First he waited about 6 months aftr surgery and the second to the last molar dropped on its own. The very back molar was more stubborn and he used bends in the wire to bring it down. Prior t...
by smile2006
Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: return to jogging
Replies: 6
Views: 1462

Hi to a fellow neighbor in Columbia SC. Would love to know who did your surgery. You can IM me if you like. I had upper, lower and genio done in Rock Hill, SC (in summer of 2006) although I live in Columbia. I'm in the Northeast so the fact that the doctor in Rock Hill took my insurance made that lo...
by smile2006
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Enamel Damage During Debond
Replies: 10
Views: 5784

Hi- Did you by any chance have ICE ceramic brackets? There is a special tool they are supposed to use when removing that type of bracket. I had my ICE brackets taken off the first time without the correct tool and it hurt like crazy and many brackets didn't come off cleanly. Unfortunately, due to sm...
by smile2006
Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long were those of you in a splint?
Replies: 9
Views: 4555

In conjunction with upper jaw surgery I also had my palate widened (at the same time). I had a splint with a bar across the middle of it to hold the expansion of the palate. I had it for 6 weeks and I have to say cleaning and eating were totally annoying. Definately get a water pic although immediat...
by smile2006
Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Free... FREE!!!! With pics..
Replies: 12
Views: 4390

Wonderful! Enjoy your new smile, I'm sure it was definately worth it :D
by smile2006
Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Would you do it...
Replies: 8
Views: 1224

I had upper and lower jaw surgery for purely functional reasons. My insurance also covered genioplasty. I actually never thought to much about the extreme cosmetic benefits until after the surgery and I saw the results. I am very happy with the changes in my appearance and equally happy with the fun...
by smile2006
Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Braces off! {with pictures}
Replies: 16
Views: 2711

Wow, congrats on the big day. I couldn't imagine having my braces off just 4 months after surgery when things are still so tender. I bet there was some discomfort but I'm sure in the end it is worth it. Your smile is fantastic.............smile away :D
by smile2006
Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Mouth Breathing
Replies: 67
Views: 25239

I not sure which came first the chicken or the egg but I went from a mouth breather to a nasal breather literally in a day with upper jaw surgery with widening of the palate and lower jaw advancement. It did take sometime for nasal breathing to be fully natural because of all the swelling but a natu...
by smile2006
Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How does numbness effect every day life?
Replies: 7
Views: 4947

I would also say kissing was the biggest "downer" of surgery. My upper jaw was totally back to normal in about 5-6 months. My lower left lip and chin (from lower jaw advancement and genio) was quite numb for about year and a tiny bit of the left lip area is still a bit numb (nearly two years out). T...
by smile2006
Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Pre-Post Photos (hopefully)
Replies: 10
Views: 1530

Wow, looks fantastic and I can totally relate. I also has a "huge" anterior open bite. I'm now brace free and still nicely "scissored". Feels wonderful doesn't it???? Congrats and enjoy your nice results. :D
by smile2006
Wed May 21, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Update--The Comeback Kid is back from the orthodontist!
Replies: 287
Views: 37211

Well Phil, I was sorry to see this lastest post of yours. Last I read something from you all was looking good. I will say I had alot of sinus conjestion/nasal stuffiness for a good year after surgery. My OS prescribed some sort of nasal spay prescription. When I used it, I was fine and when I didn't...
by smile2006
Wed May 21, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Almost 1 year post op & still Healing!
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

I thought I would chime in here as well. I will be two years (yes, two years) post-op from upper with widening of the palate, lower advancement and genio come July 13th. I continue to regain feeling in patch on my left lower lip and chin area. The numbness is very, very small now to the degree I rar...
by smile2006
Tue May 13, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Update--The Comeback Kid is back from the orthodontist!
Replies: 287
Views: 37211

Phil- I just wanted to say that yes, YOU ARE LOOKING REALLY GOOD. I know it's been a long haul for you but it's looking like it really has been worth it!