Monday, 30 June 2014


 
MY BITE CURRENTLY
to document my current bite and teeth.
As you can see teeth have a few large gaps, and openbite, underbite and the line of my jaw is slightly off to my left. My underbite exaggerates my protruding jaw and was told that my surgeon may do a genioplasty to reduce the projection a bit.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The first post!

THE ISSUE I HAVE WITH MY JAW/SELF ESTEEM RELATED

For years I have been very insecure about my gappy sharp looking teeth and my jaw crocked large oh and bold chin. Yea it may seem vain but my whole life since I was a child I have had this underbite and yes like most cases it got worse as I went into my teen years.

MY SYMPTOMS FROM MY JAW-
I seem to not notice I get clicking, popping sometimes cramps in my jaw when eating, and some people have asked if I have a lisp and actually I am not sure myself. I defiantly whistle with my gappy teeth but that's actually really funny when it happens. I seem to have tension around my face from my jaw which causes discomfort.

Also I never studied about underbites until my orthodontist talked about my jaw. I get a constant buzzing, ringing noise in my ears often and never knew why till now. One last thing when I sleep I get the thing when you stop breathing and my orthodontist called it a special name.

WHERE I AM-
Ive had my wisdoms removed and so far I am waiting for 8 weeks to past until I get my braces on the 29th August 2014. Which is actually two days before my birthday what a coincidence and great present.

My orthodontist has sent the referral letter to my surgeon in Wellington, and supposedly like most busy tight scheduled surgeons he will take between 1-2 months to call me back and confirm a date and time for him to meet me and view my jaw (bite).

I am also worrying that I wont be able to get health insurance for the surgery. As for braces my parents and me are going to be paying them off together. In intervals $440 every second month for 10 payments and a payment of $2,395 front up before I get the braces on. So yea I am trying to get a part time job to save towards the payments. So far have a job interview this Friday at
McDonalds.

Hope that gave some people insight and something familiar to relate to =)