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by daycard
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Oral Surgery - Tell us your results.
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

Re: Oral Surgery - Tell us your results.

SARPE one year ago Appearance Impact: fuller mouth and face, wider palate. The expansion was asymmetrical (right side expanded more than left) so my right cheek is fuller, looks a bit swollen. It looks like with time and braces the cheek is becoming less fuller. Psychosocial Impact: My confidence i...
by daycard
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Your jail sentence
Replies: 52
Views: 4641

Re: Your jail sentence

15-18, on month 3
by daycard
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you change your elastics?
Replies: 8
Views: 1795

Re: How often do you change your elastics?

After every meal. If I have 3, 3 times. If I have 5, 5 times. They gave me enough, I have like 1000 haha. Go to your ortho without an appointment and ask for them. I'm sure the recepcionist can give them to you
by daycard
Wed May 03, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 108424

Re: what's the cost of your braces?

1. Where are you located?
Colorado Springs, CO
2. How much are you paying for your braces?
$6500 of which my insurance paid $1000
3. What kind of braces do you have?
Damon clear top, metal bottom
4. What is your estimated time in braces?
15-18 months
by daycard
Tue May 02, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE surgery nerves
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: SARPE surgery nerves

Yeah, I remember my first day with the appliance I was constantly drooling, and eating was a nightmare. But since you're having surgery you won't have to worry about this because I guess you'll be with a soft food diet. Best of luck for the surgery! It's not as bad as it seems :D
by daycard
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE surgery nerves
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: SARPE surgery nerves

Another one here. Your speech will become better with timw. There will be a time the expander will have become part of you and you won't notice it and people won't notice your lisp.
by daycard
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE - how much did your teeth move?
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: SARPE - how much did your teeth move?

My gap is kinda similar than yours and after 7 weeks of not expanding the gap has closed but only a little. I guess it is different for every person. Orthos can fix anything within mm!
by daycard
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How Long before exercise after double jaw surgery?
Replies: 15
Views: 16121

Re: How Long before exercise after double jaw surgery?

The usual is 6 weeks. I started lifting at 4 weeks. OS allowed it as long as I didn't clench
by daycard
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1871
Views: 460372

Re: SARPE Surgery

I don't know if anyone will read this but I'll try -- I've been expanding for two weeks and my expansion is asymmetric: right side has expanded more than left side. Ortho told me to stop expanding because he doesn't want the right side to get to a point where he can't bring the teeth back, and he sa...
by daycard
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January - March 2017 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 63
Views: 3908

Re: January - March 2017 Surgery Buddies

My SARPE went very well! It lasted for two hours and recovery was very fast. By hour 5 I was already home. I have little to no pain and feel great, let's see how I am for the next few days :D no chewing for 2-3 weeks
by daycard
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: January - March 2017 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 63
Views: 3908

Re: January - March 2017 Surgery Buddies

Another one here! Having my SARPE this coming Wednesday Feb 15th. Installed the expander last Thursday and I'm already used to swallowing. Speaking is kind of lame, also because English is my third language. Hoping that everything goes well!
by daycard
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE vs LeFort I
Replies: 3
Views: 586

SARPE vs LeFort I

Hello all, I'm writing this because I've made a decision to a 90% but I am not sure if I am doing right. I am a guy from Spain in the US, 26, I've always wanted to correct my smile and now that I have a job and insurance I thought it is the ideal time to do so. I've gone to 4 ortho consultations, al...