Monday, June 22, 2009


This morning at my orthodontist appointment, they removed my expander!

I had it from January 27, 2009 - June 22, 2009.

I am so happy for it to be out! For a few days, my mouth is going to look pretty rough. I'll include a picture below. Just be warned that the tissue in the roof of my mouth needs a few days to heal so don't be too grossed out! haha
My mouth feels soo, sooo strange! My tongue will need to get used to the expander NOT being there! That is so weird! I'll be eating for the first time since it was taken out, here in a few minutes. I bet that will take some getting used to as well. Finally, I'll be able to spit, swallow, eat and talk like a normal person again! haha
They put 6 more brackets on the top as well this time. These will start to move my top back teeth. It is a wait and see to know whether or not I will have enough room up top without having to have more extractions. I hope that there is enough space now to avoid the extractions. We'll just have to wait and see!

Also, I just got a new phone so my pictures should be a lot better now! =]

Next appointment: 7/28/09

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Month 5 Update

At my latest adjustment in May, I was told that at my next appointment, they will be removing my expander! YAYYYYY!! I cannot wait!!! =]

T-Minus 10 days! I am soo excited! Hopefully from here on out I will start seeing loads more changes in my upper jaw. I may have to have a couple more extractions, but I am going to see what all of my options are first. I'd much rather keep all of the teeth I can. Too many extractions for me! =[\

Oh and just something to note....light blue ligs turn a mint green color pretty quickly. The magenta ones that I've had a couple times before, remained the same for the most part. My ortho finally had pearl colored ligs so I tried those on on my front two teeth. They do stain but less than the clear it seems.

I will post again after my expander is removed! Wish me luck ---- if anyone even reads this! ha!