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by Jakieshouse
Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Mandible surgery-Yes, now NO
Replies: 3
Views: 997

Mandible surgery

News: the orthodontist is furious. The hospital resident made a mistake. I do need the surgery. They never looked at my records, although they say they did. I trust my orthodontist. (In a way I am relieved because I always thought we were in agreement) More to come when I know more. I don't know the...
by Jakieshouse
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How do you eat with an expander in your mouth?
Replies: 15
Views: 35789

Expander and SARPE

I just wanted to add that the results have been phenomenal and I would do it over again if given a choice. My teeth look great and even the structure of my face has changed subtly in a good way.
No regrets....javascript:emoticon(':lol:')
by Jakieshouse
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How do you eat with an expander in your mouth?
Replies: 15
Views: 35789

Adapting to expanders

For anyone experiencing cuts in their mouth or discomfort, try rinsing your mouth with a little warm salt water regularly. The mouth heals very quickly. I found that the cleaner I kept my mouth, the fewer cuts. Listerine is good too. But I remember the expander aggravated the top of my tongue and th...
by Jakieshouse
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Upper & lower jaw surgery: how soon did you go back to w
Replies: 1
Views: 665

How soon did I go back to work

Hi, for myself, I don't know what degree the maloclusion was. I had SARPE in July 2007. The surgeon ok'd me for back to work in a week, but I talked him into 2 weeks. I could have gone back in a week and worked part time for awhile. I was up and talking within 5 hours of the surgery. My work friends...
by Jakieshouse
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Mandible surgery-Yes, now NO
Replies: 3
Views: 997

Mandible surgery-Yes, now NO

I have a question about mandible surgery. I am dazed and confused. I am 52 years old. I have had braces for the last 1 1/2 years. I had SARPE last summer. It was successful. My orthodontist wants me to get mandibular surgery. I have an underbite. I have been going to a very reputable hospital for or...