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by Maverick
Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ONLY Permanent Retainers?
Replies: 8
Views: 4503

Re: ONLY Permanent Retainers?

Hey, A few days ago I had an appointment with the Ortho, and asked if I would benefit from also having a removable Hawley-type retainer. The Ortho told me 'no', I didn't need one. He said that those teeth were self-retaining, and that the bonded wires are all that I require. So, I guess I just have ...
by Maverick
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ONLY Permanent Retainers?
Replies: 8
Views: 4503

Re: ONLY Permanent Retainers?

Hey, I have a braided wire across the front 4 on the top. On the bottom, it's across the front 6. I'm just concerned that this is not enough retention since all the other teeth are free to move. I'm not sure if the Ortho has a good reason for only retaining these teeth. But, the fact that most peopl...
by Maverick
Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ONLY Permanent Retainers?
Replies: 8
Views: 4503

ONLY Permanent Retainers?

Hello everyone, A few days ago I had my braces removed, and had a permanent wire installed on the bottom 6 and top 4. I'm quite concerned about shifting, and wondering whether having ONLY the permanent retainers is enough retention? From my searches I've found that most people who receive permanent ...
by Maverick
Sat May 02, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Missing the Gap
Replies: 2
Views: 794

I had spaces in my teeth for 21 years and I didn't feel any sorrow about them being gone! :D
by Maverick
Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rotating Teeth
Replies: 6
Views: 7091

Tooth rotation can start with just Elastic Ligatures on the wire.

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Powerchains can also be used to rotate and ligature placement can be used (Lig on only one half of the bracket).
by Maverick
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm a little concerned.........
Replies: 21
Views: 2618

It's hard to say if your gum recession is abnormal without seeing it. You will notice changes in your gums during treatment, but I can't say if its abnormal without seeing it. Did your Ortho give any reason for going from 4wks to 2wks? It is possible to move teeth too fast/have adjustments too often...
by Maverick
Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Questions about Clear Brackets
Replies: 24
Views: 3892

The clear brackets are clear... They work exactly the same as metal brackets, they're just made of different material, like Sapphire.
Sometimes they cost a little bit more.

I have clear Inspire Ice brackets and they're great.
by Maverick
Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Initial wire
Replies: 9
Views: 1406

I started on 16 NiTi top and bottom. It depends on how level and how close to proper arch form you're when you start. More severe cases need to start with a lighter wire.
by Maverick
Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: $6900 for Damon Braces - Did I get Fleeced?
Replies: 34
Views: 19847

Do you happen to live in Toronto? :lol:
by Maverick
Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Which kind of clear braces????
Replies: 7
Views: 2835

I have Inspire ICE brackets and really like them!


This pic was taken when I started 4 months ago. Teeth have changed a lot since then though. :D
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by Maverick
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: THINNING of face during braces
Replies: 140
Views: 89997

Braces puff your lips out which creates the illusion that cheeks are deeper and face thinner. Don't worry so much. :wink:
by Maverick
Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Having a pre-brace food blowout! What foods are you missing?
Replies: 27
Views: 3238

I eat all the same foods I did before braces.
by Maverick
Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: spaces b/n teeth caused by braces??
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Yes, this is normal as your arch is formed and some rotation begins to take place.
Keep a close eye on the way your teeth are moving and you'll be able to see why that space was created.

When it's time, the spaces will be closed.
by Maverick
Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do you know what brand your clear brackets are?
Replies: 29
Views: 2901

I have Inspire Ice on the top. Really like them.
by Maverick
Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Canadians - ordering supplies
Replies: 3
Views: 822

You don't really need anything special. Regular toothbrushes work fine. You can find floss threaders in Shoppers drug mart and many other places.

For anything else you may need, just ask your Ortho.