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by APriv
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sarpe surgery booked need advice on aftercare
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Sarpe surgery booked need advice on aftercare

I'm 3 weeks post op from my SARPE. The side effects of it are more annoying than the actual surgery. I really only had pain for 2 days, then just when I woke up bc I was sleeping semi-elevated and my jaw would feel stiff from not moving. I still have my stitches (almost gone) so I'm mindful to not p...
by APriv
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Gap size after SARPE
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Gap size after SARPE

The purpose of my post was just out of curiosity. I'm not here to compare myself, my gap size, my process, my recovery or anything to others. It was sheer curiosity. I'm also not concerned with things looking worse before better, that's commonsense to me with this whole process. I have a 5 mm gap an...
by APriv
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Gap size after SARPE
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Gap size after SARPE

I had my SARPE surgery 6 days ago and am recovering really well, according to me and my surgeon. My ortho told me that I'd be turning the key for "at least a month". At 2 turns per day = 1/2 mm per day, I'm looking at a huge gap. I'm already a smidge over 2mm. How big did your gap get?
by APriv
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Recommendations for cleaning products & routine
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: Recommendations for cleaning products & routine

I'll be getting them in a few months, good info. Thanks all!
by APriv
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Better Late Than Never!
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Better Late Than Never!

Congrats on making these huge steps and getting this all started! I'm just starting this process myself and am in my mid-30's. Putting off having as family until this is all over.
by APriv
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/ july 2018 surgery buddies
Replies: 78
Views: 2627

Re: June/ july 2018 surgery buddies

[quote=happyfeet post_id=502952 time=1530043003 user_id=32093] I'm having my SARPE surgery on July 16th. I've had spacers in for the last 4-days and boy do they hurt! So far my treatment plan is: SARPE -> Expander -> Invisalign (8 months) -> Braces (1-month for surgical wire only) -> Double Jaw Surg...
by APriv
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/ july 2018 surgery buddies
Replies: 78
Views: 2627

Re: June/ july 2018 surgery buddies

Hi all!

Long time stalker and 1st time poster. Just had my SARPE yesterday. Lots of mixed emotions as I've been working for 2.5 years to get this process started and I'm already over it, but I have such a long way to go.