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by cbraces678
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 45
Views: 3332

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

I have not posted in quite a while! Adjustment day. Things are pretty unexciting over here. It's been about 14.5 months in braces. My ortho is working on retorquing a tooth that's root is sticking out further than the rest as I posted above. The repositioned bracket on that tooth is FINALLY back in ...
by cbraces678
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: IPR????!
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Re: IPR????!

I've had some IPR done on top and bottom front teeth. It helped me too. I had one tooth that was slightly behind a front one for so long that the gum is weird shaped between the 2 teeth, so IPR is helping bring them together better. I will need more done on a couple teeth likely at some point. My or...
by cbraces678
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: can feel root of tooth
Replies: 3
Views: 1610

Re: can feel root of tooth

Thats reassuring, glad its not just me then! My ortho has tried to push it back in a bit but my brces are due to come off in a few weeks, so I'm really hoping the dentist will say its normal or ok. That tooth was quite far back initially so maybe bringing it forward it just has a large root. Let me...
by cbraces678
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Class II elastics causing gaps?
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

Re: Class II elastics causing gaps?

Jami1 wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 1:49 pm
I had a gap form in lowers rather quickly after moving to class 2 heavy elastics with power chain on top. Ortho placed chain on lower and gap closed within 2 weeks. Ortho told me this is to be expected!
Ah good to hear thanks! Fingers crossed for a power chain next appointment then.
by cbraces678
Fri May 31, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Class II elastics causing gaps?
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

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! 5BA53FE4-8614-4C11-A980-8DEA17947CD9.jpeg Yup. Mine is nearly identica...
by cbraces678
Thu May 30, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Class II elastics causing gaps?
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

Re: Class II elastics causing gaps?

No. No power chains right now because the one bracket that was repositioned was too far out of alignment. I was before that though. I imagine they will go back on once it’s straightened out.
by cbraces678
Thu May 30, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Class II elastics causing gaps?
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

Class II elastics causing gaps?

Hi! It’s been a while posting for me. Nothing big is happening. I’m just frustrated with the process currently. I’m just curious if others got gaps from class II elastics? I’m currently in a thinner wire up top than I used to be (16x22 niti. It was stainless, but I had a bracket repositioned, so bac...
by cbraces678
Fri May 24, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Grinding
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Grinding

I do. It’s one of the reasons I got braces. Clenching and grinding during sleep caused my teeth to shift a lot. No mouth guard or anything. I was told to weather through it. A mouth guard will affect jaw position and tooth movement. It’s definitely improved a lot since I got braces though. You shoul...
by cbraces678
Tue May 14, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: can feel root of tooth
Replies: 3
Views: 1610

Re: can feel root of tooth

I have this as well. I have prominent roots to start with I guess, but one tooth is worse than the rest (first premolar). I recently went in to have it looked at and the ortho repositioned the bracket, so we are seeing how that goes. He seemed to think it wasn’t a big deal, but I could actually see ...
by cbraces678
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ugh. Help. Is this a normal part of the process? Just about ready to quit treatment.
Replies: 3
Views: 1903

Re: Ugh. Help. Is this a normal part of the process? Just about ready to quit treatment.

Updating in case others have a similar issue. It was getting worse and actually started bugging me, so I went in. The bracket was repositioned and I was put back in a 16x22 niti wire to let it straighten back out. I go back in a month for my next adjustment. They weren’t overly concerned about it th...
by cbraces678
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 45
Views: 3332

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

Minor set back. I went back to the office today. I had posted in a separate thread where a tooth root was sticking out a lot more than the rest. It was getting worse and actually started bugging me, so I brought it up. I went in and they repositioned the bracket so I am back in a 16x22 niti wire unt...
by cbraces678
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth mobility, ortho wants to deband :(
Replies: 5
Views: 1645

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 r...
by cbraces678
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 45
Views: 3332

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

Adjustment day. Today I went in for my adjustment. It's been basically a year (my braces were put on April 23 2018), so I asked for a progress update and if 12 more months still seems realistic. The orthodontist said 6-9 months!!! I just about jumped out of the chair. He said likely closer to 9 mont...
by cbraces678
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long were you on Niti wires?
Replies: 7
Views: 1791

Re: How long were you on Niti wires?

I’m 2 weeks short of being a year into a 2 year treatment plan. On top - niti for 9 months, steel for the last 2.5 months. Bottom - I’m still in a niti wire (rectangular 17x22... I’m guessing I’ll get steel within the next few weeks based on how it’s looking). Hopefully that helps. I think it really...
by cbraces678
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First appointment and questions. Changing Ligatures etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

Re: First appointment and questions. Changing Ligatures etc.

No problem! I had a lot of questions in the beginning as well. I felt worried about every little thing. I still do, but different things now. This board is very helpful. I didn't notice it to be more painful! I've actually had it line up a couple times where my cleaning was a couple days after an ad...