Saturday, 18 September 2010

The final innings

4 and a half months-the finish line is looming :)

To pick up where I left off, I finally got to my ortho's office to show off the dirty great chasms that have opened up between my teeth. This lead to much furrowing of brows, scratching of heads and general "that wasn't supposed to happen" type statements, with the final diagnosis of cause being....sometimes teeth just move. Hmmm thanks for that technical summary!

Dr H. has now lashed a chain accross my uppers and told me the gaps would be gone in a jiffy, though it's been several weeks now and they're only moving very slowly (which is all the more suprising as the gaps appeared virtually overnight!). My next appointment is on Thursday when i'm due to get my finishing wires on, and will find out if i'm still on track for a November debracing. Hope the unexpected gaps won't cause this date to be revised..

The jaw-clicking I mentioned in my previous post has turned out to be a non-issue. I got in touch with my surgeon who assured me that recovering jaws often go through clicky periods, and not to worry. Since then i've only had the odd clicking moments but other than that, all seems fine! Upper palette sensation continues to return, albeit in a mashed up type of way, and I can still see a small amount of swelling either side of my nose in the mornings and after hot showers.

So all in all the long winding road that is jaw surgery is seems to be nearing its end, hope all of you out there still with some way to go are doing well, it WILL be worth it in the end!


Makay said...

Glad to hear you are doing well! I have had plenty of those overnight gaps, that take such a long time to close, but no worries it will. :)

My jaw stopped clicking too. It was going crazy for about 2 weeks and then just settled down.

NOVEMBER! I am so jealous. I have to wait till January. :P Yuck. Oh, well... at least it is soon...

Love, Makay

Brent said...

Great news on the debracing being so close! I hope the gap takes care of itself soon so you stay on track! Glad to hear that the clicking is not a problem for you either!
Have a wonderful week!

Anonymous said...

Just found out that I'll be getting my braces off in November... since your surgery was a week before mine, I'm hoping that you are still on track for November, too.

Yahoo... we're almost done!