Well, had my follow-up this morning and the Surgeons determined that the open bite caused by my surgery a couple of weeks ago can't be corrected with elastic bands or further work by the Orthodontist. They said that the most likely cause is "hardware failure" ... a problem with the titanium plate and/or screws. While I think that's possible I think it's just as likely that the Surgeon secured the titanium plates in the wrong position.
So, I now have another surgery date for Tuesday, 3 April 2007 and get to go through this whole process again. Yay me!!!
The Surgeons will be using the same incisions as before and will remove the current hardware, reposition the lower jaw, and then attach new hardware. The main differences this time is that the bones haven't had time yet to reattach fully so it'll be easier to dislocate the lower jaw and the chin augmentation surgery has already been done so I don't have to worry about that.
Now it's time for me to go grab a couple of Coronas and see if I can't figure out how to make myself a cheesecake milk shake.