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by Speck
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgical error/negligence?
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Surgical error/negligence?

Howdy. Might it be a good idea to check the medical malpractice statute of limitations that applies to the state in which you live?
by Speck
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will it ever feel comfortable again?
Replies: 5
Views: 1945

Re: Will it ever feel comfortable again?

Hi, Gia, it's good to hear that the anxious, panicky stuff is over! I can relate to the constant sense of discomfort. Following the last ortho visit for me (seven days ago) my whole head hurt for the first 48 hours and teeth were unusually tender for around six days. Now it's just random pain and wo...
by Speck
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar and pre-molar banding
Replies: 6
Views: 1767

Re: Molar and pre-molar banding

One would assume that bands are absolutely reliable, right? So far I've had one come loose and another break. Oddly enough, none of the glued-on brackets have failed. YMMV.

Wishing you a smooth orthodontic treatment!
by Speck
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Now, with both arches on -
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

Re: Now, with both arches on -

Braces AND bite-blocks--ugh. Orthodontic treatment is certainly no picnic.

Best of luck to you!
by Speck
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finishing Phase/Retie
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

Re: Finishing Phase/Retie

Handling the trays and routinely having hands in and out of my mouth, particularly during the cold and flu season, was worrisome. And, frankly, daily management of aligners became an intolerable hassle.
by Speck
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finishing Phase/Retie
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

Re: Finishing Phase/Retie

Good question. I've sniffed around the web and found little information on what, specifically, happens following the initial treatment phase. I will start the next phase of treatment in around a week and have been told that it will focus on aligning roots. My guess is the ortho will study the panore...
by Speck
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long were you on Niti wires?
Replies: 7
Views: 4288

Re: How long were you on Niti wires?

Hi, Gia! I trust treatment is going well? If you don't mind sharing: What is the method by which the ortho is intruding your incisors
by Speck
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: powerchain pain?
Replies: 35
Views: 63328

Re: powerchain pain?

Six + months into braces and elastomer chains (top & bottom) were placed around 29 hours ago. But who's counting? Good golly, spacers were a painful experience but these things take a close second place. And in just over a day's time my bite has gone wonky? Yep. I managed to knock down a sandwich to...
by Speck
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery necessary to correct underbite/open bite?
Replies: 1
Views: 495

Re: Jaw surgery necessary to correct underbite/open bite?

Lynn (board admin.) is very nice. I recommend sending her a PM with your request.
by Speck
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Clarity Braces
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Clarity Braces

Do you have any issues sleeping? I’m reading on other sites that some people can’t sleep on their side because their braces dig into their mouth, but maybe that’s just with traditional metal braces. Howdy. I have traditional metal braces and haven't had any discomfort while sleeping on my side. And...
by Speck
Thu May 30, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Class II elastics causing gaps?
Replies: 6
Views: 3823

Re: Class II elastics causing gaps?

Gaps like this? It’s not clear if the gaps formed as a result of force(s) exerted by elastics, arch-wire, or both. The elastics are on both sides in identical box configurations; similar to triangle, class II. I hope this helps!
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by Speck
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First powerchain and rectangular wire
Replies: 5
Views: 3644

Re: First powerchain and rectangular wire

Hi, Gia, your ortho is very thoughtful, indeed! Not knowing ahead of time exactly what the next appointment will bring likely reduces interim "spin"? Seems reasonable. BTW, bravo for pushing it on the last appointment! Taking a day off work and allowing for the head to adjust makes really good sense...
by Speck
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First powerchain and rectangular wire
Replies: 5
Views: 3644

Re: First powerchain and rectangular wire

You and I are in nearly the same boat, Gia. No elastomer chain(s) for me as yet, but rectangular wires top and bottom and twelve-going-on-eighteen weeks with 3mm super heavy elastics. Most recent appointment was last Wednesday and ugh. Anyway, like @assertives said, hang in there!