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by justwrong
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Class 2 deep bite, facial profile question
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Class 2 deep bite, facial profile question

of course i’m not an orthodontist but as far as i know elastics can’t move the actual jaw but after extractions (maybe sometimes an expander) it can move the teeth back which may give the appearance of a straighter profile. This is usually most helpful for people whose mouth protrude outward.
by justwrong
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion
Replies: 75
Views: 13214

Re: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion

if it’s just aesthetic, maybe you could tell her you’d like to move forward with treatment, or ask her when she’ll be done with this in particular.
by justwrong
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: New to braces.... how quickly do they work?
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: New to braces.... how quickly do they work?

yeah they move and straighten pretty quickly but closing the gaps and fixing the bite takes time
by justwrong
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion
Replies: 75
Views: 13214

Re: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion

did she give you an estimate of when you can get them iff?
by justwrong
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it difficult eating with lingual braces AND rubbber bands?
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Is it difficult eating with lingual braces AND rubbber bands?

i’ve tried eating with elastics and you can do it with some food but sometimes it would snap and i’d swallow it... so i think it’s best to take them out
by justwrong
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What's up with no ibuprofen????
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: What's up with no ibuprofen????

i’ve never heard of this but if you google it some research does come up... My ortho has never said anything about it personally, i don’t know if it really has a significant impact.
by justwrong
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction of bicuspids and benefits on the profile
Replies: 103
Views: 12710

Re: Extraction of bicuspids and benefits on the profile

i have bit of bimax protrusion and the first time i had braces the ortho went the non extraction route and just straightened my teeth which actually made the protrusion worse, my teeth flared out way more than i remember it doing before and on top of that my teeth seemed to become crooked very fast,...
by justwrong
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1086
Views: 177197

Re: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

got my first braces at 18 and got them off at 19. turned out to be a bit of a hack job and the ortho didn’t tailor my treatment to my needs. now i’m going to a real ortho at 21 and I probably won’t get them off for another year and a half.
by justwrong
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics are killing me!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 61450

Re: Elastics are killing me!!!!!!!!!

I remember the first time i had braces elastics were probably the most painful thing about it. now i have braces again with extractions and i’m not looking forward to the pain of the heavy duty ones :l
by justwrong
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion
Replies: 75
Views: 13214

Re: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion

it’s been around 6 months since i had extractions/braces put on (my second time having braces) and i haven’t even gotten elastics yet. do you have any new pictures of your side profile/face? it looks like the protrusion went down a lot in your other photos i’d love to see the difference in your face...