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by brendap27
Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How quickly will braces come off after teeth are "perfe
Replies: 20
Views: 13080

Yep, I went for 10 months getting a new wire about every 8 weeks which were the various flexible wires (the first two were round and then three square ones). The last time I went in, I had developed a small gap between a couple of teeth. They put the finishing wire in, which is stainless steel and r...
by brendap27
Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else been called selfish!!??
Replies: 26
Views: 5321

I see my mother frequently, though it makes me laugh to think I didn't tell her I was getting them, and that it took an hour that morning she first saw me with them to say,Did you get get braces!?!?!?!?! Followed by the requisite,you didn't tellmeyou were getting braces! No Mom,Ididn't. I'm an adul...
by brendap27
Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How quickly will braces come off after teeth are "perfe
Replies: 20
Views: 13080

Re: How quickly will braces come off after teeth are "p

How long should all the teeth look PERFECT before they can take the braces off. For what it's worth, my ortho told me that he uses the flexible wires for doing the adjustment and then finishing wires are there to essentially hold the teeth in place and let the roots sort of "take hold" if that make...
by brendap27
Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: hydrogen peroxide gargle ?
Replies: 7
Views: 5121

I've had problems for years with burning from both mouthwashes and toothpaste. I switched a couple of years ago to SLS free toothpaste and mouthwash and I find it makes a big difference. SLS is sodium laurel sulfate and has been implicated in the formation of canker sores. It's not actually easy to ...
by brendap27
Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Settling Wires?
Replies: 7
Views: 2199

At this point, I guess I'm less concerned with the fact that my original estimate is off, than I am with the idea that they're following some generic treatment plan for me which doesn't appear to be based on my particular case. It appears that they just have this generic plan that they use on everyb...
by brendap27
Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Settling Wires?
Replies: 7
Views: 2199

The brackets that I have are a brand that I had never heard of before - Carriere self-ligating. I don't know if these settling wires are something specific to that type of bracket that perhaps Damon or some of the others don't use. I think the thing that really has me a little freaked is that the pe...
by brendap27
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Settling Wires?
Replies: 7
Views: 2199

Settling Wires?

I was at my ortho last week having my fifth leveling wire put in and was very disappointed when I was made aware that the original estimate I was given for how long I would wear braces was way off. It's not that they started treatment and then revised the estimate based on how my teeth were respondi...
by brendap27
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: TMJD prior to braces?
Replies: 8
Views: 2244

Hello, I'm wearing braces now for the second time because of TMJD. I don't know if my first set of braces had anything to do with it, but it wasn't long after gettting them off that I started having severe trouble with my jaw locking up. Then years of popping and grinding in my jaw and then I starte...
by brendap27
Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debracing day (:
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: Debracing day (:

juxtapose12 wrote:Hi, I'm set to get my braces off on June 2nd and I'm a bit hesitant. I was just wondering if at the appointment the ortho could just change his mind and make the decision to keep them on?
So did they come off?
by brendap27
Thu May 27, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: worried about lack of pain
Replies: 15
Views: 3158

Re: worried about lack of pain

I know how bizarre this must sound to most of you but I have no pain after 24 hours in braces. Yesterday I was completely wired top and bottom with metal braces and so far no pain. If it makes you feel any better, I didn't have pain when my braces were first put on. Eight weeks later I had my wire ...
by brendap27
Wed May 19, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: forward head posture and braces?
Replies: 7
Views: 3687

Re: forward head posture and braces?

theusername wrote:forward head posture so my muscles are unaligned.. would my pain from the neck go away or get worser with adjustments to my jaw?
I meant to respond to your question directly. You can read my earlier post with my experience with the "head-forward" position and neck pain.
by brendap27
Wed May 19, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: forward head posture and braces?
Replies: 7
Views: 3687

Actually, I think your question is legitimate. I have been suffering with a TMJ disorder for years although I didn't realize initially that my jaw was the problem. The reason is that my pain was in my neck and shoulders and also tension-type headaches which originate at the base of my skull and radi...
by brendap27
Sun May 02, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Shifting Midline?
Replies: 3
Views: 3259

Thanks for the encouraging responses. I was in on Friday for a cleaning and wanted to ask the ortho at that time to look at it, but he wasn't in and the technician was busy with another patient. They said they would have someone pull my photos and call me on Monday. Hopefully I can get in quickly an...
by brendap27
Sat May 01, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Shifting Midline?
Replies: 3
Views: 3259

Shifting Midline?

Hello All, I'm trying to figure out if my midline is shifting to the left or if it's my imagination. I got my braces on in Dec. 2009. I have my wisdom teeth on the right side but don't have them on the left. I had my third wire put on about a week ago and this was the first one that was really painf...
by brendap27
Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How long did you...
Replies: 36
Views: 10595

I agree with your thoughts on the 24/7 wearing of the retainers. When I had braces for the first time, I don't remember how long I was told to wear it 24/7, but I do recall that I wore it that way for a very long time - long after I was no longer even going back to the ortho for checkups. I recall t...