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by boxerboots
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ligature wires vs elastics
Replies: 3
Views: 4843

Ligature wires vs elastics

Is there any disadvantage of using ligature wires to tie in the arch wire, rather than elastics. I just prefer the cleaner look of the ligatures, on non self ligating brackets... but does anyone have any experience of either or both?
Thank you!
by boxerboots
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar and pre-molar banding
Replies: 6
Views: 4719

Re: Molar and pre-molar banding

Oh yes! ... the morning headaches! Euch. I think it depends on the bite and whether the teeth clash as a guide to knowing whether brackets or bands.
Interesting to hear that your headaches have got better since you’ve started treatment. Do you feel your bite has improved too, or too early to say?
by boxerboots
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar and pre-molar banding
Replies: 6
Views: 4719

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 c...
by boxerboots
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar and pre-molar banding
Replies: 6
Views: 4719

Molar and pre-molar banding

Hello everyone As a newbie UK based adult, I'm wondering if it's still possible to have my molars and premolars banded instead of bracketed. I have some older fillings, and clench my teeth at night, so was hoping for a bit more durability and security once the braces are on. I should be starting ort...