Tuesday, May 14, 2013

9 Weeks Post Op and Meeting With Surgeon


I just returned back from another appointment with my surgeon.  He again was pleased at how everything has come along.  He said the numbness should fully subside in due time which is great.  I think I'm about 50/50 in my chin and lip now or maybe even 40/60 (numb/feeling).  He asked me if I was eating and I said yes pretty much whatever fits at this point as long as it isn't too crunchy or hard to bite into.  It was a short meeting, but he asked me what my orthodontist had said and I told him I was waiting for you to give me to go ahead to go back.  He said I was good to go.  The office is literally almost in the same parking lot so I rode over and made an appointment for next Monday.  He said he thinks I only have a couple months left cause there isnt much more work to be done.  I asked for an educated guess and he said he would let them tell me but he thinks 2-3 months.  That's pretty exciting!  He also asked me if I was still wearing the rubber bands and I just told him I ran out even though I didn't haha.  He gave me more and said wear them at night to be safe but once you go to the orthodontist hes going to give me a whole new pattern.  I think I'll just wait for that.  He told me to continue to do the stretch exercises 10 times a day for 10 seconds.  I think the best part was he said don't come back until your braces are off for your final appointment!  I'm really anxious now to get to my appointment on Monday and just ask my ortho straight up when he predicts I'll be out of braces so I can start planning on it!  Lastly I know I've sucked at posting pictures, I'll eventually get some new ones up but as I keep saying, nothing is really any different from the last ones I posted.


  1. Really pleased for you! Glad it's all going to plan! :)

  2. Wow thts crazy you don't have to go back for a couple months. I was always at my surgeons office. So many check ups. I didn't always wear my elastics perfectly either. I find post op your bite will shift really easy in the elastics anyway. Every time i had a gap it would close in a couple days when pre op it would take months. Hope your recovery continues to go smooth and that the braces come off soon.