This picture was taken a couple of weeks ago, a few days after classes started. Everything has been going really, really great! I still am not on my my regular diet yet, but this really just involves not biting into anything and not eating hard foods. I am almost limitless, really, as I can have chicken, macaroni salads, pasta meals, which are perfect for this time of year anyway.

Last Monday I went to the Orthodontist to get my first adjustment since surgery, and it didn't feel any different then any other time, although I did notice that I couldn't open my mouth as much I used to, but it didn't cause any problems. I am so excited to finally be in the last long haul of my treatment! I can already feel my spaces closing, and I hope they close quickly at that! Michelle told me that typically spaces close at about 1 mm per month, and she could tell just by looking that my spaces were about 3 to 4 mm, so that's about 3 or 4 months to get the spaces closed! While doing that, Dr. Sbuttoni is shifting my teeth a little to the left, so that midlines match up. At the moment their slightly off, but thankfully this is just a "teeth" problem, not a jaw problem. I also still have to wear my elastics, but luckily am using the one's from their office, which are much thinner and "lighter," although they break more often ( I always ask for an extra bag!)

Anyway, this all I really have time to update today. I have lots of projects to work on, and I don't want my blogging to be my reason for falling behind! Enjoy the day :)
5 Responses
  1. Richard Says:


    Hope the braces are going okay. Must say you are looking great after the surgery; you can really see how much of a difference it has made and I am sure the braces treatment will continue this.

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  2. jawnomnom Says:

    You look great! I had surgery 11 days out, and it feels like both a long time and a short time ago. Chewing things, even soft things, must be awesome.

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