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by ajs604
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Men with Braces
Replies: 21
Views: 7276

Re: Men with Braces

I think more and more men are getting baces now. If your not happy with the apperance of your teeth, then go for it. It took me until my 30s to overcome the fear of braces and how I would be percieved as an adult male with braces. I found that no one cared. Overall improved my self-confidence and ou...
by ajs604
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.
Replies: 146
Views: 27432

Re: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.

My bite now
by ajs604
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.
Replies: 146
Views: 27432

Re: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.

My bite is still closed thanks to my orthodontist!! It’s been almost 3 years
by ajs604
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?
Replies: 128
Views: 15898

Re: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?

Amazing results! Are you happy with them?
by ajs604
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Frenectomy with IV sedation?
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Re: Frenectomy with IV sedation?

Hi, I had a frenectomy done last year under a local block. There is no real need for IV sedation unless its the policy of the surgeon/dentist. Personally I would rather have a local as you can drive directly afterwards without feeling sleepy.
by ajs604
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?
Replies: 128
Views: 15898

Re: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?

I think your have a good result with your current plan. Some relapse is always going to happen whether its surgical or non-surgical.
by ajs604
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?
Replies: 128
Views: 15898

Re: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?

I wish I had pallet expansion but that really needs to be done prior to orthdontics treatment from what I've read. I just maintain an effort to keep my tongue behind my lower front teeth. I stick a bit of sugar free gum on my upper pallet and find it really helps retain the tongue in its correct pos...
by ajs604
Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.
Replies: 146
Views: 27432

Re: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.

Here are sides views. As you can see the contact on my right site is not as good and never really was. My ortho said this is not something to be concerned about but it sure as hell brother me.
by ajs604
Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.
Replies: 146
Views: 27432

Re: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.

I had to edit the picture on my iPhone as it the file was too big. Here is a recent picture. I am only sitting at 1.5mn-2mm overlap now. I finished with 4-5mm so am a bit worried.
by ajs604
Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?
Replies: 128
Views: 15898

Re: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?

Hi Jfriend Your teeth look great. I started at about 6-7mm open bite and finished with a 4mm overlap. I have upper and lower bonded retainers then the Essix for nighttime ware which I wear for 12 hours a night. The Essix is great for horizontal retention but does nothing for vertical retention. I ha...
by ajs604
Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?
Replies: 128
Views: 15898

Re: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?

Hey how's your treatment going? I'm only sitting at 1.5-2mm over bite at present so it's a worrying time. Unfortunately my orthodontist is not concerned. I have been pushing her to do more but nothing. I've begged for a tooth positioned and a Hawley wrap around retainer but she says I'm fine with th...
by ajs604
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.
Replies: 146
Views: 27432

Re: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.

Hi guys this is my bite now after 12 months. Do you think it still looks stable? I live in fear that it will relapse.
by ajs604
Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?
Replies: 128
Views: 15898

Re: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?

Oh wow I didn't realise they needed pilot holes, sounds pretty crazy! I did read somewhere that Essix can induce an open bite as you can't close your teeth when wearing them as opposed to the Hawley. However, saying that I read it on a forum so you could say it was no an accurate source. I would say...
by ajs604
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?
Replies: 128
Views: 15898

Re: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?

Hey mate. Positioners are rubber mouthguards - which help maintain bit retention apparently. I have been researching the best vertical retention for open bites for the past few months (as I am so scared will return), but all the orthodontists I have been too other than mine say the same as you eithe...
by ajs604
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?
Replies: 128
Views: 15898

Re: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?

Your teeth are looking really good!! I have an upper and lower bonded permanent retainer and also an Essex which I wear at night. I have read on here that positioners are also good. My ortho does not use them so I have been to someone else too but they do not prescribe them either. Have you been tol...