So I was finally debraced two weeks ago!!!!!! Sorry I have been absolutely terrible at updating my blog and how I have been doing. And for those who are waiting for the day their braces are removed, let me tell you, its everything and more than you could imagine! hehe (So dramatic!)
There were certain things that me and my ortho noticed could have been corrected still once the braces were removed, but it all honesty, from where I was before the braces, to where I am now.. I am ecstatic! I finally feel confident smiling at people and speaking face to face with someone without feeling anxious and self-conscious of how my teeth look! I cannot describe the sense of relief I feel.
So when I exercise my jaw I can usually open it three fingers apart, but there are times when I can do only two fingers. I am curious how some of you are doing with this post-op. I am 8 months post op (feels crazy to think it was that long ago). I remember crying so much for the first two months scared I made the wrong decision because my bite still was not perfect, and I was still SO swollen. I remember asking my surgeon "So is this just what I am going to look like forever" and he responded, "I think you look great!" lol.... He tried to make me feel better at least. I'm still so thankful for all the support from my friends and family. I honestly cannot imagine going through that without their love, support, and compliments to move me forward. THANK YOU!!!!!
I can say 100% I am now so incredibly happy with the outcome. I look back at old photos and cringe, I was so unhappy with my smile for so so many years. It was worth the 3+ years in braces and the upper/lower jaw surgery. I honestly think without the surgery, I wouldn't have been as happy with the outcome as I am now after going through with it. No regrets at all. Best feeling ever. I tried to find some old photos to add to show my before and after.