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by mattt
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Introduction

Welcome on board!
What kind of bite problems are you having?
by mattt
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Howdy

Great progress, nice hearing from you!
what is your current rubberband pattern?
by mattt
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tongue Crib at 41
Replies: 5
Views: 3010

Re: Tongue Crib at 41

Thank you for posting pictures, it definitely doesn't look like a fun time :shock:
But I'm happy to hear that you're getting accustomed to it! Do you know when the brackets come on?
by mattt
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tongue Crib at 41
Replies: 5
Views: 3010

Re: Tongue Crib at 41

Hi!
Do you perhaps have any pictures of your treatment or the crib itself? from what you're describing it sounds very bulky and invasive.
by mattt
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting an expander at 40+ years old
Replies: 67
Views: 12164

Re: Getting an expander at 40+ years old

Hey Shawn,thank you for keeping us posted with the updates, sorry to hear that your treatment is being dragged out a bit! Let us know what they ended up doing to fix the gaps! Also thank you for posting the pictures! Is there any way to make the pictures larger, since it's very hard to see in this s...
by mattt
Sun May 24, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting an expander at 40+ years old
Replies: 67
Views: 12164

Re: Getting an expander at 40+ years old

Awesome that you got them off, but sorry to hear you have to get some adjustments done...
Would you mind posting a pic of your end result and wearing the retainers?
by mattt
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainer replacement after not wearing for many years?
Replies: 6
Views: 8029

Re: Retainer replacement after not wearing for many years?

Well over the next 2 weeks I have 5 consult appointments, I'll decide what to do after I know what my options are. I'm even going to see my original orthodontist and they still have my old records, lol. It feels like overkill to go through a full round of braces again just to fix some minor alignme...
by mattt
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: New Braces at Age 66
Replies: 29
Views: 7596

Re: New Braces at Age 66

Hey! thank you for documenting your journey! And I think you have made a great investment for the future, there's never too late to get a correct bite and aligned teeth!
Will you document your journey with any pictures?
by mattt
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting an expander at 40+ years old
Replies: 67
Views: 12164

Re: Getting an expander at 40+ years old

What's your current treatment till the end? Just braces? or still have any expanders or elastics?
by mattt
Mon May 27, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: tandem appliance?
Replies: 2
Views: 4827

Re: tandem appliance?

Tandem appliance can't be used in adults, only on growing children/teens, so that sounds a bit strange that your ortho is considering it
by mattt
Sat May 11, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Am I still in crossbite after Lefort-1?
Replies: 11
Views: 653

Re: Am I still in crossbite after Lefort-1?

Sorry for asking for so many pics, but I'm just trying to understand your case better, do you have any with your elastic configuration on? :) And I understand what you mean, they can do a lot without surgery to change the way it looks now, but I would imagine if you went through with something as in...
by mattt
Sat May 11, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Am I still in crossbite after Lefort-1?
Replies: 11
Views: 653

Re: Am I still in crossbite after Lefort-1?

Interesting, I almost imagined a bigger difference for before and after, but there definitely is a difference! What is the treatment plan now? how will he fix the bite?
by mattt
Sat May 11, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Am I still in crossbite after Lefort-1?
Replies: 11
Views: 653

Re: Am I still in crossbite after Lefort-1?

I definitely think they could have expanded your jaw more so it would fit over, now it almost seems like you have edge to edge bite... Are you in any elastics? Also, do you have any other bit pics or before pics? just to get a better idea what the starting point was...
by mattt
Sat May 11, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting an expander at 40+ years old
Replies: 67
Views: 12164

Re: Getting an expander at 40+ years old

Thank you for sharing a picture!
Does it affect your speech? Also, do you remove it while eating and how are you handling the elastics+expander? Must be quite a task each time to assemble everything
by mattt
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting an expander at 40+ years old
Replies: 67
Views: 12164

Re: Getting an expander at 40+ years old

looking forward to seeing how that looks! good luck!