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by Collie
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1871
Views: 460370

Re: SARPE Surgery

Hi again, Thanks Collie for your advice. It's been now three weeks since surgery and i'm feeling a lot better. I 've stopped expending since Mondday and now I "just" have to deal with the gap. But I wonder, it there anyone who had the surgery and expended in one side only? See, my midline was way o...
by Collie
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1871
Views: 460370

Re: SARPE Surgery

Hi guys! I had SARPE 6 days ago, i'm feeling a bit low and tired. I wonder when i can try to exercise to gain some energy. Just do what feels right! I had my surgery on a Monday and I remember taking my dog on a (short) walk that Friday. It made me feel good. Just listen to your body and don't push...
by Collie
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Your jail sentence
Replies: 52
Views: 4641

Re: Your jail sentence

March 2017-December 2018, so that puts me at 21 months. Hopefully everything goes to plan, I can't believe I'm only 6 months in!
by Collie
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What do you for pain?
Replies: 22
Views: 1469

Re: What do you for pain?

I've been in braces for 6 months now, and haven't really experienced any pain until my last adjustment. I got bite turbos and brackets put on my very back molars and between the weird bite, pokey wires, and additional jabby metal these last 3 weeks have been miserable :cry: I've been dealing by usin...
by Collie
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1871
Views: 460370

Re: SARPE Surgery

@Metalmouth1987: I hope too you find positive results at the end. Just curious for anyone who has had this surgery: How long did your orthodontist wait after surgery until putting the braces on? My orthodontist only waited a few weeks. He put on a power chain at the same time and the gap was closed...
by Collie
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite turbos
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Bite turbos

So yesterday I got my palate expander out (YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), and just when I thought I was home free and ready to go to snack town and you know, able to speak normally again, they put these little blue bite turbos on the insides of my molars. I honestly didn't even know what they were before y...
by Collie
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Palate Expander or Sarpe?
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Re: Palate Expander or Sarpe?

Unfortunately palate expanders on their own won't do much on the adult palate, since the bones have fused already. At least that is the general consensus among orthos, a few people have had success expanding their palates as an adult without surgery but it seems to be quite the minority and who know...
by Collie
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: The emotional side of the journey
Replies: 17
Views: 1610

Re: The emotional side of the journey

Yes, this process has been very, very hard on me mentally. I had SARPE and one premolar extraction in February which I realize isn't nearly as serious as double jaw, but I guess I didn't take into effect the whole "things have to get worse before they get better" part of the process. My face looks J...
by Collie
Tue May 23, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1871
Views: 460370

Re: SARPE Surgery

Just wanted to show some progress pics. First two pictures are my smile before SARPE, and second two are current smile. Almost 4 months post-op. Obviously I'm still dealing with a gap and a lot of asymmetry but its so cool to not see the dark space on either side of my mouth anymore! http://imgur.co...
by Collie
Mon May 08, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1871
Views: 460370

Re: SARPE Surgery

I'm so frustrated...I stopped expanding over 2 months ago and my gap hasn't budged. I even had a power chain put on two weeks ago and still no movement! I thought power chains were supposed to work crazy fast?? Any other SARPE victims had a gap for this long? Is something wrong with me? Should I be ...
by Collie
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE gap not closing
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: SARPE gap not closing

My last day of expanding was March 2nd. I also got my braces on that day. My 10mm gap has closed only... maybe half a mm? It really is taking its sweet time. It's crazy how different everybody's experience with this procedure is.
by Collie
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January - March 2017 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 63
Views: 3908

Re: January - March 2017 Surgery Buddies

buttersnacks wrote:Congrats to all of us who survived this round of surgeries :lol:
I can't believe mine was almost 2 months ago! Still waiting on this gap to start closing....and waiting..and waiting
by Collie
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE - Keep getting conflicting info about closing the gap
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: SARPE - Keep getting conflicting info about closing the gap

We are surgery buddies, I am two days behind you but I have had lots of complication. My orthodontist is going to put in a little fake tooth in the gap for me as the bone heals. When the gap starts to fill in they can take it out. Talking is rough with the gap and she said this will help me sound m...
by Collie
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE - Keep getting conflicting info about closing the gap
Replies: 4
Views: 535

SARPE - Keep getting conflicting info about closing the gap

Hi everybody! A little background on me: I had SARPE Feb 6th, so almost 4 weeks ago. I stopped turning my expander yesterday and I also got my braces on yesterday :tingrin: I turned twice a day for 3 weeks and my gap is huuuuuge! 10mm I believe. So I'm a little confused about when this gap is going ...
by Collie
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Need adult orthodontist recommendations - Pasadena, CA
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Need adult orthodontist recommendations - Pasadena, CA

I go to Dr. Wu in South Pasadena, she's wonderful!