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by Wireless
Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Problems with Deep Bite Relapses?
Replies: 0
Views: 629

Problems with Deep Bite Relapses?

I've had problems with my lower teeth irritating gums behind my uppers. My doc noted when I started treatment with Invisalign that my condition would be difficult to treat and nearly impossible to hold afterwards. The problem is the shape of my lower jaw, which wasn't addressed when I was pre-teen. ...
by Wireless
Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Using Invisalign to Correct an Open bite
Replies: 10
Views: 14784

Re: Using Invisalign to Correct an Open bite

I suggest asking your orthodontist how your teeth will be retained in position after treatment. My deep bite was caused by the shape of my jaw. When I started treatment, I was told a relapse was very likely but needed to get the problem corrected due to gum irritation. I completed Invisalign treatme...
by Wireless
Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:24 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Using Invisalign to Correct an Open bite
Replies: 10
Views: 14784

Re: Using Invisalign to Correct an Open bite

I had posted a couple of years ago regarding deep bite treatment. Before I started Invisalign treatment, my ortho told me my condition would be "difficult to treat and nearly impossible to hold" due to my jaw structure. This has turned out to be the case - after I finished, I had some relapse within...
by Wireless
Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainer with a bite plate
Replies: 2
Views: 2254

Re: Retainer with a bite plate

I also have a deep bite and have had some problems with relapse. This is harder to treat in adults than in growing patients since the jaw bone has developed. In my case I had braces starting at age 14, which was too late to change my jaw growth. For adults, orthodontists can move teeth, but not corr...
by Wireless
Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bite concerned after braces
Replies: 8
Views: 2602

Re: Bite concerned after braces

Plugnickel69, thanks for your comments. I was told at my evaluation that my condition would be difficult to correct and nearly impossible to hold, but my bite was bad enough to do damage to my gums and upper teeth so I had to get things corrected anyhow. I'm going back to my doc in November. He seem...
by Wireless
Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bite concerned after braces
Replies: 8
Views: 2602

Re: Bite concerned after braces

As a footnote, I have a problem with the shape of my lower jaw that was not corrected when I was pre-teen. This wasn't done back then. This is a reason for checking teeth for bite problems while in grade school in case correction is needed. Nobody has ever mentioned jaw surgery, but my teeth won't s...
by Wireless
Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bite concerned after braces
Replies: 8
Views: 2602

Re: Bite concerned after braces

I have a similar problem with deep bite and after finishing Invisalign went to retainers at night. Unfortunately, retainers do not seem to do a good job of stopping vertical tooth movement. To correct the problem, my ortho modified my lower retainer to get my rear teeth to grow out again. It's worki...
by Wireless
Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What Keeps Teeth From Rotating Back After Treatment
Replies: 5
Views: 4147

Re: What Keeps Teeth From Rotating Back After Treatment

Although I have upper and lower retainers for night only now, I do have one tooth that is moving - intentionally. A rear molar is at an angle where it cannot easily grow out, even when we tried elastics and buttons. I've been in retainers for over a year now - first partial ones that covered only my...
by Wireless
Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: 8 years later teeth moving, retainer question
Replies: 9
Views: 14718

Re: 8 years later teeth moving, retainer question

It will be a good idea to discuss your ortho problem with your dentist at your next checkup, and at least advise about your concerns with tooth movement. I told my dental office about having teeth straightened when I started going to my present dentist probably about 15 years ago. However, I didn't ...
by Wireless
Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: 8 years later teeth moving, retainer question
Replies: 9
Views: 14718

Re: 8 years later teeth moving, retainer question

I've had two relapses because of past retainer recommendations and the shape of my lower jaws. My first ortho treatment was when I was a teenager back in the '60s. At that point, the belief was teeth wouldn't move after becoming an adult. I wore retainers full time for 2 years then at nights for 4 m...
by Wireless
Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What Keeps Teeth From Rotating Back After Treatment
Replies: 5
Views: 4147

Re: What Keeps Teeth From Rotating Back After Treatment

I have Essix retainers so I should be ok. Only wearing them at night now. The to premolars failed to rotate properly for two ortho treatments. The previous try was with regular braces when I was in my mid-30s and this time was with Invisalign. Some of the problem could be jaw structure as my jaws cu...
by Wireless
Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What Keeps Teeth From Rotating Back After Treatment
Replies: 5
Views: 4147

What Keeps Teeth From Rotating Back After Treatment

I've noticed a lot of treatments involving tooth rotation. If a tooth is successfully rotated, what keeps it from rotating back to its old position? Are special retainers needed? I have two premolars that were unsuccessfully rotated in an earlier treatment and partially rotated this time. They are i...
by Wireless
Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign and rotated canines? Confused!
Replies: 11
Views: 9247

Re: Invisalign and rotated canines? Confused!

I had first premolars that needed rotation. 20 years ago my dentist tried to rotate them with regular braces. That didn't seem to work and my present doc tried with Invisalign. There was some rotation but not enough to get desired results. A problem resulted where my attachments quit tracking the bu...
by Wireless
Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Finished a year ago, worried about teeth moving back
Replies: 5
Views: 2745

Re: Finished a year ago, worried about teeth moving back

I just got replacement retainers for ones that were over a year old. I was still wearing them 22 hrs / day as they were made to match my last Invisalign trays and my teeth are still moving vertically. I do have the ok to wear them only at night now (at last!!) The new retainers are extremely tight a...
by Wireless
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: invisalign and overbite
Replies: 4
Views: 5216

Re: invisalign and overbite

If your jaw is a problem, you're dealing with a complex case. I also have a bit problem related to jaw shape and am being treated with Invisalign and partial clear retainers. My doc is not going for a 100 percent correction, but rather trying to get my teeth positioned where a third relapse will be ...