Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Operation Brace Face: Phase Four

Phase Four 

Well Miss D has had another appointment and is now the proud irritated owner of an expansion plate. (these were called split plates 15 years or so ago) 

For those of you who don't know these are made to expand your upper or lower jaw if they are not wide enough. This is the newest and best way to expand your jaw with out breaking it like they used to do in the stone ages. With this device you get a special key and widen the device according to your doctors instructions. 
Miss D's is on her upper jaw and for the next 3 weeks we have to turn it once every other day.... JOY! 
Eating and swallowing has became difficult (she has only had it for a few day) but this should become easier as she gets used to it. 
She now also talks with some what of a lisp since her tongue can no longer reach the roof of her mouth. 
This should also change in time since she is not used to it. 

Example of expansion plate

The key