End of the line (Day 762) - 2 years since Jaw Surgery

The only remnants of jaw surgery at this point have been the quarterly orthodontist checkups to track how my teeth have moved since jaw surgery...and probably to make sure I'm still wearing my retainers. Just so we're clear, I still wear my retainers.
I've not gone through 3 odd years of braces and jaw surgery to mess it all up by not wearing a stupid piece of plastic while sleeping.

I absolutely love smiling now. Also biting into things. it's a pretty sweet gig if I'm being honest.

Two years later, I don't feel like my smile is any worse than my gf's perfect teeth. Damn her genetics, though admittedly she also has a permanent retainer.
In terms of office visits at this point it's been a point of pride and fun to come back and say hello to the staff. I have to give them quite a bit of credit for that I admit, looking through my pre-op and pre-braces photos of my teeth is almost gruesome.

What a lovely fellow.
Who would've thought a casual decision to (finally) go see the dentist would have become some sort of a spiritual quest of enlightenment for my teeth, it even had the wise wisdom teeth pass on so that the rest of the tribe might succeed.

Looking back on the journey, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, the only thing I'd have changed is probably stop stressing out as much about the imperfections of my jaw/teeth post-op. I'm not a teeth model, I'm doing fine... I think.

Anyway, hope this helps whoever happens to find this blog, probably someone considering jaw surgery. Good luck to you if so, it's a journey, but you'll probably be happy you did it after it's done.

Back to 11 month check-in.