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by desertd
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues
Replies: 34
Views: 10938

Re: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues

Bad news: back in crossbite bands. Ugly news: now in power chains top and bottom; had some nice gaps on bottom that are now going to get closed. Good news: ortho says he's expecting only four more months! Don't have a firm debrace date yet but light at the end of the tunnel is a very good thing.
by desertd
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello 41 year old with braces round 2
Replies: 1
Views: 977

Re: Hello 41 year old with braces round 2

Welcome!
by desertd
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How do they fix midline?
Replies: 2
Views: 378

How do they fix midline?

Wondering how you who had midline discrepancy got it fixed. I feel like my midline has gotten more off since I got my top power chain. 20200910_115613(1).jpg about 3 or 4 months ago 20210102_183819(1).jpg today And yes, I'm going to ask my ortho about it, as I am going in next week. Hoping to get an...
by desertd
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues
Replies: 34
Views: 10938

Re: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues

Got an adjustment last week. Got my lingual arch out on bottom. Also getting a reprieve from rubber bands. Already developing a gap between my bottom front teeth, and still have a stubborn gap between my canine and lateral on one side on top.
by desertd
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clenching with elastics
Replies: 4
Views: 1470

Re: Clenching with elastics

I actually got started on medium ones (Mountain Gorilla).
by desertd
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues
Replies: 34
Views: 10938

Re: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues

Week and a half into the elastics & they appear to be working. Midline is still off but I think my ortho is fixing my overbite first.
by desertd
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clenching with elastics
Replies: 4
Views: 1470

Clenching with elastics

Got Class II elastics a couple of weeks ago and I have found myself clenching my teeth more. Has anyone else done that? Is this something to be worried about?
by desertd
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues
Replies: 34
Views: 10938

Re: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues

Finally out of those danged crossbite elastics! Ortho said my crossbite was gone and now time to work on my overbite. Got a new chain (blue this time) and Class II elastics. Will be getting my lingual arch out next appointment and replaced with regular brackets. 19 months in.
by desertd
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lateral going out
Replies: 5
Views: 2686

Re: Lateral going out

I think the chain is already working on that lateral a bit and/or the front tooth next to it.
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by desertd
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hello! Crossbite elastics experience?
Replies: 4
Views: 2493

Re: Hello! Crossbite elastics experience?

I have the opposite configuration; hooks on top with bands connecting to the brackets on bottom. I always take my bands out to eat but the hooks will definitely catch a lot of food, especially shredded meat and vegetables and anything that can be punctured (I have a hard time with grapes now, which ...
by desertd
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lateral going out
Replies: 5
Views: 2686

Re: Lateral going out

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Got a power chain today. Would that help tip the teeth out further or is that mostly the archwire that does that? I know it'll close the gaps though.
by desertd
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues
Replies: 34
Views: 10938

Re: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues

Got a power chain on top today! Still in the crossbite bands but the ortho says my molars on bottom are about where they need to be. I think he may either be making sure they're stable or taking it easy on me and doing one thing at a time, which is ok. I'd like to get done but at the same time I'm k...
by desertd
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 57
Views: 10016

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

Yes! Very nice!
by desertd
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lateral going out
Replies: 5
Views: 2686

Re: Lateral going out

That would make sense. My top teeth did point in quite a bit; in fact my top front teeth were starting to bite into my bottom front teeth. I am excited to see how my teeth continue to sort out in the next several months. They already look so much better and I don't have the pain I used to with that ...
by desertd
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lateral going out
Replies: 5
Views: 2686

Lateral going out

Noticed something looking through some old pics of my teeth. One of my laterals is going out of place. Thankfully not the one that used to be way out but the other one. It was almost in line back last August (bottom pic) but has drifted out of line (top, Wednesday). Going to ask my ortho of course b...