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by almost40
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ArchWired Re-Design, Opinions Wanted!
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Re: ArchWired Re-Design, Opinions Wanted!

It’d be nice to have topics organized by a specific Class problem. Like Class II people, Class III people, deep bites, etc.
by almost40
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Stainless steel wire?
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Stainless steel wire?

Thank you Speck, that is helpful! So sounds like I am in phase 2, and he is correcting my bite front to back at the moment. Do the round stainless steel wires expand arches? He told me that they do but I can’t find any information on the internet regarding this. The only thing I see about expanding ...
by almost40
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Stainless steel wire?
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Stainless steel wire?

Currently I am 3 months into my 24+ month treatment to fix my deep bite. For the first couple of months I had the NiTi archwires, then my ortho placed me into round stainless steels. Now, he started me on class 2 elastics. I’ve read that stainless steel wires don’t have memory shape. My teeth are st...
by almost40
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastic weight
Replies: 12
Views: 1648

Re: Elastic weight

Thanks for that link! Interestingly in that article it says “Elastic wear is recommend to be used in a rectangular wire to minimize side effects.”

Is there truth in this? Currently I am in round stainless steel wires 3 months into my class II treatment.
by almost40
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastic weight
Replies: 12
Views: 1648

Re: Elastic weight

Thanks so much everyone! Happy New Year!
by almost40
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastic weight
Replies: 12
Views: 1648

Elastic weight

I was just started on camel elastics and looks like they are considered a “heavy” elastic. What does that mean? And in comparison with light and medium elastics?
by almost40
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ok, I've got options. Which way should I go?
Replies: 26
Views: 1625

Re: ok, I've got options. Which way should I go?

I’m guessing they will have to sand off the glue because I think it’s more of a cement. And I don’t think you should wear a retainer because then for sure your teeth won’t go back to where they were.
by almost40
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ok, I've got options. Which way should I go?
Replies: 26
Views: 1625

Re: ok, I've got options. Which way should I go?

I have been following your story and I think you should also take a break. Then you can get more consults. Personally I had 8-10 consults. And I’m glad because I’m with someone who is confident and has many years of experience. And most importantly who I trust. From what I’ve read it seems like Invi...
by almost40
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics in bite correction
Replies: 25
Views: 1504

Re: Elastics in bite correction

So in regards to the upper jaw, the changes are dento-alveolar, but for the lower jaw, the jaw joint remodels to a different position? The lower teeth aren’t actually changing position in the gums, just the jaw joint, right?
by almost40
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics in bite correction
Replies: 25
Views: 1504

Re: Elastics in bite correction

Thanks everyone! I had thought that they mostly work to reposition the lower jaw but I see they actually pull the upper teeth back. It sounds like a daunting task!
by almost40
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics in bite correction
Replies: 25
Views: 1504

Elastics in bite correction

I will be starting elastics later this month to correct my overjet. When the ortho places the elastics, does he place your jaw in the desired final position and use the elastics to lock that position in place until it’s fixed, or does he gradually move the jaw forward with elastics over time? Thanks!
by almost40
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How does the ortho check bite progression?
Replies: 5
Views: 365

How does the ortho check bite progression?

I am only 2 months into my journey so I haven’t had a lot of visits yet. I am in braces to correct my overbite and overjet. Initially my ortho did the mold of my teeth and bite. But I’m curious, as time passes, how do they check your bite is changing and your teeth are touching in the right spots?
by almost40
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: can an ortho who has like hundreds of positive google reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 531

Re: can an ortho who has like hundreds of positive google reviews

Interesting! I think I may have a brodie bite as well. The molars on one side of my mouth do not touch; the upper one reaches toward my cheek and the lower reaches toward my tongue. My ortho is going to intrude the upper one and then extrude it back out facing the right way.
by almost40
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 2.5 weeks and my teeth still don't hurt
Replies: 4
Views: 319

2.5 weeks and my teeth still don't hurt

It seems to me it's the norm for there to be quite a bit of pain and discomfort after getting braces on, but honestly, apart from getting used to the brackets against my mouth, I feel some pressure but no pain. I certainly have the feeling of instability with my teeth so I can't bite anything with c...
by almost40
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: can an ortho who has like hundreds of positive google reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 531

Re: can an ortho who has like hundreds of positive google reviews

How far are you into your treatment? I have only had mine on for 2 weeks but I am under the assumption things might get worse before they get better.