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by Nozzelnut
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New to braces - questions about bite!
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: New to braces - questions about bite!

Shifting bite is part of the treatment. Things might look, feel, or bite worse; before they look feel or bite better. Only biting on one molar is time to use caution. Be gentle on it. There can be a lot of force generated on that one tooth. Something to talk to your ortho about at your next appointm...
by Nozzelnut
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How often do you clean your hawley retainers?
Replies: 4
Views: 4059

Re: How often do you clean your hawley retainers?

Daily; the Retainer Brite cleaners or efferdent (sp) denture cleaning tablets.
by Nozzelnut
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Post Your COVID-19 Orthodontic Stories or Concerns
Replies: 14
Views: 1252

Re: Post Your COVID-19 Orthodontic Stories or Concerns

My ortho said emergencies only. Call them and they might be able to walk you through some things that can help without being seen at the office. With all the ortho work I've had done; I haven't had any emergencies. I've had some uncomfortable bracket issues and some breakages but nothing too emergen...
by Nozzelnut
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm Here To Help
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: I'm Here To Help

Fast shipping of the items I ordered a couple weeks ago! Got them a few days later. Order with confidence.
by Nozzelnut
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Overbite correction surgery and tinnitus
Replies: 2
Views: 2201

Re: Overbite correction surgery and tinnitus

Kinda strange; my tinnitus was A LOT less after surgery. Could just be inflammation in the area due to the surgery. Could quiet down after a few more weeks. A few years ago a member had hearing loss due to TMJD issues. The auditory nerves and structures are millimeters away from your mandibular join...
by Nozzelnut
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 963
Views: 51455

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Funny how this stuff never really ends... I got the first round of aligners last Wednesday. Attachments and rubber bands... At least I got to see where my teeth should be when I get through all the aligners. Jaime; sorry you're having some TMJ issues. Speaking from experience; it can become really b...
by Nozzelnut
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Essix vs Hawley
Replies: 3
Views: 2699

Re: Essix vs Hawley

I prefer Hawleys too; if they're made right. Essix do work; but if you clench or grind you might grind through them. One issue I have with Essix style retainers; they never let teeth actually touch. If they made them with a flat area that distributed the pressure simulating bare teeth together I'd l...
by Nozzelnut
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Getting my Aligners Tomorrow
Replies: 5
Views: 4921

Re: Getting my Aligners Tomorrow

I can relate! My new orthodontist also mentioned rubber bands and attachments with my soon to be picked up aligners.

Starting March 3rd for about 14 months of treatment.

Good luck with your treatment!
by Nozzelnut
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 963
Views: 51455

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Not sure if any of us still check this anymore... After about 10 months of wearing my retainers religiously , things going OK; not great, with a distracted orthodontist that does things impulsively... My teeth were shifting due to him making unwanted changes to my retainer (without my knowledge; he ...
by Nozzelnut
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Switching to metal brackets (anyone done it?)
Replies: 3
Views: 3311

Re: Switching to metal brackets (anyone done it?)

I should have switched from ceramic to metal right after the newness of having braces (again) wore off. Slower treatment, more prone to damage, and physically bigger brackets. They're less visible; not invisible and no one cares about you having braces... I had all metal brackets the last year of tr...
by Nozzelnut
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces BEFORE extractions?
Replies: 3
Views: 4542

Re: Braces BEFORE extractions?

Extraction orthodontics should be a last resort; not a first choice.

Just my personal opinion about it.
by Nozzelnut
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE recovery (time off from work)
Replies: 1
Views: 6560

Re: SARPE recovery (time off from work)

3-4 weeks + It wasn't pain or that sort of stuff; it was rapid weight loss (from not being able to get enough calories in) and a restricted diet. I'm a bigger guy and lost 45ish pounds in 3 weeks. Felt completely weak for a long time after that. Lifting heavy objects from the ground might be frowned...
by Nozzelnut
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: What is this?

Get a water pick! They work great for hosing off brackets that brushing doesn't get.
by Nozzelnut
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Seeing a different orthodontist while away from home?
Replies: 4
Views: 5280

Re: Seeing a different orthodontist while away from home?

I wouldn't want a different ortho touching my ortho's work that far into treatment.
by Nozzelnut
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal or Ceramic?
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: Metal or Ceramic?

I had several ceramic brackets crack and chip during my treatment. I never had a stainless bracket fail. The little tabs ligatures go around seem to be the weak point. The ortho can put more pressure on the bracket (tooth) without the risk of failure of the bracket itself when using metal. If I had ...