Sunday, 11 September 2016

The beginning

First of all, this is my new blog I recently started to help me keep track of my jaw surgery journey and to provide you with tips and tricks to help you get through yours. Here is my story...

At the start of 2016, I went to the orthodontist to enquire about getting braces for my teeth. They have been bad since I was little, and I was always bullied about them. So after my 17th birthday, I wanted to sort them out. Unfortunately, I got the news that I have an underbite and would need surgery to fix this. After waiting months for an appointment at my hospital, I finally got one in April. I was told I would need surgery to push my lower jaw back, and centre my lower jaw to align with the top. I would also possibly need to have my upper jaw pulled back, but I'm not really sure what all this means.

 This is me when I was a lot younger! As you can see, my lower jaw is off to the left slightly and comes further out than my top jaw.

At my second appointment in May, I got my moulds for my braces which I should be getting on January 17th. After a lot of thought and blog readings, I decided to go through with the surgery as it would benefit me in future life and help with my recent insecurities.

I hope you find a little comfort in my blog if you have been told you also need surgery, and I am open to answer any questions you may have. Please be patient, though, as my posts may not start until after I get my braces in January. I will keep you all updated with my journey, and I hope to hear some stories about yours :)

Love Ells x x x