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by ArchAngle
Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite Turbos and Distalizers
Replies: 18
Views: 5939

Small word of advise [ban me or not). You reached the stage of f*cking around. And are wasting people's time. Sh*t or get off the pot and get your braces. You've been provided with ample information, but you've turned it into a chat about you , the 'singer' with the attention whatever ortho gives yo...
by ArchAngle
Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Weird bend in archwire - what is it?
Replies: 19
Views: 10670

I'm curious as everyone else. And would be most interested if the subject would check with the ortho in question. Frankly speaking I cannot see the arch as a whole, and.or the wire expanding between this adjustment, untill even close to the next (4 or 6 or even 8 weeks), that it is there to avoid sl...
by ArchAngle
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: HELP PLEASE!!! Anxiety now, how do you cope, cavity...
Replies: 26
Views: 2760

Something bizarre about that. Haven't had a filling in 15 years. 8 months in to braces, lo and behold, the teeth move, the dentists spots the start of something and decides to fill it in. Now I am already seeing something new which I hope is just a stain. Is there some sort of weird chemical reactio...
by ArchAngle
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Your Mouthwash of Choice?
Replies: 33
Views: 4950

ADVANCED LISTERINE with whitenol + Aquafresh Whitening Toothpaste, Ultimate White As a smoker and coffee drinker it does a phenomenal job. To the point my ortho even asked me what I was doing to keep everything so clean. :D Strangest thing is if you don't do the mouth wash for the full 30 seconds, (...
by ArchAngle
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Flossing
Replies: 14
Views: 2124

:shock:

floss then brush here. Seems odd to me brushing first then flossing. You're drawing all the crud out from between your teeth after you have brushed and just leaving it there. Draw the crud out, the brush it all away then mouth wash.
by ArchAngle
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite Turbos and Distalizers
Replies: 18
Views: 5939

What a complication its turning out to be :( On the one hand the more experienced guy says he's never used the (or is it a) distalizer before. Or is it just for this case? Ask him exactly why not elastics instead (as the other guy recommends), and on the other hand, the elastic guy is what seems to ...
by ArchAngle
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Weird bend in archwire - what is it?
Replies: 19
Views: 10670

Immediately looking at it, I would have thought it would have something to do with closing that tiny gap. Applying movement above the bracket where the gap is, squeezing the teeth together at the top (by the gumline).
by ArchAngle
Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How soon can you eat like a human again post-extractions?
Replies: 2
Views: 591

24 hours. The trick is to visually (mentally) watch yourself eating 8) manouver the food away from the extraction site, and swallow accordingly. The best trick to avoid dislodging the blood clot is when you rinse your mouth with the warm salt water, is to shake your head (left to right) to "swirl / ...
by ArchAngle
Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Comebacks for Unsupportive Comments
Replies: 22
Views: 5148

1. It's usually people who have their own problems with their teeth / bite and are too scared to attend to it that talk like this. 2. Simple fact of the matter come 60 years + if your bite is not correct you're likely to end up with false teeth for the remainder of your life. Very simple, tell them ...
by ArchAngle
Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After extraction why don't other teeth move into bone hole?
Replies: 8
Views: 2945

Interesting question :) well the hole of course fills up by itself, grows bone in the whole, as you may know if you had your wisdom teeth out. From a tooth extraction site: "Of course after a tooth has been extracted there will be a hole left in your jawbone where the tooth has been removed (the too...
by ArchAngle
Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After extraction why don't other teeth move into bone hole?
Replies: 8
Views: 2945

Interesting question :) well the hole of course fills up by itself, grows bone in the whole, as you may know if you had your wisdom teeth out. From a tooth extraction site: "Of course after a tooth has been extracted there will be a hole left in your jawbone where the tooth has been removed (the too...
by ArchAngle
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Different ways, different quotes
Replies: 20
Views: 2588

:oops: I missed the 'followed' by the braces, 6 months + 12 months. 2. Will have the braces on at the outset and keep your mouth apart with the bite turbos while the braces are working, that is the straighten up the molars to create the proper bite, then remove he turbos so your teeth in the front d...
by ArchAngle
Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Different ways, different quotes
Replies: 20
Views: 2588

Go with 4, what is he, 6 and 4 hundred more than 3 and 2. Note his time though 12-14 months vs 20-24 and 18-34. Dental schools are cheaper, but it's trial and error basically until they get it right (well not that bad) but its hands on teaching. All okay if you don't mind, and really can't afford it...
by ArchAngle
Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Different ways, different quotes
Replies: 20
Views: 2588

bite turbos. Yes, I was told they were required to prevent me from mangling the bottom braces. Ortho 4's plan is to use distalizers first so I won't need to use bite turbos. There's your answer to your original question :wink: two different methods for the same problem, which would seem to be to al...
by ArchAngle
Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Different ways, different quotes
Replies: 20
Views: 2588

unilateral Class 2 (with Class 1 on the other side). Based on that and a quick check and read through: Schematic representation of a rotated maxillary. right permanent first molar. .... side-effects from unilateral Class II mechanics http://ejo.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/19/1/93.pdf Class II un...