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by assertives
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long would it take to straighten out one side of teeth?
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: How long would it take to straighten out one side of teeth?

Do you have any idea why the one side is having trouble adjusting? Is it just resistant or is that a sign they did something wrong? Could be due to a couple of reasons or combination of reasons. For me, it's because of tooth size discrepancies. The size and thickness of my lower teeth are much smal...
by assertives
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First powerchain and rectangular wire
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: First powerchain and rectangular wire

In my experience, things did go tighter after each appointment. For me, the tightness lasted for maybe a day or two, sometimes up to a week and then I no longer noticed it because the teeth have moved I guess. When I had to wear elastics, there was so much tension in my mouth that I didn't want to t...
by assertives
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long would it take to straighten out one side of teeth?
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: How long would it take to straighten out one side of teeth?

I suppose the 3 to 4 adjustments would probably translate to 3 to 4 months if your adjustments are a month apart or perhaps even up to 6 months if your adjustments are 6 weeks apart. Even so, that's just an estimate and would also depend on how your teeth responds. Personally, I also have problems w...
by assertives
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar rotation--and not the good kind!
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Molar rotation--and not the good kind!

Molars are large, multi-rooted teeth that are a little more difficult to move and rotate than say the canines. I know it doesn't make a lot of sense since it only took a night for the molar to rotate out. My personal uneducated guess is that the molar rotated because of an accident while the steps t...
by assertives
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Uneven bite after using retainers. Braces again ??
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Uneven bite after using retainers. Braces again ??

What type of retainers do you have? If they are the plastic ones, perhaps consider hawleys as they do not affect the bite like an essix or the clear ones do. I'd suggest you contact your ortho and discuss your issues with him or her. Your ortho would be able to advise you what your options are.
by assertives
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth mobility, ortho wants to deband :(
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Teeth mobility, ortho wants to deband :(

Hi all, I’m new here but have used this valuable forum as my go-to for a while now. I’ve been braced on the lowers for 2 years, uppers for 1.5 years, 4 second premolar exo’s (no regrets AT ALL since I have very thin gingival tissue and already have recession on the lower anteriors due to flaring du...
by assertives
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth mobility, ortho wants to deband :(
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Teeth mobility, ortho wants to deband :(

Unfortunately, I can’t answer your question, but if you don’t mind I wanted to ask if you were advised extractions specifically because of your gum thinness? I also have thin gums. I had 2 consults - 1 advised for extractions and 1 was against extractions. I decided not to get the extractions. The ...
by assertives
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Mild expansion possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Mild expansion possible?

I think some small widening is possible. My ortho widened my arch a little just with archwires. It was not really very noticeable just looking at the mirror, but comparing my before and after photos, I can see that there is indeed some widening. I'd say discuss with your ortho and see what he or she...
by assertives
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Most painful adjustment 1 year into treatment
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Most painful adjustment 1 year into treatment

I had a similar experience. I am 22 months into my projected 18 months treatment. We are currently working on some minor alignment issues with a couple of teeth which sound pretty harmless. But at my last appointment, even though my ortho was only working on adjusting my 2 front teeth, my entire top...
by assertives
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal or Ceramic?
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Metal or Ceramic?

I have full metal. No regrets. No one cares or even noticed I had them. Also, the ceramic ones are a little bulkier in profile, so that's something to take into consideration as well. I had a coworker who had ceramics for the top and metal for the bottom. She told me if she had to do it again, she w...
by assertives
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can glue on brackets become weakened?
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Can glue on brackets become weakened?

I usually go back and get it reguled in a couple of days or within the week. Depending on which bracket is loose, it could potentially stall your progress if you wait for several weeks until your next appointment to get it sorted out.
by assertives
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Nearly 2 years into braces and Ortho says I need two teeth removed plus jaw surgery to fix overbite?
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Nearly 2 years into braces and Ortho says I need two teeth removed plus jaw surgery to fix overbite?

I'm sorry this is happening to you. There are indeed some situations where braces alone will not fully correct the bite, and that surgery is needed. But that said, if this was the case for you, your ortho should have presented the options to you before the start of your treatment and not when you ar...
by assertives
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Treatment asymmetrical arch?
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Treatment asymmetrical arch?

The wires will help to round the arch. It doesn't matter if you got molar bands or just brackets.
by assertives
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How do I know if my potential orthodontist is good / bad?
Replies: 10
Views: 339

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

Not sure about the UK. But I think you can just search up your local dental council, (basically the board that governs and the dentists registers with) and check if a dentist is registered as a specialist in orthodontics.
by assertives
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The truth about extractions. Share your Good and Bad stories? [with pictures]
Replies: 26
Views: 2811

Re: The truth about extractions. Share your Good and Bad stories? [with pictures]

While I agree that some cases cannot be solved acceptably without extractions (ie, bimax protrusion, severe overjets), I do believe that in most cases extractions are done just to make things easier/more predictable (for the ortho, that is). I also wish I had done my homework before being pushed in...