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by wendydong
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First day of expander and splint
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: First day of expander and splint

i have been told that adult arch cannot be expanded? how are you expanding your arch? do you have a link to the expander that you are wearing?
by wendydong
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second time around, just 8 months after first...
Replies: 20
Views: 1117

Re: Second time around, just 8 months after first...

i know how it feels... I am in a similar situation as you. my first ortho didn't even notice my crooked jaw at first.. only after like 4 months when i brought up the issue that my bite seems way off, only then he said that I have a crooked jaw.. I have been to so many consults, only been told that n...
by wendydong
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: many consultations later, Suggestion needed
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: many consultations later, Suggestion needed

has anyone had any experience with Carriere? is the Carriere distalizer the same as class II elastics? which ortho should I go with? their treament plan is basically the same. Ortho #1 is nicer and more patient. Ortho #2 told me something no one has told me before (not sure if it's a good thing....)...
by wendydong
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: many consultations later, Suggestion needed
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: many consultations later, Suggestion needed

Ortho 2: This ortho is the most unique. she looked at my pano xrays, and says that my crooked jaw could also be due to an anterior disc placement. Basically, the TMD disc has slipped, and caused my condyle to slip.. this is also the reason for my TMJ. She says that my crooked jaw could be due to a c...
by wendydong
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: many consultations later, Suggestion needed
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: many consultations later, Suggestion needed

Ortho 1: This ortho is the nicest, most patient, and gave me the most options. She examined my teeth, and gave me 3 options: 1) jaw surgery 2) extract my wisdom teeth. 1 year of invisalign to let all my teeth touch. doing IPR on top to unflare the incisors a bit. no IPR on the bottom because she doe...
by wendydong
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: many consultations later, Suggestion needed
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: many consultations later, Suggestion needed

so i've gone to about 6,7 consultations. lost count really. weirdly, the first words out of every one's mouth is your jaw is crooked. In order to correct your bite, u need surgery most ortho say: either jaw surgery, or basically about a year of invisalign. The main benefit of 1 year of invisalign is...
by wendydong
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: many consultations later, Suggestion needed
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: many consultations later, Suggestion needed

Teeth before.
Teeth Before.jpg
Teeth after 6 months of braces...
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by wendydong
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: many consultations later, Suggestion needed
Replies: 11
Views: 515

many consultations later, Suggestion needed

if people remember me, I had tiny bit of crowding on the lower teeth that I wanted to fix. Went to an ortho, asked pretty much zero questions, got put on braces for 6 months. The effect of 6 months of braces are: 1) severe flaring of my incisors. 2) arch shape got more V shaped. 3) maloclusion got w...
by wendydong
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice PLEASE!! Gum recession and braces.
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: Advice PLEASE!! Gum recession and braces.

I also had recession around the lower incisors. I went to a periodontist, and he said it's perfectly fine to wait until after braces my gumline was kind of similar to your bad tooth gumline. i also bought a lot of "gingigel" from amazon.. It doesn't really re-grow gums, but it kinda calmed down my i...
by wendydong
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ok, I've got options. Which way should I go?
Replies: 26
Views: 1666

Re: ok, I've got options. Which way should I go?

Hi, Just an update. I debraced about a months now. I had a dental cleaning, and a whitening. the cleaning cleaned off most of the glue. The in office whitening didn't do sesame... i am in the process of going through numerous consults. It's weird that last year when I consulted 2 orthodontists, neit...
by wendydong
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: If braces come off will teeth go back to the way they were?
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: If braces come off will teeth go back to the way they were?

it really depends. There's a user on this board that debraced and wanted relapse. he said that he relapsed in 3 months or so

I had to debrace early. I had braces on for 7 months. It's been a month or so since i debraced. Desparately want to relapse. But my teeth didn't move one bit!
by wendydong
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: too much xrays in a short period of time?
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: too much xrays in a short period of time?

thanks for the suggestions you guys. I brought the xray of my old ortho, and it was perfectly fine to use that.
by wendydong
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!
Replies: 19
Views: 1693

Re: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!

Hi @meowmeowbeans2, you did gum graft before braces? I have some gum recession. but seems like orthos all suggest to do orthodontics then gum graft. Do you worry that your grafted gums would come loose during the braces treatment? did the ortho ask you to do gum graft before braces or did you choose...
by wendydong
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: different orthos have so different treatment plans
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: different orthos have so different treatment plans

also, let this be a lesson to anyone (but probably too late if u r reading this). If your only complain about your teeth is some crowding.. just be careful of getting ortho treatment. My overlapped bottom teeth were definitely God's way of compensating my unbalanced lower jaw. And once I started dow...
by wendydong
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: different orthos have so different treatment plans
Replies: 3
Views: 318

different orthos have so different treatment plans

I went to another consult today.. this ortho is a diamond plus invisalign provider. I have nailed down to 6 different orthos this time. and since I now have no braces on me, there's no problems of getting a consult... I told the ortho I had an invisalign express treatment (that's when the nightmare ...