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by Jethro
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 179
Views: 24095

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

Treatment timeline dodging must be part of the ortho college curriculum because they all seem to have mastered it. In fact, I was given a nearly verbatim response from my ortho during my previous round of treatment…I am now properly trained not to even ask…ha-ha. In fairness, I guess there’s no way ...
by Jethro
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ligature wires vs elastics
Replies: 3
Views: 1593

Re: Ligature wires vs elastics

I've had both during my treatment depending on the movement desired and currently have wire ligs (ties) on my upper arch. Not sure if I have a preference, but the wire ligs take much longer to apply and remove than the elastic variety and they seem to collect more food as well. All the Best, Jethro
by Jethro
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Hawley wire pressing on gum line
Replies: 2
Views: 1275

Re: Hawley wire pressing on gum line

I wore an upper Hawley retainer for several years after my prior treatment and never experienced what you're describing. Sounds like it doesn't fit properly and needs to be adjusted. As for the Hawley/Essix combo, it seems fairly common but I would suggest seeing your ortho to discuss both concerns....
by Jethro
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New here- any advice appreciated!
Replies: 3
Views: 2000

Re: New here- any advice appreciated!

Hey tayces, congrats on starting your treatment. As for the proverbial ceramic vs metal decision, they are both good and will both get the desired results, it's just a matter of preference. Here's a recent threat on this topic: https://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=54271&p=507228#p50...
by Jethro
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can’t find an ortho to actually fix my bite...
Replies: 5
Views: 2393

Re: Can’t find an ortho to actually fix my bite...

Hey SG4, I would suggest having additional ortho consultations to find one who will provide a comprehensive treatment plan to properly resolve your concerns. In my experience, alignment/bite issues only get worse over time, especially with no retention. I know how frustrating this can be as I too am...
by Jethro
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 179
Views: 24095

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

Hey Sink, Don't think I'd be keen on being a case study either as psychologically I would probably construe this to mean something abysmal had occurred. "Interesting" definitely belongs on the ortho translation thread. I would also like to nominate "buttons", as in: "I'm going to place buttons on th...
by Jethro
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bottom midline deviated...ortho says we can leave it, but...
Replies: 5
Views: 2754

Re: Bottom midline deviated...ortho says we can leave it, but...

I’ve been wearing elastics to correct my midline for the past several months with little to no improvement. We’re still dealing with some other issues (rotated molar, etc.) that need to be corrected so I won’t need to make the decision you’re facing for several months. I suspect, though, that when e...
by Jethro
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces at 55
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Braces at 55

Hey vthib, Welcome and congrats on starting treatment. I think most would agree that the initial 1 - 2 weeks are the most difficult of the entire process. After that, everything seems to settle down and become more or less routine. Some sensitivity after an adjustment is to be expected, but typicall...
by Jethro
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are they overcorrecting my underbite?
Replies: 5
Views: 2702

Re: Are they overcorrecting my underbite?

That is amazing movement for just 10 weeks! Perhaps your teeth moved faster than anticipated, or perhaps your ortho wanted to over-correct, anticipating some relapse. Either way I'd give them a call and express your concerns.

All the Best,

Jethro
by Jethro
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Been a long time coming... (38/M)
Replies: 9
Views: 2685

Re: Been a long time coming... (38/M)

Congrats on moving forward with your treatment...Hope speaking and eating have become easier by now!

All the Best,

Jethro
by Jethro
Fri May 03, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign - serious effects on my body
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: Invisalign - serious effects on my body

I have no experience with Invisalign, but I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. You may want to post this in the Metal Mouth Forum as it seems to get much more traffic.

All the Best,

Jethro
by Jethro
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debraced! Before and Afters <3
Replies: 7
Views: 3877

Re: Debraced! Before and Afters <3

Stellar results...congrats!
by Jethro
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 179
Views: 24095

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

Hey Sink, great to hear you're finally getting some relief from the tmj pain...hopefully it will fully resolve. I had tmj issues during my previous round and I know firsthand it is no joke. I think you're correct about the one-size-fits-all molar bands, but can't speak from experience since my ortho...
by Jethro
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Been a long time coming... (38/M)
Replies: 9
Views: 2685

Re: Been a long time coming... (38/M)

Hey gorillatoad, congrats on starting your orthodontic odyssey. Sounds like you'll be in good hands at the uni. As you've probably found out by now, the first few weeks can be challenging.

All the Best,

Jethro
by Jethro
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar rotation--and not the good kind!
Replies: 3
Views: 3249

Re: Molar rotation--and not the good kind!

A 45 degree molar rotation occuring overnight would freak me out as well. Glad you were able to get an appt quickly. As for the lack of movement, perhaps you could call your ortho and let her decide how best to proceed. I have a molar that is still rotated (out) after nearly a year of treatment. My ...