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Necessity is the Mother of Invention August 3, 2007

Yesterday's OJW was a case of "necessity was the mother of invention":  CJ came from Michigan.  She had to drive 300 miles to reach the closest airport. I discovered upon examining her that in spite of more than ten email communications I failed to elicit from her the fact she was wearing an upper partial (removable) denture to replace about six missing teeth. After doing my best to make the partial be as tightly fixed to the remaining teeth as possible I gave up that idea and she gladly agreed to let me wire her front teeth.  I'll send you a photo. She was pleased as punch.  You may well ask how  she keeps up her hygiene?    The answer is she can brush the outside of her teeth normally and use Listerine rinse for hygiene under the partial. She will have to release and rewire every 3-4 days to keep up decent mouth hygiene and fresh breath control. Those interested in following her case may email her at especiallywired@aol.com

Photo of CJ

Photo of CJ

Meet CJ (no e's if your pleeze) in the X-ray room

Her BMI is 36.6 and her goal weight is 150 pounds. She wrote that she would passionately devote the maximum amount of time allowed for OJW as was necessary to reach her goal.

 

Good grief Charlie Brown, what is this? (Look carefully and you will see a partial (removable) denture).  Now CJ reveals to me that she has to catch her flight  back to Michigan at 4:00 this afternoon.

Hmmmm, aaarrgh. How did this happen? Well in spite of at least ten emails back and forth to CJ I forget to make the "telephone reminder call"  (OJW telephone consultation memo) . and ask if she was missing any teeth. You can see how the clasps cover the natural teeth that would typically be used to do OJW. Turns out she was missing six teeth and the partial precluded doing the OJW as I usually do it.  Maybe I could make the clasps on the partial very tight so that it could not become easily detached. Good idea, huh? So I tried to adjust the back clasp and gently as I could . The metal clasp was to brittle...it broke. Well forget that plan. ..now what?

The choice was send CJ  back home sans OJW or be inventive. Would she accept OJW on the front upper teeth (clear on top and metal on the bottom).  Would she? You bet she did.  On y va.

See the metal brackets I bonded on  to the four bottom teeth.  You can see the partial denture her left side.

Here you can barely see the clear brackets bonded on to three of the top teeth.

Here  you can see them a little better.

Photo of Dr. TED and CJ

Here you can see them perfectly

Voila!  Here she is wired with .012 inch diameter deadsoft stainless steel wire so that her lower teeth are not touching her upper teeth. I taught her how wire herself. With wire this thin and supple it was a no-brainer. Brushing the outside of her teeth is a breeze.  She will have to remove and clean and replace the wiring every 2-3 days and use an antiseptic  mouth rinse 2-3 times per day.

Bon voyage dear CJ.

We had a few moments left before the taxi came so I took her to the nearby famous Brooklyn Heights Promenade and showed her the magnificent view of the Liberty Lady and lower Manhattan and the  new "Floating Pool Lady " at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach.  Read my review: "Floating Pool Lady at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach."

"All's well that ends well" Shakespeare wrote. I sent my staff a short letter of thanks and Ps'd CJ at length. She responded and then followed up. Herein I share her happiness with you. See the letters below.

 
Yesterday's OJW was a case of "necessity was the mother of invention": CJ came from Michigan.  She had to drive 300 miles  to reach the closest airport. I discovered upon examining her that in spite of more than ten email communications I failed to elicit from her the fact she was wearing an upper partial (removable) denture to replace six missing teeth. After doing my best to make the partial be as tightly fixed to the remaining teeth as possible I gave up that idea and she gladly agreed to let me wire her front teeth.  I'll send you a photo. She was pleased as punch.  You may well ask how  she keeps up her hygiene?    The answer is she can brush the outside of her teeth normally and use Listerine rinse for hygiene under the partial. She will have to release and rewire every 2-3 days to keep up acceptable mouth hygiene and fresh breath control.

 

In a message dated 8/3/2007 11:48:19 AM Eastern Daylight Time, Dr ted35 writes:

Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD
Cosmetic Orthodontist for Adults and Children
American Association of Orthodontists

Founder DPOJW www.drted.com/DPOJW.html
35 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
718 852 1551    Fx 718 852 1894 drted35@aol.com     www.drted.com

 

Dear CJ (Especiallywired")
 
I LIKE TO SAY THAT "A ROSE TO THE LIVING IS WORTH MORE THAN A WREATH TO THE DEAD." Cordially, Dr. Ted
 
In a message dated 08/03/2007 11:40:23 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, Especiallywired writes:
Hi Dr. Ted,
 
I just wanted to reiterate what a pleasure it was meeting you and your staff.  You've got an exceptional crew there which is often hard to find. 
Thank you for the special attention and allowing me to be your first as it pertains to this type of wiring.  I especially thank you because I came there yesterday looking for help as I felt this was my last resort and by golly you gave it to me! :-)  No really, I appreciate your willingness to think outside the box so that you didn't have to turn me away.  That was the one thing I worried about all while traveling ... Will he be able to wire me?  And I'm so glad you at least tried and did! I can promise you, you will not be sorry having taken the risk on me!  I'm going to do you justice by making you proud and doing myself/health justice!  Oh and thanks for your time/tour ... Boy was that a great view!  I am still imagining what it would be like to be there during the fireworks!  That must be captivating!
 
OK, now to business, I am doing well as it is only Day 1.  I will keep a journal of not only my regimen and exercise, but perhaps my mood.  That ought to make for a great read! :-)  No you will probably refer me to a psychiatrist after this! :-)
 
Any who, I made it home safe and sound around 10:30 p.m. last night and I would have emailed you then, but I didn't want you to think I'm a stalker!   :-)  Again, I thank you for everything, please tell the staff I said hello and thanks again!
 
Further, I will never step foot in NY and not come visit your office.  I guess you are sorta stuck with me!  I don't easily attach, or detach for that matter so consider yourself FLATTERED! :-)
 
Have an exceptional day and I will be in touch, you can count on it! 

CJ---
 
PS ... I don't mind you giving out this email address, nor showing my mouth photo's.  However, no personal information should be given which allows someone to link to me personally or identify who I am  (i.e., home address, phone, city, actual picture).  I further, don't mind sharing things such as my weight (who cares they won't know its me) :-) , or the procedure/difficulty, if you need to place a location on it, lets use my state (i.e., Michigan).
 
Oh, tell Bryan, I know he looked at my weight card after I left! :-)

Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD
Cosmetic Orthodontist for Adults and Children
American Association of Orthodontists

Founder DPOJW www.drted.com/DPOJW.html
35 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
718 852 1551    Fx 718 852 1894 drted35@aol.com     www.drted.com

 

October 3, 2007

Dear Asaad, Rachel and Brian, Sam and Jon,

I thought we did a swell job today. CJ  Left the office pleased as punch.  I thank you for the work you did to help us have a happy ending to  CJ's trip to Brooklyn.  In french they say "Chapeaux"  which means "hats off to you".

Although I was filled with great emotions ... YES, I left the office a very happy camper!  It is with mixed emotions because you don't often meet a person with the heart of Dr. Ted and a wonderful staff to boot! :-)  Thanks again to Brian for opening a door and/or working with Dr. Ted to creatively get the job done!  Little did you know ... I was not getting up out of that chair without something on my teeth! :-)  Honestly, it doesn't look bad and even better it feels good!  Not only have I been practicing my smile and diction, but I've been picturing myself as the "NEW" me!  And I'm telling you guys, I'm a "KNOCKOUT"! :-)

Ps. to CJ:

CJ I applaud your courage and clear thinking in moving along on regaining control of  your desire to eat when you are not truly hungry.   I know you are going to be successful because you are determined.

Thank you so much for the kind words as I truly have EVERY intention on reaching my goal which not only allows me to create health, but wealth.  And if I just so happen to get a couple of dates out of it ... SO BE IT! :-)

The biggest challenge is to modify your eating and exercise habits so that you do not regain the weight.  Begin by eating less one day a day at a time.   The first OJW week is difficult to say the least.  Read AT's story: Orthodontic Jaw wiring: A.T.ís diary of her experiences during the first two months.

I'm printing it now ... and any suggestions you can give me to aid me in achieving my goal, is respected/appreciated!

Ground Zero: Why do we eat when we are not hungry?...Answer

I've printed this too as a reminder !!!

You have my own phone and may call me whenever you need help in relation to a problem arising from the OJW we did for you today.  :-)  Dr. Ted

Gotcha and will do! :-)

I told my son about your fondness of the song that he and his co-author writer-composer wrote,

called The Only Thingwhich he wrote and dedicated to Amy,  the girl he married on October 26, 2003. It tells of the pain that comes with loving one another.

Oh, how even more special!  :-)

Cordially, Dr. Ted

Take care "ALL"...CJ---
 

Hi Dr. Ted,  CJ'Report 8/11/07 (9 days in to the OJW process)
 
As I put week one behind me, I am  enthusiastically looking forward and reaching for the next!  Week One, represented devising a program both nutritionally and physically that worked for me.  Originally I was to do the Carnation Instant Breakfast shakes 7-8 times per day to get the daily recommended nutrients.  Well, I started feeling wayyyy to full with all that liquid.  It was a wonder I didn't float away!  lol  Sooooooo, I went to the health food store and worked with one of their specialist and we came up with a shake that is carb conscious (i.e., low in sugar) and has increased protein.  It is called Muscle Milk with each shake averaging 32 grams of protein or higher!   Each shake contains less than 7 grams of sugar and includes the whole B-complex, and a whole lot of other good stuff!  The main thing is it cut my shakes in half which makes them more achievable and they are good!  Carnation Instant Breakfast, although good, in order to meet my quota I was drinking  from sun up to sun down!  lol 
 
Exercise is going great! Got 4 workouts in this week!  As set by my Dietician, I only have to do 3, 30 minute workouts, per week.  So I'm on it and then some!  I never really knew how tired/sluggish I was until now and how labored my breathing was.  I'm full of energy and have developed a faster pace of walking.  Taking giant steps now because I'm leaping towards my goal as I can see it in view for once in my life!  
 
I'm reading as much literature as I can get my hands on which supports me holistically and/or what I'm trying to accomplish as a life-time goal.  Readings include my favorite magazine, "Women's World", Narcotics Anonymous Workbook, and The Bible - which is the best book of all. Low and behold, this week's Woman's World Magazine featured the University of Kentucky SHAKE DIET which helps you loose 8 lbs in 7 days!
 
I haven't had to eat air, as right now I am fully satisfied. I will remember the lesson learned/taught on eating air as I can only realistically imagine that a day will come.  However, as I type, I'm focused and still grateful for you taking a chance with me!
 
Have an exceptional weekend!
 
Especiallywired

August 16, 2007

Hi Ty,
 
Good for you and congrats on your decision! Dr. Ted is the greatest!  I have no doubt that it was God that led me to his office.
 
It is going GREAT!  I think because I am so focused that it doesn't actually feel like I'm wired.  I had my procedure done on August 2nd, so about 15 days under my belt and still going...  Initially I had gone to see a dietician that I discussed going on CIB (Carnation Instant Breakfast) as my chosen drink for my program.  However, after doing the math and the number of drinks that I needed to down daily in order to meet my nutritional quota, it was simply toooooooo many drinks for me.  I was feeling quite bloated because I had to try to consume 7-8 drinks daily, and still needed to get my water in. So as discussed or in updating Dr. Ted, I indicated that I had switched to RTD (Ready to Drink) Muscle Milk*. (See Ps: below for web site). Not only is the drink nutritionally balanced, but is very high in protein, low-carb and more importantly I only have to drink 2 - 3 per day to get everything I need!  Oh and did I tell you that they are GREAT tasting and comes in a variety of flavors?  Should you wish to try them, you can find them at GNC and probably any health food store.  However, I went on line and ordered them because they are a bit pricey in the store.  They offer them in a powder as well and I didn't check the pricing on those as I am a RTD girl, but they come in a variety of flavors.

I try and workout at least 3-4 times per week, depending on my schedule.  Exercise hasn't been a problem as I actually feel as though I have more energy and wind which is VERY helpful! :-)  To keep myself balanced/focused and conditioning myself for when the wires are taken off, or even for my difficult days which may be coming, I try to read any literature relative to my goal(s).  For me that has been my Bible, Women's World Magazine, For You Magazine, and even the Study Guide & Work Book of NA (Narcotics Anonymous).  I mean because it is addiction (i.e., compulsive behaviors) which has me in such a way that I needed wires in the first place.  But you have to find your niche and decide what is best for you.

The wires themselves have been no hindrance in terms of me being able to do pretty much everything I did prior, with the exception of over-eat!  The first day or so I had to adjust my speech pattern, but after a few days no problem.  The biggest thing is when someone yells my name from afar, I am not able to respond! LOL  That's ok, I never liked yelling much as I have always felt it was a bit improper!  :-)  And of course, everyone will want to know what happened or why? :-/  Or you get, you must have been to the dentist, poor thing!  Or because my wiring is in the front, basis the traditional which is on the sides, everyone thinks that I've gotten braces for a second time. GO FIGURE! lol  But for me, my purpose is personal and the true reason has only been shared with immediate family. Others, and as Dr. Ted prepared me, I have "TMJ"** in which I say it is preventative and my jaw-joints have been placed in a resting position. ;-) 

If you have any more questions or would like to share sometime, please feel free to email me any-time!  I will try and get back to you promptly as right now I am away in Madison facilitating the health-care of a transplant patient.

I hope this helps and good luck with your procedure!

Especiallywired

*Ps: http://www.cytosport.com/ProductGroups.aspx
**Pps:  TMJ  (Temoro-Mandibular Joint) (painful popping jaw joints)

Hello CJ
 
Dr ted in Brooklyn NY will also be performing the same procedure on myself next month. He gave me your email because as odd as it sounds even though I live in NY i'm visiting the city where you live...that's weird.  I would love to hear how your wiring is going so far. I interested in the liquid diet your using. On line there are so many options. My goal weight is 125 lbs. I plan on letting my wires stay on for about 3 to 4 months. Feel free to to email mail me or call me any time. Unfortunately I don't have a computer here but I frequent the library every couple of days. My number is 111-222-3333
 
Wired shut
Ty

Dear CJ, Ty (and Nazanin),

Thank for allowing me to "eavesdrop" :-)  I am still in Oregon with my wife and grandkids. Stayed back today while they went off to visit the other granma and g-pa.

I am preparing to present for the first time as a talk on the evening of September 18, to a study club of local area dentists, my work on OJW. I have presented it as a "Table Clinic" in New York, San Francisco, Paris and Las Vegas. Las Vegas was a hoot. ( I don't gamble) See how it looked in Las Vegas:
Orthodontic Jaw Wiring  (OJW) for the Control of Overweight may one day save someone's life: Unlike Bariatric surgery where 1/300 die, the mortality rate of OJW is zero See the table clinic I presented on the subject   and the table clinic I presented in Las Vegas May 2006 . As You can see I can take my dog and pony show and pack it in a box and present it anywhere.

So Ty we are both experiencing the stage fright that comes with "The First Time"  So to help put your mind at ease here I present the "trailer" to "The OJW Story"  as experience by a young lady (Nazanin M.) who came from Seattle just a few weeks before CJ.
103. On June 7, 2007 N.M. came from Seattle to have OJW. She was kind enough to give her permission to photo-document her case from start to finish. See the case study of N.M. (Nazanin).

Especiallywired@aol.com tymedeyinlo03@yahoo.com, mirzai1@hotmail.com . If /when you have the desire to share your experiences you have above eachof your email addresses,

Cordially, and with much care and concern that you you stay well and accomplish all your goals, Dr.Ted

 Ps.  CJ I wish I could have a little talking hololgraph that I could pull out of my packet and put on my hand like that scene in Stars Wars I  where Luke pulls up Princess Leyha and she gives him a leg-up on what's happening.

PPs:
Lo and behold
Lo and behold - meaning and origin of this phrase.
www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/lo-and-behold.html - 8k - Similar pages

 

September 1, 2007

Here CJ and Continue to communicate to one another. Ty who is getting nervous. They let me "eavesdrop" on their conversation. I try to comfort Ty who is coming to the office on September 6 (if all proceeds as planned) for her OJW.  I send CG, Ty and Nazanin the photo-documentation of Nazanin's OJW which I documented thoroughly: 

In a message dated 8/29/2007 11:14:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time, tymedeyinlo03@yahoo.com writes:
Hi-
 
Thanks for the information you sent me about the liquid diet. Im currently still on vacation in Muskegon, Mi . My procedure is going to be done on Sept 6th next week! Im nervous to say the least. I have a wedding a week after so Im not sure how Im going to work with it. Plus Im going to a Bon Jovi concert in Oct. Im not going to wait any longer because there is always something going on and I need to take care of my weight problem asap. Im tired of worrying about it. I refuse to enter 2008 over wieght. 2008 is all about me and weight will not be an issue for me.
 
How much weight have you loss so far? Are you happy with the results so far? Have you found any new liquid diets? I plan on useing slim fast at once a day, I love the cappacino for the morning. My best friend had gastric bypass and she used the shakes from GMC that you told me about. She loved the vanilla one the best. How long do you intend on leaving the wires on? I hope I reach my goal weight before Christmas.  Feel free to give a call @ 646-938-5248 any time after 7pm
 
Thanks so much for communicating with me. Have you found a web site with people who have had it done? I like the before and after pics. Let me know.
 
ty
 
Hello,
 
You are more than welcome and as I indicated, anything I can assist you with I'd be more than willing to do so.  You know, I almost booked a flight for September 6th to go and revisit Dr. Ted as it will be over a month for me by then.  It just so happen that I had some conflicting appointments in which I just could not get out of!
 
September 6th is the date, huh?  Well, good for you and again, I wish you the absolute BEST!  It is only normal I think to be nervous and if you weren't a little, I would probably say you are not ready.  So nervousness is a good sign/indicator that you are excited about what is about to happen to you, which essentially means you are thinking about it which again is GOOD!  But you will do just fine! It is absolutely PAIN free, you don't even get a shot or anything as it is not necessary.  I don't know if you ever had braces or not, but it is very similar to that without the rubber bands.
 
You are absolutely right, there will always be events taking place, so you just have to make that move to better your health which should be the main event and your focus.  At first, because I have a great deal of engagements and it seems like every meeting is centered around food or a business luncheons, I too was concerned about how is this going to pan out?   Low and behold, it is working out just fine!  The biggest hindrance is sometimes you may have to repeat yourself because you (or at least) I don't talk as loud and I work very hard at articulating my words and projecting my voice now!  But all is well!  When going to lunch, you can have broth or the soup of french onion soup or a cream based soup with a little more milk or water added to it. Or you can simply have a high protein shake blended with fruit or a slushy made with fruit ... I mean when you think about it, there are a few options which will get you through. Keep in mind when you have these items that your calories will be different from your basic routine so make the adjustments accordingly so that you stay on task!
 
In terms of activities, I come prepared even if it means taking a drink in my purse or having it before hand and just having something to drink while I am at the event.  After a few weeks, your mouth settles and the more time served you have under your belt, the better you talk and not to mention the less hungry you become.  It is really going great and I am yet excited about my decision to get wired! Oh, how I love weddings and me some Bon Jovi! So relax and have fun as you will be celebrating/dancing to a different tune this time. 
 
I am not sure as to how much weight I've lost because I promised Dr. Ted that I would not step on a scale until I stepped back into his office and I've kept that promise. If I have a doctor's appointment, I get on the scale backwards and ask the nurse or my dietician not to advise me of my "NEW" weight.  I have dieted pretty much all of my life and one doctor that assisted me with a medical weightloss plan, taught me not to weigh myself until my doctor's visit and so I'm not only ok with that, but it just sorta stuck with me.  But here's the deal, I know something good is happening because my clothes are getting a little bigger, I'm feeling more energized, my face is slimming down, and I'm seeing indentions where they should be!  LOL So that tells me that not only am I doing something right, but it is working!
 
Upon becoming wired, I indicated that I was committed to being wired until I reach the ideal weight for my body type which I felt was 150 lbs.  At first I was going for a specific number, but now I just want to reach my optiaml level of healthy!  Whatever number that happens to be, even if it is LOWER, I'm good with it!  I just know that 300 lbs is not the majic number!  LOL
 
It sounds like you are not only excited, but have been doing some self-examination which I think will aid you in your process.  I'm glad that you have decided to make your life a priority, as often that is the main hindrance in obtaining "healthy" lifestyle changes (i.e., keeps us from getting started).
 
I haven't really deviated from my muscle milk, with the exception of when I was in Madison for one week and I wasn't able to obtain it.  During that week, I basically dranked diet tea, water (vitamin & regular), and 100% fruit juice mixed with water.  That was like a crash weightloss week and I experienced surges of energy followed by sluggishness because of the low calories encountered that week.  I wouldn't advise that as it is not healthy and the body actually goes into preservation mode and clings to all the stored fat at this time. Clinging to FAT ... NOT GOOD!  lol That is the one thing we want to flush and rid our bodies of so keep that in mind. 
 
Slimfast, is a great tasting drink, however, not as much protein which is needed to keep the good muscle, burn stored fat and as nutritionally balanced as it is higher in sugar content too! Everything in moderation, and I too love the Cappucino Slim-fast too, in fact I've got a couple of cases!   I keep a mixture of drinks because depending on what my day is like, sometimes I don't even get a chance to drink my drinks, so I will go for a higher calorie, maybe a little more sugar and things so that I can get my recommended daily in-take in within that day!  Again, as I stated, I spent my first week or so getting adjusted and finding a fit for me and I would advise you to do the same.
 
Gastric bypass, I'm all to familar with that and have had friends that have had it as well.  Needless to say, some are looking to have the surgery again and/or possibly get wired!  lol  The stomach is a muscle and like anything else, it stretches over-time!  As it stretches, if you haven't adopted a better pattern of eating or healthy lifestyle choices, you will find yourself eating a little bit more and a little bit more and you know the rest ...
 
Ty, if I can share one thing with you and out of all the things I have stated, and that is, it really boils down to something as simple as you've heard probably time and time again ... IT REALLY IS ABOUT LIFESTYLE CHANGES! If you don't develop a healthy eating plan and/or balance in your life, you will find yourself right back where you started!  I had gastric bypass over 10 years ago and as we both know, Dr. Ted would not have wired me if I had been at my ideal or a healthy weight, right?  lol I'm still searching for that balance and I hope through this level of honesty and discipline that I can find it once and for all! The main thing, like you, is to know that this is not a quick fix and it requires making better decisions for my life, so that I may have a life worth living.  So if you aren't at your goal weight by Christmas, so what! The main thing is that you have made a choice/done something to get you there. You don't have to worry about when it comes, just know and hang on to the fact that it is coming! You will reach your ideal weight! Just hang in there as patience truly is a virtue!
 
No, haven't found any websites regarding this other than Dr. Ted! And I've been probably working a nerve in him, emailing him back and forth! He's wonderful though and I think (NOT SURE) that even if I were getting on his nerves, he'd still listen! You are absolutely going to "LOVE" Dr. Ted! Staff is great too and they really make you feel welcomed/comfortable which never hurts.
 
I too like the pics as it gives me something to gauge my success by sorta side by side.  You are most welcome as it has been nice emailing back and forth with you as well. 
 
Take care and keep in touch as I want to know your experience after getting wired!
 
Best regards  Especiallywired,
 
PS ... There is one thing I plan to discuss with Dr. Ted, sometimes I get a headache or other aches and did you know, but they don't make aspirin or pain reliever's over the counter in a liquid!  I guess I just hadn't never paid that much attention, but they don't! So I will need to ask Dr. Ted, what do or might I do in cases such as this?
Dear CJ, Ty (and Nazanin),

Thank for allowing me to "eavesdrop" :-)  I am still in Oregon with my wife and grandkids. Stayed back today while they went off to visit the other granma and g-pa.

I am preparing to present for the first time as a talk on the evening of September 18, to a study club of local area dentists, my work on OJW. I have presented it as a "Table Clinic" in New York, San Francisco, Paris and Las Vegas. Las Vegas was a hoot. ( I don't gamble) See how it looked in Las Vegas:
Orthodontic Jaw Wiring  (OJW) for the Control of Overweight may one day save someone's life: Unlike Bariatric surgery where 1/300 die, the mortality rate of OJW is zero See the table clinic I presented on the subject   and the table clinic I presented in Las Vegas May 2006 . As You can see I can take my dog and pony show and pack it in a box and present it anywhere.

So Ty we are both experiencing
the stage fright that comes with "The First Time"  So to help put your mind at ease here I present the "trailer" to "The OJW Story"  as experience by a young lady (Nazanin M.) who came from Seattle just a few weeks before CJ.
103. On June 7, 2007 N.M. came from Seattle to have OJW. She was kind enough to give her permission to photo-document her case from start to finish. See the case study of N.M. (Nazanin).

Especiallywired@aol.com tymedeyinlo03@yahoo.com, mirzai1@hotmail.com . If /when you have the desire to share your experiences you have above eachof your email addresses,

Cordially, and with much care and concern that you you stay well and accomplish all your goals, Dr.Ted

 Ps.  CJ I wish I could have a little talking hololgraph that I could pull out of my packet and put on my hand like that scene in Stars Wars I  where Luke  Sky Walker pulls up Princess Leyha and she gives him a leg-up on what's happening.

PPs:
Lo and behold
Lo and behold - meaning and origin of this phrase.
www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/lo-and-behold.html - 8k - Similar pages
 

SEPTEMBER 8, 2007  AND CJ RESPONDED:

Gotta love Monday ... Oh wait it is Tuesday, isn't it?  LOL
In a message dated 8/30/2007 8:01:04 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Dr ted35 writes:
Dear CJ, Ty (and Nazanin),

Thank for allowing me to "eavesdrop" :-)  I am still in Oregon with my wife and grandkids. Stayed back today while they went off to visit the other granma and g-pa.
Oh, how cool!
I am preparing to present for the first time as a talk on the evening of September 18, to a study club of local area dentists, my work on OJW. I have presented it as a "Table Clinic" in New York, San Francisco, Paris and Las Vegas. Las Vegas was a hoot. ( I don't gamble) See how it looked in Las Vegas:
Good for you, do US proud, Dr. Ted!
 
I don't gamble either, but Vegas is one of my favorite spots.  Love the shows!
Orthodontic Jaw Wiring  (OJW) for the Control of Overweight may one day save someone's life: Unlike Bariatric surgery where 1/300 die, the mortality rate of OJW is zero See the table clinic I presented on the subject   and the table clinic I presented in Las Vegas May 2006 . As You can see I can take my dog and pony show and pack it in a box and present it anywhere. 
 
"Dog & Pony Show" ... LOL, now there's a phrase I haven't heard in a while!

So Ty we are both experiencing the stage fright that comes with "The First Time"  So to help put your mind at ease here I present the "trailer" to "The OJW Story"  as experience by a young lady (Nazanin M.) who came from Seattle just a few weeks before CJ. 103. On June 7, 2007 N.M. came from Seattle to have OJW. She was kind enough to give her permission to photo-document her case from start to finish. See the case study of N.M. (Nazanin).

Especiallywired@aol.com tymedeyinlo03@yahoo.com, mirzai1@hotmail.com . If /when you have the desire to share your experiences you have above eachof your email addresses,
It is almost your turn  ... Go get em' TY!  
 
N.M., I too care for my parents and most of my family as they have been strucken by diabetes, renal failure, hypertension, etc.  I understand fully how when caring for others, you often ignore your personal needs. So good for you for taking a step at doing something just for "YOU", even though, you are ALREADY so cute and petite!  Loved your photo shoot!  I wish you the best as you are already a looker, but going for knock-out isn't badd either! Best Wishes ...
 
LOL, Dr. Ted, sometimes you are just too darn helpful!
Cordially, and with much care and concern that you you stay well and accomplish all your goals, Dr.Ted
Thanks Dr. Ted and get home safe!
 Ps.  CJ I wish I could have a little talking hololgraph that I could pull out of my ppockett and put on my hand like that scene in Stars Wars I  where Luke Skywalker pulls up Princess Leyha and she gives him a leg-up on what's happening.
 LOL
 I NEVER KNEW THAT!  I tell you Dr. Ted, you truly are a "DEEP POOL"!
Lo and behold - meaning and origin of this phrase.
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October 16, 2007

CJ had a detached bracket so she sent me short list of the orthodontists in her town, I called up two both of whom were delighted to rebond the bracket. When it was done CJ wrote:

In a message dated 10/15/2007 4:25:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Dr ted35 writes:
I've gottit! (note the Brit accent)
Well that was me trying to show my British accent! Come on DP you were supposed to get that! LOL
 
Ok, so I've got brackets and Dr. Hunt is a nice person, he referenced taking a look at your website when he gets a chance.  Oh, one of the girls indicated that she had looked at it.  I started to get really nervous as to what she may say, however, she goes, WOW HE OFFERS A LOT OF SERVICES! In my mind, I was like yep, he sure does!
 
It was so funny because after the brackets was placed on, Dr. Hunt goes, now when is the next time you will be seeing Dr. Ted? I go, probably in a month or so. He goes, and how long does he plan to leave these brackets on? I go, we hadn't discussed an out date yet, seeming that I'm only 2 months into my program.  He goes, oh Ok!  But the assistant goes, what wire should I use?  He goes, how does he normally wire you? He goes across like this? I told him, I can handle that part as he's taught me how to do that in case my wire breaks and seeming I'm so far away. I go, I have supplies and everything. They were further impressed!
 
Overall, I've got my brackets back in place, and will rewire myself either tonight or before coming to work tomorrow!
 
Thanks again DP for everything!
 
Love ... CJ---

October 29, 2007

CJ had a tooth ache (not related to the OJW). She got all worked up about what her dentist would say when he saw the braces on her teeth. It turned out way different than she imagined. Read on:

Hi Dr. Ted, I mean Deep Pool!   Hadn't heard from you so I thought I best check-in!  http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZR and I pray that things are well and that you had a wonderful weekend. 
 
The subject matter was just to get your attention, but what I really wanted was to share something with you ...
 
I had been experiencing a little tooth pain on my bottom tooth, right side, last tooth in the back and so because I didn't want to explain to my dentist about the brackets, I was trying to hold out as long as I could before going to get it checked out!   All while I am driving to my family dentist office, I am like how are you going to explain these brackets?  I'm just a talking to myself and answering LOL, and so I go, he will know if you have TMJ, I mean the man's a dentist too and he's been seeing me for a number of years!  I go, I can't tell him that!  So I sat down in his chair and the assistant, goes, oh you have braces!  I go, no!  She goes, aren't those braces on your teeth?  I go, yes, they are brace brackets, but I am not using them for teeth straightening.  At this point, I'm like what are they going to do, put me out of the chair?  As me to remove them or find another dentist? I mean, really now and as they already know I had braces!  I know some people go and get touch ups, but I mean come on, I had no wire  on my braces even! LOL  
 
Any who, she goes, well why are they there?  I go, they are for weightloss purposes.  I go, I'm trying to get down to 130 lbs before having some work done and I happen to know this works, so I'm going for it!  My Dentist said good for you! I nearly did a double take!  http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZR I'm like REALLY? He goes, yeah ... I applaud your effort to gain health. I go, I have to admit I was a bit embarrassed about it because I didn't want to tell you as it is a controversial subject!  He goes, there is nothing to be embarrassed about! So I guess not only is my family dentist a keeper NOW,  but this is just another classic example of all's well that ends well!
 
So you take care DP and until our next share ... Stay Cool!

November 22, 2007

Especially wired needed some more brackets. Best of all she decided that her progress was bringing her such joy that th goal she envisioned at the start was higher than the goal she now believes is attainable:

I will post on web site.  enjoy
 
In a message dated 11/02/2007 9:28:08 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, Especiallywired writes:
Hi Dr. Ted,
 
I am writing to you on today because I am in need of more brace brackets.  I'm finding that the clear don't adhere as well as the metal.  Subsequently I used my last clear bracket yesterday and have only two metal ones left.  Now don't get me wrong, if it comes down to it, I will have a mixture on the top because I'm committed to my wires.  
 
The bottom ones are holding up really well, it is just the clear on the top that I seem to be losing.  Oh and catch this ... I put my last one on myself.  Seeming I had just left the dentist office, I didn't want to return so soon, so I did it myself with the super glue as you had instructed me!
 
Heres how:  I used tissue to prop my upper lip up, dried the area/tooth off, made sure it was a smooth surface, verses glue being on there so it would adhere better.  Then I got tweezers in had with the bracket, dried the tooth again, dipped it in the crazy glue and placed it on, held for 60 seconds, then used a dryer for extra sealing.   Just to make certain that it had adhered, I waited until the next morning before rewiring and it worked! I'm wired  again with brackets in place! And oh, did I tell you, I now have 4 clear on the top and 5 metal on the bottom.  Not only does it look better, but it wears a bit better! http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZR
 
I don't know if in my last email you saw my NEW weightloss goal or not, but I have changed from wanting to reach 150 lbs, to now 130 lbs.  Are you with me?
 
Ok, I've taken up E-NUFF of your time, have a fun filled weekend!
 
Love ...
 
CJ---

PS ... My tooth ended up needing an emergency root canal and he prescribed a liquid antibiotic!  Nothings killing me though but the prices of dentistry - MAN!  http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZR 

 

In a message dated 11/15/2007 9:37:37 AM Eastern Standard Time, Dr ted35 writes:
11 16  07

DPool writes:

Today I am going to be on People's court in the case of Rothstein v Robinson  for non-pay of balance of bill $2300.  I don't know yet when the show will air in the future. I will let you know.   If I win, which should be a no-brainer barring some quirky judge the court pays me the money. It was very wise of Mrs. Robinson to  choose the TV path. Thank you for your report on the inefectiveness of crazy glue (cyanoacrylate).  Orthodontists are the best choice for having a bracket rebonded. Your fate lies not in the stars but in yourself and luck favors the prepared. Looking forward to your next trip to NY. How much weight in total have you lost?  Love, Dr. Ted  Dpool has written...so be it.   PS. I won in Poeple's Court  Will let you know when it is going to air.
Oh, how cool!  Yes, please let me know when it airs as I am looking forward to watching it! That should really be a hoot! LOL  
 
Wow, you make crazy glue sound like poison! Cyanoacrylate ... YIKES!   Yes, sir, I'm done experimenting, so it looks like another trip to the ortho!
 
Oh DP, how beautiful ... I will think on this all day
 
"Your fate lies not in the stars but in yourself and luck favors the prepared" I love it!
 
I too am looking forward to my next trip. Don't know how much I've lost as I promised I would not look at the numbers until I was back on your scale, however, I know it is at least 50 lbs!  Are you proud of me?
 
Until the next time, take care ...
 
Love,
 
CJ---
In a message dated 11/15/2007 9:37:37 AM Eastern Standard Time, Dr ted35 writes:
DPool writes:
Today I am going to be on People's court in the case of Rothstein v Robinson  for non-pay of balance of bill $2300.  I don't know yet when the show will air in the future. I will let you know.   If I win, which should be a no-brainer barring some quirky judge the court pays me the money. It was very wise of Mrs. Robinson to  choose the TV path. Thank you for your report on the inefectiveness of crazy glue (cyanoacrylate).  Orthodontists are the best choice for having a bracket rebonded. Your fate lies not in the stars but in yourself and luck favors the prepared. Looking forward to your next trip to NY. How much weight in total have you lost?  Love, Dr. Ted  Dpool has written...so be it.
Oh, how cool!  Yes, please let me know when it airs as I am looking forward to watching it! That should really be a hoot! LOL  
 
Wow, you make crazy glue sound like poison! Cyanoacrylate ... YIKES!   Yes, sir, I'm done experimenting, so it looks like another trip to the ortho!
 
Oh DP, how beautiful ... I will think on this all day
 
"Your fate lies not in the stars but in yourself and luck favors the prepared" I love it!
 
I too am looking forward to my next trip. Don't know how much I've lost as I promised I would not look at the numbers until I was back on your scale, however, I know it is at least 50 lbs!  Are you proud of me?
 
Until the next time, take care ...
 
Love,
 
CJ---
In a message dated 11/15/2007 9:37:37 AM Eastern Standard Time, Dr ted35 writes:
DPool writes:
Today I am going to be on People's court in the case of Rothstein v Robinson  for non-pay of balance of bill $2300.  I don't know yet when the show will air in the future. I will let you know.   If I win, which should be a no-brainer barring some quirky judge the court pays me the money. It was very wise of Mrs. Robinson to  choose the TV path. Thank you for your report on the inefectiveness of crazy glue (cyanoacrylate).  Orthodontists are the best choice for having a bracket rebonded. Your fate lies not in the stars but in yourself and luck favors the prepared. Looking forward to your next trip to NY. How much weight in total have you lost?  Love, Dr. Ted  Dpool has written...so be it.
Oh, how cool!  Yes, please let me know when it airs as I am looking forward to watching it! That should really be a hoot! LOL  
 
Wow, you make crazy glue sound like poison! Cyanoacrylate ... YIKES!   Yes, sir, I'm done experimenting, so it looks like another trip to the ortho!
 
Oh DP, how beautiful ... I will think on this all day
 
"Your fate lies not in the stars but in yourself and luck favors the prepared" I love it!
 
I too am looking forward to my next trip. Don't know how much I've lost as I promised I would not look at the numbers until I was back on your scale, however, I know it is at least 50 lbs!  Are you proud of me?
 
Until the next time, take care ...
 
Love,
 
CJ---

April 21, 2008

 In a message dated 04/21/2008 11:06:43 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, Especiallywired writes:
Dr. Ted,
 My starting weight was 200.  Subsequently, my last three weigh-ins were
 177
 173
 165 which is most current.  I go back to the doctor on June 30th and will provide you with the results as I hope to be 150!
 So what do you think?

Here's what I think;

How very, very delightful. I am so proud of you/me. :-) Cordially, Dr. Ted
PS:You lost 35 pounds which turns of to be exactly the amount of my contribution  to  the kidney fund.
To what address should I mail the check and pay to the order of who?