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by djspeece
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic vs Metal - Discolored teeth appearance
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Re: Ceramic vs Metal - Discolored teeth appearance

I went with ceramics, but if I had to do it over again (God forbid) I'd go with all metal for the reasons you mentioned: the ceramics really aren't invisible, they are bulkier, and they get more attention from passersby then I would have preferred. Plus, in photos they made my teeth look a hideous s...
by djspeece
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brackets and brackets position
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

Re: Brackets and brackets position

Of course you have to realize that the position of the brackets are designed for the final result, and aren't necessarily going to be centered on every tooth. The ortho places them based on his/her assessment of the forces and vectors required to move your teeth into the proper position. Perhaps at ...
by djspeece
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My TMJ is back after braces treatment :(
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: My TMJ is back after braces treatment :(

As you suspect a visit to the ortho is in order, and perhaps also a TMJ specialist. Even if they say that there is nothing that can be done (which I seriously doubt is true), you could probably find some sort of binder on line to help you keep your mouth closed while you sleep. Perhaps your ortho wo...
by djspeece
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Relapse
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Relapse

Hi jem, So sorry to hear about this relapse, but it sounds fairly minor. Although I am not an ortho, that won't prevent me from providing a SWAG on your situation. After debracing, I wore my Vivera retainer 24/7 for about 4 months as I recall. But, since it seems you are actively moving a tooth, I'd...
by djspeece
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: After 4 years and 2.5 Months!
Replies: 1
Views: 957

Re: After 4 years and 2.5 Months!

Congratulations on your accomplishment! I hope things are going well.
by djspeece
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Grinding
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Grinding

Does anyone grind their teeth? I’ve noticed I have been over being stressed about getting braces. I hope it doesn’t continue after I get them on. Does anyone grind with braces? Do you have a mouth guard specialty made for braces? :x I think the sponsor of this forum, dentakit.com, has a mouth guard...
by djspeece
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Smile Direct Club Disaster
Replies: 1
Views: 1589

Re: Smile Direct Club Disaster

Interesting video; as you mention in your reply, Lynn, he needed to consult an orthodontist, not a general dentist. I don't think he mentioned the word "orthodontist" at any point in this rant and seems not to grasp the difference. Thomas Gessel provided the comment about the issue of veneers and th...
by djspeece
Sun May 26, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: 15 Year Update
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: 15 Year Update

Great to hear, TimSeattle! I've been debraced for several years and wear my retainers religiously. Best of luck for continued success.
by djspeece
Wed May 22, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Chin implant
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Chin implant

Thanks for the info. Did most of the patients you see this procedure done on have braces or the surgery where they also move their jaw forward? I had a consult with a surgeon today. They took photos like at an orthodontic consult. He said that the herbst is bring my jaw forward and giving me a more...
by djspeece
Thu May 09, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Left retainer on hot windowsill
Replies: 1
Views: 1678

Re: Left retainer on hot windowsill

I don't think you have anything to worry about as long as you are feeling the same sensation when you put it in, i.e., your teeth pulling a bit. At least I feel some slight tension when I insert mine every night. If this feeling has changed, then you should probably see your ortho. Best of luck to y...
by djspeece
Thu May 09, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Chin implant
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Chin implant

I've not had a chin implant, but suspect your ortho sees it as a useful supplement to your current regimen. An early consultation with a plastic surgeon will help determine the size of the implant based on your projected goals with orthodontics. Hopefully your ortho and the surgeon will coordinate t...
by djspeece
Thu May 09, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Progress after 6 weeks
Replies: 5
Views: 1877

Re: Progress after 6 weeks

Congratulations! Keep up the good work and best of luck to you. :jump: :jump:
by djspeece
Wed May 08, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First powerchain and rectangular wire
Replies: 5
Views: 1785

Re: First powerchain and rectangular wire

Agree with Andy. I have been out of braces for several years now, but recall that each adjustment - even if it was only the application of new powerchains -- resulted in tightness and discomfort. I tried to psych myself up and saw this discomfort as a positive thing, that the braces, elastics, and p...
by djspeece
Wed May 08, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone have experience taking prednisone with braces?
Replies: 1
Views: 1597

Re: Anyone have experience taking prednisone with braces?

I don't that have that particular personal experience, but you have a good plan. And, best of luck with that medical condition. I would suspect that at most the prednisone might delay the completion of your treatment slightly, since it sounds like this will be a short-term med for you. Best of luck ...
by djspeece
Mon May 06, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debraced! Before and Afters <3
Replies: 7
Views: 1976

Re: Debraced! Before and Afters <3

Wonderful result! Congratulations! :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: :jump: