Monday, 28 May 2012

First ever video

video


Ive never done this before so I don't know if it'll work....

Saturday, 26 May 2012

2 months and a bit with braces

Here are some pictures of my braces. Enjoy ;)

My lower teeth definitely look straighter but it feels like that gap is never going to close!

New bans and a VERY annoying wire...

I forgot to add this angle before

Sometimes I even think they look cute, am I getting used to them? ;)

Have a lovely weekend! <3

Predicted Profile

Hello everyone!!!

I've been wanting to see these for ages :) Im so happy my surgeon showed me the predicted profile tracings, he says they could still change but for now they'll be:

Upper jaw:

Impacted 3mm in the front and 6mm in the back, moved forward 3mm

Lower jaw:

Moved forward 6mm (I forgot to ask him if it'll be 6mm on both sides)

Genioplasty:

7mm (total lower jaw movement 13mm)



Im so exited! I know the profile tracings are not 100% accurate but Im loving what I see!

What do you guys think? Please be honest :)


before

AFTER! 



I also had a ortho visit a week ago, he fitted the bands on, I had no idea he was going to do that!! It was a.... uncomfortable surprise :( I couldnt bite down properly for a couple of days but its all settled down now, I'll post some pictures when I get back form the gym. Before I forget: he said I would be ready for surgery in 9-12 months, Im hoping I'll be ready for February.

Have a lovely weekend!

xxx


Sunday, 13 May 2012

Weak chin model

Hello everyone!

Hope everyone is keeping well specially those of you recovering from your surgery or preparing for it! All my best thoughts go to you!

I have to admit I've become somewhat obsessed with jaws and chins. Im not the only one, right? The point of this post is that I saw this model on TV and she has a weak chin, I think she is beautiful and its making me reconsider genio... what do you guys think? here is a couple of pictures of her.



I have an appointment with my OS next week so I'll ask him about it, he is going to give me the predicted profile tracings! IM SO EXCITED!!!! :)

xx Much love to you all xx

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Lower braces are ON

Hey there followers!!

First of all congratulations to Cat!! her results are amazing and its so encouraging to see her amazing smile, thanks so much for sharing :)

I went to see my OD to get my lower braces fitted, I wasnt as nervous as last time... It only took about 30 minutes in total. I got metal ones to make my smile shine!! :P I got them on Left 1234 and 6 and Right 12345. He didnt link left 4 and 6 because he wants to make the front ones straight first and then start closing the gaps.

I thought he was going to change the wire in the top ones but he said there is still some work to be done, he did say they look pretty straight but I really can't tell. I guess its because I see them every day.

Here are some horrible shots for you, I took them with my iphone so they are not very good... And please forgive the bubbles

Much love!

Hara x



Saturday, 31 March 2012

Lower 5 removed

Hi there bloggers!

Yesterday I got my lower 5 removed! my ortho said I would get better results after surgery, he is going to push my lower teeth as far as he can and my top ones as forward as he can therefore giving me a MASSIVE overbite. He said the bigger the overbite the more they can move my lower jaw forward and thats my main concern. I have to tell you a little secret: I HATE NEEDLES!!!! Ive been referred to the hospital in the past because I couldnt stand still in the dentist chair, this time i though: GROW UP HARA! I went in all by myself :) It helps to have such lovely staff in the clinic, they all know my name already and the nurse was the same one that my ortho has, she is soooooo lovely! she held my hand and told me i was doing great, even tho i was crying and shaking..... The dentist was also amazing, he kept telling me everything he was doing step by step in a very soothing voice. I love everyone at that clinic! Ive never said anything remotely as nice about any dentist Ive seen...

So now there is a huge hole in my mouth, yuck! I doesnt really hurt, i havent taken any painkillers yesterday or today. I'll post a picture on request, its gross.

I have a couple of questions for you regarding numbness:

1) Does it feel like when you come out of the dentist but for months??? I really hate that feeling and i couldn't move my bottom lip

2) My OS hasnt told me about how many mm he is planning to move the jaw forward, im guessing it'll be a big move. Does the numbness get worse the more they move it?

Thanks for reading and have a lovely weekend everyone! Im going to Paris today for my friends birthday! :)

Au revoir!

Hara x


Tuesday, 27 March 2012

More photos

Hello!

Tomorrow will mark my second week with braces. I cant say I dont mind them yet but Im certainly getting used to them, kind of enjoying brushing my teeth 10 times a day! I never have big meals, Im always snacking :)

I realised I dont have any proper pictures on here so here you go! I did my hair up in a pony tail so you can see my profile properly. I don't know if you can notice it but on my right side profile there is no jawline at all, its completely flat.

Thanks for reading.

Much love

Hara x

First of all: HELLO!
Braces 
Front relaxed


LEFT profile relaxed

RIGHT profile relaxed
LEFT profile when I close my mouth
RIGHT profile when I close my mouth
relaxed mouth
Closing my lips
Overbite 










Friday, 16 March 2012

Pre-braces photos

So... I got my top braces fitted 2 days ago. All I can say is that I HATE THEM! I thought they were going to be painful but not that uncomfortable, I was also worried about what they would look like but after 2 days I dont mind that much what they look like, they are not that painful but they are SOOOOOOOO UNCOMFORTABLE! Im a bit cranky because I havent had a proper meal since I had them on, how long until I can eat something normal? I can't survive on soup!! Im really upset, it feels like my top lip is resting on  the wire... I havent taken any pictures yet, I'll do that tomorrow.

Im getting my left L5 removed next week and a couple of weeks later I'll get the bottom braces fitted.

I'll keep you posted!

Much love!

Hara x


This is what happens when I push my jaw forward

loooooovely angle!!