Self-litigating braces I gates continually opening

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angelina
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Self-litigating braces I gates continually opening

#1 Postby angelina » Sun May 07, 2017 5:29 pm

I have an appointment to have a gate closed that has opened approx 1 week after a wire change. This is the fourth time in as many months. I only notice them open when my teeth start looking atrocious.

Is this a common thing with self-litigating braces? This is including doing the right thing by not eating hard/sticky foods.

I'm supposed to be 8 weeks from having my braces taken off and my teeth look woeful, my orthodontist is away so all I can hope for is for them to stick a rubber band around it and hope for the best.

This experience is leaving me feeling rather depressed at the moment.

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Re: Self-litigating braces I gates continually opening

#2 Postby djspeece » Mon May 08, 2017 7:28 am

The tech should be able to close that gate, it seems like a simple thing. In fact if you read the thread "Confess Your Orthodontic Sins" you'll find some real reprobates who open and close their own brackets at will! Best of luck to you.
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Re: Self-litigating braces I gates continually opening

#3 Postby bracinglp » Wed May 10, 2017 8:09 am

I've heard people talk about opening and closing the gates at will also.

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Re: Self-litigating braces I gates continually opening

#4 Postby Bracingmyself33 » Wed May 10, 2017 5:27 pm

I'm able to open a particular gate... sometimes 1 or 2 brush bristle got stuck there and I managed to open the gate and remove them myself.

No biggie unless the wire is obviously loose and out of the gates.
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Re: Self-litigating braces I gates continually opening

#5 Postby flowers4kelly » Fri May 19, 2017 5:22 pm

[quote="djspeece"]The tech should be able to close that gate, it seems like a simple thing. In fact if you read the thread "Confess Your Orthodontic Sins" you'll find some real reprobates who open and close their own brackets at will! Best of luck to you.[/quote]

Hahaha , reprobates. I saw that, too and wondered why in the world anyone would do that.


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