Hello my beautiful jaw friends!
I just wanted to make a post because I've recently been having some worries about how much my surgeon told me he was going to move my jaws......
I've seen on other peoples blogs that part of the reason they are having jaw surgery is because their tongue doesn't fit on the roof of their mouth, and so the top jaw needs to be moved forward to make space for their tongue.
Well, mine doesn't fit in the roof of my mouth AT ALLLL.. when it's just resting, it lies between my top and bottom teeth, or sometimes behind my bottom teeth.
The reason I'm worried is that the surgeon is moving my top jaw forward by only 2mm, and the majority of the movement is going to be in my bottom jaw. I don't think 2 mm more room will be enough to make my tongue fit, and if my tongue still doesn't fit after, I was thinking maybe it would push my teeth into a bad bite again...?! eeek! well anyway I'm going to ask about it in my next appointment but I was just wondering if this is a rational worry or not. I think this is all called 'tongue thrust' but I have no idea really I don't understand it very well!!