Tuesday, March 8, 2016

GO me.

Wow am I the worst blogger ever or what?
So LAST MAY, I got my braces off :D (May 8, 2015 to be precise)

After. Glorious day 'twas. (Also, what is my hair doing in this picture? Ew smh.)

It was a good feeling. For about .2 seconds. Right after I got them off I had a feeling my bite had started to slowly relapse.... I tried to ignore my bite... because my teeth and bite were better than they'd ever been in my whole entire life. I didn't bring my bite up at any of my follow-up appointments because I avoid confrontation like none other. So I tried to ignore the problem away... I celebrated by one year surgery anniversary by taking a million pictures <3

 But today I had an appointment to get new retainers (because mine have already cracked and I haven't even had them for a year??) I somehow gathered the strength to bring up my bite. Dr. Christiansen said that yes, my bite had relapsed a lil' bit. Right now I have about 4mm of overjet and 10% overbite. AFTER ALL THIS TIME. MY FREAKING MOUTH. After countless teeth extractions, 3 sets of braces and one jaw surgery my mouth still isn't perfect. And there's ain't a whole lot I can do about it. Dr. Christiansen said that even if I did get braces back on so I could wear rubber bands and fix my bite, there's still a good chance my bite would open back up a teensy bit after I got them off. He also mentioned I might want to go talk to my surgeon, Dr. Jenkins, to see if he could offer an in-depth explanation of my relapse :/
Not gonna lie, I am a little disappointed. But. My mouth functions a million times better that it did previously, and I'm a million and ten times more comfortable with my face overall. So idk bro. Surgery and braces weren't completely for naught. I'll probably just have to wait 'til I leave this life and pass on to the afterlife for a perfect mouth :)

San Diego<3

#gotogirls #minus2



My brothers love pictures. Merry Christmas.

(New Years..)

*I DYED MY HAIR ANNND I'm not sure I'll ever go back to blonde. I love it sooo much*

Family selfies are a struggle.
Catch y'all on the flip side

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015



May 8 is the big day!!!!! So only 23 days, 9 hrs and 46 min from now. But it's not like I'm counting down or anything.
Me, me, me so excited.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Day 239

Guess who had an orthodontist appointment this week...
Guess who might get their braces off roughly 2 weeks...

Yeah so at my orthodontist appointment Dr. C said that at my next appointment, in 2 weeks, we'll be able to schedule a removal date if everything looks good!
And the thing is, I actually kind of believe him this time! My mouth feels really good! Everything seems to be where it needs to be!
The first food I'm eating when I get my braces off is a caramel apple. I don't care if I'm allergic to sugar, I DESERVE IT. And then I'm going to get teeth whitener. Because I deserve that too.

Other than that, I'm lovin' my face!

I just got back from choir tour, which took place in DISNEYLAND. It's crazy, because last year for choir tour we also went to Disneyland, and I remember saying "This is my last trip to Disneyland with this jaw." And just so much has changed it's crazy.
So this next pic is from choir tour 2014. I'm the one on the far right...

Tour 2k14

Tour 2k15...

Me and my cute friends:)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Day 213 - Life Update

Here's a little life update for anyone that cares :)

So remember back when I got an endoscopy? Yeah, well the results came back from that last month, and it turns out I'm allergic to table sugar (sucrose) and grain sugar (so like wheat, white rice, etc.) Yeah. So life's been pretty fun for the last two months or so... I've had to reconstruct an entire diet for myself because SO MUCH STUFF has sugar and grain in it, it's ridiculous. But on the plus side, if I don't eat grains or sugar, I no longer get super bloated, and my skin is relatively clearer, and I no longer have acid reflux problems! So I think it's worth it.

Second, I got accepted to all three of the colleges I applied to, so it's time to make a decision. I'm probably going to end up going to BYU since that's where I've wanted to go since I was a wee lass, and that's where everyone expects me to go...
But I'm growing up! I guess that's the point I'm trying to get at. It's weird. And I really would like to get my braces off before I graduate high school.

Growing up is sketchy.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Day 194

First things first, throwing up with braces is absolutely AWFUL. 'nuff said.

So somehow I missed my 6 month mark? WHAT? MY LIFE. Holy cow, I absolutely cannot believe it has been half a year since surgery. Life is so normal now... my face looks great (and will look even better once I get these metal monsters off my teeth), I can chew, and I have feeling in the majority of my face (my gums are a little numb, and I have some numb patches on my chin). I'm so grateful for this whole experience I've been able to have. Jaw surgery was actually a HUGE trial in my life, but I've seriously grown so much from it, and if it had to be anyone's trial, I'm glad it was mine.
Ok. I'm done being cheesy and cliché.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Day 188

It's been a rough few weeks. I've been eagerly awaiting my orthodontist appointment, which I had yesterday, but the appointment did not lighten my spirits. I went in thinking on what Dr. Christiansen told me at my last appointment which was, "Not the next appointment, but the next, we can probably get your braces off."
But alas.
My bite is still getting it's crap together and getting aligned, so I still have no end in sight. At this appointment, Dr. Christiansen said, "Not the next appointment, but the next, we can probably get your braces off." Deja vu, right? And what made me even sadder is that they said my next appointment would have been in 4 more weeks, but the Doctor is getting surgery, so it's in 6 more weeks.
I just want to get my braces off before graduation, is that too much to ask? It's been 6 months and 3 days since surgery. I feel like it's about time.
So yes. I'm a little sad. But at least I can effectively eat pizza right?