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by drrick
Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Six month braces
Replies: 6
Views: 1315

Re: Six month braces

This is my area of expertise and I am just a lowly GP :-)

ask what will and will not be accomlished in your case so you can make sure your treatment goals are suitable for this type of treatment.
by drrick
Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debanding in May-dental cleaning, should I wait?
Replies: 2
Views: 939

Re: Debanding in May-dental cleaning, should I wait?

If it is just a month why not wait.
by drrick
Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: mistake
Replies: 14
Views: 1888

Re: mistake

I have more or less stared at that light every day for over a decade and no eye problems. One little burst shouldnt do anything. Gum recession can be painful -- especially to cold temperature items. You arent going to have long term issues with one bracket off and starting wires are typically quite ...
by drrick
Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Premolar Extractions!
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

Re: Premolar Extractions!

I just saw a huge poster at CVS of Carrie Underwood. SHe had her premolars extracted.
It doesnt automatically sink your face in.

Many times it improves the profile.
by drrick
Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How?
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: How?

probably bond a denture tooth with a bracket and place it on teh archwire.
by drrick
Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lower incisor removal - Please answer quickly!
Replies: 4
Views: 6042

Re: Lower incisor removal - Please answer quickly!

If you go to my website www.SixMonthBraces.com and click on teh smile gallery yuo can see a lower inc ext case.
Scroll through the pics until you get to the one entitled Crowded Teeth / Cross bite
by drrick
Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How does root resorption happen?
Replies: 8
Views: 2936

Re: How does root resorption happen?

If you do a search for rr in my name I made a lengthy post about it a little while back.
by drrick
Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Bite has not been fixed
Replies: 5
Views: 2447

Re: Bite has not been fixed

Like an essix , only heavier, with the NTI discluding element.

NTI can open the bite if your condyles are not seated but after all of that invisalign it is probably already seated.
by drrick
Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Bite has not been fixed
Replies: 5
Views: 2447

Re: Bite has not been fixed

full arch retainers with a discluding element (ala an NTI) could prove helpful.

Also perhaps consider some botox in the massetters and temporalis muscles
by drrick
Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Shifting a molar in adults - can it be done?
Replies: 3
Views: 1189

Re: Shifting a molar in adults - can it be done?

You can likely get a sinus lift and still get an implant. That is a routine procedure that is often coupled with implant placement. Chances are if the tooth was ext 5 years ago there is likely little to no hope that there is enough bone to safely bring the molar forward. It pretty much has to be don...
by drrick
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Shifting a molar in adults - can it be done?
Replies: 3
Views: 1189

Re: Shifting a molar in adults - can it be done?

There are a lot of factors that relate to whether this can work or not. If the tooth was extracted a while ago chances are not good as the bone has already resorbed and the teeth have to move thorough the bone.. You will likley not be able to move both molars, one at the most. Even with orthodontic ...
by drrick
Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Question for those who BITE is the only issue
Replies: 4
Views: 2480

Re: Question for those who BITE is the only issue

You still have to level, align, and rotate the teeth into a plane of space that allows a stiff, thick archwire on which you can start space closure. Also even though you think your teeth may look straight there are often issues that muct be addressed, IOW you may not have rotated teeth but the archf...
by drrick
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bottom Teeth Shifting due to Wisdom teeth.
Replies: 15
Views: 12304

Re: Bottom Teeth Shifting due to Wisdom teeth.

I posted this elsewhere but it applies here as well: why do teeth relapse Because you are a living organism that ages and changes. Your facial muscles get tighter and less pliable -- anyone getting wrinkles Your teeth also have a natural migration forward. So you have your facial muscles pushing inw...
by drrick
Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Am I being paranoid? (Pics)
Replies: 12
Views: 2239

Re: Am I being paranoid? (Pics)

Also remember the ortho can make minor adjustments using the retainer :) I was afraid he wouldn't let me debraced last week due to a few tiny issues but he said it can all be easily fixed with the retainer! Yep. Many of these minor movements are done with the retainers. Def tell the doc about your ...
by drrick
Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I got TMJ-like symptoms from neck and shoulder pain!
Replies: 12
Views: 3177

Re: I got TMJ-like symptoms from neck and shoulder pain!

you didnt offend me, I just said this is a hugely debated topic and there is much disagreement btwn docs over this(on the verge of fist fights -- seriously) You are entitled to your opinion based on your training, knoweldge and experiences and I am entilted to mine. The condyles will only 'seat' if ...