I was telling my friend about the written report. At the end, after explaining all the little details and changes I shall go through, she said it was sad that I had to go through all this work simply to be 'happy'. This got me thinking: is this all a desire to be happy?
I assume the majority of people who read these blogs are others who are going through orthodontics (possibly not even needing surgery, or indeed needing surgical work) and, from my personal experience, you read them to get that feeling there are others who have a fixable problem with their jawline.
I admit, I hate how I look and my biggest regret is not getting involved now as much as I could owing to the underbite.
Any of you fellow bloggers, views? Do we go through this process to simply be 'happy'?
On a happier note, I'm getting my quad helix fitted 17th May :-D
Sunday, 14 April 2013
I got a written report with what they're planning on doing, and I've condensed it for your leisurely viewing.
So, get ready, they're planning on:
1. Expanding my upper teeth using a Quad Helix over a 6 month period
-During this time, a lower brace will be fitted to put my lower teeth forward, giving them more space and to, therefore, straighten. This pushing forward of the teeth will make the underbite more clear due to the lip being pushed forward.
2. Once the upper teeth have moved enough, a brace will be fitted to try and accommodate my canine which is raised.
-If the quad helix doesnt work, they will extract a tooth to make room.
3. All 4 of my wisdom teeth will be removed.
This will take 18-20 months prior to surgery.
4. The final correction will happen via surgery:
-The upper jaw will be moved up at the back and brought forward.
-The lower jaw will be moved back 1cm.
No teeth removed- 24-26 months.
If teeth are removed- 28-30 months.
After braces a removed, a retainer is needed for 15months.
Sounds fun eyy?
I've got a meeting on tuesday and another in two weeks so, hopefully, I'll have more information then.
Hope you're all ok, and recovery for those that have just had their surgery is going well!