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by Carno
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1886
Views: 476919

Re: SARPE Surgery

I'm glad to hear it went well! Honestly the recovery was much easier than I was expecting, and I hope you'll continue to find that to be the case also! One thing I just remembered was that Q-tips were a lifesaver when it came to cleaning out my nostrils. Since you aren't able to blow your nose, you ...
by Carno
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1886
Views: 476919

Re: SARPE Surgery

Good luck! It'll be over before you know it!!

Unfortunately I don't have any hospital tips because mine was early morning so I spent minimal time there...
by Carno
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hello! Crossbite elastics experience?
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: Hello! Crossbite elastics experience?

I had crossbite elastics for a while. I had a button bracket on the inside of my upper left rear molar, attaching to a hook on the outside of my lower left rear molar. On the right side of my mouth I had a hook on the inside lower rear molar attaching to the outside upper rear molar. They didn't mak...
by Carno
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1886
Views: 476919

Re: SARPE Surgery

Ah, that makes sense. I did not have anything else put in (thankfully). I'm not sure what a TPE is though. I definitely got better at speaking with the appliance in my mouth, but it was never perfectly comfortable. The amount of spit it made my mouth produce was incredibly annoying for the first few...
by Carno
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SARPE/Braces at 35
Replies: 15
Views: 3043

Re: SARPE/Braces at 35

Well, haven't made any updates here in a while, but I figured I'd add some progress pics. I was seeing the orthodontist every 2-3 weeks for a few months, but have now gone to every 5 weeks. I've also been seeing the oral surgeon at about the same frequency as well. This first photo is from the morni...
by Carno
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How Two British Orthodontists Became Celebrities to Incels
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Re: How Two British Orthodontists Became Celebrities to Incels

Interesting article. I have read several articles/listened to podcasts that talk about the benefits of nasal breathing (or rather, the detriments of oral breathing), and can see how mouth breathing is not good at all. I don't think I believe the Mews' idea that you can change the structure of your f...
by Carno
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lateral going out
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Re: Lateral going out

I wouldn't worry too much about it,my teeth have been moving in and out of perfect placement since I got my braces on. Each adjustment does something a little different, and it takes a little while for them to settle into place. I think it's fairly normal for teeth to move out of place and then back...
by Carno
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1886
Views: 476919

Re: SARPE Surgery

I guess my case was different than yours, because I had the appliance put in right before my surgery (3 days prior). It seems odd that you have the appliance in now when you're not having surgery until next year. I only had the appliance in for about 3 and a half months total. It is like a medieval ...
by Carno
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anxiety about food restrictions
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: Anxiety about food restrictions

I wouldn't worry too much about staining, and even then, it's the bands, not the brackets, which get changed out every ortho visit. I've been drinking coffee, eating red sauces, drinking red wine, etc and it's been totally fine. My ortho didn't even recommend against those things, the paperwork he g...
by Carno
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Seriously? Bracket fell off already - 2nd day
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: Seriously? Bracket fell off already - 2nd day

I wouldn't worry too much about it, I had the same thing happen to me a couple days after getting braces on. Sounds like the tooth was in a similar position to mine as well, but after getting the bracket put back on, I've not had any more issues.
by Carno
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1886
Views: 476919

Re: SARPE Surgery

Hi all, I am having my SARPE surgery at the beginning of September. Thankfully didn't need braces on before the surgery! I have a few questions: 1) how long were you on a liquid diet for? 2) did you doctor give you a time frame of how long to wait before doing exercise? By exercise I mean weightlif...
by Carno
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces at 39
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Braces at 39

I'm 35, and I just got braces 4 months ago, and I noticed one of my two front teeth changing colors as well. In my case I think it was because the powerchain was pulling it over too aggressively, but I don't know for sure. I talked to the orthodontist and dentist about it, and took the powerchain of...
by Carno
Wed May 27, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Worthwhile to get braces at 38?
Replies: 7
Views: 3083

Re: Worthwhile to get braces at 38?

I have the same problem at 42 years old with a deep overbite of 6mm and crowding and spacing issues, Have seen a good orthodontist and he is able to fix the big overbite and spacing with full fixed metal braces, Invisalign is not an option for me and neither is any of the other options as they are ...
by Carno
Wed May 20, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I need advice! Please help!
Replies: 6
Views: 2318

Re: I need advice! Please help!

I totally understand where you're coming from, but like I said, I don't think anyone would notice/think about your chin at all. There's something about EVERY face (def including mine) that could be improved with surgery, but I'm not sure if that's a good reason to have it done. You're definitely not...
by Carno
Tue May 19, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I need advice! Please help!
Replies: 6
Views: 2318

Re: I need advice! Please help!

Honestly, I think you have a cute face. I don't think I would have ever thought about your chin at all if I had met you in person. Now, are there things that people can do surgery-wise to make themselves more attractive? Yes, that's why the plastic surgery industry exists. Would your face look bette...