Day 62 -- Before and After Pictures

I am getting over taking daily pictures, so I am probably going to be posting less often now.

One of my absolute favorite things during my research of this surgery was seeing before and after pictures. I think it is so so insane to look at my pictures side by side. I also want to throw out a little disclaimer on my before picture. I look like a shit head. I had zero makeup on that picture and probably hadn't seen the light of day in weeks, as it was final exam time.I absolutely did not smile like that or hold my mouth open like that everrr. I was very conscious of the way I looked when I was around other people, especially when cameras were involved. So, the before picture shows the extremes. Most people around me never saw me looking that way. Once I get back to campus and back to taking normal, every day pictures, I will do a post with casual pics of me before, and casual pics of me after. I learned to position my face correctly and hold my smile a certain way to hide the overjet and terrible profile.



6 comments:

  • jaw Breaker | July 25, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    WOW!! SO fun to see the change. YOur profile is amazing! It's crazy to have gone through this and be on the other side. You look fantastic!!

  • Catherine | July 25, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    You look so wonderful. I'd be so happy if my result turned out as well as yours. How does it feel to eat now? Does your bite feel a lot better?

  • BraceFaced | July 25, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    I LOVE YOUR NEW LOOK! :-)

  • Dani | July 25, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Thank you ladies! It means so much to me to hear such positive feedback. It is getting easier and easier to eat, but I still consciously think about what I am doing. It takes a bit of effort to bite through things like sandwiches, especially with my front teeth. They have gotten so weak (if that's the right word) from not being used much. My bite feels much better, I am looking forward to when they pull my molars a bit closer together, I think it will feel perfect then!

  • Nora Simone | July 25, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Wow! I can't believe how much time has gone by since you were just out of surgery! You look absolutely incredible. Everything - profile, head shots - all of it looks gorgeous. It's making me itch to see my own results more!

  • Sarah | July 26, 2011 at 6:58 AM

    I am exactly the same, looking at before and after pictures is my favourite thing! Also I know what you mean about showing the extremes, all the pictures on my blog are me looking my worst, not trying to look nice at all, but in photos where I'm trying to look nice I've found ways of smiling so that I don't look like I have a big goofy gummy smile! I was having second thoughts last night, wondering if I'm being completely mad and if my jaws are even that bad, but looking at your before and after photos reassures me that I'm doing the right thing. I really hope my results are as good as yours, you look beautiful :)

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