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by PigletInIowa
Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Notes From a Year In (UPDATE: 2 years)
Replies: 16
Views: 4969

Hi, Blair,
It's really encouraging to see your great progress. I'm just wondering when your gaps were being closed, do you know if your back teeth were moved forward or not?
Thanks a lot!!!
by PigletInIowa
Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can my earache be due to elastics?
Replies: 7
Views: 3522

I'm in my first elastic strength and I've had jaw joint pain (went away after 10 days), ear congestion (I bend down like bowing deep to make it go away), and sometime ear pain (sporadic). I'm not sure if it's normal or not, but it did happen to me...
by PigletInIowa
Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Piglet's Braces story-New adjustment on 8-15-08
Replies: 30
Views: 8983

New adjustment today, basically nothing happened, the ortho just changed out my upper and lower power chains and told me to start wearing my elastics only at night, since he thought they were creating an over jet now. But I told him I'm more comfortable in elastics because my lower front teeth won't...
by PigletInIowa
Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Did anyone switch from regular metal braces to invisalign?
Replies: 2
Views: 830

Check out Chris1960's posts. Though not a lot of ortho will do that. All the 3 I asked told me for my case it's not possible. But Chris had better luck.
by PigletInIowa
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Piglet's Braces story-New adjustment on 8-15-08
Replies: 30
Views: 8983

2 days until my next adjustment, so just take some notes for myself : 1. since the elastics got on, my bite really changed a lot when they are on, but when they are off, the bite seem to shift back. So far the molars don't seem to move any, at least not what I can tell 2. right 2nd premolar moved fo...
by PigletInIowa
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite all messed up during treatment before sorted out?
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Bite all messed up during treatment before sorted out?

For all of you who have finished most part of your treatment, have you ever feel that your bite was completely messed up in the beginning or the middle of the treatment? Will it be sorted out eventually at the end?
by PigletInIowa
Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Jaw joint pain with elastics
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

Thanks, Danielle!!! I'll just wait and see!
by PigletInIowa
Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Jaw joint pain with elastics
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

Cool, that's great to know! thanks a lot!!!
by PigletInIowa
Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Jaw joint pain with elastics
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

Thanks, purpleteeth! I just hope this pain is not getting worse. I do feel a lot of changes in my bite these days, but just really worried about those will lead to TMJ:(
by PigletInIowa
Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Jaw joint pain with elastics
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

Thanks, Danielle,
So did the soreness go away when you take off the elastics? in other words, can you open your mouth wide when you remove the elastics?
by PigletInIowa
Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Jaw joint pain with elastics
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

Jaw joint pain with elastics

I started waring class III elastics one week ago and was fine with it until yesterday. One side of my jaw joint suddenly started to hurt when I try to open my mouth wide, especially when I have the elastics on. Has any one experienced this before? Is this a sign of developing TMJ or this is just tem...
by PigletInIowa
Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Piglet's Braces story-New adjustment on 8-15-08
Replies: 30
Views: 8983

Thanks, jt2lang! I just hope the rest of the treatment would be as smooth, which is hard to predict. I'll just have to wait it out.
by PigletInIowa
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gum Bleeding
Replies: 1
Views: 569

I had the same traumatizing experience not long ago, I bled like hell after flossing underneath my molar band, and it hurts when using my tongue to press against the molar tooth. So what I did was to use mouth wash to irrigate beneath the molar band into the gum with a syringe and needle (I bet you ...
by PigletInIowa
Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Piglet's Braces story-New adjustment on 8-15-08
Replies: 30
Views: 8983

Just some note for myself: 1. gaps are 3.1mm on the left (2nd premolar gap) and 2.8~3mm on the right (1st premolar gap) 2. Back teeth couldn't really close tight last night, but it already get back closing ok now 3. lower front jaw is really sore due to the elastics 4. lower banded molars and premol...
by PigletInIowa
Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Piglet's Braces story-New adjustment on 8-15-08
Replies: 30
Views: 8983

Today I had a new adjustment following a emergency dentist visit. A week back when I was flossing underneath my lower molar bands, my gum was bleeding a lot, it was like oozing blood if I use my tongue to push against the gum tissue between the 1st molar and 2nd premolar. So I really freaked out, an...