I thought I would share some of the pictures from my journey, pictures that have upset me in the past and made me even more determined to go for this and also some pictures during the process and after x
Pictures in order with the most recent first……
side view X-Ray
8 plates, 36 screws.. no wonder its been so sore 😦
Surgery Day!!! – At this point, I had been told I would be called down to surgery in the next half an hour….. I was terrified.
my “mock” operation model – this is where my bite will be after surgery x
I feel this photo taken 8th June 2014 shows the angle of the top jaw being lower on one side quite clearly. (I do love standing next to Natasha, she makes me look very tanned! lol x)
Crossbite, May 2014 x I’m not sure if you can see, but the wire is very thick – this is the surgical wire, it is cube shaped as opposed to round. My surgical hooks will be placed onto these on June 27th – 13 days before the surgery.
May 2014 x
May 2014 x
May 2014 – 2 months to go until surgery x
crossbite/assymetry Dec 2013
Dec 2013 – looking much more aligned (even on my wonky jaw) 🙂 I’m not sure if you can see it, but my upper jaw is slightly loer on one side. This will also be being corrected in surgery
May 2013 – I can’t say I ever imagined I would have braces on when I got married..
This would’ve been at around early May 2013 – thank goodness the gaps are gone
open bite and cross bite October 2012, I hated the gaps sooooooo much 😦
more gappy pictures October 2012 – I hated how my teeth looked at this point 😦
Hello Gaps! – I remember being quite upset about the gap between my top teeth – I couldn’t understand why they were being made
The braces had only been on for about a week at this point, still getting used to them x
The close up right at the start… as you can see a huge lack of space and lots of overcrowding going on This would have been in May 2012 (whilst I still had my wisdom teeth)
Facial assymetry – this photo really upset me to look at as I felt my face looked really crooked 😦
Hopefully you can see how the top teeth stick out and how they almost go into a point at the front due to lack of space in my upper jaw.
This was one of the last pictures taken before I decided to enter this process….I felt my face looked wonky and it really upset me.