Hey bloggers! Sorry I'm a little delayed in my monthly post. 5 months was last Thursday (28th Feb), and my mum was staying with me for the weekend so I got her to take some photos.
General jaw update - pretty much the same as last time. I can open my mouth about two fingers wide, I've been eating more difficult foods, e.g. I've been eating burgers (veggie ones so prob not as chewy as real ones) and I can actually get the burger, in a bun, in my mouth and bite it. I've also eaten quite chewy cereal bars, and sandwiches with cucumber in. So I'm slowly getting there. I still have my stupid puffy left cheek. I don't think anyone else would notice it, but I can still see it, particularly in certain lights and in photos.
I've got an appointment in a couple of weeks (21st March) where I think they're going to move a bracket to deal with the crossbite that I've apparently developed, so I'll update again after that appointment.
I so cannot WAIT to get these braces off! I can see my poor beautiful straight teeth just longing to break out from their metal chains!!!
Here are my 5 month pics! They're quite close up so not the most flattering, but I think it's more important that I give you pictures where you can really see everything.
Hi I'm Sarah, I'm 23 and I'm planning to undergo lower and upper jaw surgery to correct my overbite and gummy smile. I was offered but declined this surgery when I was a teenager, but have now decided to go ahead with the procedure. When making this decision I found it really helpful to read other blogs, and hope that documenting my surgery will help others!