Getting over an underbite

blogging my way through double jaw surgery

Archive for the month “July, 2012”

Wisdom Teeth

So at yesterday’s orthodontic visit I got the rest of my brackets on. My mouth is well braced now! The last 4 went on the wisdom teeth. The orthodontist said he could count on one hand the number of times he’s put brackets on wisdom teeth (third molars).  The nurses were all congregating to see and speculating on what kind of brackets he would need.

I can say this it is no fun having braces that far back. I’ve never had braces on those teeth so they have farther to move than the others and they are already very sore. But the killer is that they dig terribly into my mouth and are very hard to keep clean.  This is going to be a challenge.

So I fuss about my braces, and I view them as a necessary evil. But I realize that I am blessed to be able to do this. In spite of the things I am giving up to do this, I am grateful that I will get to have the surgery that I’ve always needed.

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