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by unimaginative
Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My molars don't touch!
Replies: 15
Views: 33438

ear clogged

My molars dont touch either. Is it normal for this to cause some tension in the jaw or for the ears to feel clogged up? I am having these symptoms now and I am wondering if there is a connection.
by unimaginative
Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: LOPSIDED TEETH
Replies: 21
Views: 9125

Re: LOPSIDED TEETH

I've been in braces for 6 months and have been very happy with the progress...at least until recently. I noticed that my bottom teeth are lopsided...my teeth on my left side are way up higher than my right side. It is very obvious and looks terrible...I've been in elastics for about 2 weeks or so.....
by unimaginative
Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can my earache be due to elastics?
Replies: 7
Views: 3933

Can my earache be due to elastics?

The strength of my bands has recently been increased and at the same time I started getting ear-ache in one ear. For the last few months, though I did not have pain directly in my ear, I did have the problem of the ears feeling congested and needing to constantly yawn to 'pop' them. Can this be the ...
by unimaginative
Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So....Damon braces do not cause root resorption?
Replies: 16
Views: 3528

Of course I have thanked Meryaten. I have no issue with her. I have said in my posts on this topic that I think she is v. knowledgeable. It was only after I was called an 'obsessive' for wanting clarification on the merits of friction free that I felt the principle of 'give and take' respect had bee...
by unimaginative
Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So....Damon braces do not cause root resorption?
Replies: 16
Views: 3528

I was told by my ortho and I ALSO looked it up online. You are right it was not 'the' damon website. My mistake, I meant to say 'a' Damon website. Basically, I typed in google.com and typed in 'root resorption, Damon Braces' and the first website link (along with a few others) : http://www.garlitzor...
by unimaginative
Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So....Damon braces do not cause root resorption?
Replies: 16
Views: 3528

Listening to unsubstantiated claims is not the same as taking sensible precautions. If you are genuinely worried about root resorption, have you had X-rays taken to verify the health of your roots? That would be the sensible thing to do, as I think you've been told here repeatedly. My original post...
by unimaginative
Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So....Damon braces do not cause root resorption?
Replies: 16
Views: 3528

roots

You sure do worry a lot about root absorbtion, have you had an x-ray done recently to see if it's an issue? Hope the new ortho is working out well, but I definitely have doubts about a claim such as this. I dont know about the current status of my roots, but either way, its sensible to take precaut...
by unimaginative
Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So....Damon braces do not cause root resorption?
Replies: 16
Views: 3528

So....Damon braces do not cause root resorption?

Spoke to a new ortho today and he said that with Damon braces I would not have to worry about root resorption as they do not cause it at all. He was concerned that the pressure that the Damons would put on my teeth might not do the job due to the fact that I am used to the other kind of braces which...
by unimaginative
Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ultrasound device to counter root resorption issues.......
Replies: 0
Views: 594

Ultrasound device to counter root resorption issues.......

Looking online I was fascinated to come across an article about how ultrasound has been shown to counter root resorption issues and how devices are now being created for use alongside ortho braces. http://www.curebum.com/31/tooth-regrowth-articles-in-the-media/ I think the device is still a year or ...
by unimaginative
Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Orthodontist here to help
Replies: 57
Views: 10878

Oooh. Thanks for offering advice.

As I have already spent 4 years in braces and I am an adult, I have been worrying of late about Root Resorption. Anyway, I spoke to my ortho yesterday and she said that my gums look healthy and I clean my teeth well so I need not worry about this. Though she did admit when I asked that she couldnt b...
by unimaginative
Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Small Claims court?
Replies: 16
Views: 2055

Thanks Jennie. :) You are right. The second opinion ortho was a doom sayer. I had taken a photo of me baring my teeth (before these braces) as I did not have moulds or anything and he told me my face shape had changed and I looked more sunken now. This is why I want to get second opinions. I fully i...
by unimaginative
Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Root Resorption symptoms please?
Replies: 9
Views: 7809

THanks Dr.S.
That actually doesnt sound too bad. (I know that sounds wierd, but I wasnt sure if it would cause something seemingly unrelated like back aches or vertigo or something)
by unimaginative
Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Small Claims court?
Replies: 16
Views: 2055

I was unaware that 2 orthos/dentists had responded to my post. Is there a way I can tell who the pros are on this site? I think its not abnormal to want to find out more about resorption as the ortho I went to for a second opinion fears it a possiblity and I had never heard of it previously. Next ti...
by unimaginative
Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Small Claims court?
Replies: 16
Views: 2055

Thanks for your input rsprouse. But my ortho wants to actually remove my braces in 5 days so I dont think its a case of getting worse before getting better. I have seen another ortho and he was not pleased with the treatment. Too many things bothered him. And it was him who first mentioned to me the...