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by Slader01
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Leftover cement after braces?
Replies: 1
Views: 960

Leftover cement after braces?

Is it normal to have leftover cement after braces? I've had them off for about two weeks but it didn't really bother me until now, because i had been so excited. I can see "scuff marks" on my teeth from where the glue was drilled down. it still looks like there is a layer of glue on all of my upper ...
by Slader01
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hawley retainer leaves dent in gums?
Replies: 1
Views: 1998

Hawley retainer leaves dent in gums?

I got my braces off earlier this week. I originally had both lower & upper hawley retainers. However, when they took my braces off, I was told some bad news that my upper hawley didn't fit correctly... The ortho adjusted it and claimed she "fixed it" however, it still did not fit correctly and would...
by Slader01
Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Archwire Sizes?
Replies: 11
Views: 24429

Re: Archwire Sizes?

Pixelada wrote:How go you know what kind of architecture you have? And where can I find info on them?
I always just listen to my Ortho when she's yelling out orders to the assistant. That's how I know.
by Slader01
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Archwire Sizes?
Replies: 11
Views: 24429

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what's the difference between round wires and rectangle wires? what do rectangle wires do? i'm at my 3rd wire and it's still round. my teeth are straight, when will i get rectangle wires and for what? I read somewhere that Rectangular wire straighten the roots of your teeth. which makes the crowns ...
by Slader01
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My gap opened back up while my braces are still on. Normal?
Replies: 1
Views: 1482

Re: My gap opened back up while my braces are still on. Normal?

She told me that the lacing was not tight enough. Today I got my final wire (0.19x.025 TMA) on both upper & lower, figure eights on my 6 front bottom teeth, and they re-laced the top. When they were tightening it, I could legitimately feel my teeth moving closer together, INSTANTLY. It was weird but...
by Slader01
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My gap opened back up while my braces are still on. Normal?
Replies: 1
Views: 1482

My gap opened back up while my braces are still on. Normal?

I had a large 7+mm diastema between my two front teeth before braces. The gap was closed with the elastic power chain, and when it was about a millimeter wide, a double elastic power chain was used to completely close it. After it closed, both elastic power chains were removed, and my orthodontist g...
by Slader01
Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cosmetic bonding with braces on. Possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Cosmetic bonding with braces on. Possible?

When I get my braces of, I'm going to get 3 of my upper incisors bonded and all of my incisors bonded. But right now, I want to go ahead and get my upper two central incisors bonded because I'm tired of having raggidy looking front teeth when I smile. The reason I'm seeking bonding now is because my...
by Slader01
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: my back Molars are moving!?? help please
Replies: 4
Views: 2497

Re: my back Molars are moving!?? help please

Molars always move forward. When the primary second molar is lost, the permanent first molar instantly moves forward, and would continue to do so if the permanent second premolar didn't grow in to stop it. Later in life, if you ever lose one of your molars due to decay or another reason, the molar b...
by Slader01
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wearing class 2 elastic a only on one side? What does that do?
Replies: 1
Views: 701

Wearing class 2 elastic a only on one side? What does that do?

I have a class 2 molar relationship on one side, and a normal class 1 relationship on the other. However, I have a normal 1mm overjet and a normal midline. So what's this class 2 elastic doing exactly? It can't really bring my jaw back since My overjet is normal. Anyone else ever have to wear this?
by Slader01
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gaps Opening Up
Replies: 7
Views: 3276

Re: Gaps Opening Up

I had a 7mm diastema between my two front teeth before braces. My Ortho used power chains on all of my upper teeth to close the large gap. It closed after about 6 months. My Ortho then removed the power chain and put wire tires ONLY on my 4 front teeth. Within 2 days, gaps formed between my canine's...
by Slader01
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Backward image of your teeth disturbing?
Replies: 18
Views: 15192

Re: Backward image of your teeth disturbing?

This is really how other people see you, but the only reason that it looks weird is because it's not the way you're use to seeing yourself. It really doesn't look as bad as our minds make it look. Our minds are very picky about the way we look. When other people see us, they're use to seeing that im...
by Slader01
Sat May 07, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Closing a large diastema
Replies: 209
Views: 34324

Re: Closing a large diastema

The elastic chain provides extra force to help move teeth faster. I had a 6+mm diastema between my upper front teeth before braces. I got the elastic chain on my 3rd adjustment. The gap slowly started to close, but new gaps formed. Now I have the elastic chain on all of my upper teeth, and the origi...
by Slader01
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Different ligature configurations. Please help!
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Different ligature configurations. Please help!

Why is it that some people have 1 elastic ligature (o-ring) per bracket, while some people have two per bracket, and others have them in a figure 8 style. I'm curious, because I've always had a single tie until my last adjustment. They gave me all double ties on my bottom teeth, except one of my can...
by Slader01
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces finally off! Teeth hurt really bad
Replies: 8
Views: 19580

Re: Braces finally off! Teeth hurt really bad

The reason that teeth hurt after the braces are removed, is because the teeth were depending on the braces for everything. Every time you talk, bite, chew, drink, swallow, etc. the braces are holding everything tightly in place. Once that force is removed, the teeth feel weaker and free. The pain is...
by Slader01
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Has anyone ever had double power chains?
Replies: 5
Views: 3021

Re: Has anyone ever had double power chains?

Just went in for an adjustment the other day, and now I have a power chain on my 4 front teeth, the arch wire on top of that, then a full arch power chain on top of all of that. The space between my central incisors is rapidly closing (it was 9mm before the braces. When I got my first double power c...