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by Carno
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE under local anesthesia
Replies: 1
Views: 2845

Re: SARPE under local anesthesia

I don't know of any, but it doesn't seem like a surgery that I'd want to have under local anesthesia. Extreme yikes.
by Carno
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: First time - braces at 32
Replies: 28
Views: 4841

Re: First time - braces at 32

nachoesq86 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:44 am
I think you should switch the ceramics to full metal, its way better.
Just curious, why are metal brackets better than ceramic brackets?
by Carno
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SARPE/Braces at 35
Replies: 15
Views: 3450

Re: SARPE/Braces at 35

Four and a half weeks since my surgery, and almost a week in braces. Had a bracket pop off one of my lateral incisors last week, so had to go in yesterday to get it put back on. While I was there, they put another power chain between my two front teeth. The initial one had 4 lengths, this time they ...
by Carno
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SARPE/Braces at 35
Replies: 15
Views: 3450

Re: SARPE/Braces at 35

Had my three week check up with my oral surgeon on Tuesday, which was 3 days ago. Turned the expander 46 times, for a total of 11.5mm of expansion. All told it created a gap of about 8mm between my two front teeth. My right side definitely expanded more than my left, but after talking with both my s...
by Carno
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SARPE/Braces at 35
Replies: 15
Views: 3450

Re: SARPE/Braces at 35

TCCZ wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:27 pm
Glad your recovery is going nicely. I smiled when you mentioned the saliva and mushing your food, good times.
Thank you! Haha, yeah it's been an adventure in eating!
by Carno
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 3 Months Post Op-Have Many Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 3144

Re: 3 Months Post Op-Have Many Questions

Yes, I had a Lefort 1 2 piece and on the mandibular a subapical osteotomy. Did you have your surgery three months ago as well? Do you still have swelling and or numbness? Sounds like you had a more complex procedure done than me, although I had the Lefort as part of SARPE. I had my surgery on March...
by Carno
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 3 Months Post Op-Have Many Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 3144

Re: 3 Months Post Op-Have Many Questions

What type of surgery did you have? I only had a Lefort 1 maxillary osteotomy, so I think mine must have been less complex than yours.
by Carno
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SARPE/Braces at 35
Replies: 15
Views: 3450

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: 15
Views: 3450

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: 15
Views: 4002

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: 15
Views: 3450

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: 15
Views: 3450

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: 15
Views: 3450

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: 15
Views: 3450

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: 15
Views: 3450

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...