Thursday, 4 July 2013

Post Birthday and Face Pictures

Well I had a brilliant Birthday! Thank you for all the Birthday well wishes. Ok I did have to go to work but it flew by really, then I went out for a lovely meal in the evening and ate so much food and Birthday cake and drank so much vodka and wine it was marvellous! I was paying for the alcohol the next day and my lovely high waisted trousers I have on for work today are currently paying the price for the massive amounts of food I have consumed and all that cake! (I had 4 Birthday cakes!) But going to try and swim it all off tonight!

So first of all here are some quick updated pictures of me and my face.

My underbite in all it's glory! I still think I have ages to go with my teeth, there are a lot of gaps still and my mid line is way off, maybe that's the way my jaw is and they will fix that I don't know, but when I look at my teeth I don't think yeah these are going to give me a lovely smile after surgery. I just look at them and think, you're all the wrong way round and not pretty enough yet.

I am dated for Mid/late October so I have got a while to wait and they are still all moving around and causing me grief on a regular basis, so I'm sure it will be fine. I'm not an Orthodontist so I'm sure whatever Mr O is doing he is doing it right!

On that note my jaw ache has been horrible recently, my extra strength pain killers didn't work yesterday, but I'm sure me whittling and stressing about my jaw ache not going away quick enough didn't help matters, it made it worse I'm sure! My jaw has also been juddering a lot lately, when talking, laughing or yawning it happens. So when my mouth is open then I go to close it, it judders then. Like its slipped out of place a bit and is finding its way back to where it needs to go but it's old and has a walking stick and is a bit blind and it doesn't know where it's going exactly.

Only happens on my right hand side joint, the first time it happened was in a meeting my my work colleague and my boss, they both saw it move and then my terrified expression and un-willingness to open my mouth again and remove my hand from my jaw just in case it fell off. It didn't, but it was painful and embarrassing really, but I will mention it to Mr O and my next appointment in August (that's ages away!!!!).

I met up with the brace girls last night, 2 of them are post surgery so was brilliant being able to see them. They were both so different! I will write a post about this later, it will be a long one! It really affected me, scared me a lot actually, but I will type it all up and get all these worries out!

Hope everyone has a good day!
Much Love x


  1. Hi Natasha,
    Once in a blue moon, I 'google' search Orthognathic Surgery as I am undergoing a bimaxillary surgery also for my class 3 underbite. As a result, I came upon your blog. It's certainly nice to see someone who is going through the same. Great blog!


    1. Thanks Patrick,

      It is a comfort knowing that you're not the only going through all this!

      When do you have surgery planned for? Do you have a blog too?

    2. The surgeon has yet to set an official date. It will likely be towards the end of this year or early next year. As I'm sure you know, it all depends on the speed of the braces.

      I do not have a blog. I was just randomly searching jaw/orthognathic surgery when I saw yours.

      Thanks for sharing your experience.

  2. That's so funny how you described your jaw - I've often said when mine locks and clicks, its like an old lady's hips as she tries to sit down in a chair that's too low for her!!

    You have lovely white teeth! being nosy now, do you or did you pre-braces, use any kind of whitening tooth paste/ product? I'm significantly worried about the discoloring 2 and a half years of braces has done to my teeth.. I just hope I can correct it after!

    1. Hahaha we have old peeople for jaws!

      Awww thanks Sophie, i personally think my teeth look a bit yellow in places! I have never had them whitened, nor do I currently use a whitening toothpaste as I believe they cans trip enamel off your teeth, and going through all this is a bit hard on the old teeth as it, so thought I'd leave the whitening toothpaste alone. I use Oral B Pro-Expert toothpaste, love it!

      I would like to say I floss regularly but that would be a big fat massive lie, likewise to using my waterpik although I have recently started up my waterpik daily use campaign again.

      I think my teeth are a bit stained from all the coffee I drink, but I'm sure that once the braces come off I can have a good scale and polish and whitening treatment if necessary but I wouldn't worry too much about it lovely, they can work miracles these dentists you know :-) xxx