Wednesday, December 05, 2007

December update

Okay, it's been about 9 months since my surgery. I'm doing great still. No problems. Joint pain is lessened significantly, though this surgery has not helped my sinuses. I have gotten as many infections in the past few months as I have pre-surg. Oh well. Nasonex is my bestest friend.

I said a few posts ago that I would be getting my braces off in December. I won't be. They'll be staying on until at least February. I saw Dr. J today and he said my bite was *nearly* perfect. The only way it would be super perfect was if they left little spaces in my upper teeth and I got veneers to build them up. Um, nuh uh. They cost $1700 EACH. I'd rather have Dr. J close up my gaps and have a 99% perfect bite, for "free". Please and thank you.

So it will take two or so more visits to get my teeth as straight as possible. My debracing should run parallel with my one-year anniversary of surgery (March 2).

Dr. J said that three months after my debracing, they will do another x-ray and look at my joints. If I am still having pain, he will refer me to someone who will fine tune the hell out of my bite. I forget what he called him. Someone who will file down my teeth so my upper and lower jaw meet perfectly together. This isn't covered on insurance, I don't think. I hope I don't need it.

So now I have a power chain and power thread closing my gaps (again). I'm sore, but not as bad as the adjustment in September. I have also been wearing two elastics for the past 6 weeks and have to wear them for 6 more. But only at night, thank God.

I'm about ready to be done with all this orthodontia.

Oh and Steph, if you read this, I can't get into your blog! Please may I have access?


At 8:11 PM, Blogger Nitin said...

After reading your posts on this blog i have gotten some hope. How strange is it for an orthodontist with a bad bite to have the similar surgery that you have had (minus the genio). I hate admitting it but i cried myself to sleep for the last two days (surgery on the 20th). How will I ever get better? Especially with this splint in! I drink liquids they come out my nose. I try to swallow and my throat hurts. Any words of advice?


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