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by cbraces678
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 50
Views: 4356

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

Another adjustment. It's been a while since I've posted. I've had a couple adjustments since then. I'm about 3 adjustments away from the end of my "estimated treatment time". I'm pretty happy with my teeth but there are a few things that I hope to have adjusted before they are taken off. I brought t...
by cbraces678
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bruxism & what type of arch wire withstands the least breakage?
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Bruxism & what type of arch wire withstands the least breakage?

I also suffer from Bruxism (at night though), but I have to admit that I’ve never heard of or even come close to breaking a wire. I have bitten off a bracket or 2, but nothing like what you are describing and I’ve been told that my clenching is bad (it is also one of the main reasons I got braces in...
by cbraces678
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 50
Views: 4356

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

SO. MUCH. WORK. DONE. My adjustment was half an hour ago and I am already so sore. So much IPR, double power chains where the loops skip teeth and a new elastic configuration. I went from heavy class 2, to heavy box. I asked how much longer he thinks and since I’m supposed to have 6 months left tech...
by cbraces678
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Officially through 18 months of treatment! 6 more to go.
Replies: 3
Views: 1901

Officially through 18 months of treatment! 6 more to go.

As of today I have had my braces 18 months. It was estimated 24 months, so I should only have 6 more to go. At my last adjustment he said “not much longer now”. We are tweaking my front teeth and my bite then I am done! I am currently wearing class 2 heavy elastics to reduce my overjet a touch more....
by cbraces678
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 50
Views: 4356

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

Another adjustment. Today the ortho did my whole appointment. Boy am I ever sore. I got a bend in my wire where 1 front tooth was sticking out a bit too far. Now it’s a bit too far behind actually but considering how fast it moved I’m sure it will be an easy fix lol. He smoothed out my front teeth b...
by cbraces678
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 50
Views: 4356

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: 3106

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: 3106

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: 1937

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: 5419

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: 50
Views: 4356

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: 4330

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: 5419

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: 4613

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: 4613

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...