9 weeks post-op…they’re off!!!
I thought I was going in to get the surgical lugs and metal wires removed but…
Dr. decided everything was close enough, and took it all off!
I’ve got Invisalign (Vivera?) retainers now, barely visible and sometimes I forget I’m wearing them. Dr. was able to remove the braces now because the retainers also do minor corrective work.
It’s been a long journey. It’s completely worth it. My bite is awesome. Things like very crunchy fruits, peanuts, etc. are still off limits. I still have issues with jaw strength but it’s slowly getting better.
June 2013 – braces
August 2013 – no more wisdom teeth
October 2014 – lefort 1
November 2014 – no more bands
December 29th, 2014 – no more braces!
I could have done the surgery as early as June, but I was lazy…
So that’s that! Checkups and cosmetic work next.