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by C11
Mon May 13, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Is Invisalign Provider Ranking or Ortho Board Certification More Important?
Replies: 0
Views: 154

Is Invisalign Provider Ranking or Ortho Board Certification More Important?

In seeking Invisalign treatment, would you prioritize an ortho with the highest Invisalign provider ranking or an ortho with board certification? Only two orthos in my region have board certification. One is a Gold ranking and another is Silver. There are Diamond Plus and Platinum orthos in the area...
by C11
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Elastics: Buttons vs. brackets w/hooks
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Elastics: Buttons vs. brackets w/hooks

Thanks for your replies. What I was trying to get at is if the button or hook would only be placed in the less visible location with Invisalign (like the back molars) but not the top canine for class 2.
by C11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Is there any functional difference between invisalign and braces?
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

Re: Is there any functional difference between invisalign and braces?

From a theoretical standpoint, most forces from braces can be done also with Invisalign. The issue however is how many orthodontists and dentists will actually be able to deliver the same types of results with both. For many years, both doctors and patients have claimed a superiority of results wit...
by C11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Elastics: Buttons vs. brackets w/hooks
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Elastics: Buttons vs. brackets w/hooks

Do the hooks/buttons only go on the bottom, back teeth for class 2 elastics?
by C11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Seeking advice on restarting TMJ treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Seeking advice on restarting TMJ treatment

Do you wear a night splint while getting Ortho treatment? Thanks.
by C11
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Over 50s -
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: Over 50s -

[quote=XX50XX post_id=503736 time=1533051645 user_id=32235] [quote=djspeece post_id=503670 time=1532701171 user_id=20342] Wow, those are truly heart-wrenching stories. I think my post was rather insensitive, and for that I do apologize. [/quote] I didn't notice anything insensitive in the least. No ...
by C11
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Relapse prevention of deep bite (not overjet)
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: Relapse prevention of deep bite (not overjet)

I'll be interested in any answers to your question.
by C11
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign and TMJ
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Invisalign and TMJ

Thanks for your response!
by C11
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign and TMJ
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Invisalign and TMJ

An ortho told me she could treat me with Invisalign following treatment with a TMJ specialist. It's been nearly a year with 24/7 splint wear, and I'm considering having her treat me when I finish any month now. Another ortho told me Invisalign wouldn't be best for my case (as in he wouldn't treat it...
by C11
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Seeking advice on restarting TMJ treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Seeking advice on restarting TMJ treatment

Thanks for getting back to me. I hadn't checked in awhile (whoops). I'll be interested if you find out anymore info on this.
by C11
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces at 41
Replies: 18
Views: 2378

Re: Braces at 41

I also have TMJ and deep bite. Could you say more about having to stop working the removable appliances due to deep bite? I've been in splints 24/7 for 9 months and was supposed to be finished by now. I've broken 4, so I feel in many ways it's not working as it should, so I'm trying to guage if it's...
by C11
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Seeking advice on restarting TMJ treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Seeking advice on restarting TMJ treatment

Thanks for your reply. Did the orthodontists refer you to get your TMJ checked out before they could treat you? I've had two orthodontic consultations and both said I needed to have TMJD treatment that they couldn't provide themselves first. I thought my TMJD was mostly better after 9 months of 24-7...
by C11
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Seeking advice on restarting TMJ treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Seeking advice on restarting TMJ treatment

I was trying to say M.E.W. as the doctor's name; but the system marks that name as spam. Could someone please tell me if his school of thought is legitimate? Thanks!
by C11
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Seeking advice on restarting TMJ treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Seeking advice on restarting TMJ treatment

Hi, I'm looking for advice on picking a TMJ treatment provider. It seems like TMJ treatment is the wild wild west! I've been wearing an orthotic 24/7 for TMJD since November. I've broken 4 of them!!! The craniofacial specialist doesn't seem to think this is a problem and is condescending while holdi...