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by Delag
Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Looks like I am finally having my second surgery :)
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Hi Dot! Yikes - Lefort II? When did they start talking about that? Is there a chance you can avoid it, or is it set in stone? What functional improvements will you gain with the II?.....and why the heck can't they get it over for you with one surgery? 'Nuff questions?
by Delag
Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Earlier treatment and retainers
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

sent you a pm.
by Delag
Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: nearly 3 years on...
Replies: 6
Views: 1185

Phil went through t this - check some of his posts: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=20903&highlight= http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=22230&highlight= http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=27186&highlight= I think he also has a blog - look at the bottom of on...
by Delag
Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: complicated questions (repost)
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

I have a female friend who had a lower advancement and she had her lower widened as well. She has always had a very strong (masculine) chin and was worried - long story short - her chin looks just the same as it did pre-op. I don't know how many mm she had moved though. Worst case for you, they repo...
by Delag
Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: If you had SARPE - can you tell me this - please
Replies: 15
Views: 5474

I had SARPE one year ago and had no gum loss. I did have black triangles, but that is because my teeth are(were) triangle shaped - as they straighened out I had them shaved down a bit. It sounds to me like you need to get a few more opinions. It is very important to have your ortho and surgeon on th...
by Delag
Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Anyone get your braces off early?
Replies: 9
Views: 21699

Re: Anyone get your braces off early?

My teeth are straight, and I really don't care if my bite is alligned. You may care later if it gives you trouble. I have a lot of pain in my jaw from having a poorly alligned bite for years. I have had braces and surgery to stop things from getting worse, but the damage can not be undone. At 40 I ...
by Delag
Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Off Braces Today ! some What unpleased and dissatisfied.
Replies: 13
Views: 5378

Well my ortho up and left in the middle of my treatment and I didn't know. When I went in I had one ortho and just thought that perhaps she was sick or on vacation. But the next time I went in she wasn't there again so I said, "where is Dr. R" and the assistant was like, "she moved" but Dr. so and ...
by Delag
Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Orthognathic Surgery for Starters
Replies: 16
Views: 9785

Re: Orthognathic Surgery for Starters

And also, if I get surgery I may have a rhinoplasty as well because my nose is very large for my face and also has that bump on the upper portion, maybe from a previous fracture that I didnt know I had (football??? haha) ! You know....if you have bsso (lower pulled foward), then your nose will look...
by Delag
Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Get crown before my braces or after treatment is done?
Replies: 4
Views: 6337

For what it is worth....I have gone through 2+ years of braces (and surgery) with 4 temporary crowns. Two of those have had root canals. I have had no trouble at all. It did take a bit more work to get the brackets to stick, but the ortho used a little extra super glue and they have all stayed put. ...
by Delag
Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Numbness on roof and gums after LeForte I
Replies: 7
Views: 2034

I´m right there with you. I had SARPE in early April, and I still am numb on the roof of my mouth and gums...and have swelling. The swelling is always worse after an adjustment, so I hope some of this resolves itself when the braces come off. The Ortho says not to worry till the one year mark.........
by Delag
Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1887
Views: 482647

Hi Guys - long time no see! I have been staying away( trying not to obsess) while waiting to see it I need surgery #2. The SARPE left me with an open bite (Nesnob), but it has closed nicely with elastics. The docs say it looks like I can avoid the other surgery as everything is functional, but I hav...
by Delag
Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: A little too much gum showing post surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 762

2 1/2 weeks is way too early to be worried. I am 6 months post op and I still have some swelling. Also, if you were to have a wee bit extra gum showing that may be a good thing - as we age the upper lip tends to droop down a bit. Give things more time to settle and then see how things look. If you a...
by Delag
Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Am I ok to post about an expander?
Replies: 3
Views: 792

My daughter started early orthodontics as well (8). She has a much easier time adjusting than I do. I think that because they are still so nice and flexible it is less painful. I give my dd a kiddie Motrin before we go see the ortho, and I make sure she has one in her lunchbox in case she needs it d...
by Delag
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Smiletagious Is Back From Surgery! With Pics!
Replies: 19
Views: 3833

I am so happy to hear that everything went so well for you. Can't wait to see some pictures.
by Delag
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Narrow Palate
Replies: 2
Views: 3346

Hi Bigsis and welcome! I would guess that your doctor is thinking of doing SARPE. You can get a lot of expansion with SARPE and don't need any type of bone implant. With this type of surgery they fracture the bone and you open a palate expanter a bit each day - the bone fills the space in as you go....