Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Orthodontist Appointment Post-Op

I went to the orthodontist this morning. Dr. Paz checked things out and then told the tech to put a new wire on the top. An active wire. I asked her what the wire will be doing and she said it was to level things. I was kind of surprised because they said they wouldn't be moving my teeth until 7 or 8 weeks after surgery. I think Dr. Relle wanted this done, so I'm sure it's fine. Two of my brackets had come off, so I had to get those replaced. I was so glad that my mouth is numb so I didn't really feel anything. It took her awhile to get all of the figure 8 wire things off and then put in the new wire. My jaws were really tired afterwards. I can't believe tomorrow will be 4 weeks since surgery.

9 comments:

Rita said...

Time does fly, doesn't it?

I am glad you are doing well. I do not get to see my ortho until June 16. I want him to start moving teeth so bad. I only have 2 teeth (in the front) that touch, so eating is still out of the question.

I am glad you are doing so well. : )

stephanie said...

Whoa... I can't believe it's been a month!! You're looking great! Too bad that it hurts to smile still :( Hopefully that will go away soon.

sheila said...

Good morning I am from an orthodontic office in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It is interesting to read your blogs and see how you are responding to your treatment. I hope that you are feeling better and that you will be done your treatment soon. All the best!!

Katherine (Kate) said...

Happy 4 weeks post-op!!!

Oh my, how's your jaw feeling today after having all those ortho adjustments? How wide did you have to open? Or shoud I ask how wide CAN you open?

Aimee said...

My jaw is feeling okay today. I think I can open about an inch? lol I have no idea how to measure. She used those lip stretchers yesterday, but it was a small one. I still have a ton of stitches both in my upper and in my lower jaw, so I could kinda feel those being stretched. I just closed my eyes and hope it all ended quickly. I am sure my teeth would be hurting today if my mouth wasn't numb. "Yay!" to numbness. haha
Lately, when I wake up in the morning, it feels like there's a brick on my face. I'm guessing it's the nerves waking up. There's lots of tingling. My face just feels heavy. Hard to explain. Chin is still numb and gross feeling. :)

Hi Sheila ~ thanks for reading! :)

steffiD said...

Hey Aimee,
Sounds like things are moving right along for you. That's great that you had your first adj. I am 4 wks tomorrow too! I'll be smiling extra for you tomorrow.

Katherine Kelly said...

Hi Aimee! Your pictures look wonderful! I can't wait to be at my 4 week post-op anniversary! It's nice to see you're doing so well. Makes me very hopeful! Take care!

funkyrhodes said...

Hi Aimee, I'm glad you're making progress! That is kind of weird that they're putting in a new wire. Are you doing mouth exercises? What do I call that? Mouthisthenics? :)

Aimee said...

haha...I'm not doing mouth exercises. Nobody has mentioned that I do them. I woke up more swollen than usual today. Maybe because I slept until noon. Getting over a cold. I'm still pretty swollen and numb. I can't wait to feel 100% normal again.