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by Mpkh
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brodie Scissor Bite
Replies: 1
Views: 2113

Re: Brodie Scissor Bite

I started with a cross bite (aka, scissor bite) and an edge to edge bite, and during the correction of my edge to edge bite, I ended up with an open bite. The open bite was corrected, and my bite ended up being a perfect class 1 at the end of treatment. Teeth do not always move the way they’re suppo...
by Mpkh
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IPR????!
Replies: 2
Views: 2466

Re: IPR????!

I’ve had it done to both my top and bottom incisors and it helped in my situation.

With that said, be aware that IPR does have its limitations.
by Mpkh
Mon May 13, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finishing phase time????
Replies: 4
Views: 3464

Re: Finishing phase time????

I was in finishing wires for the last 13 months of my treatment. My orthodontist made small adjustments to align my teeth and worked on my bite during those months.
by Mpkh
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newbie questions!
Replies: 2
Views: 2929

Re: Newbie questions!

So here are my questions: 1. How does molar turbos help my teeth move faster? 2. Why did they use a white wire on my bottom braces when I have metal brackets? 3. Why did they not put the wire through my very last molars? 4. Is it normal to not have my top wire changed or taken out and re-adjusted a...
by Mpkh
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: worried about permanent retainer
Replies: 3
Views: 2451

Re: worried about permanent retainer

You will know if the permanent retainer is damaged or loose—you will feel it come loose and the tension it provides will not be the same.
by Mpkh
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Treatment and resultant lisp?
Replies: 9
Views: 2736

Re: Treatment and resultant lisp?

I had a lisp at the very beginning of my braces journey. It got “cured” after I went back to work for the first time since getting braces. I work as a nurse...so there was lot of talking involved, and I guess during my first shift back to work, my tongue and lips very quickly learned how to talk wit...
by Mpkh
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting my braces off! Mental preparations?
Replies: 4
Views: 1918

Re: Getting my braces off! Mental preparations?

Oh I totally found flaws in my teeth post debracing. My top arch has a slight cant to the left and my midline isn’t in the middle. My top lateral incisors aren’t as rounded into the arch as they could be. But I didn’t really care about any of that. They were minor flaws that probably nobody would no...
by Mpkh
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Questions about canine and central incisor brackets
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Re: Questions about canine and central incisor brackets

I’ve looked at the pictures I took during my treatment, and it looks like the profile of the canine brackets appear to be the same as the rest. I also don’t remember the wire being closer to the surface of the canines when compared to the rest.
by Mpkh
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second time around, just 8 months after first...
Replies: 20
Views: 1127

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

I second assertives’ suggestion of using photos to demonstrate to the orthodontist what you do and don’t want. The orthodontist can’t know what you want your smile to look like if you don’t explicitly show her—a “natural” smile is vague and can be interpreted in multiple ways by different people. Th...
by Mpkh
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rubber bands on first day
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Re: Rubber bands on first day

I was in braces for 22 months, and 19 of those months were spent in elastics. I had elastics starting from the very beginning too. As for how long you will need elastics, it all just depends on what needs to be done and how well your teeth responds to treatment.
by Mpkh
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second time around, just 8 months after first...
Replies: 20
Views: 1127

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

My personal credo is that if you’re going to do something, do it right. With regards to your case, I would do the 36 months, as that seem to be the most comprehensive way to fix your teeth. I know that being in 3 years of braces is daunting at best, and I understand that after your first go around w...
by Mpkh
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Self-Ligating Ceramic Braces
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Self-Ligating Ceramic Braces

I had self ligating ceramic brackets for the social 6 (top arch, canine to canine), and self ligating metal brackets for the rest. My orthodontist didn’t charge extra for the ceramic brackets, and I figured, why not and went ahead with it. I originally had chosen all metal. Honestly, I personally do...
by Mpkh
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ...And they're off!
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: ...And they're off!

Hooray! Similar to you I have an edge to edge bite and a canine in crossbite at the start - you give me hope! Amazing what braces can do!! Indeed, amazing what braces can do! It was a lot of inconvenience, frustration, annoyance (and let’s not forget about the pain), but the end result is all worth...
by Mpkh
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How long did you have to wear elastics?
Replies: 22
Views: 68708

Re: How long did you have to wear elastics?

Had braces for 22 months. 19 of those months were spent in elastics in different configurations, whether it be full time or night time wear.
by Mpkh
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ...And they're off!
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: ...And they're off!

Congratulations! I have been following your journey on your blog and am almost as excited as you for your debracing! Interesting that you are on night-only Essix retainers, but since you have permanent retainers both top and bottom, that makes sense. I find the permanent retainer (I only have one o...