Friday, May 22, 2009

They’re GONE!!!


Here you see them:



Here you don’t!



July 2006, I was fitted with my first appliance.  It was a palette expander – yup, sounds like what it is – after surgery to break the palette, I used a little screw driver device to expand this little thing attached to my mouth, and it spread my palette wider.  I wore that until I got my braces in January 2007.

On December 6, 2007, my braces had made my teeth ready for surgery.  So I went on the wait list.  14 months later, on February 19, 2009, I had double jaw surgery.  3 months to the day after my surgery, my braces were removed!

I do have to go back on Thursday and get fitted for my retainers.  I opted for removable top and bottom retainers, so it would be easier to clean my teeth.  I’ll have to wear them for the next year (I can take them off for meals and special occasions), then I only have to wear them at night – for the rest of my life.

But, I gotta tell you, nothing beats having those horrible things off of my teeth!




Lewis family said...



You are BEAUTIFUL - with or without braces, I might add!


Jessica Compton said...

I can only imagine how excited you are to have them off!! I remember that day and I didn't go through half what you did!!
jess xoxox

Leah said...

Yeah Darcey!!!! It must feel so good to have a mouth free of metal and other stuff.

Erin said...

Way to go - you have been such a trooper!