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by strinder
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastic weight
Replies: 12
Views: 1698

Re: Elastic weight

I've only ever had Moose.

I loved looking at this and comparing what everyone is experiencing! http://www.ortomax.ee/wp-content/upload ... h_2016.pdf
by strinder
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How do I know if my potential orthodontist is good / bad?
Replies: 10
Views: 2702

Re: How do I know if my potential orthodontist is good / bad?

Hey there, I'm in London and I've had a look at who my Ortho is registered with/won to help you search if they have any public registers: British Orthodontic Society Gold Medal Clinical Excellence Award for Orthodontic Specialist Training GDC registered specialist Member of the Royal College of Surg...
by strinder
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When did your ortho activate your impacted canine after exposure?
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: When did your ortho activate your impacted canine after exposure?

Mine started pulling on my tooth 3 weeks after the surgery, all he waited was to make sure the stitches were healed.

It could be that the gap for the tooth isn't wide enough yet for the tooth to get down?
by strinder
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Impacted canine at 19
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Impacted canine at 19

Did he mean the impacted canine had to be removed or the baby tooth removed so that the canine can come down?

I'm 25 and I had my impacted canine surgery last year and it has successfully come down.
by strinder
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Electric vs Manual brishes
Replies: 17
Views: 2605

Re: Electric vs Manual brishes

I've always used an electric toothbrush on my braces (other than the times that I've forgotten it or it runs out of charge. I recently went to the hygienist who recommended using electric toothbrushes. Don't worry about it getting caught in the brackets. It brushes over them and it doesn't get caugh...
by strinder
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rude things people have said to you
Replies: 114
Views: 16131

Re: Rude things people have said to you

I've not had any bad comments said to me. The only thing that really bugs me is when you're talking to someone about braces and they said "I've never thought there was anything wrong with you teeth". I'm yet to work out how to reply politely that I didn't get my braces because of how they thought my...
by strinder
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth Not Moving!! Comfort in Making Suggestions to Ortho?
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: Teeth Not Moving!! Comfort in Making Suggestions to Ortho?

Hi! I also have braces because of spacing. When I got my braces my ortho said that those who have issues with overcrowding see the difference with braces early on while those of us with spacing have to wait until the end of the treatment to see our difference. He said the priority is to deal with al...
by strinder
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1009
Views: 211696

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

So my impacted canine has been progressing really well. At my last appointment the ortho attaches a bracket to help pull its down more and then today they attached buttons on both side on my tooth. Each button is attached to a power chain to help spin it as it’s currently rotated 90 degrees. However...
by strinder
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Powerchains
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Powerchains

If you want to try and put it back on you can use dental floss to open the loops enough to put it back over the brackets. (I've only ever had the end of a powerchain unhook and I use three strands of floss, loop them in and pull them so it opens the section of the powerchain enough to hook around a ...
by strinder
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hello there wisdom tooth
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Hello there wisdom tooth

I've had my braces on for 11 months. My lower left wisdom tooth came through when I was 18 (7 years ago) and no other decided through. When I got my braces I knew my wisdom teeth were not impacted and were close to coming through and today I felt that my upper left wisdom tooth has broken through my...
by strinder
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1009
Views: 211696

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

So I got my baby tooth taken out and the canine exposure on 18 January (so pretty much exactly 3 months ago). My ortho waited 3 weeks to do anything so that my stitches were removed and then I've been doing all my wishing to move the tooth. My tooth has come through and I can now see the chain butto...
by strinder
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB
Replies: 1009
Views: 211696

Re: IMPACTED CANINES CLUB

7 weeks post canine exposure Got my adult tooth ripped out yesterday to make room for the orthodontics to activate the canine next weekend! In anyone’s experience, did it hurt when they started pulling on it? The site is completely healed and doesn’t hurt what so ever I got the chain attached to my...
by strinder
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Powerchain come off bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Powerchain come off bracket

Yeah definitely. If you can do it there's no point waiting to go to your orthodontist. I told mine that my spacers had come out and I'd put them back in and they were impressed :)
by strinder
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 24 just got braces 3/22/18
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: 24 just got braces 3/22/18

Congratulation on getting your braces, I got braces at 24 too! Mine hurt for a week and just like gennevie77 I spent the week pushing my teeth and making them click!
by strinder
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just noticed archwire marks - is it possible to stain or chip wires?
Replies: 5
Views: 184

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

I have these marks as well! I have thought that the ortho might've put them there so they know where the middle of the arch is when it's being put in the brackets?