THE SPLINT IS OUT!!!!!!!! It is perhaps the best 20th birthday present I could have ever asked for :-) It feels weird, but it also feels wonderful!
I flew home to Denver yesterday (and thankfully it was an uneventful trip) and had an appointment with Dr. N this morning and then I went straight to the orthodontist. Dr. N is very happy with my bite, but he isn't so happy with how swollen I am. I'm more swollen than I was a couple days ago, but the same thing happened after my flight a few weeks ago. Other not-so-good news, the two stitches holding my nose in place are slightly infected. It's not a big deal, but I'm back on antibiotics for another 10 days, just to make sure that it doesn't get worse...
It didn't hurt when he took the splint out, it was a little uncomfortable when he was pulling out the wires, but nothing terrible. My teeth were disgusting. I can't tell you if they were fuzzy or not because I refused to feel them with my tongue :p I brushed them for about 10 minutes...then they kind of felt clean!
The orthodontist is very happy with the way everything looks, and she thinks that I will be able to be debraced before I go back to school in August! Yay!!!!
I'm going to run errands and do some shopping with my mom, so I'll have to post some pictures later!