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by Jethro
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 54
Views: 8715

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

Congrats cbraces678...your teeth look fantastic! Curious as to which type of removable retainers you received?

All the Best,

Jethro
by Jethro
Tue May 05, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Post Your COVID-19 Orthodontic Stories or Concerns
Replies: 15
Views: 1769

Re: Post Your COVID-19 Orthodontic Stories or Concerns

My April appt was canceled (as anticipated), but have since been notified by my ortho that they hope to resume seeing patients in 2 weeks. I live in an area that is still mostly in lockdown mode so we shall see. Since my last adjustment, the bite on my right side has gone completely off the rails......
by Jethro
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Post Your COVID-19 Orthodontic Stories or Concerns
Replies: 15
Views: 1769

Re: Post Your COVID-19 Orthodontic Stories or Concerns

I was notified by my ortho’s office that they would be closed for at least the next 2 weeks and hoped to start rescheduling appointments the 2nd week of April. I greatly appreciate their concern for the welfare of patients and staff, especially since close interaction seems to be a primary method of...
by Jethro
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Got Braces in College at 21
Replies: 5
Views: 2992

Re: Got Braces in College at 21

Congrats on your decision to move forward with treatment...the time will fly by. As you've discovered, no one really cares about adults with braces so enjoy that college social life!

All the Best,

Jethro
by Jethro
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues
Replies: 26
Views: 7531

Re: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues

That's great progress desertd...teeth are looking so good I would hope that extractions aren't even a consideration at this point!

All the Best,

Jethro
by Jethro
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces for the third time
Replies: 15
Views: 3706

Re: Braces for the third time

Brief update: Now in month 20 and still in braces. A few months back had some ipr and 2 stainless buttons put on the lingual side of the upper right molars and connected via a loop of powerchain to help correct the rotated 2nd. They took some getting used to but seem to be working, albeit very slowl...
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: 194
Views: 35537

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: 4771

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: 5635

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: 6395

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: 4754

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: 194
Views: 35537

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: 4699

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: 1590

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: 5166

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