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Jaw Wiring for Weight Loss

xx Who is not a good candidate for this Jaw Wiring for weight loss
March 30, 2014, 09:37:54 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Who is not a good candidate for this Jaw Wiring for weight loss

Question: Who is not a good candidate for this procedure?

Answer: Your mouth has many functions both obvious (talking) and not so obvious (sneezing) and is therefore the source of many pleasurable activities. The loss of any of them may provoke anxiety. Therefore one should think carefully about undertaking this method of weight control.

A partial list of poor candidates for OJW would include:
a. Persons who need to floss their teeth due to gum problems or other compulsive reasons.
b. Persons who speak abundantly for business or other reasons whose speech might be rendered less than perfectly clear because of being wired closed.
c. Persons whose sex life would be rendered intolerable if intimate oral functions were impairedÖ even a little.
d. Persons with multiple-missing, loose or decayed teeth
e. Those with psychological or emotional disorders who might feel powerless/ panicky with their mouths wired closed.
f. Those whose work functions might be impaired such as an actor, singer, waiter, teacher etc.
g. Persons with systemic diseases such as diabetics whose diets could not accommodate a liquid diet.
h. Persons who cannot breathe through their nose and whose breathing might be compromised by being held continuously in a closed bite teeth position.
i. Those who are highly allergic are more at risk.
j. Persons who have respiratory ailments such as snoring and/or sleep apnea as well as those who must use use a broncho-dilator spray such as asthmatics.
k. Persons who have a history of Temporo-Mandibular Joint dysfunction (TMJ). Learn more about the TMJ: [Information source number 1], [Information source number 2].
l. Persons who are taking oral pill/capsule form medications could encounter some difficulties trying to pass a large capsule into the mouth behind the last teeth. It would be virtually impossible if the wisdom teeth were fully in place.
m. Persons who compulsively clench/brux/gnash their teeth.
n. Persons who have, or are suspected of having, anorexia or bulemia to begin with.
o. Persons with frank unresolved periodontal (gum-tooth socket) problems.

p. Persons who drink alcoholic beverages. (Alcohol suppresses the gag reflex). In the event of alcoholic intoxication vomiting can occur
q. Persons who 1. will not provide a telephone number 2. do not have an Email address. 3. below the age of 21 unless accompanied by a parent. 4. are NOT more than 125 pounds overweight or less than 25 pounds overweight (i.e moderately obese and obese, but not "morbidly" obese).
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xx Jaw wiring Oral weight control device
March 30, 2014, 08:32:39 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Jaw wiring Oral weight control device
An oral weight control apparatus and method adapted to block solid foods from entering the stomach of a user thereof, while at the same time allowing the user to freely move his tongue and jaws, to talk, to breathe, to drink fluids, and to participate in other desirable activities without the presence of the apparatus being visible or otherwise made known to anyone other than the user. The apparatus includes a guard, net, or other sieve-like blocking means that is secured inside the mouth of the user. Liquids and finely ground foods may freely pass through the guard or sieve but solid foods may not. In the preferred embodiment, the blocking means functions as a one-way valve, blocking solid foods from entering the stomach through the mouth but allowing food within the stomach to pass back out through the mouth (as would occur, for example, during regurgitation). The method includes mounting such an apparatus within the mouth in order to constrain the user to follow a suitable diet comprised of liquids and finely ground foods having a desired nutrient level.
What is claimed is:

1. An oral weight control device for impeding the eating process and slowing down the rate of food consumption to thereby allow the body time to naturally register the sensation of being full prior to completion of a meal, said device comprising:
an upper support member adapted to be secured to the inside back of the user's mouth;
a sieve-like guard pivotally coupled in vertical orientation to the support member to allow the guard to raise and lower in response to movements of the user's tongue, said guard having meshed openings therein of a selected size to impede the otherwise unobstructed passage of large food particles;
said guard including means for positioning a bottom edge thereof at a part of the mouth forward of the support means and near the user's tongue when the device is properly located within the mouth;
said pivotal attachment providing means for displacement of the guard into a substantially nonblocking position in response to emergent food, thereby preventing possible choking from regurgitated food material.

2. An oral weight control device as defined in claim 1 wherein said guard comprises a lattice of relatively stiff wires bonded to each other in a pattern that realizes the desired meshed openings.

3. An oral weight control device as defined in claim 2 wherein said wires are further bonded in a shape that approximates the inside contour of the user's upper mouth.

4. An oral weight control device as defined in claim 1 further including spring bias means for maintaining said guard in its closed position at all times regardless of the orientation of the user's mouth with respect to a gravitational force field, said spring bias means allowing said guard to assume its open position only in response to a rearward pressure placed thereupon having a force greater than that of said spring bias means.

5. An oral weight control device as defined in claim 1 wherein said food blocking means is detachably secured to the inside of the user's mouth, said detachable securement being realizable only with the aid of another person, such as an oral surgeon or dentist.

6. A method for impeding the eating process and slowing down the rate of food consumption to thereby allow the body time to naturally register the sensation of having hunger satisfied prior to completion of a meal, said method comprising the steps of:
securing a food blocking device to the teeth inside the mouth of a user without interference to jaw movement, said device being adapted to impede ingesting unchewed solid foods taken into the mouth, yet being unobstructing to emergent foods from the stomach to permit substantially unimpeded passage thereof through the mouth in the event that said user has need to reguritate an amount of ingested food; and
retaining the device within the mouth for sufficient time to result in loss of weight as part of a weight loss program.

7. A method for assisting a patient to lose weight by impeding the eating process and slowing down the rate of food consumption to thereby allow the body time to naturally register the sensation of having hunger satisfied prior to completion of a meal, said method comprising the securing of a food blocking device to the teeth inside the rear of a patient's mouth without interference to jaw movement, said device being primarily adapted to impede the passage of unchewed solid foods through the mouth to the stomach, yet being nonobstructive to food emergent from the stomach to permit substantially unimpeded passage thereof through the mouth in the event said patient has need to regurgitate an amount of ingested food.

8. A method as defined in claim 7, wherein the food blocking device is secured to the upper rear teeth, thereby forcing the patient to more thoroughly masticate solid food particles by retaining food at the back teeth rather than allowing unobstructed flow of unchewed food into the stomach.

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xx Jaw Wiring Obesity Treatment
March 30, 2014, 08:08:55 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Jaw Wiring Obesity Treatment

Guide To Jaw Wiring To Reduce Binge Eating And Promote Weight Loss

Guide To Jaw Wiring

Jaw wiring for weight loss is a simple dental procedure to help treat obesity. It is not a surgicalprocedure, but it faintly resembles certain types of oral surgery, in that it aims to fix the position of the teeth and jaws but via a bonding method, rather than invasive surgery. Jaw wiring is a quick, painless procedure, so no anesthesia is needed. By comparison, a main stream oral surgery procedure such as Inter-Maxillary Fixation is performed under general anesthesia in a hospital operating room.

How Is Jaw Wiring Performed?

This obesity-related dental procedure takes about 40 minutes to complete, typically with the patient seated in the dental chair. No anesthesia is needed due to the absence of pain or discomfort. To begin with, the teeth are cleaned. Then brackets are bonded onto the upper and lower teeth, usually 3 teeth on the upper right and 3 teeth on the upper left and the same for the lower jaw. After this, thin wire is used to connect the brackets and keep the upper and lower jaws in position. The upper and lower teeth do not touch, they are wired to allow a gap between them. The wires are removed every 4-6 weeks, and typically most patients finish treatment within 6 months.

Liquid Diet Provides Calories And Nutrition

Patients who undergo jaw wiring cannot eat solid foods, therefore they require a liquid diet. This must be carefully designed to provide adequate nutrition - including, macronutrients like carbs, protein and fat, as well as micronutrients like vitamins and minerals - and a sufficient calorie intake. Unless followed under medical supervision, the level of calories consumed should not fall below 1,000 per day.

Jaw Wiring And Weight Loss

Most jaw wiring dentists will not predict a rate of weight loss. In general, it is up to the patient to decide how many calories to eat. High-calorie drinks, like milk shakes or sports drinks can raise calorie intake to very high levels.levels and frustrate weight reduction.

Jaw Wiring And Health

ē   The wires need to be removed every 4-6 weeks, for 3-6 days, in order to exercise the jaws and prevent stiffening of the joint. Speaking, eating solid food and chewing gum are all helpful exercises. Patients are usually recommended to carry a wire cutter with them in case of any emergency, like a need to vomit.
ē   Breathing is not normally affected, although allergic persons may experience difficulties and are not good candidates for jaw wiring. The procedure also inhibits any activity requiring deep breathing.
ē   Oral hygiene is maintained by mouthwash, antiseptic wipes, and (as regards the front of the teeth) by normal brushing. Your dentist should give you regular check-ups.

The Cost Of Jaw Wiring

The costs of jaw wiring vary according to the dentist. With ordinary wire is N10,000 to N20,000

With bracket, Expect to pay around N75,000 for the entire simple procedure, including check-ups.
 Initial bracket placement and wiring is N50,000 then N16,000 visit to remove the wire, clean the teeth and replace the wire. At present an additional refundable surcharge of N15,000 is made for a kit of instruments and supplies you will need if you cannot return to my office for follow up. The kit can also be given to your dentist to do the rewiring. If necessary you (or some significant other) can do it for you.

People Who Should Avoid Jaw Wiring

Whether you are a suitable candidate for jaw wiring is a question only your doctor and dentist can answer. In general, a starting list of people who should not undergo jaw wiring includes anyone:
ē   With dental or gum problems, jaw disorders, allergies, any form of breathing difficulties, anorexia or bulimia.
ē   Whose occupation, marital relations might be affected or impaired.
ē   With a compulsive need to floss their teeth, or clench/gnash their teeth.
ē   With a psychological disorder which might be aggravated by having their mouth wired.
ē   Whose health might be compromised or affected by a liquid diet.
ē   Who takes large capsules as medications.
ē   Who drinks alcoholic beverages.
Point To Remember: Jaw Wiring is a safe and relatively simple non-surgical procedure,.

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xx Understand Jaw Wiring For Weight Loss
March 30, 2014, 08:02:17 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Jaw Wiring For Weight Loss
What Is Jaw Wiring?

Jaw wiring is not a bariatric operation. In fact, it is not even a surgical procedure. But it is a possible treatment for obesity and compulsive eating. Jaw wiring is performed in a dental chair, in less than 60 minutes, and is painless thus requiring no anesthesia. The goal of this method of weight control is to prevent the consumption of solid food, thus causing a drastic reduction in calorie intake. Once the required weight loss is achieved, the wiring is removed and the patient is free to eat normally. Unfortunately the success rate of jaw-wiring as a long term method of achieving a normal weight is very low. Most patients have not learned a new way of eating. So once the jaws are unwired, dieters often revert to their previous diet habits and regain weight. In addition, the fixed position of the teeth and jaw may make speech and movement difficult, which patients might find distressing. Jaw wiring is not a main stream therapy for weight reduction, although its lack of appeal may stem  from its out of date image, rather than lack of effectiveness as a weight loss strategy

How Does Jaw Wiring Work?

Jaw wiring is a method for treating compulsive overeating and obesity. The jaw wiring apparatus comprises orthodontic brackets attached to the teeth, with wire wrapped around or through the brackets. The brackets and wires are arranged in such a way as to suspend the patientís lower jaw in a semi-closed, partially movable resting position. This permits a moderate amount of physiologic jaw movement and relatively clear speech, while preventing the eating of solid foods.

Jaw Wiring: A Type Of Compulsive Liquid Diet

Orthodontic jaw wiring is, in effect, an enforced liquid diet. Since liquid diets are generally very effective at helping patients with severe clinical obesity to normalize their weight, it follows that jaw wiring should be an effective weight loss treatment. However, most low-calorie liquid diet plans achieve long term weight reduction only when followed under medical or clinical supervision. Typically, such a diet program includes counseling and instruction on healthy eating and regular physical exercise, without which its long term efficacy is doubtful. Which is why most orthodontists who practice jaw wiring state that the long term success of the procedure is entirely dependent on patient compliance with post-procedural dietary and exercise guidelines. Even so, clinical trials with this weight loss therapy have shown excellent initial results.

Clinical Study Of Orthodontic Jaw Wiring

Jaw Wiring To Treat Obesity.Conclusion: orthodontic jaw wiring is a simple and effective procedure which can be carried out in most hospitals, and has a place in an integrated approach to obesity.

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xx An Interview with Sandra Whyte on Jaw Wiring for Weight Loss
March 30, 2014, 07:29:43 PM by Isaac Adeniran
 An Interview with Sandra Whyte on Jaw Wiring for Weight Loss : February 18, 1999
Dr. What methods of weight loss did you try before jaw wiring?
Sandra: Mostly pills, both over-the-counter and prescription medicines including Phen-fen.
Dr. You werenít successful with pills, how come?
Sandra: After the first week or two they would stop having any effect on me and I would go back to eating as usual.

Dr. Do you exercise Sandra?
Sandra: Sometimes. When I was first wired I went to gym every day. Now I donít go as often as I know I should. Iím buying a treadmill for the house.
Dr.: Had you ever considered surgery, like having your stomach made smaller?
Sandra: I never thought of that Dr., but it is way too drastic an approach for me.
Dr.: Why do you like the jaw wiring approach so much?
Sandra: I have the psychological freedom to take the wire off when I want. (She smiles a bit embarrassed.)
Dr.: Do you ever remove the wires?
Sandra: Yes I do.
Dr.: Why do you need to remove the wires?
Sandra: For special occasions like my birthday and celebrations. Of course I need to take it off just to give my jaw muscles exercise. After a few week in wires my jaw muscles get a bit stiff.
Dr.: Is the wire difficult to remove?
Sandra: The wire is very strong. Impossible to open your mouth no matter how strong you are. However, it is soft enough to cut with a cuticle cutter.
Dr.: Have you ever had any pain or discomfort in your teeth or gums?
Sandra: No pain at all.
Dr.: How often would you recommend that a person return to the office for cleaning?
Sandra: every two Ė three weeks.
Dr.: I noticed Sandra that when you return to the office your wire is usually not on. Why is that?
Sandra: I like to free myself for 2-3 days because after two weeks my jaw muscles get stiff and I like to exercise them.
Dr.: How do you do that?
Sandra: by talking and eating.
Dr.: Do you eat badly when you release yourself?
Sandra: Let me put it this way: I am much better now than when I first began releasing myself.
Dr.: Has having to talk with your teeth together been bothersome to you?
Sandra: Yes, sometimes, but as you can see my speech is not that much impaired. Anyway my work does not require that I speak. My friends have no difficulty in understanding me at all.
Dr. : You could release yourself any time so what holds you back from simply cutting the wire off?
Sandra: First off It costs to have the wires replaced. Second, I donít want to be my own worst enemy. Third I donít want to do things that are self defeating. If youíre stupid then you cheat. As for me, I want results and Iím getting them.
Dr.: Sandra, admit it, do you cheat?
Sandra: In what way?
Dr.: Eating solid foods even with your mouth wired.
Sandra: Yes I do cheat. I try to stick the food through my teeth in the back.
Dr.: Has having your jaws wired closed put a bit of a crimp in your sex life?
Sandra: For some people it might be a big bother, but for me it hasnít caused me any problems.
Dr.: Have you learned anything about your mouth?
Sandra: Yes. I like to eat.
Dr.: Do you binge?
Sandra: I answered that before. Iíll be more specific. In a wordÖ yes. I notice though my binges are fewer and the amount of food I intake is less now. In other words, I have more control over my cravings. I am definitely more controlled than before I was wired.
Dr.: Did you ever experience nausea and vomiting while you were wired?
Sandra: Yes, both at the same time.
Dr.: Did you cut the wire off?
Sandra: Yes, while I was vomiting? I had forgotten my wire cutters at home and the vomiting came soon after the nausea.
Dr.: Were you scared?
Sandra: Yes I was. The vomit was coming through my nose and mouth at the same time. I was not scared for my life though because the vomit was just liquid because I had only had a liquid diet.
Dr.: How many pounds have you lost.
Sandra: I have lost about 40 pounds in 8 months.
Dr.: Sandra, on a scale of 0-10 how disciplined were you during this time period?
Sandra: 7
Dr.: If you were had been a10 how much weight could you have lost?
Sandra: Easily 2.5 pounds a week.
Dr.: How does your family feel about your jaw wiring?
Sandra: They donít want me to do it. My boyfriend doesnít want me to do it either.
Dr.: Do you want to say anything else about this approach for you?
Sandra: Yes. Since I canít argue the way I usually want to the wire prevents me from being outrageous.
Dr.: Thank you Sandra.
Dr.: You know Sandra they say itís not over until the fat lady sings pardon me for using that expression. But you know losing the weight is one thing, and keeping it off for as long as you want, that is my definition of "success."
Sandra: Thatís too heavy for me Doctor . Iíll cross that bridge when I come to it. Just knowing youíre here now to help me is comforting.
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xx Introduction to Jaw Wiring for Weight Loss
March 30, 2014, 07:26:22 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Jaw Wiring for Weight Loss at Dr. Tedís Office


Jaw wiring is an easily accomplished simple procedure. It requires bonding/attaching 6 orthodontic brackets (hooks) on each side of the patientís mouth (3 teeth on top, and 3 on the bottom). Then the patient closes their jaws together into their regular bite position. A wire is lightly woven around the hooks on the left side and tied, and likewise for the right side.
Would-be jaw wired patients are advised to get clearance from their physician before starting. Once the jaws are wired the patient is then restricted to a liquid diet. Speaking is not a problem (try speaking with your teeth together), however expressions of anger and rage present some difficulty. Shouting is definitely out of the question. They are also advised to always carry with a small wire cutter (nail clipper) so in case of emergency they can clip wire and free themselves immediately. Every two-three weeks they release themselves for 2-3 days to exercise the muscles of the jaws, and then return to the office for a cleaning and rewiring closed.
You might be wondering why anyone would choose to lose weight using this method. Those patients who chose to have this procedure done have tried all other weight loss methods including prescription drugs without any significant success. They do not have the time/desire to exercise and they are looking for some immediate control of their food intake. In a word they lack self-discipline and this approach albeit draconian serves to jump-start their desire to see some weight loss.
Sandra Whyte, who is now wired closed, agreed to be interviewed. Here is that interview.

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