Set for Surgery

by marisama311

After 6 months in braces, I am ready for surgery. I will be having surgery in November, so I will have had my braces on for about 9 months on the day of my surgery. November is right around the corner so I’m naturally getting a bit anxious but I’ve accepted the fact that I need surgery to fix my bite. There’s really no backing out now, unless I want to deal with this crazy bite for the rest of my life. Pretty soon I will no longer fixate on my bite and will hopefully be able to move on with my life.

As you can see from the updated pictures, my bite has gotten significantly worse in just a matter of months. The right side of my jaw is about 5 mm longer than the left and you can see the asymmetry in my bite more easily now too. Biting into food and eating in general is much more uncomfortable than it used to be as my bite has opened up quite a bit in the front. I also now have 1mm gaps between my laterals and canines, which are annoying to say the least. I am looking forward to bonding or crowning these teeth to make them wider after surgery.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a bit nervous for surgery, especially upper jaw surgery. Lower jaw surgery doesn’t seem to bother me nearly as much. I wish there was a medication that would just knock me out for the days leading up to surgery. Does anyone have any hints or tips on dealing with pre-surgery nerves?

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