Tuesday, February 5, 2013

March 12!

Finally a date! March 12th my braces will be coming off!  I am so excited that I already scheduled a cleaning and whitening for the very next day :)
Still tweeking my rubber band configuration so my back molars touch a little better.  The arch wires were cut so that these teeth stand alone now. The goal of the rubber bands is to pull the teeth up a bit. I agree that this should make my bite even better.  So excited to have the date scheduled!  I also don't have to wear that palate retainer anymore, which is good and bad.  The feeling is still working itself back to the roof of my mouth and when food touches that  area it's just plain weird. The retainer helped to avoid that weirdness, but I am ready to try life without it.
Tomorrow I see the ENT doctor again to go over the results of the CAT scan of my sinuses.  He could tell me that I may need surgery again, I don't care, my braces are coming off soon!  I will deal with all of that tomorrow.
This month will be 7 months from my surgery. I still can't believe it's been that long. In terms of numbness I have not made much advancement as of late. Entire upper jaw palate area pretty much numb and the left side of my lip. Life goes on, numb or not, right?  I can eat a sandwich now and find that to be pretty amazing. It weighs itself out I guess.  Hope you're all well.