atrixa wrote:tillybrace wrote:See the bad lower chains have pushed the tooth out of the arch
I don't understand why some orthodontists put power chains on before the teeth have aligned properly. Surely if a tooth comes out of alignment the best thing to do is to take them off and make sure teeth don't go where they aren't wanted?
I watch quite a lot of adult braces on youtube and there was one girl who got power chains at the same time she got her braces on. Apparently, her ortho wanted the gaps to close faster, but her teeth weren't even straight. There was another girl I watched who got power chains on early, got them off at the next appointment and was told it was a 'mistake'.
Anyway, I'm sure they know better than me.
I also have a chain on now (just on the front four) and they are like torture. Asides from the problems with that lateral, your teeth are looking great!
I think it to do things quicker, so they get more money, for less time worked.
I am glad to here that I am not the only youtube stalker, i often role my eyes at the things dentist tell their clients. It seems like the idea is to move the teeth together quickly and then worry about if they are in the right position or not. Which actually makes the whole thing more painful, in my humble opinion/
I had that kind of power chain a while ago, all i can ouch, may my sympathies be with you