16 January 2011

TEETH!! and profile shots:)

Hello!! I am going to show some photos of my bite, and some profile photos:D (from the side)
kay so! this shows how bad the 'open bite' is, (my teeth are actually clenched together!) I can't wait till my teeth properly fit together, i imagine it feels amazing. And it also shows how my bottom teeth come out further than my top teeth. This photo is really rubbishy quality because it's from my phone, but I think you get the general idea!!

This just shows my general bite. I put it in black and white because for some reason it kind of looked clearer and easier to see when I did that!:)
and here is a profile photo:) you can see how my bottom lip is a lot fuller than my top lip in this, thats because of my underbite. The surgeon guy said that after my surgery my top lip will become a lot more fuller!! yaaaay
and here is a profile proto where i'm smiling!!

14 January 2011

I just found out how to add photos!! ok here are some photos that are kind of posed, but cbb to actually take photos of my teeth now:D
so one day I'll take some photos of my teeth so you can actually see my bite:) I just realised, in my first entry I never said what is actually wrong with my bite!! I have an underbite, and an open bite

(I'm the person on the right) you can kind of see my underbite in these 2 photos but not well because I'm obviously hiding it because a photo is being taken hahaa (I do hide it subconciously though)
I'll have to take ones just of my bite, but for now these will do:) also you can see how long my face is and how my jaw juts out. My face will be smaller when I have the surgery because they are going to like angle my top jaw or something and then my bottom jaw will go up (I don't really understand it but it made sense when the surgeon guy said it!!pahaa)
woahh I just found a really unflattering photo of me from bellow(the worst possible angle!) and the side!! but it will show you my bite thinggg,

ewwwwwwwwww!! but you see what I mean hey:S
and here is a mental crazy psycho photo to end on a funny note!!pahaa:) I will add in picture of my actual teeth soooooon


I have decided to make a blog to track my journey through orthodontic jaw surgery, and to hopefully inspire people or maybe to cheer them up when they're feeling sad because of their bite/teeth, and also I think it'll just be a fun thing for me to do! anywayy..
I made the big decision to have the surgery just today, but it has always been an option that has been looming over my life as a route I could go down. When I was about 15 I had decided that I wasn't going to have it, because I didn't really know what it meant..I thought they'd just kind of shove your bottom jaw back and then that would be it! but noo, they actually cut a bit of your bone out and secure it with bits of metal:S when I found out that it really scared me and I decided it wasn't worth it..
but, partly because of reading peoples blogs, I have now decided that it definately will be worth it:) It's not that I don't like how I look now, but I think I will look so much better after. My face will be more in proportion, because at the moment its kinda bottom heavy haa. Also I kind of have to think about hiding my bite sometimes, like I can't do a massive cheesy grin, I have to just show my top teeth and hide my bottom teeth when I smile! so thats kinda stupid that I have to think about smiling jeeez hahaa
and talking to the my orthodontist, nicola, and the surgeon guy who I just met today (they are both soo nice! I'm so glad that I have them as my little jaw team, they were so encouraging and reassuring, and they treat you like a person rather than like a specimin like some orthodontist people I've had before did:S) made me realise that it is such an amazingly clever thing they can do, and I might as well take advantage of that and GO FOR IT!!:D and now I've made the decision I feel soo happy and excited! I just can't wait for the whole thing to get going!! I get my braces on in march and then in the summer they have to take my wisdom teeth out, and then they say my actual surgery will either be in the summer or christmas of 2012:) eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!