Wednesday, September 16, 2009

So It Starts

Well things are finally underway! I got my braces on today and it's a total flashback to middle school. I've been wanting this for so long and even though I know I need the surgery it kind of sucks having to have braces again. At least it's only the next year and half of my life. It is turning out to be quite pricey though. My mom said it's basically like another year of college. Fun. As soon as I get a job I will start helping out, paying them back. I'm so grateful that they are willing to help me out. Our insurance really sucks so they won't cover the surgery even though it's clear to my orthodontist and my surgeon that I need it. Maybe things will be better with Obama's new healthcare plan. I couldn't wait though! 
Hopefully by next July-Aug I will be having the surgery. I will be getting surgery done on my lower jaw and upper jaw. My lower jaw will be moved forward and my upper jaw moved up. This will fix my open bite! Also right now I can not comfortably close my mouth without using facial muscles which might mean I also need a genioplasty, but this will most likely be assessed after the jaw surgery. 
I go back to my orthodontist in 7 weeks so until then! Hopefully I get used to these braces.....


  1. Ha ha braces always gives these pronounced flasbacks from high school for me also. We both will be having upper and lower surgery which shall be interesting :) Keep us updated on your progress and good luck :)

  2. Just found your blog. I am 23, had my braces put on the same day as you and am going to have surgery on my lower jaw around Aug-Sept of next year. However, the braces are a first for me. Look forward to your progress.