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by cbraces678
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 46
Views: 3588

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

Adjustment. I had an adjustment today. The sticking out tooth root issue got a bit better the ortho said. He decided to change the bracket on the tooth to really torque it more. Now the premolar has a central bracket on it. I'm hoping this will be the last step to correcting this issue and then we c...
by cbraces678
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar and pre-molar banding
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: Molar and pre-molar banding

Gosh! Thank you all for your replies, what a great support, and really helpful comments. I do wonder, because of the chair time involved in separating and fitting bands, whether a lot of orthodontists are reluctant to band adjacent teeth. And maybe modern brackets adhere much better anyway in most ...
by cbraces678
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar and pre-molar banding
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: Molar and pre-molar banding

I think you could ask for it if you wanted to, and see if they would do it if they don’t usually. My molars are bracketed, and I clench really badly at night. I haven’t had any issues with them coming off over the last 16 months. However, I don’t have any fillings that the brackets touch.
by cbraces678
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Now, with both arches on -
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Now, with both arches on -

I had nearly the exact same experience with the bite blocks. It does get better though! You will be able to rest comfortably eventually and the teeth that hurt from the pressure will stop. I’d say it took a few days-couple weeks. Eating and everything becomes normal again. It all adjusts and then fe...
by cbraces678
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: can feel root of tooth
Replies: 6
Views: 2914

Re: can feel root of tooth

@cbraces678 oh wait i just checked out your brace story thread and i think your prominent root issue seems to mean differently from what i was thinking. Yours is the teeth appears long right? In my case, it's not that. I was thinking more of how the bone is thin like OP said I think. Not quite sure...
by cbraces678
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 46
Views: 3588

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: 1835

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: 6
Views: 2914

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: 2611

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: 2611

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: 2611

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: 2611

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: 296

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: 6
Views: 2914

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: 3099

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...