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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: 221

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: 167
Views: 20002

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: 540

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: 203

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: 3
Views: 446

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: 6
Views: 1248

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: 353

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: 1979

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: 167
Views: 20002

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: 6
Views: 1248

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: 1726

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 ...
by Jethro
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Permanent bottom retainer
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Permanent bottom retainer

I would suggest getting it replaced, as teeth can move througout our lifetime. Good luck.

All the Best,

Jethro
by Jethro
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 51 - Braces first time.
Replies: 38
Views: 2568

Re: 51 - Braces first time.

I was treated for an anterior crossbite and tmj issues during my previous treatment, but these were pre-existing conditions. I did not experience the shifting of my lower jaw like you are experiencing. I think you are wise to seek another opinion. In looking at your recent pic, I noticed that the an...
by Jethro
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Traditional braces at 28
Replies: 6
Views: 1239

Re: Traditional braces at 28

Congrats on getting braced...you rock the green. Su ingles es muy bueno.

All the Best,

Jethro
by Jethro
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: a month off of braces and my ortho told me to wear them at night?
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: a month off of braces and my ortho told me to wear them at night?

Hi Karla, congrats again on getting debraced! As for the permanent retainer, you should become accustomed to it over the next few weeks/months and you will no longer be aware of it (I had upper and lower permanent retainers last round). I think it's safe to say that the essix retainers are substanti...