Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Long Overdue Post

I can't believe it took me almost an entire month to get on here and update everyone. July 29th I had my braces removed. That's right. Been living a month without braces but I went away on vacation in the beginning of August and then I've been working a lot and dealing with other personal issues. But all that aside now I can finally update this blog. This past month has been amazing. Now that the braces are off my confidence has sky rocketed. I go up to people now and talk, I'm more outgoing and I LOVE to smile. I cannot get enough of smiling. =)
I also have been given my retainers. They are slight pain in the ass but I only technically have to wear them at night. However, I know the first two years after having braces are pretty crucial to keep the teeth in position so I wear my retainers nearly every hour of the day. They are like the Invisline and now those annoying wired ones for the top that look like the braces without the brackets. But anyways. Here's 2  new pictures.

This was definitely the best decision I have ever made and if I had to do it all again I would do it in a heartbeat. The surgeries are all in the past now and I'm happy for that. Though I'll admit I thought this day would never come and it happened so fast. Now life needs to slow down so I can enjoy it to the fullest. =)


  1. You look so pretty and happy! I'm 4 months post op and still working on accepting all the changes.

  2. Thanks for writing this blog! It's been so helpful for me as I go in for surgery in just 2 days - eep. Hope you are well. :)


  3. Aww glad I can help. Im now over a year post op and I haven't stopped smiling yet :) goodluck with your surgery

  4. Hi Laura!

    I have a very odd request, and please feel free to say no. And if your surgeon is not the same as the one I think you're referring to, disregard this altogether! Feel free to delete.

    I had a consult at nycoms earlier this year. I have a severe jaw/facial
    growth deformity, and the projected results looked horrifying.

    Here is my odd request.... Do you happen to have had your photos emailed to you by them? I asked for mine to be emailed. The ones they took with front smiling/front at rest/profile and teeth . I'm trying to figure out to what extent is my vertical growth, and a good way is to overlay images with other people's . However, it's more accurate if it's done by the same facility, as they , I'm assuming, take photos with the same camera and zoom.

    I'll gladly email you MY photos. I'm a real person. At 31 years old and having been called hideous my entire life, I'm only now realizing WHY (abnormal facial growth), but still trying to figure out why it can't be corrected like everyone else.

    Thanks either way (btw, the surgery came out fantastic - you look great!)