Thursday, 9 January 2014

(Almost) 2 years post op!!

Oh hello there my jaw surgery-ians. SO it's been almost 2 years since my lower jaw surgery, how time flies, eh?! Life is good and to be honest, I mostly forget that I have had jaw surgery until I log into here to update my other blog! 

So how is life? I hear you ask. Life is good! Jaw surgery seemed like such an important/scary/big aspect of life but since getting my braces off life has just taken me away with it. 

My confidence after having my braces off went to a great height and now, I must admit, I have gone from a quite little mouse to a tall, smiley and sometimes a bit over hyperactive and confident young woman. Of course, like every person in the universe I have my down days but I did something I never thought I'd ever do and I said yes to doing some modelling for a friends clothing collection...say whaaaaat, apart from being tall, modelling and I were not made for one another but I had the most fun ever! It was a great treat to be in front of the camera rather than behind it taking the shots. I don't have any of the professional shots yet but here's one of pre-photoshoot...

For anyone wanting to gain confidence, please oh please get someone to take pretty photos of you, it's the most fun! I do photography for fun and it's one of my favourite things when my friends, who do not always see their beauty realise how wonderful they are just from one captured moment. 

Anyway enough of that! I hope you're all well and wonderful and that your jaws are almost happy! 

One more thing before I go, if you'd like to see what I'm up to these days I've started a youtube travel channel and blog called 'aliceonhertravels'. I'll leave the links below, happy new year everyone make 2014 a beautiful and brilliant one.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

1 year post

Sunday, 20 January 2013

8.5 months post lower jaw surgery AND...


My braces came off a few days ago and I am as happy as larry! 

I'd just like to say thank you for following my blog and thank you for creating your own. Without a lot of youtube/blogger help I would have never gone through with having lower jaw surgery and I have questioned my motives equally but I am incredibly happy and much more confident! 

Also for those of you awaiting the surgery, it'll be ok and worth the chipmunk face and years of braces. 

Also for those awaiting to get their braces removed, braces in no way represent what your teeth are going to look like afterwards.

So with about 4 years of planning, 2 years of braces, 2 plates in my lower jaw, I bid you adieu. 

This is it from me but finally, it's done and time to move on with the next step of my life. 

My video's are set as unlisted but you can watch them via these links: 

  1. Pre braces:
  2. 4 days pre op: 
  3. 2 days post op:
  4. 3 days post op:
  5. 2 months post op:

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

7 Months post op

a quick little hello

So I STILL have my braces on, hoping in the next few months. 

All swelling has gone. I've still got numbness but quite a bit has come back I will explain in my last ever vlog (whenever I get my braces off) where I'm still numb and such like. 

Hope everyone is well! And that everything and jaw wise is going well :) 

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

oh hello 2 months post op.

Hope everyone is doing wonderfully and for those of you about to get jaw surgery, good luck my beautiful, lovely people!! 

I cannot wait to get my braces off - I think it's going to be another 2-3 months which isn't long at all! Compared to the 16 months of having braces and 3-4 years waiting for this op. Wheeeeeeeee. 

My next post shall be (however long it takes) me with no braces! 


Monday, 7 May 2012


Just thought I'd do a quick comparison photo so people don't have to search through all my old posts.

So here we are.









I am aware my bite was not as severe as others but it did have an impact on my life which included difficulty chewing, biting into things, an achy jaw and to be quite honest, I despised the way it looked previously. But I am incredibly happy with the results, I just can't wait to be brace free now!! 

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Day 10

I forgot to do the other side because I was off out but now I am eating ice cream which usually ends up with some of the contents dripping down my chin because it's still numb on my left side. Anyhow feeling good, I think the swelling's gone down some more, will update sometime on next week which will be 2 weeks post op! Oooo!