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.