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by Printemps
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gap closure after expander?
Replies: 0
Views: 625

Gap closure after expander?

Hello everyone,

A question for anyone who had an expander that created a midline gap: how long did it take for the gap to close after expansion?

Thank you! :)

P :GapToothed:
by Printemps
Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Expander and funny sensations
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Expander and funny sensations

Hello everyone, I've been wearing an upper palate expander (schwarz) for the past 3 weeks, and I've been having some unusual sensations in my nose and sinus area, recently (frontal sinus and maxillary sinus, if you want to know! ;) ) as well as at the back of my hard palate and the bone - I feel alo...
by Printemps
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: I finally jumped in
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

Re: I finally jumped in

Guilty as charged! 8) Thanks for your encouragement, Rhomboid! :)
by Printemps
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Crib, not made for sleeping.
Replies: 5
Views: 3776

Re: Crib, not made for sleeping.

Hi, bracesmcgee! Welcome to the forums :D and congrats on making the great decision to get braces! I'm not sure what a crib is, but I can kind of relate, as I have a palate expander that cuts my tongue and makes me lisp like crazy! If I can offer you any comfort; I've had this appliance for over a w...
by Printemps
Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: I finally jumped in
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

I finally jumped in

Hello everyone! I am pleased to announce that after about 3 years of indecision, I finally resolved to address my orthodontic needs. I've begun treatment, and have been told that it will take close to 3 years. My situation: Had two upper bicuspids extracted years ago, along with all my wisdom teeth,...
by Printemps
Tue May 26, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I have teeth extracted or implanted?
Replies: 62
Views: 6977

How is your treatment progressing, Ivette?? :)
by Printemps
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I have teeth extracted or implanted?
Replies: 62
Views: 6977

Congratulations!!

:D Congratulations on starting your treatment! I'm so thrilled for you. Sorry to hear your family haven't been supportive, but I'm sure they'll come around when they the improvements. Plus, don't let anyone make you feel ashamed of looking after your health.. I can't say what a major blessing it is ...
by Printemps
Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I have teeth extracted or implanted?
Replies: 62
Views: 6977

Hee hee! Bite twins :D Thanks, I can't tell you how encouraging it is for me to have found your story!! I have begun to search around for potential orthos, but I'm going to study abroad i September, so that complicates matters slightly... Curious as to how things are going with your treatment.. have...
by Printemps
Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I have teeth extracted or implanted?
Replies: 62
Views: 6977

hi, thanks for your post! No, unfortunately, i keep putting it off, i'm obsessive about doing it right, maybe a little too much so :D Is your expander called a schwartz, by any chance? Thats what I was offered, but by a dentist, so wasn't sure- don't want surgery! Was also wondering do you by any ch...
by Printemps
Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I have teeth extracted or implanted?
Replies: 62
Views: 6977

Sorry for the double post, my computer is acting up- i think you should do your own thing- go for the implants-that's what I want to do, but orthos where I live are very old fashioned, pro extractions. I was just wondering which expander you'll be getting for the uppers??
by Printemps
Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I have teeth extracted or implanted?
Replies: 62
Views: 6977

Ivette! I can't believe I've finally found someone with the same problem as me- wow! I'm glad to hear you've made a decision as I've been dancing around this for years and still haven't taken any decisive action :( I'll be following your story with much interest- good luck!
by Printemps
Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I have teeth extracted or implanted?
Replies: 62
Views: 6977

Ivette! I can't believe I've finally found someone with the same problem as me- wow! I'm glad to hear you've made a decision as I've been dancing around this for years and still haven't taken any decisive action :( I'll be following your story with much interest- good luck!
by Printemps
Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Schwartz appliance
Replies: 5
Views: 1664

Schwartz appliance

Hi all has anyone had experience with a schwartz for palatal expansion as an adult? Ive heard it is effective, not only in tipping the teeth but a degree of skeletal expansion too. Does anyone have any info, as its haard to find! I've been proposed a 3 way schwartz with occlsual coverage, a removabl...
by Printemps
Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Palatal bar - how long to adjust?
Replies: 2
Views: 986

Hi Travelbug,
I had a palatal bar years ago, and I scarely had any difficulty! It really will take a week a tmost to adjust, and In my experience, I suffered from no speech impediment, at least not after the first day! Good luck! :D o
by Printemps
Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extractions
Replies: 1
Views: 586

Extractions

Hello one and all.
A question about extractions- having had two upper 1st premolars extracted at age 12, now 24, wondering if implants to replace the teeth are possible, and one's profile restored? My possible ortho says yes, another says no. Is the bone lost for good, or what?
Thanks!