Monday, February 26, 2007

Before & After Photos

During my limited online research prior to the surgery, I couldn't get enough of the before and after photos. But sometimes you have to scroll down the pages and look for them. To make it easier for the folks reading this blog, I've added a "before & after photos" section in the left column, right below the counter, that links to my best before and after photos. Hopefully that helps.

5 comments:

Lishan said...

thank you... you have been a great help!!! I was debating whether to go for the surgery, but after reading your blog, i'm certain that i would go for the surgery. =) U really look greeat now!! I'm so happy for u! =)

Kristen said...

Lishan, whether or not to go for the surgery - that's an important decision. I'm sure your ortho and OS have properly informed you - but if not, ask lots of questions. I made a long list of questions before meeting my ortho for the first time. http://bracemyself.blogspot.com/2006/02/questions-for-dr-stacey-quo.html

Either way, I'm glad you found the blog helpful. You look really young.... you'll have many, many years to enjoy the results of the surgery. :) And... thanks for the compliments! :)

Lishan said...

thank you so much.. =) I'm currently 21 years old haha... Hope u have speedy recovery ya? =)

Carolina said...

Hi Kristen, your blog has been such a great source of inspiration.I have decided to go ahead with orthodontics and then the surgery. I nearly opted for just braces because I was just so chickenshit about it. I was given the options of 'compensating' or 'fixing' the problem. I had learnt of this form of surgery since I was 17, so it's taken me FOURTEEN years. I have wasted all that time, because surgery was just not acceptable to my parents. They chose to turn a blind eye to my suffering & discomfort, I was suffering from blinding migraines for most of my teenage years. I remember my dad turning down the option of early treatments for me, I still recall that very day at the dentist when my dad stubbornly insisted that there was nothing wrong with my bite - i was twelve. I wished he had done something. I'm glad I stumbled onto your blog - it gives me strength. And you look BEAUTIFUL. Carolina

Kristen said...

Whoa Carolina. Isn't it great to finally be an adult and make your own decisions? Parents can be.... simply too much. I'd wanted to get braces when I was 15, not knowing braces alone would not fix the problem. My dad and stepmom, like your parents, insisted there was nothing wrong with my bite. They told me to stop having such a long face and just suck in my lower jaw. Um - wish I could! LOL.

Fourteen years is a long time to wait. But, you'll have many more fourteen years to enjoy the results of your adventure. Congratulations on the decision. It's a brave first step. :)