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by EntrancedBoar91
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite not cooperating - what problems could arise if I end treatment now?
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Bite not cooperating - what problems could arise if I end treatment now?

Thanks everyone for your input. It's always helpful to get other points of view :) I am frustrated as the only reason I got braces was to correct my class 2 malocclusion. After having an incorrect bite for so many years, I was beginning to have jaw issues and have worn my teeth down prematurely. I w...
by EntrancedBoar91
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite not cooperating - what problems could arise if I end treatment now?
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Bite not cooperating - what problems could arise if I end treatment now?

Hello all. I have been in traditional braces for 2 years to correct a class 2 div 2 malocclusion. For whatever reason, my bite is not willing to cooperate. I am still slightly class 2 on one side. I think it is close - but no matter what the ortho tries it just won't fully correct. My ortho seems re...
by EntrancedBoar91
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: anyone here have a Class II Division 2 malocclusion?
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: anyone here have a Class II Division 2 malocclusion?

Have you had any extractions EntrancedBoar91? No I haven't had any extractions, unless you count wisdom teeth. I seem to have enough room. I think my issues stem from how I have improperly worn my teeth down over the years and, from what I have gathered from my ortho and the techs, I don't think my...
by EntrancedBoar91
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: anyone here have a Class II Division 2 malocclusion?
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: anyone here have a Class II Division 2 malocclusion?

I have class 2 div 2. Been in traditional braces for 2 years with insanely heavy class 2 elastics doubled up. Unfortunately, my bite is not cooperating and I may end up just giving up. Hopefully you have a better experience! That is disheartening. Was surgery an option for you? What does your ortho...
by EntrancedBoar91
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: anyone here have a Class II Division 2 malocclusion?
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: anyone here have a Class II Division 2 malocclusion?

I have class 2 div 2. Been in traditional braces for 2 years with insanely heavy class 2 elastics doubled up. Unfortunately, my bite is not cooperating and I may end up just giving up. Hopefully you have a better experience!
by EntrancedBoar91
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite keeps slipping back?
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Bite keeps slipping back?

Hello all. I have been in braces for almost 2 years. I had class 2 deep bite. My teeth have been stubborn but my bite is almost where it should be. Ortho had me change to only using class 2 elastics at night recently. I have noticed that by the end of the day, after not wearing elastics, my lower ja...
by EntrancedBoar91
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cold Symptoms after Every Ortho Appt!
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: Cold Symptoms after Every Ortho Appt!

I know this may be a long shot but could it have to do with inflammation? My ortho told me the braces cause inflammation in the teeth/bones and that actually helps (or maybe causes) the movement. That's why ibuprofen can slow ortho treatment (it's anti-inflammatory medication). Maybe the inflammatio...
by EntrancedBoar91
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tongue Tamers
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: Tongue Tamers

No matter what I do my tongue makes contact with these death spikes on the back on my front lower teeth. Can anyone help me by telling me how to better retrain my tongue so I can quickly stop stabbing myself every time I move my tongue. Hi there. It does sound like you need some exercises to help c...
by EntrancedBoar91
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Invisalign to Braces
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: Invisalign to Braces

I was in invisalign for three years :shock: through a general dentist. Terrible mistake. I had a class 2 division 2 malocclusion and the dentist only treated me as class one. My bite problems were worse when invisalign treatment ended. I am now in ceramic/metal traditional braces with a super knowle...
by EntrancedBoar91
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Slow vs Rapid Palatal Expansion in Child (Airway Issues?)
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: Slow vs Rapid Palatal Expansion in Child (Airway Issues?)

Anyone? I am getting conflicting advice from different professionals and would love some more advice...
by EntrancedBoar91
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Slow vs Rapid Palatal Expansion in Child (Airway Issues?)
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Slow vs Rapid Palatal Expansion in Child (Airway Issues?)

(Cross-posted from the parents forum as I haven't received any responses) Hello all. My 8 year old son has crowding and a high arched palate. He is also a chronic mouth breather, snores and grinds his teeth at night. He was sent to a specialist who says he has some airway issues but not apnea yet. M...
by EntrancedBoar91
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: Rapid Expander or Quad Helix for Child With Possible Apnea?
Replies: 1
Views: 1684

Rapid Expander or Quad Helix for Child With Possible Apnea?

Hello all. My 8 year old son has crowding and a high arched palate. He is also a chronic mouth breather, snores and grinds his teeth at night. He was sent to a specialist who says he has some airway issues but not apnea yet. My brother has severe sleep apnea and I really want to avoid this for my so...
by EntrancedBoar91
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How Long Between Appointments/Adjustments?
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: How Long Between Appointments/Adjustments?

That's about normal for Self-ligating braces, Traditional Braces usually involve like twice the number of adjustments (about once every month or month and a half instead of once every 2-3 months). You will also probably have shorter intervals later in treatment, the interval between my early appoin...
by EntrancedBoar91
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Before and 22 months progress pic
Replies: 10
Views: 1903

Re: Before and 22 months progress pic

That's amazing! Huge changes in the width of your smile and also your profile! If you don't mind me asking, did you have class II division 2 overbite? That's what my ortho says I have (teeth tipped inward and jaw too far back in relation to my top teeth). I just got my braces last week and hope my r...
by EntrancedBoar91
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: A Less Expensive Alternative to Acceledent: BitePod20
Replies: 10
Views: 6381

Re: A Less Expensive Alternative to Acceledent: BitePod20

I'm curious if it works as well as acceledent too...