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by chipmunkcheeks
Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1887
Views: 482626

recovering

Hey Michelle, Things are going well. I am still on a no chew diet. Today is exactly two weeks from surgery. Tomorrow i see the OS and ortho. I am hoping the OS will let me chew and the ortho said on Monday he will measure my arch, crank it one last time if he wants a little bit more space and then t...
by chipmunkcheeks
Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgery tomorrow morning
Replies: 16
Views: 2098

good luck!!! that is me next summer! let us know how it goes!
by chipmunkcheeks
Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: inquisitive
Replies: 2
Views: 722

inquisitive

i was just wondering for anyone who had a SARPE procedure, did your overexpand you? i understand that this is common practice, but how much bigger did you go than you needed? i needed 6 mm and my ortho plans on overexoanding me 2mm. I have 1mm left to go. Do you think 2mm is a little extra for overe...
by chipmunkcheeks
Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1887
Views: 482626

catching up

hey michelle, i think my gap is catching up with yours! its about 5 mm so far and i have turned it 2 more times...so about 5 and 1/2 mm gap now...wow. it will get a little bigger because i have to overexpand a lil bit, but as long as it eventually goes away i dont really care too much. ill figure ou...
by chipmunkcheeks
Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: how long to close a gap?
Replies: 19
Views: 4022

weigth loss

i know i have lost about 3 pounds from this in the first week. i think that is also has to do with the first few days when you really have NO appetite and even opening your mouth the put the lip of a cup in is painful. im doing better eating now, but also the swelling in my face made me nasueous whe...
by chipmunkcheeks
Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: how long to close a gap?
Replies: 19
Views: 4022

gap

Michelle, Nice gap! You should have seen the people in my summer class tonight. They were like it looks so painful just to open your mouth since I am only 6 days out of surgery. My mouth really gets sore when I talk for long periods of time, so I try not to. I will be uploading pictures on Wednesday...
by chipmunkcheeks
Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: how long to close a gap?
Replies: 19
Views: 4022

gap

i had read a lot from your page, as it has a lot of useful info and links to others with the gap...my gap isnt that large right now compared to some photos i have seen of others and i only have two turns left. so i presume that once i get braces, it will close pretty quickly. my ortho is pretty aggr...
by chipmunkcheeks
Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: how long to close a gap?
Replies: 19
Views: 4022

gap

i had read a lot from your page, as it has a lot of useful info and links to others with the gap...my gap isnt that large right now compared to some photos i have seen of others and i only have two turns left. so i presume that once i get braces, it will close pretty quickly. my ortho is pretty aggr...
by chipmunkcheeks
Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: how long to close a gap?
Replies: 19
Views: 4022

fellow gapper

hey michelle, it looks like we have about the same situation. i will be done expanding this week. then bottom braces, then top braces, i think...anyways, are you having any other surgeries? next summer i will have upper, lower, and genio done. I am 25 from NY. let me know how it goes for you and tha...
by chipmunkcheeks
Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: how long to close a gap?
Replies: 19
Views: 4022

how long to close a gap?

i had SARPE surgery on 7/10. i started to expand the next day...and will stop after only one week. i only needed 6 mm and surgery alone gave me 4...i was lucky. however, i am wondering how long after you stopped expanding did it take to close the gap. i am looking for several answers that way i can ...
by chipmunkcheeks
Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: on the other side, part I
Replies: 0
Views: 676

on the other side, part I

hey everyone, i have read many many posts, but just signed up today. i have also read may blogs and found a lot of support in this site. i just had a lefort yesterday for my SARPE. i have to expand 6mm in all, and i got 4 mm of expansion in surgery and one turn of the key today. so, i only have 2 mm...