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by assertives
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brackets and brackets position
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

Re: Brackets and brackets position

I also experienced my first molar becoming crooked. Mine happened on both lower right and left 1st molars. I think it's kinda a common side effect. I don't think it's got anything to do with not having a bracket on the 2nd molar. My ortho is now working to correct the misaligned 1st molar and then I...
by assertives
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can’t find an ortho to actually fix my bite...
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Can’t find an ortho to actually fix my bite...

All orthos specialises in correcting bite issues. It's pretty much the main bulk of the orthodontic specialty and straight or not is actually secondary. Are those 2 doctors you went to orthodontists or general dentists providing orthodontic care? If your open bite was due to tongue thrust habit, you...
by assertives
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bottom midline deviated...ortho says we can leave it, but...
Replies: 5
Views: 585

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

Based on my own experience, it isn't worth fixing. I have been in elastics for almost a year now and I'm facing the same issue as you with the midline. It's 1mm off to the right. That 1 mm is proving to be an absolute pain in the butt to correct, and I have noticed it trying to slip back during the ...
by assertives
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Ortho trying to make me change Oral Surgeon
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

Re: Ortho trying to make me change Oral Surgeon

Pretty sure that's not possible this late into treatment especially since you need to get the various insurance approvals before even going ahead. Perhaps what he meant by a "referral" was a loose term used to give the go ahead for surgery. If you are concerned that he's got you set up for a totally...
by assertives
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Midline off and slanted teeth???
Replies: 1
Views: 1038

Re: Midline off and slanted teeth???

My midlines have been off for pretty much my entire treatment and my ortho only started actively correcting them at 18 months into treatment. It's usually one of the last things that are corrected before braces are off. At 5 months in, you are still in the unraveling crowding/aligning stage, space c...
by assertives
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Seeing a different orthodontist while away from home?
Replies: 4
Views: 1614

Re: Seeing a different orthodontist while away from home?

I've never heard of anyone seeing another orthodontist for several adjustments mid-treatment. I've only heard of people who went to a practice and they had 2 or more orthodontists in the office that they would see based on whomever was rostered. Your orthodontist is right, you are not going to be ab...
by assertives
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: What is this?

It's probably plaque. I have that too, and always had to made sure I brush around the brackets with an interdental brush.
by assertives
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Toothache from braces or cavity?
Replies: 9
Views: 25107

Re: Toothache from braces or cavity?

some1 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:47 am
If your pain is only during sleep, that's probably since you have nothing to get your mind off of it. It should be fine.
This post is 10 years old. The OP would probably have already sorted out whatever pain issues there was.
by assertives
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Progress after 6 weeks
Replies: 5
Views: 1925

Re: Progress after 6 weeks

You have beautiful teeth!
by assertives
Mon May 27, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Deep bite
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Deep bite

I personally had my deep bite corrected without a bite plate or turbo. My orthodontist only used regular archwires. Not sure how or what he did to be honest. Your dentist (is he an ortho? or just a general dentist?) frankly sounds clueless, I would get a second opinion.
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: 1776

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: 1840

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: 1776

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: 1774

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: 1796

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.