Anyway, I have brilliant news. On the 31st of October (which was day 148 post op) I had my braces removed. The procedure was pretty straight forwards and I knew what to expect as it wasn't the first time I've had braces removed. It still felt strange though. My teeth are slippery smooth.
You can now see that my teeth are lovely and straight - a Hollywood smile (if I don't say so myself). I'm so pleased with the results. It was a long process, but definitely worth it.
Below is a picture that I found of myself from around Christmas time last year. My face looks so different (apart from losing half the hair). The surgery has made the tip of my nose slightly wider, but I won't complain about that. My face looks a lot more balanced and natural.
Now all I have to do is wear a clear plastic Essix retainer which is not a problem. It is a bit of pain having to take it out to eat and then brush my teeth again before it goes back in, but nothing compared to the awkwardness of surgery.
If you have anymore questions about my experiences, please do feel free to get in touch by leaving a comment below.
Thanks for reading!