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by TCCZ
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: New Braces at Age 66
Replies: 30
Views: 8083

Re: New Braces at Age 66

Well I had my ortho appointment today and all went well. The Ortho is very pleased with the progress and I am as well. My bite is much better and I use the word flat as in the top teeth sit flat on top of the bottoms. They removed the power chains from the top but the bottoms are still there. The el...
by TCCZ
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Self ligating Braces - 4months in
Replies: 1
Views: 374

Re: Self ligating Braces - 4months in

Well welcome to the journey and nice progress. My mid line was also off because I remember the ortho telling my so very specifically. Part of the elastics I have been in were to correct that and it worked. And I am not an ortho but I will say to answer your question, yes you will achieve the results...
by TCCZ
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: New Braces at Age 66
Replies: 30
Views: 8083

Re: New Braces at Age 66

Ok, now for the current update and pics. I had my regular dentist visit and cleaning yesterday December 14 and all went well with no problems. They were able to use the electronic scaler this time and I think it does a better job. My ortho appointment was today and again no broken brackets, another ...
by TCCZ
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: New Braces at Age 66
Replies: 30
Views: 8083

Re: New Braces at Age 66

Hey guys, long time no see. Sorry That I did not post the update after my last visit on November 17 as I had some really pressing family problems to deal with due to this Covid stuff. The November ortho appointment was basically uneventful, and no broken brackets. Yea for me. I have power chains on ...
by TCCZ
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: New Braces at Age 66
Replies: 30
Views: 8083

Re: New Braces at Age 66

Well I had my ortho appointment today and another hour in the chair. You guessed it, they were adjusting my TMA wires again, the tech popped another bracket off of a crown and my third band was placed. The good thing is only 7 more bands to go, Ha Ha. When they adjust the TMA wires they are putting ...
by TCCZ
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: II class looking for advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1307

Re: II class looking for advice

Thank you for posting your journey here and welcome. Now considering that I am not an orthodontist and all of this is just my opinion, looking at the pictures you posted I can see what you are talking about, re class 2 and lip incompetence. I also can see why you chose to have surgery. I was told at...
by TCCZ
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: New Braces at Age 66
Replies: 30
Views: 8083

Re: New Braces at Age 66

Well a little update on eating with elastics. This was not much of a problem as I only have the elastics on one side so chewing was no problem but I have broken some while eating. Brushing is no problem since you take the elastics out. When I first started putting them on, I did not realize I had to...
by TCCZ
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SARPE/Braces at 35
Replies: 15
Views: 4240

Re: SARPE/Braces at 35

Very nice progress so far, I bet you are pleased with the results and wish you the best for the future.
by TCCZ
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: New Braces at Age 66
Replies: 30
Views: 8083

Re: New Braces at Age 66

Well I am back from my Ortho appointment and I was beaten with a stick. It took every bit of an hour and they are now making my future appointments for an hour as something always seems to go wrong. And what went wrong do you ask, the tech popped a bracket on another crown. The result was that crown...
by TCCZ
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: New Braces at Age 66
Replies: 30
Views: 8083

Re: New Braces at Age 66

Well I had my Perio cleaning and scaling done yesterday, my gums hurt more than my teeth do and brushing hurts and burns. They did some bite wing x-rays and all was good and no caries. I did not realize that I had power chains on my top teeth until I saw the picture since the chains are silver and t...
by TCCZ
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: New Braces at Age 66
Replies: 30
Views: 8083

Re: New Braces at Age 66

Well I had my last appointment on 08/18/2020 and they did the panoramic x-ray to see how the tooth roots are aligning up and they were all straight up except for one. That was good news as they did not have to move any brackets and the Ortho just bent the wire to correct the one root. I was looking ...
by TCCZ
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: New Braces at Age 66
Replies: 30
Views: 8083

Re: New Braces at Age 66

Well I have returned and a lot has happened since my last post. I went for my visit July 21st and I had to have a broken bracket fixed that was on a right upper back crown. They put it back on and as luck would have it since the broken bracket 2 times messed up the front teeth moving correctly and t...
by TCCZ
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces story - 28 years old
Replies: 57
Views: 10257

Re: Braces story - 28 years old

Very nice.
by TCCZ
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Deep Bite Correction and Facial Changes (f24)
Replies: 1
Views: 2060

Re: Deep Bite Correction and Facial Changes (f24)

My ortho said my looks would change while going through this so currently I look like a chimpanzee. I can't say what the final look will be so all I can do is say I wish you the best.
by TCCZ
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: New Braces at Age 66
Replies: 30
Views: 8083

Re: New Braces at Age 66

Well here are the latest updates. I had my dental cleaning last week and all was good except that due to Covid-19 they are not allowed to use the electronic scaler so they only removed the tarter and calcification but not the stain. But since we have to wear masks everywhere who will see it anyway, ...