Monday, 10 November 2014

The Grand Reveal: Day 148

Hello everyone! I can't believe I haven't posted since August - sorry! However, nothing much happened between August and October as I was just attending my regular checkups and everything was peachy. I have also been very busy with university and work.

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!

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Post Op: Day 66

So, you may have noticed that my updates aren't as frequent, but that's because things have slowed down. There's not too much more to say at the moment. Pain isn't really there at all, neither is discomfort. Everything feels ok!

Two months on and we're nearly there with it all. Chewing is improving so I am nearly back to normal with the eating. The left side of my mouth is getting stronger so I can eat most things apart from hard toffees or anything too crispy. On the right side, my teeth aren't touching still, but they're slowly improving.

This week, I visited the orthadontist and it was good news. I don't have to go back for a month and hopefully when I do return they'll give me the go ahead for getting the braces off. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that these elastics do their magic over the next few weeks.

I'll keep you updated with the next bit of news I hear. Let me know if you have any questions - I'm happy to help.
Thanks for reading!