Search found 10 matches

by winston
Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Fixing anterior open bite without surgery.
Replies: 6
Views: 8507

Hi all, and thanks for the replies. With the TADs, presumably the front upper teeth don't move at all. Am I right?
by winston
Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Fixing anterior open bite without surgery.
Replies: 6
Views: 8507

Fixing anterior open bite without surgery.

I have an anterior open bite which causes a feeling of too much fullness and prevents my upper lip from properly meeting the lower. Apart from this it is mild in comparison to other cases I've seen. There isn't actually a space between upper and lower teeth. I want to fix it with braces (lingual) bu...
by winston
Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:11 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Lingual braces for an open bite.
Replies: 1
Views: 2974

Lingual braces for an open bite.

I have a mild anterior open bite. Compared to some of the photos I've seen it's not very bad at all, however it does give me a feeling of too much fullness and my upper lip has trouble meeting the lower. My teeth are as straight as I need them to be - that's pretty straight. I'm considering going wi...
by winston
Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: THINNING of face during braces
Replies: 140
Views: 92732

Won't be noticeable at all. The movements are mere millimeters. There's tons of room between your cheeks and your teeth. This isn't so. I haven't had braces, but I do have a single tooth which is set back from the rest. It's the fifth tooth back at the top. Being set back causes there to be a sligh...
by winston
Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tooth-coloured wires.
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Tooth-coloured wires.

I've noticed that these are used whenever the 'six-month braces' technique is marketed. Is there any reason why these aren't now standard? I don't see anybody who is going through regular ortho work with these on the brackets.
by winston
Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: THINNING of face during braces
Replies: 140
Views: 92732

This is an important subject which I want to learn more about. It seems to me that the thinness of the face is likely the result of the extractions rather than the braces and movement of the teeth, so are there any members here who have noticed that thinning of the face who haven't had any teeth rem...
by winston
Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: THINNING of face during braces
Replies: 140
Views: 92732

Won't be noticeable at all. The movements are mere millimeters. There's tons of room between your cheeks and your teeth. This isn't so. I haven't had braces, but I do have a single tooth which is set back from the rest. It's the fifth tooth back at the top. Being set back causes there to be a sligh...
by winston
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What are my options?
Replies: 5
Views: 725

lenoreo, thanks, now I see where what I have differs from an implant. gracey82, from what I can see your teeth look fine, like they need no work at all. I wonder what happens if part way through when your teeth look how you want them to look you just demand that the ortho remove the braces. I suppos...
by winston
Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What are my options?
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Hi, thanks for the reply. I'm not sure if I got across what I have. It's a filled root, with post and a crown affixed to the post. There's no tooth or root there anymore. Does that change anything?
by winston
Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What are my options?
Replies: 5
Views: 725

What are my options?

Hello all. I have a mild overbite which I feel makes my mouth appear a bit too 'full', and my lower lip makes contact with my top teeth making it difficult to comfortably close my lips. My teeth are straight overall, I'd just like to have the six front, top teeth moved back a bit to correct these is...