Here is my fun splint. This doesn't look as thick as it was in my mouth but it is really thick.
It is 7mm thick. That is more than my OS shortened my upper jaw
We went to my ortho's office after so I could get the mold done for the bar they are going to put in my mouth to prevent my jaw from regressing. My ortho wasn't there but the other Dr in his office was the one I was there to see today. He took off my wires on my braces and told me he wanted me to be able to brush everything really good and floss. I have never been so excited to floss. lol. I brushed again what seemed like forever and flossed carefully, trying not to start bleeding again. They took a mold of my upper jaw with the regular mold contraption since I could open my mouth pretty wide. I think I'm at 33mm now. I brushed all the extra stuff from the mold when I brushed my teeth again. He said I had a loose bracket so he replaced it and put my wires back in. My lower teeth are super sensitive so all that he did hurt. The drying stuff that tastes gross hurt my tooth, the water to wash it off hurt, pushing the doors on my braces hurt. Guess the numbness was wearing off because putting the bracket and wires on hurt more than ripping my wires out at my surgeons. lol. They ended up steel tying the new bracket to not hurt me more. Thank goodness. He measured my overjet and said it was 3mm. It was 9mm right before surgery so I guess my surgeon pushed my upper jaw back 6mm. I will be back there Thursday to get my bar bonded on though and then in a month to start my adjustments again.
After we left my husband was dying to take me to eat. I was a little nervous to try to eat in public but I agreed to try. We went to Coco's and ordered pancakes, scrambled eggs, hashbrowns and biscuits and gravy to share. I couldn't eat the crispy parts of the hashbrowns because they were too dry but I was able to eat everything else. Not much of it since my stomach is so much smaller now and I get full really fast. I was able to chew it all. Actually chew. I could hear my teeth touching as I chewed. It wasn't loud but a light tap. Not sure where they are in my mouth now so they kept touching. I asked Andy if he can hear his teeth touching when he chews and he said a little but he never thought paid attention before. I tried to drink orange juice with a straw but I couldn't get it right and I felt a little embarrassed even though no one was looking my way. I tried to drink out of the glass and was able to do it ok. Still felt silly though. After our food we went home and took a nap. I took some anti-anxiety pills my Dr gave me before I went to my surgeon's office and I was feeling loopy and needed to sleep it off.
Our friend, Rowena wanted to take us out to lunch so we met her at Olive Garden after we woke up. I ate soup and lasagna, again not much of it. I couldn't eat the bread sticks though. Those are my favorite there so I hope I can sooner than later. We had a nice visit and she was excited to see me without my splint. After lunch we picked up my girls from school and they were so excited to see my splint was gone. I told them I was getting it out while they were going to be in school. My mom was really excited to see me without my splint so we went to her house after we picked up the girls. She was very happy with the results. My teeth and gums are really swollen and sore. The sore gums feel kind of like silly putty. We hung out and I was exhausted so now I'm relaxing at home happy that I can chew again. Dr said I should take it easy this week and I should be able to eat a lot more normal foods next week. :)