It has been 128 days since surgery. Whoa.

I saw Dr. Sletten this morning. Last appointment he had suggested I wear elastics on the furthest back molars on both sides to help bring the molars closer together. He also put adjustments on the wire in that area. Well, I would put the elastics in, the right one would snap off because the bottom hook was turned a little, and I would leave the left one on. Obviously, now my left side molars are closer together than my right. Oh well. He gave me two options-- he could continue working to bring the molars closer together (he said he had a few different things he would try) OR he would bring them as close as he could get them until my next appointment in a few weeks and I could get my braces off then. I chose option #2. I really am kind of over caring about my molars anymore. I just want these braces off. So....


is the big day! Wee! I am so exciitteedd I could pee :)

He put new adjustments on the wires to work on the molars a bit more. I have FINALLY graduated to wearing elastics only at night! Most of the time, this is what I have been doing anyway (shh...) but now at least I don't have to feel so guilty about it :)

27 days until I am DEBRACED!

I thought it was going to be a bit sooner than that a few months back, but because I was worried about my molars, I requested to leave the braces on a bit longer. I am not sure how I am even going to wait 27 more days. To everyone who still has months in braces, I know 27 days seems so measly, but uh, it seems like it's going to take foorevverr to get here.

Some new picturess...

This is what I look like when I go camping. and get all sweaty hiking during the day. Then eat pigeon over the fire and have some drinks. So cute. But hey, I have a chin!



  • Ellie | September 27, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Dani, that is sooooo exciting. Congrats! You're almost there at the very end! :)

    You look absolutely beautiful too!!

  • Anonymous | September 27, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    How wonderful, Dani! Congratulations!

  • Max | September 27, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Dani, did you have a hard time deciding on whether or not to get genioplasty? What made you decide to get it? I CAN"T DECIDE!!

  • Dani | September 27, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    Max, I went back and forth forever. Regardless of my recessed chin, my chin itself had no definition. It wasn't just sitting far back... it almost blended in with my entire jaw line. I am so thankful now that I got it, I hated my face shape before and I think had I not gotten it my face would have stayed that perfect U shape, whereas now it has more definition at the bottom. Am I making sense? I ended up deciding to get it because I hadn't heard of one blogger saying they wish they wouldn't have gotten it, everyone I heard was saying they were so thankful I got it. I wasn't willing to except sub-par, I wanted everything done at once and didn't want to be uphappy at the end of it all, so I just went with it, and I am glad I did! I would suggest talking with your surgeon a bit, ask him/her what the difference would be if you chose to get it or not!

  • Molly | September 27, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    That is so exciting!!! You look wonderful!!! I can't wait to see your pearly whites when your braces come off! I see my ortho tomorrow so hopefully I will get some good news too!!

  • Whitney | September 28, 2011 at 3:15 AM

    That is such good news hun!!!! Ive been following your blog since i had my surgery, which inspired me to write one too :) Bet you cant wait until your braces come off!!! Mine come off on the 4th November!!! Seems so far away!!!! Your blog answered so many questions i had during recovery, so thank you :D xx

  • Max | September 28, 2011 at 7:08 AM

    Thanks for your comments Dani! It does make a lot of sense to get genioplasty, and your pictures are inspiring me! You look amazing-I can't believe the difference between the before and after. Your bite was really similar to mine. Hope you post some pics Oct.25th then! Congrats!

  • z3 | September 28, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    aaaaaaaaaaaa ur so lucky my app. was yesterday and my ortho said i gotta wait 2 more months so at the middle of november or beginning of December im actually kind of scared to take my braces off i have them on about 3 years because i had to have them on until i stopped growing

  • Mai | September 29, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    ahhh you look amazing!! would of never thought u had surgery!! lucky you, i guess now this is the last count down for you =D..its been one crazy ride but ur almost off ^-^
    once again you look amazing; wishin you the best

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