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by Lovespain5
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Progress!
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Progress!

Yes! Your upper teeth are nearly straight. Keep on!
by Lovespain5
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: New Here - Braces at 43
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: New Here - Braces at 43

Good luck with your treatment. As you are allergic to latex you will need to get special elastics. Hope that all will be okay :)
by Lovespain5
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth tipping during alignment stage?
Replies: 2
Views: 1830

Re: Teeth tipping during alignment stage?

Hi I'm just curious. Is it common that the front lower teeth starts to tip inwards when it's aligning during the first few months of braces (esp if you got extractions)? Will this be corrected eventually (i.e. by flaring the teeth out a little)? Typically at what stage of treatment? I heard it will...
by Lovespain5
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are they overcorrecting my underbite?
Replies: 5
Views: 2278

Re: Are they overcorrecting my underbite?

Sometimes a little overcorrection is not a bad thing because it is a way to reach the results you wanted with more stability. That was what arrived to me but in my case the upper teeth have been moved slightly too far back. Usually wearing for a month elastics on the opposite configuration you used ...
by Lovespain5
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3 years after debracing : a definitive result
Replies: 2
Views: 1508

3 years after debracing : a definitive result

I have been debraced for 3 years now so I can say that my results are definitive. So I just want to talk a little what to do after the treatment, to keep your teeth how they were the day of the debracing. Firstly : wear your Essix retainer and clean very precisely as well the Essix as the fixed ones...
by Lovespain5
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finishing Phase/Retie
Replies: 6
Views: 1704

Re: Finishing Phase/Retie

lajp wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:33 pm
Oh okay. Yeah I got “heavy” elastics, same shape and configuration. Many, many archwire bends (step outs and stow ips and downs). Braces off in ten days!
Good luck for the last days. I can´t wait to see your results!
by Lovespain5
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finishing Phase/Retie
Replies: 6
Views: 1704

Re: Finishing Phase/Retie

Anyone know what a "CK FINISHING PHASE/RETIE" appointment is? What are "finishing elastics?" Are they somehow different than elastics in general? Will I find out if my braces will be ready to be taken off at the next appointment during this appointment? As I finished my treatment I can easily answe...
by Lovespain5
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Expanding vs Extraction?
Replies: 1
Views: 2243

Re: Expanding vs Extraction?

Hi! It all depends how looks your profile and how crooked are your teeth. Extractions are not always the solution as they are not always a bad idea. I opted for extractions and I think that they were compulsory for my case. The convexity of the profile decides the pertinence of the extractions.
by Lovespain5
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Frequency of lig changes
Replies: 8
Views: 2813

Re: Frequency of lig changes

Mine had been changed at each appointment so every 4 weeks too.
by Lovespain5
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastic weight
Replies: 12
Views: 1708

Re: Elastic weight

EllieMilo wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:30 am
My ortho has only ever given me the Impala rubber bands. I haven’t used any others.
Argh Impalas are hard ones. I had the same. I also had the Rams and the Buffalos. But they are perfect to cure bimax protrusion, in my experience.
by Lovespain5
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction gap closure time
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Re: Extraction gap closure time

Mine took almost 2 years to close. My left canine took a long time to move toward the molar, once it did, it didn't take too long close the rest of the gaps. Mine also took 24 months (I had 4 premolars removed because of bimax protrusion) despite of the rubber bands and the power chains. I agree th...
by Lovespain5
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction gap closure time
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Extraction gap closure time

EllieMilo wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:17 am
I had 4 extractions and my ortho used rubber bands to help the gaps close. I wore them 24 hours a day and it didn’t take too long for them to close. Maybe a couple of months to close completely. It wasn’t as painful as I thought it would be either.
Good luck with this :D
by Lovespain5
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Premolar extraction and tongue habits
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Premolar extraction and tongue habits

Gia wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:20 pm
Re-education, as in speech therapy or reduction as in surgery. The latter would seem extreme, and as assertively points out, I would really think about the possible consequences.
Reeducation as in speech therapy. Reduction has never been dealt with.
by Lovespain5
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Premolar extraction and tongue habits
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Premolar extraction and tongue habits

Do you have a scalloped tongue, or sleep apnea? I would think twice about getting a tongue reduction surgery. It is way more invasive than moving teeth and depending on what you are hoping to achieve, it may be abit of an overkill. Some side effects of this surgery (depending which part of the tong...
by Lovespain5
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Premolar extraction and tongue habits
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Premolar extraction and tongue habits

Hi everybody. I hope everybody is fine. I remarked the last months that my tongue is slightly hurt. I asked my orthodontist about this problem and this is, without any doubt, the result of the 4 premolar extraction treatment. The reduction of both the arches width has also created a reduction of the...