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by nybizzle
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bottom midline deviated...ortho says we can leave it, but...
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

Re: Bottom midline deviated...ortho says we can leave it, but...

Thanks, Jethro! I get where you're coming from.

If everything else is fine, there is honestly no point in correcting a midline that is only off by 1 mm (or even less).
by nybizzle
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bottom midline deviated...ortho says we can leave it, but...
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

Re: Bottom midline deviated...ortho says we can leave it, but...

Thanks for your reply, assertives! Yeah, I feel like since the top midline is aligned, fixing the bottom would throw the top one off. Then, I would have to be in braces longer than necessary.
by nybizzle
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bottom midline deviated...ortho says we can leave it, but...
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

Bottom midline deviated...ortho says we can leave it, but...

I'm getting my braces off pretty soon (my ortho says we're 95% there). I was concerned about my midline being deviated. I told my ortho. He said that my midline on my top teeth is aligned, but the midline on my bottom teeth is deviated a bit to the right (I think he said about 1 mm or less). He aske...
by nybizzle
Sat May 18, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Excited and terrified
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Excited and terrified

I'm 27 and I got braces two years ago and thought everyone would be asking me why I have braces as an adult. So far, no one has asked me why I have braces as an adult. Most people have not said anything about my braces at all. When I first got braces, I did, however, have some who would stare at my ...
by nybizzle
Mon May 13, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finishing phase time????
Replies: 4
Views: 2896

Re: Finishing phase time????

My ortho told me that the finishing phase usually takes about 6 months to complete.
by nybizzle
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Newbie questions!
Replies: 2
Views: 2758

Re: Newbie questions!

I only know the answer to your 4th question, so here goes... I think it is normal to not have the wire changed. They may keep the same wire because they want your teeth to move a little more before they change it.
by nybizzle
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: No pictures were taken?
Replies: 7
Views: 2576

Re: No pictures were taken?

Sooo the main question is do I have to be worried that I did not have pictures taken 😅 seems like you guys all have your pictures taken... I don't think you need to be worried. It's good that you got x-rays and molds done, as those are the priority. Not having pictures done only means you won't get...
by nybizzle
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: No pictures were taken?
Replies: 7
Views: 2576

Re: No pictures were taken?

I had pictures and X-rays done during my initial consultation, which was months before I actually got braces. I never had any molds done prior to getting my braces on. Pictures are good to have so you can see the before and after!
by nybizzle
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Damon braces first few days
Replies: 9
Views: 2473

Re: Damon braces first few days

Talking may be hard for the first few days, just your mouth getting used to something new in there. That said, it may be helpful if you took the next day off. :D
by nybizzle
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First wire change
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: First wire change

Silver is probably your best bet. Black and dark purple should be good too, but they may make your teeth look like they're rotting.
by nybizzle
Tue May 08, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ELASTIC KEEPS SNAPPING OFF (lingual buttons) grrr
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: ELASTIC KEEPS SNAPPING OFF (lingual buttons) grrr

Update: I called my ortho about two weeks ago and he said that I could leave the elastic off the canine hook, and then they'll re-assess it during my next appointment. I at least put it on the canine hook when I'm sleeping though.
by nybizzle
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ELASTIC KEEPS SNAPPING OFF (lingual buttons) grrr
Replies: 2
Views: 197

ELASTIC KEEPS SNAPPING OFF (lingual buttons) grrr

I have elastics for lingual buttons on one side of my mouth to fix posterior crossbite. I’ve had elastics in this particular configuration since January. The elastic goes from the hooks on the back of the top four molars, all the way to bottom four molars, so the elastic has to stretch quite a bit. ...
by nybizzle
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The life with powerchains.
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: The life with powerchains.

I have silver powerchains too, and I find that they stain more than silver ligatures, but the staining does go away after a day or two!
by nybizzle
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Concerns about orthodontist and staff
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Concerns about orthodontist and staff

You are paying big bucks for a service so indeed they should answer all concerns and questions. Yes, I would politely say that you have some concerns. Sorry to hear this. My ortho and staff are the best. I also email my ortho when I have concerns, so this may be an option for you as well. Thanks fo...