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by Winkos
Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help! Tough decision! Elastics Alf & Twinblock 12mm Overjet
Replies: 20
Views: 3596

Re: Help! Tough decision! Elastics Alf & Twinblock 12mm Over

I really don't know all that much about skeletal vs. dental overbites, but wouldn't a conservative approach be the first choice? If elastics or the twinblock don't work, at least you will be sure about the surgery. My overbite has been reduced about 30% with double elastics in the last two months. Y...
by Winkos
Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it OK to settle for less than perfect?
Replies: 39
Views: 4564

Re: Is it OK to settle for less than perfect?

I am only about 6 months in and I would like to stop. My smile has changed so much and achieved what I wanted that it seems unnecessary to shift my midline at this point. Ortho won't have it- he wants "perfect". I am kind of afraid of perfect.
by Winkos
Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Undoing Extractions - My progress so far, with pics!
Replies: 46
Views: 36725

Re: Undoing Extractions - My progress so far, with pics!

Your progress looks great! I see the difference already in your jawline from the pics.
by Winkos
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: WOOOHOOO!!! ALL of my front teeth touch!!
Replies: 9
Views: 811

Re: WOOOHOOO!!! ALL of my front teeth touch!!

Impressive! You have made a lot of progress.
by Winkos
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Having a Cleaning With Braces On?
Replies: 16
Views: 1264

Re: Having a Cleaning With Braces On?

I had mine cleaned a few weeks ago with the wires on. Like JonsonSon they used an ultrasonic cleaner and scraped a little. After that the floss and polish. They still do not feel clean to me. I had two teeth I asked the hygenist to look at closely because they always feel "dirty" but she said they w...
by Winkos
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces Concerns
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: Braces Concerns

I would check with your dentis to appraise the condition of your teeth. It is my understanding that they can file teeth down to a certain extent without compromising them, but I too would be concerned with an ortho who filed teeth at every appointment.
by Winkos
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: PICS! 8 months in...
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: PICS! 8 months in...

Very nice indeed!
by Winkos
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: notice of first change
Replies: 15
Views: 1416

Re: notice of first change

Within a week I saw my low hanging bicuspids start to move up. Within three months they moved up to a normal position.
by Winkos
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pain getting elastics changed?
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Pain getting elastics changed?

I just got elastics yesterday and the thickest wire on my lower teeth. I could not even eat a piece of cooked eggplant today!
by Winkos
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Most Surprising Early Improvements?
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Most Surprising Early Improvements?

I am really surprised that my top and bottom teeth now touch all the way around. In four months this has created the verticle height I sought to open my bite. I really thought this would take a long time to do so I am very pleased to feel those toothers touch. Anybody else surprised with their early...
by Winkos
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Veneers after braces
Replies: 13
Views: 5466

Re: Veneers after braces

I think your smile looks great. I am glad you are going to wait before making any decision on veneers. If I remember correctly you had some issues with your teeth- correct? If so, I think it would be best to consider not causing any trauma to your teeth, especially since your smile is so much improv...
by Winkos
Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho Not Being Truthful?
Replies: 12
Views: 1353

Re: Ortho Not Being Truthful?

I think the pontif issue is chair time, as it would take longer each visit to re-place the pontic in the wire. So I am miffed about this because promising something that you don't plan on delivering is not right. I may have chosen the other ortho I was considering if I had know this. All in all thou...
by Winkos
Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: new gaps forming
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: new gaps forming

I was concerned the second month when I had a gap open up between two teeth in my lower arch. These teeth were pretty straight with mild crowding. Into the third month now and the gap is closed.
by Winkos
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why do I put up with the pain?
Replies: 12
Views: 941

Re: Why do I put up with the pain?

I too question myself. My friends ask me why I have braces because my teeth are so nice. I need implants so I wanted my bite fixed. I think at present I would have done very well to live with my overbite and just have gotten the implants. If I had done this I would be almost done by now. I am re-thi...
by Winkos
Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho Not Being Truthful?
Replies: 12
Views: 1353

Ortho Not Being Truthful?

I am a little upset today. First off my ortho agreed to tie in my pontif (I have missing teeth) into my archwires when I moved to rectangle wires. I asked him last month if we could do this and he said "no" because the round wires would just spin the teeth around. Turns out I have had rectangle wire...