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by pcspinheiro
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Moving molars forward
Replies: 9
Views: 1321

Re: Moving molars forward

New update: in less than 2 months the extraction gap has closed about halfway or more! Of course this has created a second gap behind the 2nd premolar, but that was expected since the ortho is pulling the teeth forward one at a time, to minimize retraction of front teeth. If no roots are being lost ...
by pcspinheiro
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Moving molars forward
Replies: 9
Views: 1321

Re: Moving molars forward

Sorry, haven't been around. @melere, k known how teeth feel she they move, but I felt nothing on this one. It turns out the force was not enough. She then added an open coil spring to the archwire between premolar and first molar, in addition to the elastic between canine and premolar. Now, in about...
by pcspinheiro
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Moving molars forward
Replies: 9
Views: 1321

Re: Moving molars forward

Thanks a lot for the update. In my case I have to move the back 3 teeth to partly fill in for the missing 1st pré-molar, the rest will be filled from retraction of the front teeth... Not ideal as it will cause asymmetry, but don't care. The ortho's idea is to try to pull the premolar first so that t...
by pcspinheiro
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Moving molars forward
Replies: 9
Views: 1321

Re: Moving molars forward

Thanks for your replies! Assertives, was this done using TADs? Maybe the forces being used on me are insufficient? If there are no signs of this one tooth moving then either something is wrong or a different strategy is needed... But I will definitely talk to her about lower braces, although I reall...
by pcspinheiro
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Moving molars forward
Replies: 9
Views: 1321

Moving molars forward

Hey guys, long time since I last posted... I'm now 6 months or so into my second round of braces and things have been cool with my new ortho (well, after we had a small fight right after I got the braces on, because she was also going to level my front teeth by their tips, giving me an old man's smi...
by pcspinheiro
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces BEFORE extractions?
Replies: 3
Views: 2728

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: 4513

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: 446

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: 4275

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: 4336

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: 4303

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: 1870

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: 1941

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: 1272

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: 1272

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!