Thursday, February 9, 2012

Happy Anniversary, Braces...

What you forgot our anniversary?! It's like my braces invited their boss to dinner without telling me (and other married couple, sit-com set-ups). I just passed the one year mark with braces. I also met with my surgeon to discuss my progress. He said I'm ready for an orange sheet. For those of you not in-the-know, we "orange-sheeters" are surgery-ready. (I like hyphens as much as I like parentheses.)

My surgery is scheduled for July 17th.

Our last day of school is June 21st. The next day I go for pre-op. I will meet with the anesthesiologist (I didn't spell that right the first time) and have an extensive history taken. They will take a "face bow" and model of my face.

Oh God. I just googled images for Facebow...

OK. Only one of these is a face bow picture. The other is a picture of me wearing a banana hanger.

The final plan is to move my upper jaw 5mm and my lower jaw 10mm. Oh, right and we're also going to go for a genioplasty... um, that's where the doctor plans to MOVE MY CHIN. Yeah that's cool. What evs. I'm not completely freaking out or anything. Dr. Kaban says it will "help pull more tissue forward." And if there's anything I love, it's pulling my tissue forward. But anything to open my windpipe, right?
Here's my latest. Not much to see. My overjet is definitely expanded and my upper teeth are now wider. Oh, and the gap is back. (He's a fighter.)

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