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by Bracingmyself901
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: too much xrays in a short period of time?
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: too much xrays in a short period of time?

Your are entitled to a copy of your xrays as they are your health records (assuming you are in the US). You can request copies and then if another health professional insists on seeing xrays just give them the copy. From a medical/biological standpoint yes there is such thing as too many xrays, no y...
by Bracingmyself901
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Jaw partially locking randomly
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Jaw partially locking randomly

Sounds like TMJ. Although there is no scientific evidence to show braces/rubber bands can cause TMJ, it can make symptoms worse as your bite realigns.
by Bracingmyself901
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Two Consults, Conflicting Opinions
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Two Consults, Conflicting Opinions

My personal experience with multiple consults is that one said they must do extractions or else surgery aka no other option and the other said they had complex cases like mine and would start with no extractions, and then later down the road if it didn’t turn out well, they would opt for the extract...
by Bracingmyself901
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 0-9 Month Transformation
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: 0-9 Month Transformation

Amazing progress!
by Bracingmyself901
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long until your teeth looked relatively straight?
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: How long until your teeth looked relatively straight?

12 months for my top and 4 months for my bottom. All depends on the severity of crowding!
by Bracingmyself901
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho says my teeth are now straight but THEY"RE NOT!!
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: Ortho says my teeth are now straight but THEY"RE NOT!!

You can post pics if you like others to let you know you’re not crazy (or that you are! Lol)

But if you don’t want to do that I would suggest consulting a second opinion in person.

Also check your contract you signed in the beginning to see your options for “unsatisfactory” work.
by Bracingmyself901
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just noticed archwire marks - is it possible to stain or chip wires?
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Just noticed archwire marks - is it possible to stain or chip wires?

The marks disappear within a few days with normal brushing.
by Bracingmyself901
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cost of replacing power chains?
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Cost of replacing power chains?

Can get them super cheap on amazon
by Bracingmyself901
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 9 months in
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: 9 months in

I passed a year recently, isn't it crazy how time flies? How long is your expected sentence?
by Bracingmyself901
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Central incisor extrusion
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: Central incisor extrusion

"Safety" all depends if you have short or longer roots, which will only be discovered once you have an x-ray. Many people have had teeth extruded 3-5 mm (I was at the end of that range as my canine was pretty far up and not in the arch and came down beautifully) Definitely worth going to a consultat...
by Bracingmyself901
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bend/Dip in Archwire? What does it do? (step up/step down?)
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: Bend/Dip in Archwire? What does it do? (step up/step down?)

The science behind bending a wire* is: when first manufacturing the wire, it takes on a memory of its shape as an arch (via heating to a very specific temperature) and then your ortho may bend the wire so it is no longer in the perfect arch. The bent wire will now work (apply forces to your teeth) t...
by Bracingmyself901
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tooth getting more crooked with braces
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Tooth getting more crooked with braces

It’s true they get often get worse before they get better, but one 8 week long stretch my teeth were looking wonky and like they were going in the wrong direction. I went to my scheduled appointment and my ortho was like whoops definitely didn’t mean to do that and lectured me on how yes it’s nice t...
by Bracingmyself901
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New Years Braces Resolution
Replies: 12
Views: 916

Re: New Years Braces Resolution

My resolution is to actually floss every day. Flossing with braces is such a pain in the rear, I have to admit I've been pretty bad about it lately! Also...to get my wacky bite fixed :) Have you tried orthodontic flossers? I don't think they are as thorough as regular floss, but they are much faste...
by Bracingmyself901
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: upper incisors not in bone
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: upper incisors not in bone

I think you might be confused. The tooth needs to be in the bone in order to "live": Take a loot at this diagram of normal tooth anatomy: http://www.levydentalservices.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Normal-Tooth-Anatomy.jpg A tooth needs to be in the bone so that it may receive blood supply and inne...
by Bracingmyself901
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Orthodontic Treatment makes me very miserable! Please help make me feel better :(
Replies: 3
Views: 589

Re: Orthodontic Treatment makes me very miserable! Please help make me feel better :(

Sorry to hear about your troubles. Yes one should be "thankful" that their parents could afford and choose to pay for braces to straighten teeth, but it is NOT okay that the results are causing you pain both emotionally and physically. Have you actually talked to your dentist about what is going on?...