December 11, 2014

Day 304: Debraced!


This happened about a month ago, but due to being in the middle of exams and having a trip to Thailand straight after I was unable to post. But here I am in all my toothy glory!



Those photos were taken at the hospital straight after removal. I was so happy!! Here are some photos from our trip to Thailand:


 












As you can probably tell, I am ecstatic with my teeth now!

I have a clear plastic retainer that I wear at night time, and a permanent wire retainer on the back of my bottom front 6 teeth. I am worried about them moving, especially my top front teeth rebounding up again and ending up with an open bite again. I guess time will tell. I have another follow up appointment with my ortho in four months, and then I am done!

Numbness hasn't changed much, still completely numb in my top gums, and partial feeling below my bottom lip and to the left of my chin. I haven't gone back to eating normally yet, I still am wary of biting through hard things with my front teeth. Hopefully this will return to normal eventually.

I will probably do another post some time just to do some comparison photos and an update, I will also try to update every 6 months to a year in case things change!

Thank you to everyone who been reading my blog and following me on my jaw surgery journey. I hope that this has been useful or at least interesting in some way.

All the best,

Kelsie

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  1. OH MY GOSH CONGRATULATIONS! Looks like you're having so much fun with your brace free life! And you look great! Go eat some caramel or popcorn or non-sugarless gum or something!

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  2. Woohoo!!! Congrats on the de-bracing Kelsie :)))))

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