I can open almost to two fingers now... but it's a stretch. The bumpy jawline is starting to go away too. I can still see my cheeks if I look down (never used to). I don't have to wear my elastics now either (according to my surgeon), but I wear them at night anyway (until I get the all-clear from my orthodontist too).
My gums... let's just say it is very important to keep up the waterpic, the flossing, the little tiny "brushy" thing (you know what I'm talking about) that goes between your braces under the wire, and MOST of all... LISTERINE. I forgot about the listerine. :( Regret. Let this be a lesson that I learned for you... don't ask me for details.
I will post again around May 12 (the 3 month mark), and do monthly updates from then on.
p.s. Ortho-man says the braces can come off in September (we'll see...).