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by classII
Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Flaring
Replies: 15
Views: 5866

Either way I expect. It's a technical question for your ortho. The basics though are 4 teeth (and roots) bound together vs. assorted teeth individually bound by an elastic, which force will win. This is the premise, as i visulaize it, to the whole process. In what you say, is it that a super or 'x' ...
by classII
Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Flaring
Replies: 15
Views: 5866

The teeth move like a see-saw. The wire will pull a couple of teeth one way, once they've moved, it will kick in on the other side and move those. It's all controlled movements depending on how the wire is fixed. Wire ties on say the front four will anchor those teeth and cause the remaining teeth t...
by classII
Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debonded, really unhappy with results,PICS. Advice please :(
Replies: 13
Views: 4300

I should add, looks a lot more natural and better IMO 'as is'.You got awesome big white teeth, if they were flawless after completion I'd wonder if you did indeed do some cosmetics to achieve that. I expect to have some similar malfunctions after my treatment and refuse to have any fake stuff applie...
by classII
Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debonded, really unhappy with results,PICS. Advice please :(
Replies: 13
Views: 4300

Here: :) Actually to me they look very nice. How did it look before? The thing is, and it was a massive surprise to me, is that technically its the inside of the row of the teeth that count. The backside of your teeth when complete should be "flush" the other side, the front or what you are looking ...
by classII
Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Stuck with braces on for months. Lawsuit?
Replies: 43
Views: 7488

Sounds nasty. On the ortho's part actually. 1. 700$ represents say 3 months worth of payments if under a regular payment plan. How could they have allowed it to get to that point. 2. Subject to the actual contract, common sense though the work isn't complete until they take them off, then you make y...
by classII
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cone Beam CT scan
Replies: 4
Views: 1479

What's the actual question. 8) :lol: The process of having a Cat Scan? Nothing to it. http://bryanking.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/computed_tomography_ct_scan.jpg Looks similar while the tech is completely different, to an MRI, which I had 20 + years ago to see if my jaw bone was worn out due to ...
by classII
Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pre brace jitters
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Very normal. Everyone psyches themselves out. Took me two years after committing to actually proceed. Strangest thing you may ever encounter in your lifetime. Jumping out of a functional aircraft with a bag of silk on your back is easier. For some reason this process at this age is as bizarre a hurd...
by classII
Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My teeth are not perfect? Getting Braces off?
Replies: 2
Views: 2649

I'm at this stage right now. Where to me it looks like I just walked in and need braces. This after three years. It's totally tweaking time and you must speak up and point out what you feel and see and what you want adjusted. They're watching the bite vs the aesthetics. It's imperative that you spea...
by classII
Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question about hygiene during braces! Need help please.
Replies: 11
Views: 2122

You can always just dry brush them. No toothpaste, just water. Collapsible cup and tooth brush in your pocket, quick brush and rinse, 30 seconds in the bathroom at work and you're done.
by classII
Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3 Orthos, 3 different opinoins - what to do
Replies: 11
Views: 2532

Go for a 4th opinion and raise the other 3's methods, subtely of course. You'll get a feel for what is what along with the 4th's opinion, unless they come up with a completely different opinion to all the others.
by classII
Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Crazy talk from the ortho?
Replies: 13
Views: 2907

Sounds right in a general sense. Is it an overjet or overbite? All the teeth need to "touch" each other otherwise they'll over-erupt (keep coming growing or coming out of the jaw). This is the whole purpose of braces to correct the bite. Which teeth are they talking about? The front 4. If they weren...
by classII
Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Normal.

They move immediately after an adjustment and a few days before the next adjustment. I think the interval is around every 2 weeks or so.
by classII
Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Any surgeons in Toronto, Canada or Korea?
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Probably help if you indicated for what. :wink:
by classII
Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just got my braces fitted!
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Re: Just got my braces fitted!

. Just have a quick silly question. When i brush my teeth with my electric toothbrush I am concerned that if I put too much pressure on my teeth I will know off a bracket. Can someone reassure me that this will not happen? haha No it won't knock the brackets off. It definitely does feel like it tho...
by classII
Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: WE HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE! CHECK IT OUT!
Replies: 16
Views: 3606

Seems you have to be logged in to see it. Not up on facebook either but pretty sure you didn't have to be a member to and be logged in to see the pages there before? At this moment doesn't look like you can see anything on facebook unless logged in.