First, my mouth was looking good. Infection free!
Second, from the impressions Dr. C took of my mouth last time, he took some measurements, sketched some possible surgery outcomes and determined that I don't need double jaw surgery, I only need lower jaw surgery! Only one of my jaws needs to be operated on! I AM SO HAPPY. I just went from two broken jaws, to one. Heck yeah.
Thirdly, Dr. C told me that my teeth were so well aligned that it might be possible that I wouldn't have to get braces! But, I would have to talk to my orthodontist first. He said he rarely tells people this, so I felt pretty special. And I had some brace-free hope for the weekend!
Then I got some of the new profile options I would have for surgery. Dr. C said I could get just lower jaw surgery, or that I could get lower jaw surgery and genioplasty. So I have kind of a big decision to make...
|Far left: my present profile|
Middle: profile with lower jaw surgery alone
Far right: profile lower jaw surgery and genioplasty
I went in, and told my orthodontist what my surgeon had said about the possibility of not getting braces, but he said it would be best if I did get them. He said that usually there's a little bit of tweaking that goes on after surgery (which I understood from fellow jaw-bloggers), so I got braces for the third time two days ago!
|This is the pic that went on instagram.|
|Close up of my teeth/bite|
I think this shows my open bite quite well.
*Note: I'm pretty sure my teeth aren't that yellow in person.
I'm thinking it's the bad camera quality+weird lighting combo.