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by chipmunkcheeks
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484603

braces

hey all, I got my braces on monday...and by far it hurt more than the bottom! i think it has something to do with the expander still being in and the fact that if one tooth that is attached moves, the other three HAVE to move since they are rigged together...super...well not really. they feel fine n...
by chipmunkcheeks
Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484603

hey all, i wonder if you have a different RPE than i do, because i can floss all of my top teeth with it in. though, im getting top braces in 2 days and i anticpate that this will make it just a bit more difficult and time consuming. i am trying to remember how soon after SARPE i started to floss ag...
by chipmunkcheeks
Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: RPE still not out :(
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

dot, thanks for the heads up, im getting top braces on jan 21st...though my expander is nit coming out like originally planned on the same date...even worse, not even getting it out in february..the orthos is leaving it in through the next surgery if the OS agrees to it, otherwise it wont come out u...
by chipmunkcheeks
Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: upsate to braces
Replies: 2
Views: 735

upsate to braces

so i went to get my lower wire changed today and get an update on the top braces situation... so...the OD said that my mouth size and shape is perfect! however, that means he doesnt want to lose any space. this means the palate expander stays in! how long you ask! well, its been 7 months already...a...
by chipmunkcheeks
Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Resuming sports after Lefort 1 or SARPE
Replies: 27
Views: 6786

sorry, not really. besides the fact that you will still feel a bit crappy and swollen...do you really want a volleyball coming at your face with a broken jaw? plus, if you are having a sarpe, you will still be turning a key, which means your jaw is actively being kept broken, not healing. i wasnt al...
by chipmunkcheeks
Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484603

long time no talk

hey all, i know i havent been on in awhile, so i figured i owed an update. How are you doing warden and others?? I am finally getting my braces on top, 6 months post op. (Did anyone else have to wait that long???) The gap will be closed all the way!!! I am getting my expander removed, er, switched, ...
by chipmunkcheeks
Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Splint Removed= Arch bar placed=severe pain
Replies: 5
Views: 2161

hang in there

the best i can say is hang in there...i have had a palate expander in my mouth for going on 7 months...it gets removed next mouth and replaced with the TPA, which you talked about. the TPA is less bulky than what I have so its going to be a relief for myself. Though, for you i can imagine it is awfu...
by chipmunkcheeks
Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484603

surgery date

hey michelle and all, im doing well. i have 2 weeks until my next OD adjustment. my front teeth are pretty much straight now and only 1mm apart! so close. only 3 months post op, no braces. i say thats a pretty good feat. the gap on the bottom is closing as well. in regards to a surgery date. i think...
by chipmunkcheeks
Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484603

first adjustment

hey all, michelle- i know waht i a tpa is, and im sorry you just cant go expanderless, but im sure it must be better than this tcontraption. at least yours is coming off relatively quickly. 8-9 months for me!!! now that is a sentence to be cry about! plus! no braces to finish closing the gap until j...
by chipmunkcheeks
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484603

update

hey all, sorry, long time no response. its the beginning of the school year and i teach first grade, so its a lot fo work. i got my braces on the frist day of school and have another appt with the ortho on oct 18th. right now he is trying to close my gap caused by taking out an incisor and rotate my...
by chipmunkcheeks
Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 6 Months Post Op- after Upper/Lower Jaw and Genio
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

congratulations

hey kate, i came across your surgery and i was encouraged because i am having the same procedure next summer. this summer i had a SARPE and now im getting settled into braces. i was just wondering how you felt about the whole experience now that you are done. your face looks really hot now, before i...
by chipmunkcheeks
Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:53 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484603

next appt

hey michelle and ward, i have my next appt tomorrow with the OS...i guess a two in one deal, a follow up to surgery, as well as an extraction of my lower left central incisor...bye bye tooth. poor thing is on death row, all my other bottom teeth have brackets besides him...i am being such a baby abo...
by chipmunkcheeks
Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484603

braces

hey ward and michelle, the only reason i was getting clear braces is because the od doesnt put metal on adults...he only does clear...im confused...did he think i was a kid when he put them on me and forgot...i couldnt tell waht he was putting on until i was done, so there is no way for me to have a...
by chipmunkcheeks
Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484603

gap update

hey ward and michelle, well, i got the brackets on tuesday and then i was told no archwire yet...cuz i have to have a tooth pulled. i am having that done by my surgeon who did the operation on friday...ahhhh...hopefully at that time he will release me to do waht i want as it will be a little more th...
by chipmunkcheeks
Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484603

hi

hey michelle and ward, im doing well, im pretty much on your schedule as well...ortho on sept 4th for bottom braces...gap is getting much smaller on its own actually, it was 7 mm and now it is only about 3.5 mm, bigger at the gums than the tooth b/c one of my front teeth is crooked..how big are both...