Monday, October 8, 2007

Six Month Post Surgery Update

Wow, I'm having a hard time believing it's been six months already since the surgery. Time surely does fly by ... although when you're waiting on word that your braces are ready to come off it does seem to slow way down. Guess Einstein was right when he said that time is relative.

Here's my six month photo:

The Orthodontist is "fine-tuning" things at this stage and he has me wearing three elastic bands - one medium elastic band in a triangle pattern on the left and two heavy elastic bands in triangle patterns (two triangles) on the right. If you remember, two weeks before the first surgery the surgeons decided I didn't need to have the upper jaw surgery ... even though I had (have) a two millimeter cant. I keep thinking the Orthodontist wouldn't be having to do so much "fine-tuning" if I'd had both the upper and lower jaw surgeries.

My next appointment is Wednesday, 10 October so we'll see if I'm ready to schedule a debracing date. I tell myself that I'd rather get it as close to perfect as possible regardless of how long it takes but December will be my three year bracing anniversary and I'm anxious to get this over with.

On a separate note - does anyone have any experience with Porcelain Veneers? I've got significant tetracycaline staining on my teeth due to taking antibiotics as a kid and want to whiten them up (nothing Hollywood - just a natural color).