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by lizart
Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:47 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lower jaw surgery in 48 hours
Replies: 6
Views: 790

Re: Lower jaw surgery in 48 hours

Hello, My upper jaw leforte 1 surgery was on Tuesday, June 4th... so I am home now recovering. I came home from the hospital on Thursday, although I was admitted for same day surgery, the surgeon was concerned about the loss of blood from my nose and my ablity to breathe comfortably.... so I stayed ...
by lizart
Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: Upper Jaw surgery blog
Replies: 6
Views: 7082

Re: Upper Jaw surgery blog

I tried to comment directly on your blog, but didn't go through... So, I just wanted you to know how much your blog has helped me, your attention to detail and clear descriptions really painted an excellent picture of what one will experience when undergoing Lefort 1 Jaw surgery. My surgery occured ...
by lizart
Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Drinking Coffee with braces - teeth stains?
Replies: 58
Views: 12895

Re: Drinking Coffee with braces - teeth stains?

I just had my first dental check up / cleaning since braces (January 3rd). I am older - 50 next month, so my teeth are not quite as white as they were when I was younger.... however, I am a tea drinker (strong and black). My hygenist commented that it was the adhesive surrounding the brackets that w...
by lizart
Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: Upper Jaw surgery blog
Replies: 6
Views: 7082

Re: Upper Jaw surgery blog

Thank you, these tips are very helpful. Good call on the juicer, I am a vegetarian so that will be a great way to eat my veggies and get nutrients too. My surgeon mentioned that my procedure will be on an out patient basis, that worries me a bit. Did you spend the night as a precaution (choice) or a...
by lizart
Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: Upper Jaw surgery blog
Replies: 6
Views: 7082

Re: Upper Jaw surgery blog

I am scheduled for Lefort 1 surgery in June. I just had a surgery consult yesterday, your blog really helped me understand what I am about to experience (I chose a surgeon with a very similar approach to yours - I've had three consultations). Just now, I decided to make a list of must haves, especia...
by lizart
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Am I the oldest in active treatment?
Replies: 22
Views: 1910

Re: Am I the oldest in active treatment?

I will be 50 in May... I am a teacher and my students are facinated by the orthodontic hardware on my teeth, the kindergarteners ask me to show my "bracelets". They then make bizarre expressions, showing me their teeth while touching / pinching each of their teeth. It is kind of a bonding experience...
by lizart
Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Intro - Fast Track to surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Intro - Fast Track to surgery

Now I am able to understand the surgical procedures better with the help of this forum... I have received two surgical opinions, one more complex than the last. I'll make my final decision during the first week of April. It amazes me how different the Maxio surgeons view the problem...
by lizart
Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1874
Views: 463644

Re: SARPE Surgery

Wow!!! This thread has been extremely helpful especially the links to explain the surgical procedures. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been in braces since Jan 3, 2013, and am seeking opinions about the necessary surgical interventions. SARPE seems unavoidable, one surgeon is advising both S...
by lizart
Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Traveling and newly in braces- someone help me!
Replies: 15
Views: 1821

Re: travel help

Hello, I just ordered a travelers kit on DentaKit dot com which I found through archwired... it was recommended in the "new to braces" section of this forum. Perhaps it is too late to get it for this trip, but take a look and see if it would work for a future trip. All of the items are very compact ...
by lizart
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Intro - Fast Track to surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Intro - Fast Track to surgery

Thanks for the advice... still nervous about the whole key turning nightmare, complete with headaches, and nausea. Can't say I am ready to experience that twice in a lifetime. I will research your recomendation and see if the Laforte surgery is an option. I appreciate your input!
by lizart
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: Blog: Damon braces in Los Angeles
Replies: 6
Views: 4816

Re: Blog: Damon braces in Los Angeles

Enjoyed your blog! I feel for you... the soft food choices can be a bit depressing. I also think the Water Pick is the best tool for the job! I still floss with the threader several times a week, but the water pick doesn't leave a trace of food particle behind.
by lizart
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Intro - Fast Track to surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Intro - Fast Track to surgery

Hello, I am now wearing a full set of upper and lower brackets, preparing for some type of surgery... I do not like the initial surgical consult stating that SARPE is the best option for me. I had the Rapid Expander (medevil torture device) experience during my adolescence / teen years. Sad to say t...