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by Prometheus
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Self-Ligating Ceramic Braces
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: Self-Ligating Ceramic Braces

Welcome jamierm! Your question is a perennial one, you will find lots of opinions on this board. I had Damon brand self ligating braces for three years, ceramic ones on the top and metal on the bottom, making a comparison easy. If you have bite problems, particularly an overbite, your ortho will lik...
by Prometheus
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: How are y'all flossing impacted teeth?
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: How are y'all flossing impacted teeth?

Buy yourself a WaterPik, the plug in kind, not a battery operated one. It makes life so much easier! Three minutes with the water pic and then brush and you are all set. Worth every penny.
by Prometheus
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ...And they're off!
Replies: 13
Views: 590

Re: ...And they're off!

Congrats they look great! I received the same instructions form my ortho, that I needed to wear the retainers at night only unless things seemed to be going awry. 9 months since debracing and all is still good.
by Prometheus
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Small gap between two front lower teeth not closing
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Small gap between two front lower teeth not closing

Now I understand your frustration. Once I got power chains my small gaps closed up in 2 months. I have seen some others on the board that have had some rather stubborn teeth, usually they got them into place but it was slow going. Overall my estimated 24 month treatment turned into 36.5 months, so I...
by Prometheus
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Can't Chew At All!
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Can't Chew At All!

Diana: Been there, I started at 58 and finished at 62, just over 3 years. I had bite turbos behind my upper two central incisors which serve largely the same purpose as the bit build-ups. My molars did not touch for nearly two years. There is no magic solution to the chewing problem, but you do find...
by Prometheus
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Small gap between two front lower teeth not closing
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Small gap between two front lower teeth not closing

Your ortho is probably not actively trying to close the gap at the moment. As they move teeth around they need some space. Typically the small gaps are closed up with power chains towards the end of the treatment. I did not have my gaps closed until 2.5 years into a 3 year treatment. Usually once th...
by Prometheus
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ArchWired Re-Design, Opinions Wanted!
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: ArchWired Re-Design, Opinions Wanted!

1. I think a reference section would be helpful. Twice during my 3 year stint in braces I had Propel treatments. I had to look 'round the web to find out what that was all about (not fun if you are wondering!). You could have a Reference database section that had descriptions and useful links for or...
by Prometheus
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Are My Teeth Messed Up Enough To Justify Braces?
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Are My Teeth Messed Up Enough To Justify Braces?

Get a consult or two, they usually are free. In the middle picture you seem to have a cross bite where your lower left canine and lateral incisor are in front of your upper left lateral incisor. Among other things I had a similar cross bite and waited way too long to get it fixed. I think seeking a ...
by Prometheus
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces before or after trip
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Braces before or after trip

For most people the first few days or weeks after getting braces is when brackets come loose, wires pop out, or the ends poke you, or all of the above. These things happened to me too, so I'd suggesting waiting until your return home. I had self ligating brackets for three years, metal on the bottom...
by Prometheus
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: rotated and raised wisdom tooth
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: rotated and raised wisdom tooth

Hi Wendy, I had brackets on my two upper wisdom teeth for the duration of my treatment. The wisdom teeth were tilted inward and one needed to be intruded and the other extruded in order to level out my bite. My ortho mentioned her having to bracket wisdom teeth is infrequent, but not unusual in the ...
by Prometheus
Tue May 22, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Free at last, free at last
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: Free at last, free at last

Thank you everyone! It was a long road, but it was definitely worth the time an effort, I am quite happy with the end result.
by Prometheus
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 2 years of this?
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: 2 years of this?

The cleat is there to attach cross bite elastics, it is not necessary for removal of the band. I had the same problem with it tearing up my tongue. The doc can bend the cleat in a bit so it is smooth. Alternatively they can add a blob of glue to cover the cleat if you do not have a rubber band attac...
by Prometheus
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Free at last, free at last
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Free at last, free at last

I got my braces off last week after 3 years. I started this journey due to awful TMJD pain. Turned out it was a result of a unilateral posterior cross bite which you can see in the first picture , taken about halfway through my treatment. The second picture is just after I got them off, no more cros...
by Prometheus
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: First timer at 26
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: First timer at 26

I've had Damon braces for 3 years now, having appointments every 3-4 weeks. They are not "tightenings" as you say, that was from the 60's and 70's. You may get a thicker or different type/shape of wire, all of which will increase the force on your teeth. In my case, the "adjustments" as they call th...