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by Mabus71
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Has any one had their Orthodontist take out wire for a month
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

Re: Has any one had their Orthodontist take out wire for a m

you make a good point I'll call and ask on Monday
by Mabus71
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Has any one had their Orthodontist take out wire for a month
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

Re: Has any one had their Orthodontist take out wire for a m

Not sure if the 2nd poster was making a joke or not lol? If he wasn't I dunno if thats true my teeth are very clean and I floss regularly. In regards to the Kip, I also think that my teeth may shift but I'm not 100% sure why that was part of the treatment, if he wanted them to shift a certain way I ...
by Mabus71
Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Has any one had their Orthodontist take out wire for a month
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

Has any one had their Orthodontist take out wire for a month

Hey There, So I've had braces for about 2-3 years now. Apparently I'm close to finishing up my treatment. Been wearing elastics too for the past 2 years. When I went to see my ortho today for a standard monthly checkup and adjustment etc. He said he would be taking out the top and bottom wire for a ...
by Mabus71
Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1871
Views: 460437

Was just wondering how long does it take to close a gap when you get front braces on? My RPE was taken out today and my front braces were put on, i have like a 3 mm gap. Any estimate on when it should fully close?
by Mabus71
Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: No boyfriend + braces at 21 = A very unhappy girl
Replies: 10
Views: 4287

Hey, Don't worry about it.. I'm 25 I just finished with my expander today actually.. I know how you feel... I got my expander put in after my SARPE surgery in the summer and i hated it.. i remember coming out the first day salivating so much cause my mouth was like what the hell is in here?? Then I ...
by Mabus71
Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE - Getting Started, Still Debating!
Replies: 8
Views: 1862

I recently had SARPE done back in July of this summer. It is definitely a commitment as you have to sacrifice a lot to bear with the appliance being in your mouth for a good half year. Post Surgery isn't too bad to deal with and eventually you become used to wearing the Expander and eating with it. ...
by Mabus71
Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long did your ortho keep your RPE in for?
Replies: 16
Views: 5118

ah thanks for the professional information, do you recommend I ask my orthodontist to perhaps put in the braces on the top teeth that aren't in the way of the expander? I don't want to tell him what to do and perhaps seem like I'm undermining his plan or whatever by asking it, or should I just let h...
by Mabus71
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Elastics and Cross Bite Fixing
Replies: 2
Views: 5404

well before my sarpe it didn't look too bad, now it seems like the gaps on both side when my teeth connect (or try to connect) are bigger now. However I guess I'm just antsy to try to see results quickly even though I know it will take alot of time. I just hope my ortho isn't waiting for my bite to ...
by Mabus71
Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Elastics and Cross Bite Fixing
Replies: 2
Views: 5404

Elastics and Cross Bite Fixing

I was wondering if anyone who used elastics had answer to this question. I'm wearing elastics 24/7 at the moment to fix my cross bite, after my sarpe surgery it seems like one side expanded more than the other, and the latter is still affecting my bite as i'm not biting properly yet. My ortho has me...
by Mabus71
Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Palate expansion - feels like its going to split!
Replies: 4
Views: 1526

I also heard about the pop thing with adults who expanded, however the one person who expanded without doing SARPE like just pure expander with no surgery is the one who told me one night they heard a loud pop. Since I did my treatment with Surgery involved to unfuse the bone I never had such a sens...
by Mabus71
Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long did your ortho keep your RPE in for?
Replies: 16
Views: 5118

hmm so you have your top braces already? with the expander still in? I didn't know they do that i thought they have to remove the expander before they put the top braces on. How long did the rest of the gap close after ur top braces got put on?
by Mabus71
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long did your ortho keep your RPE in for?
Replies: 16
Views: 5118

thanks for all your support and stories! I guess the most annoying thing for me is just wanting to get my top braces on so i can fully close the gap that was left over after expanding. I don't care much about how people think of my looks etc. but it gets tiring having to explain to people who i don'...
by Mabus71
Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long did your ortho keep your RPE in for?
Replies: 16
Views: 5118

wow 8 months... yeah I guess that makes sense to avoid it from going back to the way it was.. Ugh.. I really hope mine doesn't take that long though, I miss having a mouth without this stupid metal thing inside, braces are nothing compared to this annoying thing.
by Mabus71
Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long did your ortho keep your RPE in for?
Replies: 16
Views: 5118

How long did your ortho keep your RPE in for?

Hey guys, I had SARPE surgery this past summer end of may to be exact (may 30th). I did all my turns and my ortho glued the keyhole of the expander when i saw him in august of last month. I just had my recent appointment with him hoping it was time to take it out, but he said he wants to wait longer...