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by assertives
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How can my teeth be fixed
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: How can my teeth be fixed

Make an appointment to see an orthodontist. He or she will be able to recommend a treatment plan after taking xrays and examining you. As for whether you'll need surgery would depend on whether you have jaw size discrepancies, which would likely only be able tell with xrays and/or physical examinati...
by assertives
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ligature wires vs elastics
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Ligature wires vs elastics

I've never had a full mouth of wire ties, just on one tooth that was had the end of a lace back tie. It was such a pain to clean because they don't move. At least with elastics, they are a little flexible and you can get an interdental brush under easily.
by assertives
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Almost five months in
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: Almost five months in

Looks like they are coming together nicely!
by assertives
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will it ever feel comfortable again?
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: Will it ever feel comfortable again?

Time flies. Can't believe you'll be hitting the one year mark soon! Your bite will get more comfortable as time goes by. Mine was awkward for pretty much the entire duration of my treatment, I have keen senses, so I would absolutely feel it if one tooth/side feels a little higher or is knocking agai...
by assertives
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth tipping during alignment stage?
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

Re: Teeth tipping during alignment stage?

I'd definitely ask your ortho about it. I don't know common this is, but I remembered a conversation I had with my ortho when I voiced my concerns/worry regarding a "punched-in" finished look that I sometimes see with post braces pictures. My ortho told me that that happens because there was no prop...
by assertives
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: is this ok/common? (regarding loose brackets)
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: is this ok/common? (regarding loose brackets)

No, it's not common. Which tooth is this? Is this a crowned tooth? The glue tend to not bond very well with crowns compared to natural tooth enamel. It could also be that your bite is awkward now and is biting off your bracket. Which could be why your ortho is leaving it off until your bite is not i...
by assertives
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brackets and brackets position
Replies: 2
Views: 2183

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: 1313

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: 1696

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: 2096

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: 2096

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: 2689

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: 228

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: 25190

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: 3002

Re: Progress after 6 weeks

You have beautiful teeth!