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by TLB in Minneapolis
Tue May 26, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Off-Set Wire Causing Probs
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

It seems like many of us here are having the same problems with these offset or bent wires. I actually sent a message to jaycee uk about this a few weeks ago and she said the ortho eventually ended up using a straight (with no bends) wire to get a good result. My ortho will bend my wire and my tooth...
by TLB in Minneapolis
Tue May 26, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Off-Set Wire Causing Probs
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

It seems like many of us here are having the same problems with these offset or bent wires. I actually sent a message to jaycee uk about this a few weeks ago and she said the ortho eventually ended up using a straight (with no bends) wire to get a good result. My ortho will bend my wire and my tooth...
by TLB in Minneapolis
Tue May 26, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Having a "talk" with my orthodontist
Replies: 6
Views: 1827

Hi, I wish I could say more positive things but my experience with detailing and bends in the archwire have not been so good. I think too that my ortho has screwed my teeth up a bit. My bite was never bad but now all of a sudden my teeth aren't coming together the same. I've heard the, 'it gets wors...
by TLB in Minneapolis
Tue May 19, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much does a second opinion cost?
Replies: 7
Views: 1425

ME TOO! I really want a second opinion because I have been in the same offset wire (lots of bends) for 6 months and my teeth look pretty good but up close you can see there is still work to do. My teeth don't look symmetrical either and my bite is off and my ortho wants to deband in 2 weeks! I have ...
by TLB in Minneapolis
Tue May 05, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Depressed, frustrated, SAD with final results :(
Replies: 20
Views: 3714

As others have stated on this post, I too, am having very similar problems as you. Part of me wishes I never would have got braces. I have had little bouts anxiety over this and I am really sick of obsessing over teeth. But I paid so much for these things and I want my moneys worth! I think your tee...
by TLB in Minneapolis
Sat May 02, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: CAN I request a WIRE CHANGE? Getting really frustrated!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Thanks for your responses. My teeth still really hurt and it's been almost a week since he once again bent my wire. My wire literally has bends and minor twists all over. My bite is still off, last Friday he told me my bite would go back to normal once the braces are off. Not sure if I buy that. I'v...
by TLB in Minneapolis
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: CAN I request a WIRE CHANGE? Getting really frustrated!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

CAN I request a WIRE CHANGE? Getting really frustrated!!!!!

I am nearing the end of my treatment and I am in a retangular strong wire. It seems like I am the one telling him what teeth look 'off' and I have been in to my ortho 5 times in the last two months. He'll bend the wire, then a tooth will get way out of line, then he'll bend it back to where it was, ...
by TLB in Minneapolis
Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: At end of treatment but bite feels 'off'??
Replies: 2
Views: 922

At end of treatment but bite feels 'off'??

I am at the end of my treatment and in a rectangular wire. It's got lots of bends in it. I see bends on one side of my upper arch and not on the other. It's those teeth that are slightly pushed back/forward that I feel my affect my bite and make a slightly off. I kind of wish he would just put me in...
by TLB in Minneapolis
Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should these been taken off now? PICS
Replies: 9
Views: 1415

I think your teeth look really good however, I can see what you mean about your bottom right teeth hitting the uppers, etc. and your teeth looking slightly spaced-with that being said if your not totally happy I would definately schedule a meeting with your ortho and explain these things. Maybe writ...
by TLB in Minneapolis
Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Miserable-wish I could go back in time!
Replies: 9
Views: 2720

Thank you guys and gals for your sympathetic responses! I am so distraught over this, I can even begin to tell you how negatively this has impacted me. I did visit with a cosmetic dentist today and his idea was to talk to my ortho and tell you to adjust my wires so I can pull the centrals down and m...
by TLB in Minneapolis
Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Miserable-wish I could go back in time!
Replies: 9
Views: 2720

Miserable-wish I could go back in time!

I am in so much agony right now. I feel like everything I have done and sacrificed for braces was a waste if I could just go back in time and have my old teeth back. My teeth were big, a little crooked but I wanted perfection so I decided to get braces. I've had some minor problems my braces, but no...
by TLB in Minneapolis
Mon May 05, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Please look at my pics at one year...Growing frustrated!
Replies: 1
Views: 1672

Please look at my pics at one year...Growing frustrated!

Hi, I posted pics of my lower arch a few posts back. Here is my top arch. The bottom two pictures were taken May 3. Again, not much change. I think it's very minimal for one year in braces. Today I met with my ortho to see what is going on and more of the same, "these things take time", "it's not a ...
by TLB in Minneapolis
Sun May 04, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pics after one year..Progress???
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Thank you all so much for your wonderful advice. It is so frustrating. I have been really down in the dumps lately because I feel like I wasted time and $ on someone who is either the slowest ortho on the planet or doesn't care enough to see that I am making adequate progress. He isn't a great commu...
by TLB in Minneapolis
Sat May 03, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pics after one year..Progress???
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Pics after one year..Progress???

I am getting quite frustrated with my braces lately. Ive had them since May 2, 2007 (exactly a year). Can you take a look at these progression pics of my bottom arch and see if you can see that much progress? I have been wearing a spring coil thing since November 07. My teeth aren't aligning as I wo...
by TLB in Minneapolis
Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: black triangle solutions??
Replies: 4
Views: 4125

Thanks everyone for your advice. I will for sure mention it to my ortho next time.

Gennell- I really like your gold braces!

Denise- Your updated pics look awesome! Your profile looks perfect now.

Grr, back to another work week tomorrow. Have a nice week everyone.

Trish