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by jfriend33
Wed May 15, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces at 30
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Braces at 30

Why do you have, or rather, did you have an anterior open bite? We can move teeth all day long, but at the end of the day, our cheeks and tongue are our retainers..........Heck, I closed my open bite almost a full millimeter if i recall just from changing my tongue posture.... but the hard thing is ...
by jfriend33
Wed May 15, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finishing phase time????
Replies: 4
Views: 1779

Re: Finishing phase time????

i spent about 6 months in active retention, iirc after a few adjustments and getting my entire uppers repositioned. For finishing, they did my IPR early on. My finishing is annoying. They should have removed my molar rings up top a few visits before to let those come forward instead i have had to us...
by jfriend33
Wed May 15, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New appliances / tongue crib and herbst activation
Replies: 2
Views: 1860

Re: New appliances / tongue crib and herbst activation

can you get to a Certified Oral Myologist (myofunctional therapy) for some tongue posture stuff? You might be fighting a losing battle here. There's a few that will do it online as well, and plenty of youtube vids to see the therapy so you have an idea of what to expect. It may not even be applicabl...
by jfriend33
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Open Bite and Invisalign
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Open Bite and Invisalign

Please check my posts. Invisalign is great for molar intrusion if done correctly. What happens when you open your mouth. Is your tongue in the spot in the roof of your mouth? Posture at rest is more important than thrusting but see where your tongue is when you smile and swallow.
by jfriend33
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: Open Bite - Tongue Thrust
Replies: 1
Views: 1271

Re: Open Bite - Tongue Thrust

Let me know what you'd like to know! Nip it in the bud now. Research orrhotropics more. Tads are good. Also they could use tongue Tamers, or something like a plain bracket bonded lingual to upper 1s and lower 2s. YouTube has tons. There's also great slp's willing to meet online. You don't have to ge...
by jfriend33
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lingual buttons hurt!
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: Lingual buttons hurt!

the non wax soft cover putty works well for these but lingual... wow yeah that would come right off. using composite is BRILLIANT!Ill be suggesting that for my drs other patients
by jfriend33
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?
Replies: 128
Views: 14755

Re: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?

I am! Things are so stable I can go part time with aligners. They are causing plaque even with xylitol everything, and dentist wants them gone. So I now need to convince them to install upper and lower vloop bonded lingual retainers, then make a new mold with those and have new set of essix and firs...
by jfriend33
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.
Replies: 146
Views: 26276

Re: Beginning treatment to improve open bite.

ajs604 wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:42 am
My bite now
Oh heck ya dude!!! So awesome! Any plans on changing retainers later? Ur golden
by jfriend33
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What's your favourite elastic colours?
Replies: 20
Views: 1656

Re: What's your favourite elastic colours?

I prefer the clear Turquoise as it's quite durable for power chain.

For elastics I always used galapagos tortoise and divided up 4 bags by colors. Wore pink at night obviously. The neon green purple and orange were just mix and match!

If I was speaking to a group then I'd wear impala clear ones.
by jfriend33
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My teeth itch
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Re: My teeth itch

Can't say I have never had that sensation. Sounds to me like you should chew some gum carefully. Yes the studies are split 50-50 however I have found it eases any discomfort or strange feelings with braces just be careful
by jfriend33
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My husband trimmed my archwire!
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: My husband trimmed my archwire!

Awesome! I am glad you weren't afraid to try to fix the problem yourself! My office was also two hours away. And due to traveling frequently for work and having at one time 12 temporary Anchorage device mini screw implants I was always traveling with medical Tools. In my kit I always carry a sewing ...
by jfriend33
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting an expander at 40+ years old
Replies: 56
Views: 5299

Re: Getting an expander at 40+ years old

Wow wish I could have a larger palate for my huge tongue! Glad it's working! Any pics of bite closed?
by jfriend33
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting Braces in Mexico - Save $$$
Replies: 30
Views: 48959

Re: Getting Braces in Mexico - Save $$$

Well I should technically not say this for another five years just to make sure my teeth Don't relapse. However I have saved $50,000. I spent more money saving one molar with a root canal and crown(3500) than I did for my entire cost of Ortho treatment which lasted 3 years. I technically should have...
by jfriend33
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Developing an Open Bite While in Braces
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Developing an Open Bite While in Braces

Please post photos or links to photos if you can and of only your teeth.

How much of an open bite are we talking? Could just be your back molars lining up. Need more info
by jfriend33
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces and fatigue syndromes
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: Braces and fatigue syndromes

Can braces lower your immune system ?? That's a interesting question. They could make you more vulnerable orally, by way of all the scrapes or abrasions. Keep your mouth and hands CLEAN. I had a major issue I will not disclose here but has since been cured and wow, if you travel please use bottled ...