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by Carno
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SARPE/Braces at 35
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: SARPE/Braces at 35

Two weeks and two days. I've noticed that the right side of my jaw has definitely moved more than the left side. My surgeon commented on it as well, but told me that he would be able to rotate my jaw during the second surgery, to fix this. This didn't make any sense to me, as if they are not lined u...
by Carno
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SARPE/Braces at 35
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: SARPE/Braces at 35

Had my two week check up today. A good amount of the swelling is finally gone, but there's still a little bit that I can notice. Someone who just met me probably wouldn't notice it though. I've turned the expander enough to create 7.25mm of space, and I've got another week of turning it, which will ...
by Carno
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Post Your COVID-19 Orthodontic Stories or Concerns
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Post Your COVID-19 Orthodontic Stories or Concerns

My orthodontist sent an email out this morning saying his office will be closed until May 8th. I was supposed to get braces put on the first or second week of April, but obviously that won't be happening now. They are seeing patients for emergency work only, due to the state mandating closures for a...
by Carno
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SARPE/Braces at 35
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: SARPE/Braces at 35

Seven days post-op. Went to see the oral surgeon for the first time since last Monday; he cranked the expander 12 times that day, and we turned it 3 times today, putting me about 2mm expanded between my two front teeth. He said I'll need about 13mm of expansion between my rear two molars, which will...
by Carno
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SARPE/Braces at 35
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: SARPE/Braces at 35

Three days post op..Ate some ravioli and cake today for lunch. Your impaired-eating menu sounds better than my everyday menu, making jaw surgery almost sound appealing. Unless, of course, you puréed the ravioli and cake and then ate it through a squeeze tube, in which case jaw surgery sounds exactl...
by Carno
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SARPE/Braces at 35
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: SARPE/Braces at 35

Three days post op. Swelling in my cheeks hasn't gone down much at all, but my lower jaw is much less sore, and I am more easily able to close my jaws together. Not it much pain at all, just tightness in my cheeks and jaw mainly. Ate some ravioli and cake today for lunch. Would have been able to eat...
by Carno
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SARPE/Braces at 35
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: SARPE/Braces at 35

Had my Lefort 1 osteotomy yesterday morning. Was the first surgery scheduled for the day, so was in pretty early, and had the surgery itself about 8am. After waking up, was slightly groggy but woke up fairly quickly. Took a percocet and drank some apple juice, then slowly got ready to leave the surg...
by Carno
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SARPE/Braces at 35
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

SARPE/Braces at 35

Figured I'd start a journal of sorts to log my progress in my teeth straightening saga. First time having any sort of orthodontic work, but the time is right, so I'm finally getting started. Talked to an ortho nearby who recommended me to an oral surgeon for SARPE. After working with the surgeon, we...
by Carno
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 28
Views: 7501

Re: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!

Nice, that's awesome!
by Carno
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: New Braces at Age 66
Replies: 18
Views: 4126

Re: New Braces at Age 66

Thanks for the updates, looking like good progress!
by Carno
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 2nd Time in Braces
Replies: 3
Views: 2047

Re: 2nd Time in Braces

What are you most nervous/anxious about?

Hopefully it'll be a smoother experience this time!
by Carno
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!
Replies: 28
Views: 7501

Re: 2nd braces at age 30 - for bite and gums!

Hey, I can't give you any tips, but I just wanted to say thanks for the updates throughout your journey! I get braces on almost right when you get yours off!

Your teeth look great, hopefully you're happy with the end result!!
by Carno
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Don't be shy....join in the discussion!
Replies: 4
Views: 1706

Re: Don't be shy....join in the discussion!

That’s good to know. I plan on getting my teeth professionally whitened after I get my braces off, but was concerned they might color differently while I had them on.
by Carno
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: First time - braces at 32
Replies: 25
Views: 3495

Re: First time - braces at 32

Looks like good progress! Glad you went for it! And it could be worse, I'm just getting started and I'm a few years older than you haha. You'll be sooo excited when you're all done!
by Carno
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Whoa-oh - we're halfway there...:-)
Replies: 4
Views: 2112

Re: Whoa-oh - we're halfway there...:-)

Looks great! Happy for you!