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by chipmunkcheeks
Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long did it take you.....
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

the gap

i had surgery on july 10th...turned once a day for 2 weeks...had a nice size gap, you can see it in SARPE thread about page 40. i had about a 7mm gap and my OD still has not put on braces. i will get bottom braces ssept 4th and then he is gonna give my jaw a few more weeks to stabilize before i get ...
by chipmunkcheeks
Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484621

brace day=soon!!!!

hey michelle and ward, well i went to the ortho to check everything out and he said i was ready to begin braces!!! yay for me! i will start on the bottom, get braced and then have my left lateral incisor removed. when my top jaw is more stable, he will put on the top braces, i venture that will be a...
by chipmunkcheeks
Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484621

michelle, i went to the bar for a meal and to hang out with friends...the bouncer takes the ID, looks at it forever, stares back at me, scans it...surprise! it scans, its REAL...then goes back to staring and then in a rude tone says, "so this is you?"...i smiled realllll big with my gappy smile and ...
by chipmunkcheeks
Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484621

open bite, overbite

hey michelle, i told you id get pix of my fabulous open and overbite...without any further adue.... http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/npfieldhockey/Picture049.jpg http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/npfieldhockey/Picture057.jpg come to think of it my openbite does pretty much suck too...i to...
by chipmunkcheeks
Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Palate Expander in..ugh
Replies: 16
Views: 6209

swollen

hey tim, dont be discouraged! i checked out your blog, and your swelling is not that bad!!! i promise...on day 4 i was much worse, i looked like somone filled my head with a tank of helium...ps- the swelling starts to go down after day 5 probably. i am 5 weeks out and i still have some swelling. any...
by chipmunkcheeks
Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484621

gappy

wow michelle, your gap is closing, i can see it! i shouldnt say mine is never going away, its closing on its own right now, i will try to post pics tomorrow, as i am writing a paper right now and its due in 1 hours, and yes, i am taking a little detour, i have about 1 1/2 pages to go, so i think im ...
by chipmunkcheeks
Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484621

my poor gap

hey michelle and ward i have a quick question...how soon after your SARPE did you get braces? I had mine over a month ago now, and next week when i go to the OD he said we will start with bottoms...is this gap ever going to close at this rate???? if he gets bottoms on by sept, it will probably be th...
by chipmunkcheeks
Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484621

expander and such

hey ward and michelle, ward, i guess we are CrAZy because the OD tied my expander off too. it is so that it doesnt close on its own; as the bone heals it wants to go back and if it wasnt tied off then your jaw would actually push on the expander enough to force it back closed, relapsing your jaw. it...
by chipmunkcheeks
Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484621

expander and such

hey ward and michelle, ward, i guess we are CrAZy because the OD tied my expander off too. it is so that it doesnt close on its own; as the bone heals it wants to go back and if it wasnt tied off then your jaw would actually push on the expander enough to force it back closed, relapsing your jaw. it...
by chipmunkcheeks
Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484621

expander and such

hey ward and michelle, ward, i guess we are CrAZy because the OD tied my expander off too. it is so that it doesnt close on its own; as the bone heals it wants to go back and if it wasnt tied off then your jaw would actually push on the expander enough to force it back closed, relapsing your jaw. it...
by chipmunkcheeks
Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484621

pictures...FINALLY!!!

Hey michelle and ward... i think the ortho and surgeons have their work cut out for them. i guess i am lucky i had straight teeth to begin with, so my ortho treament before won't be so tricky. i am only getting one lower incisor removed because only 3 came in as baby teeth or adult teeth. everyone s...
by chipmunkcheeks
Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Rapid Upper Palatal Expansion
Replies: 4
Views: 731

MAD SCIENCE

what a crime!!! a chip in 5 days!!!!! i went to the OS and a week later he said, we will talk about chewing in a few weeks... PIZZA two weeks out???? a week later (2 weeks) he said i could chew jello and mashed potatoes...some sort of sick joke... i wont be allowed to chew for 6 weeks...and i had no...
by chipmunkcheeks
Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484621

hey ward and michelle, i am making it. i feel sooo much better as i move towards week 3 post-op. 3 more weeks until i can chew!!!! people get scared that i literally swallow food whole, but it beats everything being liquid. I still have swollen cheeks, but its slowly going down. My stitches were tak...
by chipmunkcheeks
Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Sorry, totally OT but wanted to share!
Replies: 9
Views: 1920

baby

congrats! your teeth do look great!!!!
by chipmunkcheeks
Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1890
Views: 484621

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...