Other than the wires that continue to scrape up the inside of my lips, not much is new in regards to teeth. I just wish time would move faster so that I'll be able to use them again.
I still cannot decide if I am content with the changes in my appearance. After recently being tagged in a Facebook photo, I began absentmindedly poring over old pictures of myself. Although I know I did not get this surgery for cosmetic reasons, I can't help thinking that I didn't mind the way I looked back then. Sure I was insecure about my bite and experienced functional issues, but these pictures exude a confidence that I forgot once I got braces.
Here are some pictures for a better idea of what I looked like before:
I didn't like my bite but I knew how to pose for pictures- I would always turn my head at the same angle to the side where I felt I was the most photogenic.
It is possible that I may just be getting nostalgic for happier times- this whole process definitely takes a toll! I think I just miss the period before all the metal in my mouth. And just as I inexplicably torture myself by watching the food channel, I continue to torture myself by looking at photos of a braceless, happier me. But once all of this is over, I think I will be happy with my final result.
This is what I look like now:
I look really tired! Got too much on my mind to sleep lately.