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by YRhino
Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: and yet, *another* newbie! (and quick question)
Replies: 11
Views: 1484

Hi TinselTim, By my 4th week, I had some very pleasing changes in some of my teeth but a few of my teeth also got worse before they got better. It's a work in progress so don't get discouraged if things don't seem to be moving the way you want them to. I would encourage you to take photos every two ...
by YRhino
Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what does spring do?
Replies: 7
Views: 23625

Adultbraces, I just had pull-coils put on Thursday to help close gaps created from having two teeth extracted (#5 & #12). One coil covers the gap to the immediate right and left of the excised tooth but the coil on the other side stretches across several teeth. I'm not sure why it was done this way ...
by YRhino
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What happens at an adjustment?
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

I've had two adjustments with my Damon brackets. At my first adjustment, my ortho didn't do anything but examine my teeth. At my second adjustment she changed out my wire and removed the brackets from two teeth that she wanted me to have extracted. I go in next week for my third adjustment. I don't ...
by YRhino
Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Loose teeth
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Same here. Seems like each day I wake up a different tooth feels loose. And one that felt loose last week will feel fine this week. It's like they all take turns. Ha ha ha!
by YRhino
Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braced with extraction - pics added
Replies: 4
Views: 4956

Oops, nope. Mine were the 2nd bicuspids (#5 & #12) but the gaps are still about the same as yours.
by YRhino
Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braced with extraction - pics added
Replies: 4
Views: 4956

I had the same exact two teeth extracted on July 18th. I'm scheduled to go to my ortho next week for an adjustment and I suspect the ortho wil use power chains to start to close the gaps.
by YRhino
Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What kind of bite is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

Looks like you've developed an open bite from pushing on your teeth with your tongue.

I already had an open bite because I sucked my thumb but I made it worse after I got braces because I would (inadvertently) rest my tongue on the back of my teeth.
by YRhino
Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long til your lisp went away?
Replies: 6
Views: 2778

Totally agreed. My lisp comes and goes but is prominently worse when my mouth is dry.
by YRhino
Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Diameter of thinnest archwire?
Replies: 5
Views: 4513

Ah! Was able to find the answer to my own question. Here it is in case anyone else ever wonders: Generally the orthodontic archwires are made from a stainless steel wire (spring wire) having a diameter of 0.01 to 0.022 inches for the round wires and cross-section of 0.10 × 0.020 to 0.022 × 0.028 i...
by YRhino
Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: PHOTOBUCKET!
Replies: 1
Views: 613

You hair is so cute! I love that cut!
by YRhino
Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Diameter of thinnest archwire?
Replies: 5
Views: 4513

Diameter of thinnest archwire?

I had my second adjustment today to have my archwire changed out. I asked the tech how large the new archwire was and he said 18. I asked how large the one he took out was and he said "the thinnest". Not sure what "the thinnest" means. Does anyone know the diameter of the thinnest archwire? Also, ho...
by YRhino
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I need help choosing my braces!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1636

Maybe it's just me but clear braces are just as obvious as metal braces and metal braces work faster. I've also heard that clear braces are harder to keep clean because they become stained when you eat certain foods. I guess it all comes down to how the clear braces will make you feel if you are som...
by YRhino
Thu May 29, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: DID YOU TEETH SPREAD?
Replies: 12
Views: 2057

The arch wires moves your teeth not the bracket so I don't think repositioning is likely to make significant difference. But to make you feel better SiennaMichele, I am going through something similar myself. I got my braces on March 26th and in this short time I have had some of my teeth do really ...
by YRhino
Thu May 29, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do you push/pull on your teeth to aid movement?
Replies: 15
Views: 2148

Yep, I do it too. I tongue thrust also so if I am feeling particularly guilty, I will push in on my teeth slightly while I'm sitting around (ie. on the computer) to "counter" the pushing out that my tongue does. I'm sure I'm creating a bigger problem for myself by doing this so maybe admitting it wi...
by YRhino
Thu May 29, 2008 7:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: HELP!!! Need a few questions answered!
Replies: 3
Views: 778

I would suggest that the only way to really know the answers to all these questions is to find a ortho in your area that will give you a consulation. What seems like a good bite or relatively straight teeth to us may look totally different to a teeth expert. My ortho only charged $35 for the consult...