Tuesday, 7 May 2013

7 months

Hello readers!


Sorry I have been MIA for a long long time.  I have been so busy with work and school that I have not taken any time to update my blog.  I apologize to everyone that is wondering who is wondering how I am doing 7 months later.

I am doing great and have become really satisfied with my new smile.  It took me about 4-5 months to start loving my new smile.  My orthodontist had to make some adjustments to my teeth and bite and it really changed a lot since my surgery.  My orthodontist tells me now that I have come a long way because she was extremely concerned as she could tell I was not happy with the outcome.  I tried to be very positive; although, I was pretty concerned to be honest.  I had a lot of friends and family support me and compliment me a lot.  I am ever so thankful for all of them and the excessive amount of love I needed after the surgery.  Anyways, I am at the point that I am happy with my smile, not everything is 100% perfect, but I am happy because my smile has come a long long way from where it was before my braces.  I look back at old photos, and it makes me like my new smile even more.  Just getting used to the fact that I feel my face looks a little chubbier now... more rounded and even younger looking than before.  (I know I'll appreciate that when I'm much older).

Anyways, my bite is feeling great.  I can feel that I still don't have 100% full strength in my bite still, but it is close.  I can put the blame on myself for that, I don't push myself to bite into a lot of sandwiches that might be tougher to bite into with my front teeth; nonetheless, I can feel my teeth get stronger every week.

I can open my jaw about three fingers apart by now.  Every now and again it is a bit stiff and I can only open it two fingers apart, but for the most part it is three fingers apart.

My bottom lip and part of my chin is still a bit numb... I get tingling when I touch it, and can feel a bit, but I definitely do not have full feeling back.  I am not sure at this point if that will ever come back.  Also, I believe certain areas of my gums don't have 100% feeling, but I am not to concerned about that.

If anyone has any questions, ask away, I will try to check back and answer them.  I feel out of the loop and not sure what to tell my readers because I feel so back to normal at this point.  It's awesome!!! OH! GOOD NEWS!! I am scheduled to get my braces off by the end of June / beginning of July.  I am SO excited!!!!!!!

I don't have any posed photos that are focused on my teeth, but I'll try to find some where u can get an idea as to what my smile looks like now.



2 comments:

  1. Hi Nancy! It's good to hear from you and see that you are looking and feeling great! I'm scheduled to get my braces off at around the same time as you! So excited!!

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  2. Nancy, you look great! It's great to know you are feeling good with how things have turned out. I was in a similar situation... I was not totally happy with my bite (which is a bit shameful after all we've gone through), but after tweaks from my ortho, things are finally looking/feeling good.

    It will be fantastic when "blog chatter" ramps up again for all of us at the same time for debracing!!! Woohoo!!!

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