orthognathic surgery,janell smith,jaw surgery,lower jaw surgery,over bit,overjet,the quest for less character, character blog, braces, adult braces,mandibular advancement, jaw The quest for less character: March 2011

Mar 1, 2011

Bottom's UP!

Bottom’s Up!
The braces have become very uneventful.  I have stopped waxing them as my mouth has gotten used to them, and aside from the occasion lisp that they cause, I feel pretty normal.
Now it’s time to get the bottom ones on.  FINALLY.
In January, Dr. Simon said I only needed about 9-10 more months before I would be ready for surgery!  WOO HOO.. That’s about 6 months earlier than I expected.
The bottom braces felt really strange.  The first thing I did was take a bite of a bagel and pop off a bracket. HA!!  I would end up having to chew very carefully until my bottom teeth moved a bit because of the way my upped teeth overlapped the bottom.
It took me about 2 weeks to get used to the bottom brackets.  Had to wax for about the first week, but it seemed like the process of getting used to these took SO much less time than the upper ones did.
No we just wait.
Wait for the surgery date.
Save money to pay for surgery.
Save money.