I’m pleased to show my progress so far as I exceed the 6-week post-op mark. I went to my orthodontist this week for the first time since my surgery and everyone was so excited to see me. I asked my orthodontist to give me an estimate as to how much longer I’ll have my braces on and, unfortunately, she said I would have them for another 6-12 months. For some reason, I was really hoping that she would say I would be done in 3 months’ time! It disappointed me for the rest of the day, but I realize that I signed up for an 18-24 month treatment plan, which is exactly what I’m following. I’m on schedule, and I need to respect that.
I did, however, get rubber bands to begin the “polishing” stage of my orthodontic work. They were incredibly painful on the day I first started wearing them, but now I’ve grown accustomed to the constant, dull aching that comes with them. It’s all temporary, it’s all temporary….