The other nice thing about being unwired is cleaning. I can use my sonicare again, and I am flossing all of my teeth except for the space between the very last ones. I am wearing two rubber bands on each side that get taken out for 30-60 mins a day while I eat, clean, and take a few minutes to stretch and work out my jaw. Today is day 4 unwired, and everything is still really tight and stiff. It's going to be a slow process, but I know everything will eventually become normal to me and muscles will learn how to work in their new positions.
My swelling is still coming down really well (a few girls at my orthodontists office couldn't even believe I just had surgery!), and the bruises left around my chin are continuing to diminish. Only thing bothering me asthetically right now is I feel like my smile is crooked. I'm hoping that is residual swelling and my muscles still learning what to do and not that my top jaw is actually crooked. Again, just like anything else, it needs to be given time to settle and do it's thing. Speaking of thing doing it' thing and needing time, my chin is still driving me nuts with the tingling. I feel like my lower front teeth are less sensitive, but the lower lip/chin still going off with nerve pains. I haven't had any nerve tingles/pains up in my nose/chin/lower eye, but I do feel like I have a bit more feeling back in my nose and just below my eye, so I guess that is coming along. Here are a few of the daily pictures: