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by duherro
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: stupid question but...
Replies: 8
Views: 784

Re: stupid question but...

Also guys, did your neck ever feel sore from wearing elastics?
by duherro
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: stupid question but...
Replies: 8
Views: 784

Re: stupid question but...

Hmmm, because I've been wearing them in the day as instructed by my 2nd ortho (the fiirst one was sick when I went for a checkup) and as I wear them ((in front of a PC etc etc) , they make my neck really sore which has never happened with my previous elastic configurations. So I am thinking that I s...
by duherro
Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: stupid question but...
Replies: 8
Views: 784

stupid question but...

just to clarify, when my ortho told me to wear elastics at night, does that mean from 6 pm onwards (evening onwards)? Or does it mean during my sleep? Thanks! maybe thats why when I went to the ortho for a checkup previously, he didn't like my progress because I only wore them during sleep LOL haha....
by duherro
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How fast do elastics work?
Replies: 14
Views: 19470

Re: How fast do elastics work?

Wow so you literally didn't see much change in first 3 weeks then next day you did!??? Wow haha, maybe there were changes but it was just subtly and built up until you could see the "real" change.


Uhhh, idk how a normal bite feels , because I am scared of over-correction :/
by duherro
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How fast do elastics work?
Replies: 14
Views: 19470

Re: How fast do elastics work?

Also a strange issue, in my relaxed state, my lower jaw goes more to the right , I thought i had a normal aligned jaw to the eye but somehow my lower jaw slowly moves to the right :/
by duherro
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How fast do elastics work?
Replies: 14
Views: 19470

Re: How fast do elastics work?

I have elastics for cross bite, but how does one know if their bite is getting more and more correct? I haven't took any pictures of my teeth so its hard to tell T_T

Also another important issue is that when I wear elastics, one side feels it has more pressure :/
by duherro
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rebraced? whats the shortest time you've had between braces?
Replies: 14
Views: 5005

Re: Rebraced? whats the shortest time you've had between bra

Omg! I don't understand , so even after many years, the teeth start to retract into their original crooked position!?!?!?
by duherro
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How fast do elastics work?
Replies: 14
Views: 19470

Re: How fast do elastics work?

I think it will differ for everyone. I have been using an elastic for a cross bite day and night since I got the braces put on and I went back for a checkup after about 5-6 weeks and he noticed a fair amount of difference Yeah atm, i got elastics for a crossbite, i hate them :(, sometimes pop off d...
by duherro
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How fast do elastics work?
Replies: 14
Views: 19470

Re: How fast do elastics work?

Elastics do not generally cause changes as dramatic as, say, the first archwire. They are generally used later in the treatment plan when the "natural" lining up of the teeth on the wire has already done most of the work. Elastics are usually used for some of the more subtle (but VERY) important ch...
by duherro
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How fast do elastics work?
Replies: 14
Views: 19470

Re: How fast do elastics work?

also is it normal if... l smile , then only my front teeth touch while my back don't touch? The back only touches if I bite hard or intentionally do it.
by duherro
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How fast do elastics work?
Replies: 14
Views: 19470

How fast do elastics work?

My next appointment was scheduled to be 5 weeks, but I see heaps of people on the board having to say "yay ,its 3 months and I can see progress " etc. Does 5 weeks seem useless?
by duherro
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics Dilemma
Replies: 10
Views: 1854

Re: Elastics Dilemma

Uhh its worse for me , I was initially told to wear them at night by Ortho A, and then I wasnt wearing them haha, so next checkup he just told me to wear them this time , so I wanted my braces off and started to wear them at night time as originally instructed. It was annoying because I would wake u...
by duherro
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Annoying issue with cross bite elastics
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

Re: Annoying issue with cross bite elastics

[quote="oldfart"]One thing I don't remember. How much do the crossbite elastics tear into your tongue. Mine will be lingual top to outside (forgot the term) bottom. One of the many configurations I've been told about. of[/quote] Uhh idk how much it tears into my tongue, atm i type this, my tongue is...
by duherro
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Annoying issue with cross bite elastics
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

Re: Annoying issue with cross bite elastics

I still dunno what makes it come off during my sleep haha, but it alternates, sometimes the right side stays on, sometimes the left stays on. Today, i woke up during the night and my right side was off, I put it back on and 5 mins later it just came off :/. Maybe the elastic was broken haha, I proba...
by duherro
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Annoying issue with cross bite elastics
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

Re: Annoying issue with cross bite elastics

[quote="busy bee"]That sounds really annoying. I haven't had to deal with the joys of elastics yet so can't help you but I hope you find a solution soon.[/quote]


Thanks a lot haha! I hope other people post if they have any similar issues