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by pcspinheiro
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces BEFORE extractions?
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: Braces BEFORE extractions?

Be really sure you want to do the extractions! There are other ways to solve crowding, class II etc that do not the require the permanent loss of teeth or other facial/smile changes that you may not like. And it's really hard to deal with extraction regret, believe me!
by pcspinheiro
Fri May 24, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Reversing premolar extractions in Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 2256

Re: Reversing premolar extractions in Europe

Even though I stopped my "treatment" halfway, I know about extraction regret, as I stopped too late and had already pointlessly lost one premolar. Beware though that thinning of the face is normal with braces as we can't chew properly and lose muscle mass. The other issues aren't though, and are cer...
by pcspinheiro
Fri May 24, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Deep bite
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Deep bite

bite planes are stupid and rather inefficient in my own personal experience. Reverse curve archwires and/or TADs to intrude lower incisors is probably your best bet and they won't mess with your TMJ, which is what's causing your symptoms and can become permanent...
by pcspinheiro
Fri May 24, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How to distalize a row of teeth in the mandible? Unilaterally
Replies: 1
Views: 2069

Re: How to distalize a row of teeth in the mandible? Unilaterally

Your bite discrepancy is rather small. Unilateral Class III elastics should handle that easily in a few months
by pcspinheiro
Fri May 24, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone know about ceasing orthodontic treatment mid-way?
Replies: 2
Views: 2135

Re: Anyone know about ceasing orthodontic treatment mid-way?

Some relapse is expected, unless you ask to remove the braces AND get retainers. If used as instructed, retainers should prevent the teeth from shifting. I ended my treatment midway due to irreconcilable differences with my ortho, who was an idiot and left me way worse than I began. My teeth relapse...
by pcspinheiro
Tue May 21, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: No Wire Change?
Replies: 4
Views: 2269

Re: No Wire Change?

Early, large movements require weak constant forces. Maybe you're still in that phase where a thicker wire could place too much stress on the teeth? It really depends on your case and how much it the teeth need to move, etc...
by pcspinheiro
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Including pictures and 3D scans! Please help! Getting conflicting opinions from orthodontists about bicuspid extractions
Replies: 2
Views: 1800

Re: Including pictures and 3D scans! Please help! Getting conflicting opinions from orthodontists about bicuspid extract

Having been a victim of extractions (well, one as I realized it was a mistake halfway in) I totally agree with Gia; don't get teeth extracted and see how it goes. You can always decide for extractions later if it's really the only way, but you can't undo them if it turns out they were not necessary....
by pcspinheiro
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting my braces off! Mental preparations?
Replies: 4
Views: 1871

Re: Getting my braces off! Mental preparations?

Haha, people get so worked up for nothing... I'm sure your teeth will be great, surely better than when you began (that was the whole point, right?). But bear in mind that nothing is perfect, so if you spend too much time looking closely enough you will surely find something that's not 110%. I mysel...
by pcspinheiro
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Questions about canine and central incisor brackets
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: Questions about canine and central incisor brackets

Ok, thanks for your replies. However, I'm 99.5% sure that my previous braces had canine brackets with a slimmer profile, and with these I can feel the teeth being pushed in and the root out... I'll ask about this on the next appointment.
Cheers
by pcspinheiro
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Questions about canine and central incisor brackets
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: Questions about canine and central incisor brackets

No one...? Can you guys just please look at your upper canine brackets and see if the wire is closer to the tooth that on the other teeth? I would really appreciate this, particularly from those with self-ligating braces.
Thanks!
by pcspinheiro
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can glue on brackets become weakened?
Replies: 10
Views: 1780

Re: Can glue on brackets become weakened?

Try a waterjet. Started using one on my first round of braces, as I found flossing and using the small brushes too time consuming, and never stopper using it every day.
by pcspinheiro
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Questions about canine and central incisor brackets
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Questions about canine and central incisor brackets

Hello everyone, as you may or may not know I embarked on a second round of braces to try to fix all the wrong done by a former ortho and I'm wearing these new self-ligating braces for a couple of weeks. Yesterday I took a good long look at all the brackets and noticed that the ones on the canines ha...
by pcspinheiro
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can dental scaling scrape glue of brackets
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Can dental scaling scrape glue of brackets

If done properly, no. I had my teeth cleaned several times while in my previous round of braces and never lost a bracket
by pcspinheiro
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second time around, just 8 months after first...
Replies: 20
Views: 1059

Re: Second time around, just 8 months after first...

Thanks EmilyTravels, but actually that's not at all what I want. In fact, I rather dislike the smile on the left, looks so plastic and fake. I already have quite a large overbite so extruding my upper teeth is a no go (even though its clearly caused by overextrusion of the lower teeth, something thi...
by pcspinheiro
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second time around, just 8 months after first...
Replies: 20
Views: 1059

Re: Second time around, just 8 months after first...

Thanks Teslathecat. actually, this was my first appointment to get the braces and I immediately noticed what she had done with the placement of the brackets, and how the teeth would end. One of the reasons for getting braces again (beyond closing the extraction gap) was to correct the stupid things ...