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by JumpTheDitch
Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Those who have been in braces for 3 years or more
Replies: 9
Views: 7014

Re: Those who have been in braces for 3 years or more

Estimated 'about' 3 years. Second round of braces to 'undo' retraction following extractions to treat overjet. Such a long process as we had to re-open the extraction spaces (with a fixed expander), stabilise the expansion, then start the 3 year braces journey (this all after splinting the retracted...
by JumpTheDitch
Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What can I do to avoid extractions in my daughter?
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: What can I do to avoid extractions in my daughter?

My 4yo had sleep apnea, diagnosed at 3yrs & treated with tonsil- & adenoidectomy a year ago. She now sleeps through for the first time in her life but has the underdevelopment of the maxilla apparently common with the mouth-breathing sleep apnea kids. She has a crossbite, speech issues and has troub...
by JumpTheDitch
Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: extraction gaps
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: extraction gaps

For what it's worth I wanted to add, for my own situation I deeply regret having healthy teeth extracted. My initial consultation specifically ruled out any extractions. My ortho went as far as to bracket all my teeth, place the archwire and then changed his mind at last minute and suggested extract...
by JumpTheDitch
Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: extraction gaps
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: extraction gaps

I had my upper bicuspids extracted to treat an overjet also. It wasn't the largest ever overjet but it was enough to bother me so off to the ortho I went. Retracting the uppers constituted the bulk of the treatment, but as the overjet was not huge, the gaps were partly closed with the molars coming ...
by JumpTheDitch
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar Bands
Replies: 10
Views: 1422

Re: Molar Bands

I had molar bands with my first round of braces, with a 2nd set of bands added partway thru treatment. This time I also have molar bands, but currently also have a single upper bracket on one side second molar. My dentist was going to use brackets on my 2nd molars, & bonded one side to that effect b...
by JumpTheDitch
Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....
Replies: 40
Views: 2802

Re: Who knew these tiny blue spacers could hurt so much....

Oh yes, they're a pain alright but it does get better. The first 4 or 5 days are the worst, & after a week or so you can almost forget they're there. Trust me, I get 8 spacers in my lower arch for 2 weeks every month, so far over the course of two lots of braces I've had 41 spacers, with 8 more sche...
by JumpTheDitch
Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How many did you do?
Replies: 33
Views: 2714

Re: How many did you do?

I haven't posted for a while: 8 more spaces brings me up to 41, then last appointment I get an unexpected reprieve - a month off! I was so excited my dentist laughed & said "well you're easy to please". Too right, I loath the roundabout of spaces in- spaces out- spaces in.... !
by JumpTheDitch
Sat May 31, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces at 29 - Round Two
Replies: 9
Views: 1086

Re: Braces at 29 - Round Two

I'm on my second round too, it looks like there's quite a few of us! I had my first round as an adult, wore them for about 18mths. All was fine & I was happy with the results. I wore my retainers faithfully & my teeth stayed pretty much put. Unfortunately 'put' looked great but wasn't such a great p...
by JumpTheDitch
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: before and after
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: before and after

Sensational result, they look great. Congratulations, enjoy your new-found freedom :-)
by JumpTheDitch
Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What was the last straw for you?
Replies: 27
Views: 3042

Re: What was the last straw for you?

It wasn't really a 'last straw' situation for me. Once the cause of my near-constant headaches then migraines was identified as a retracted mandible, the only options were either wearing a splint forever, or reversing my earlier ortho work. Doing nothing was literally not an option. Once I started w...
by JumpTheDitch
Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How many did you do?
Replies: 33
Views: 2714

Re: How many did you do?

8 more spacers went in this month, so officially I'm up to 33. I wonder what the Guinness Book of Records has to say on ortho spacers??
by JumpTheDitch
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is SEATING?
Replies: 11
Views: 925

Re: What is SEATING?

Sounds like what I had done at the end of my first round in braces. I never knew what it was called (I had no warning that it would be happening), I was just told I had to come in for an extra appointment the day before debanding. I turned up as requested and had a student ortho start effectively wi...
by JumpTheDitch
Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Retainers in 2 days!
Replies: 12
Views: 950

Re: Retainers in 2 days!

That's so exciting! Congratulations, bet you're feeling pretty good about getting through the process :-D. Good luck with your lowers :thumbsup:
by JumpTheDitch
Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Got 4 teeth extracted for braces, what to do?
Replies: 13
Views: 1198

Re: Got 4 teeth extracted for braces, what to do?

I don't see how moving your molars forward can cause sleep apnea or lessen room for your tongue - what are the specifics of these issues? My molars are being moved forward; I already had sleep apnea which my dentist is well aware of & hopes might improve. My tongue space was also noted by two separa...
by JumpTheDitch
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What colors for braces?
Replies: 19
Views: 1357

Re: What colors for braces?

Damned Autocorrect, 'lig colours', not 'ling'...