Thursday, May 31, 2012

the gap is on

Not too much surgery news to report this week.  I have an appointment with my surgeon next Friday for another x-ray (i have had more x-rays in the last year than i care to comment on!)  and I hope to get info about when surgery will be.  My front teeth have been moving and a I do have an official gap, so i'm thinking that may get the ball rolling!  They can't expect me to have a huge gap for months, right?

No one told me how big of a gap to expect, only that if it got too big i should call my ortho and they can shorten the coil. Hmmm that's pretty vague. 

My anxieties have been less this week, but it always goes up and down. I guess I am most concerned with not being able to communicate with my daughter and how this will shake up her world for a bit.  I know it will all go by so quickly and i have a great support system around me, but still, I worry. 

Friday, May 25, 2012

orthos agreed.

My orthodontist called me last night to tell me that both he and the other orthodontist have agreed that i'm ready for surgery.  Was i relieved?  Not really.  Still feeling unsettled from Tuesday's appointment as the gap widens between my front teeth.  I know it'll be okay and I did this for a reason, however the surgery looming on the horizon is creating some serious anxiety for me.  Where did this come from?  And I would like it to go away! 
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I got coiled.

And I'm not very happy about it! Remember me complaining about not getting a date for surgery, well, I take it back. The coiling procedure that will force my front teeth to separate has scared the crap out of me and I wonder how mentally ready I really am for all of this.
I went to the ortho for my appt today and was very surprised to have gotten the coil placed between my front teeth...a little warning would have been nice! Just when I thought I wouldn't get any worse looking I am given the gift of the gap.
The doc also told me that he feels I am ready for surgery. This conflicts with what the other ortho at the practice has told me, and if you've been following this blog we seem to be going back and forth quite regularly. Anyways I called my oral surgeon and told them about the lovely coil and they also seemed surprised that I had it. They want to see me in 2 weeks for an X-ray.
Tonight i am feeling very apprehensive about what I've gotten myself into. Posting a pic of the coil and a shot of me pre-gap.
Happy Tuesday!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

teeth on the move

They are much straighter since I got my fancy SureSmile wire, but my bite was gotten sooooo much worse. How is that even possible?  My ortho warned me it would happen but I can't say I thought anything of it.  When you have lived with a bite like mine for as long as I have, it feels like it's as bad as it's going to get.  However, that theory is wrong!  I cringe everytime I look at my bite in the's now open, lopsided, crooked and a total mess really!  It seems almost unimaginable that it will ever come together the way it should. 

I go back next to the ortho next Tuesday so we'll see if i can squeeze out any info about surgery.  Fingers crossed!

I will have my pre-braces photos from the ortho uploaded hopefully sometime this week.  Have a good week all!