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.


  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!!

  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!!!