Search found 38 matches

by colorpurple
Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: vertical elastics anyone?
Replies: 0
Views: 1397

vertical elastics anyone?

so my open bite is closing fast! the ortho asked me to wear vertical elastics from top central incisor to bottom central incisor, on each tooth. i wear this at nite. anyone experiences this configuration before? how long did it take to close the gap?

I must say these elastics are miraculous
by colorpurple
Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics make me self conscious!
Replies: 7
Views: 3488

Elastics make me self conscious!

So I've been in braces (ceramic) since late Sept and have been wearing triangular elastics. I only where them when I'm not in class. So I wear them for about 16 hours a day, and depending on the day maybe only 10 hrs. I told my ortho. He doesn't seem to realize how repulsive they look when I talk --...
by colorpurple
Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramics --> iBraces transition ("stabilizing"
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Ceramics --> iBraces transition ("stabilizing"

So i'm in week 1 of ceramic braces. I already have vertical elastics to close my open bite. My OD says if this doesn't work, he's going to try TADs. I had SARPE in June, and the expander removed last week as well. I'm getting iBraces -- it's what I signed up for, but my ortho insists on starting out...
by colorpurple
Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: enamel demineralization? losing the "glisten"? Hel
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

Thank you doc
by colorpurple
Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: enamel demineralization? losing the "glisten"? Hel
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

Thank you doc
by colorpurple
Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: enamel demineralization? losing the "glisten"? Hel
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

Thanks so much Dr Rick. So it's normal for the teeth too look chalky white the next day after etching? When saliva wets the surfacethe chalkiness disappears. Please advise
by colorpurple
Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: enamel demineralization? losing the "glisten"? Hel
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

enamel demineralization? losing the "glisten"? Hel

so i just got braces today. i'm really excited. i noticed that my OD put an acid on my enamel -- he says this demineralizes it so the brackets can stick. he says most of the glisten returns, but not all of it and that this was a small price to pay for straight teeth. i'm really concerned about getti...
by colorpurple
Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: pain -- but in between adjustments?
Replies: 3
Views: 612

pain -- but in between adjustments?

so i am 6 weeks into getting my bottom braces, and today i feel really tender around certain teeth. is this normal?? i thought this pain left after the first few days. do you get random bouts of tenderness in between adjustments that come and go?
by colorpurple
Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: pain -- but in between adjustments?
Replies: 3
Views: 729

pain -- but in between adjustments?

so i am 6 weeks into getting my bottom braces, and today i feel really tender around certain teeth. is this normal?? i thought this pain left after the first few days. do you get random bouts of tenderness in between adjustments that come and go?
by colorpurple
Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1887
Views: 482686

hey CB, i have a special type of RPE. it's a bonded RPE and has bulky acrylic on the outside of my teeth (labial) that push my lips out. http://www.aztecortholab.com/bonded%20rpe%20lg.JPG i hope this is the problem do you think 7 weeks is too early to take of the expander? i had a SLOW expansion -- ...
by colorpurple
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1887
Views: 482686

expander being removed!

hey guys just to follow up on my case, i talked to my ortho about the apparent swelling, and he's convinced that its the bulky appliance in my mouth. he is removing it in 2 weeks (thank god), exactly 16 weeks post-SARPE. i think my jaw overexpanded, so there is enough room for slight relapse. what w...
by colorpurple
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1887
Views: 482686

expander being removed!

hey guys just to follow up on my case, i talked to my ortho about the apparent swelling, and he's convinced that its the bulky appliance in my mouth. he is removing it in 2 weeks (thank god), exactly 16 weeks post-SARPE. i think my jaw overexpanded, so there is enough room for slight relapse. what w...
by colorpurple
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Upper & Lower Expanders OUT!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 690

congrats!!! it must feel awesome. i saw my ortho yesterday and he said he will be taking them out in 2 weeks. i can't wait
by colorpurple
Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1887
Views: 482686

Well people tell me I look swollen. CB- how long were you swollen for? My OS suggested getting a CT scan.
by colorpurple
Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1887
Views: 482686

please please please help!!

I really want your advice on this -- I had my SARPE on June 16th, 14 weeks ago, and I still look CONSIDERABLY swollen. I talked to my OS about this last week, and he said that it could be the RPE appliance making my face appear swollen (I have a bulky plastic RPE appliance in my mouth now) and that ...