020 – Document jaw surgery. Before and after.
Hi guys! I haven’t updated very much about the whole jaw/braces situation in awhile. Mainly, it was because there wasn’t anything new to report other than braces being adjusted month after month. Fast forward to a few weeks ago at my orthodontist appointment, the orthodontist hit me with some good news: the braces are coming off next month!
It’s time to update the timeline.
Over four years since my first orthodontist appointment [longer than many of my current relationships], I will finally be free. I have a feeling that after so long, my teeth are absolutely grody. I’m going to have to whiten them and all that fun stuff, but it will be worth it.
Before surgery, I would do everything I could to avoid smiling for photos. I would make faces, eat stuff, etc. because I wanted to draw attention away from the deformity. This photo is from October 2008.
As a habit, I still make faces in photos, but here I am – April 2011, over a year after surgery and just a month away from being free of braces. I know I’ll be wearing a retainer for a very long time, but at least I’ll be smiling.
Happy Friday to all!
PS – last chance: Spring photo book giveaway ends tonight!