Sunday, August 2, 2009

They Are Off...and I am Running!!!


Wow...it's been since July 15th that I got my braces off and I was so excited showing everyone my new smile...I almost forgot to post so you all could see my final results!! I am BRACE-FREE...and it feels so wonderful! I can tell you it was quite painful getting those darn things off and Dr. Kawakami is NOT a gentle man....I felt like swatting him! :) So, I just went in last week and got them all clean and shiny and a few more trips to the dentist and I will be done with anyone having anything to do with my mouth for a LONG TIME...well...except my dental hygenist...oh...and my annual check up.

I am quite happy with my results and still am working on getting more feeling in my chin area and lower lip. I have noticed improvements and it seems like some days are better than others...or more noticeable than others. It feels wonderful to have my lips close naturally and not have to force them to close, something I always wanted to be able to do!!

So, I am being a good girl and wearing my retainer like a I should...I do take if off occassionally so as to enjoy being bad...LOL...but then I pop it back in. I'd just like to thank everyone who's followed my journey and all the friends I've met along the way. It's been a long road but one that has been well worth the journey. I'll be posting updates on the numbness from time to time so as to keep up to date on that but otherwise I wish you all the best on your journey too, it may be long...but it's worth the beautiful smile in the end!

2 comments:

Katherine (Kate) said...

Oh WOW! indeed!!!! That is absolutely amazing news and you LOOK marvelous too!

Such a good girl with that retainer~ though when you've put so much time, money, despair and joy into that mouth, I guess it would be a bit silly to fluff it off. Thought the sheer relief of being DONE already could make that awful tempting, heehee :)

Feel a twit for not getting on here sooner to congratulate you, but the lateness in no way diminishes how very happy I am for you~ you ROCK that new smile, girlfriend :) :) :)
~xoxo~

Timothy said...

Hi... just wanted to appreciate you for your blog. I'll be doing my jaw surgery in 2 weeks and hearing your first hand journey has been inspiring. I found your blog when i was searching for information of the zip-n-squeeze bag. I haven't received them yet and am starting to get a bit worried as I can't contact them. Well, congrats and your smile looks amazingly beautiful. God bless!

Timothy