Friday, May 3, 2013

Splint is Gone!

Sorry I haven't updated my blog in a while. I think I needed to just reflect on my own to just get a little bit stronger and I think that helped a bit. 

Anyway, today I had a doctor's appointment, or a follow-up appointment and they took off my SPLINT WOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!! It feels so good to feel the roof of my mouth again, as well as my upper teeth. It's almost a relief actually.

It's weird, actually. The roof of my mouth feels a LOT wider and actually, when I want to talk, I'm not entirely sure as to where I'm supposed to put my tongue, which is a weird feeling as well. My teeth can actually fit together and I'm not really sure how it's 'supposed' to feel. My doctors and my parents continuously ask me if it feels good but quite frankly, I don't know what that means. I don't know what 'good' is. I know what normal for me is and that's my old bite. My teeth hitting together because I'm not used to the placement in my new teeth.

Anyway, I was really happy to hear that I could get my splint out and I can talk semi normal now. Unfortunately, they also put in a bridge in between where the gap is actually still kind of there to help move my teeth a little bit and keep them in place for some support. I'm still on a soft diet with really, really careful chewing. They want to wait until my bone graft is healed and apparently, there's still parts of my teeth that still move in my upper teeth. 

I thought I'd put a picture up, to show what my new teeth look like without the stupid splint around my teeth. It definitely feels really, really, really weird but I'm sure I'll get used to it. I'm just really happy it's out of my mouth.

Slowly, but surely, my smile is regaining normalcy. Hahahaha.

1 comment:

  1. Looking beautiful as always! :)

    I can relate to the teeth touching! Sometimes they touch that perfectly I don't even feel that they're touching. The first couple of weeks though my brain felt like it was in overdrive about the new bite and it kept clenching down - I guess it got excited about the new bite :P

    I can't wait to chew, I'll feel like I have a blender in my mouth :P

    Glad you're doing okay! :) xx