Thursday, April 23, 2009

Seeing Me Differently

That's me, really...
Isn't it creepy, kind of???
It's this weird x-ray that my dentist took.
The shadow of my face is what's weird.

I have major mouth issues.
More so than I realized, actually.
My bite is abnormal.
Not sure if it has always been this way,
or if the accident left me this way,
or if I was and the accident made it worse,
but lets just say I have mouth issues.

Dr. Scasta is wonderful and wanted to take
my x-rays and impressions with him to
Chicago next week so his mentor can
look at them and tell us anything different.

Chances are nothing can really fix the problem,
other than oral surgery where they would remove
a section of bone from my jaw to change my bite.
He isn't recommending that!!!!

He has ideas of what we can try and see if he can 
manipulate my bite by training my muscles in my 
face which would retrain my bite.
We aren't there yet,
the price tag is gynormous!!!!!

Do you see how my front teeth are sticking out 
almost straight?  You can't tell that by 
looking at me, but because I have no bone,
no palet, that's how the fake teeth are.
Never understood that!!!  
It has been 15 years since the accident!

But I thought that this x-ray was cool and weird
and not everyone has one of these! =)
So be jealous!  ;)

1 comment:

His Hers Ours and Autism said...

Gosh Kari, I'm sorry to hear about your mouth trouble. You may have posted about your accident in prior entries, but I haven't read about it. Keep me posted on what you decide to do, and let me know if you need any help with the boys if you choose surgery. Love ya sister. Kathy