So it has now been about 8 months since surgery. In dec I got my braces off and they gave me the clear retainers that look like invisalign. after a few months of wearing those, I noticed my bite getting much worse and my jaw pain worsening as well. I went to the TMJ specialist who told me I needed a splint (I expected that)...but he also noted that I had an open bite as well as a 4 mm overbite. I made an appointment to see my orthodontist to see if I could get a wire retainer (the clear retainers made me grind my teeth and made my jaw even more sore), I also thought that it might help to close my bite back down since I wouldn't have anything between my bite anymore. As soon as the orthodontist saw how bad my bite had gotten he told me to make an appointment to see the surgeon. He wouldn't tell me anything more than that even when I asked what he expected the surgeon to say. But I definitely saw him write the word "relapse" on his notes to Dr. Langan. It has been hurting pretty bad recently. I go next wednesday to find out the "treatment plan" as the orthodontist put it in his letter. There is no way I'm going back in braces. Absolutely not.
Anyways, I have a new blog now that has to do with my art if you want to check it out :)