Thursday, September 9, 2010


MY SPLINT IS OUT! I cried when they took it off. They kept asking me if it hurt but that wasn't it. I was just so incredibly happy and overhelmed to have made it to this next step. I immediately went to my orthodontist and he took off all the surgical hooks. No rubber bands for a few weeks. They want to see what my bite does. I will most likely need some rubber bands at some point though. I go back to see my surgeon in a week and my ortho in 3-4. He thinks the braces will be coming off around FEB/MARCH! wohooo.

The only thing is, I can't bring my lips together yet. My ortho gave me poker chips to practice 30-60 min a day. He says we need to train my muscles to accept lips closed as the RELAXED position.

Now I have to go to work, when all I want to do is bask in the sun, drink Champagne and celebrate this day. I am so happy. Thank you to everyone who has helped see me through these past few weeks. Your comments are so greatly appreciated. And know that I am hear for you. Wherever you are in this process, I am thinking of you.

Here is a profile shot. :)


  1. Looking fabulous girlie! I must be hormonal but I got teary-eyed just reading your update! :) So glad to see what an amazing effect this has on people both on the inside & out. And Feb/March with braces off, how wonderful! Yeah you!

  2. Wow! That is soooo awesome and congrats for getting through what amounts to one hell of a journey for you! Your teeth looks great, your profile is awesome, and your smile is so wonderful! I am so happy for you!!

    Now, I am going to read your post (I got so excited about the pictures I went straight here!!)
    Have a wonderful night!