Friday, June 12, 2009

6 Weeks Post-op/Adjustment

Yesterday I went to the orthodontist for an adjustment. They put new wires on the top and bottom and gave me new rubber band configurations. My ortho was looking in my mouth and checking out my bite and said to himself, "That man is a genius." (Referring to Dr. Relle) I guess my bite was pretty messed up, especially the top jaw. So the ortho is happy with the way things are looking.

I'm still trying to get used to my new face. The swelling is still there. It is pretty bad today. Advil helps to bring it down, but it's only temporary. Some days I think I am happy with the results (cosmetically) and other days I'm not. Some days I just feel like it's not me and this chubby face is just weird looking. :)

P.S. I ate some pasta today and tried to chew a little just to see what it felt like, and it felt so WRONG. Teeth on the bottom were hitting teeth on the top in all the wrong ways. It felt so unnatural. Dr. Paz mentioned that I have a crossbite (the reason for the rubberbands). I hope this can be fixed because it feels really bad.


Rita said...

Hey Aimee, I have a underbite now. I saw the ortho today and he placed my bands in a position to correct it. So, I am sure your crossbite will be fixed soon. I am glad everything is going well for you. I am still getting used to my face too. We will make it!!! Blessings to you!!!! : )

Katherine (Kate) said...

How reassuring is that, to hear such praise about your surgery's success~ Awesome!

I agree, it's absolutely amazing what rubber bands can accomplish with a bite once the jaws are where they need to be ;)

Aimee said...

I'm not even sure what the rubberbands are doing? lol
I should have asked. Are they moving the teeth or moving the jaw? I hope it gets fixed fast; it feels really funky to bite down.

momto5minnies said...

From what my orthodontist told me, the rubberbands are mostly to help settle the jaw. I still don't feel great chewing food. I'm better at the left side than the right, but then before the surgery I favored the left side.