Chinderella – it’s an orthognathic fairytale, you see.

April 14, 2009

10 months, I believe.

Filed under: Uncategorized — chinderella @ 8:58 pm


1. I’m still only half debraced, you know. Let me indulge in a discreet, bored yawn about that.


2. Actually – yawning is still not quite comfortable. In fact, I learned recently that we shouldn’t have those wide, all jaw- stretching attempts at all and try to curb my enthusiasm.

3. My next ortho visit is scheduled for Thursday, and the momentous news is that I will then fork out the final 200 euros – all I can say is, hurrah! No news as to a possible debracing date. That’s what happens when I complain: this bit not quite right?  She tweaks it for me, and extra weeks turn into months, and it’s April already, dammit!

4. I was asked – “Has your face gone back to what it was like before, or is it that we got used to it?”

As you imagine, I got quite a shock after that; I fought the urge to run into the lobby, where there’s a whole school picture, and me and my chin taking prominence, there on the first row.

Ha! I definitely don’t look like that anymore.

“You’ve got used to it”, I replied.

I still had to check in the mirror later, though.

5. I know, I need to take some pictures.

6. Finally,  all the best vibes to V, who’s a week post op – we all know how much fun that is. She did it!



  1. Glad to see you still write updates on your blog. I am just about 6 weeks post-op and my braces still have not had adjustments, so if you don’t mind my asking, why does the ortho have to do a half debracing 10 months after surgery.

    Also, are you also still having pain or difficulty yawning?


    Comment by Reuel — April 15, 2009 @ 2:37 am | Reply

  2. Haha, at least the comments are confirmation that you no longer look like a bombed out blimp…or ,if the surgery balloon lingered longer, would they just assume THAT was how you’d always looked? Just goes to show how much attention to detail we really focus on, no? Very funny.

    Blast the yawns, how annoying is that? Nothing as satisfying as a r-e-a-l-l-y good yawn. Perhaps that will be the last measure that all is healed and good as new?

    Um…hello…even a half face picture will suffice 😉

    Comment by Katherine — April 15, 2009 @ 1:38 pm | Reply

  3. I need the latest news – without braces – photos of your beautiful teeth etc….. and I could say if you’ve got to be the same as before…hum, hum ….

    Y M

    Comment by Josiane — April 19, 2009 @ 6:35 pm | Reply

  4. Half debraced? On one hand it’s better than not being debraced at all, but on the other hand you’re still half braced. It’s one of those ‘glass half full or half emtpy’ ponderings, I suppose.

    Ah, MAN! I was so looking forward to long yawns after jaw surgery. Hopefully that improves.

    Good to hear from you! And glad you’re doing well.


    Comment by Steph — April 19, 2009 @ 8:42 pm | Reply

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