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by charliee
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bends in wire and elastics!
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Bends in wire and elastics!

I suspect its a finishing wire - just to hold your teeth for a while before removal
by charliee
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Headgear and Itching??
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Headgear and Itching??

did you call, others might be interested if they have the same issues. hope all has settled down now.
by charliee
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: What is this?

yes its just a stop to help control the wire movement
by charliee
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Using Higher Headgear Hole Numbers?
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Using Higher Headgear Hole Numbers?

ask the ortho, I recall reading a post from a person that decided she could speed up the process and kept moving up holes, in the six weeks between appointments she had @tipped@ her teeth and it took an extra 3 months to sort out
by charliee
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: PAIN!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: PAIN!!!

Orthos don't pull wires tight anymore, its just a heavier wire that might put more force on the teeth, but it should only last for 24hrs. Keep smiling!
by charliee
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Almost 40 with braces for the second time.
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Almost 40 with braces for the second time.

I suspect easier, less chair time, small brackets, better wires and shorter treatments.
by charliee
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Almost 40 with braces for the second time.
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Almost 40 with braces for the second time.

I suspect easier, less chair time, small brackets, better wires and shorter treatments.
by charliee
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal or ceramic?
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: Metal or ceramic?

i hated invisalign type products and they did a bad job, I used incognito, but if I had to do it again I would use metal damon style braces, they are small and self lignating so no rubber donuts.
by charliee
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help- braces are making me lose weight!
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Help- braces are making me lose weight!

After a couple of weeks, as you gain in confidence you will eat normally - I lost weight and needed to as I did no snack - cleaning was too much of a hassle!
by charliee
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Seeking advice on restarting TMJ treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Seeking advice on restarting TMJ treatment

I think TMJ is, as you say as bit of a dark art. If its bad you need to try with the one you believe in the most - best of luck. I just have a night splint and it help.
by charliee
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces off - I hate my new teeth
Replies: 11
Views: 1168

Re: Braces off - I hate my new teeth

so sad for you, after all the troubles of braces - I feel for you, just talk to your ortho and then the practice manager - good luck
by charliee
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help with puffy gums and braces
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: Help with puffy gums and braces

inter dental brushes worked for me, i found waterpik next to useless, was never sure if mine was faulty
by charliee
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1078
Views: 166627

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

3 bites at the cherry, one in the 30's, tried a quick fix and it failed, at 42 tried again and it failed - both where invisaign knock off's, then upper incognito followed by lowers - had I started with lowers I would not have done more treatments! Best advice is to do it right the first time.