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by jem
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 51
Views: 6735

Re: Just saying hello

Hi Steph30, Your bite plate is probably there mainly to correct a deep bite rather than protect brackets. The idea is that the bite plate keeps your molars apart and the molars have space to extrude spontaneously, thus correcting your deep bite. If you do not wear the bite plate consistently this ma...
by jem
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite plate!!! Holy cow..
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Re: Bite plate!!! Holy cow..

Hi Steph30,

Your lisp will probably be far less apparent to other people than it is to you. Try recording yourself speaking and you will be pleasantly surprised.

Good luck with your bite plate and the rest of your treatment.

Jem
by jem
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My braces story at 24 yrs old!
Replies: 35
Views: 4715

Re: My braces story at 24 yrs old!

Excellent progress Aussie especially in your top arch. And the teeth that are attached to your archwire at the bottom are also coming into line nicely. Finding space to join those instanding teeth to the archwire looks like a bit of a challenge. Is the metal arch inside your teeth an expansion devic...
by jem
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Feeling Mislead
Replies: 14
Views: 1249

Re: Feeling Mislead

So if you are going to go the extra mile and do fixed braces with your gf, you might have to do headgear too? :D
by jem
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Second Braces Journey at 25
Replies: 59
Views: 12361

Re: Second Braces Journey at 25

What type of retainer did you get?
by jem
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth after 4 weeks (1st adjustment)
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: Teeth after 4 weeks (1st adjustment)

I reckon that central incisor will be pretty much in line by the time of your next adjustment. So all fine tuning after that.

Jem
by jem
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They're off and I'm not happy
Replies: 17
Views: 2006

Re: They're off and I'm not happy

Hi Ditsy, I think it is very disappointing that an NHS orthodontist would leave your teeth as they are. Even if they started with the limited brief of sorting out your impacted canine, surely they are under a duty to ensure that you have a good occlusion of your teeth at the end of your treatment ev...
by jem
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Second Braces Journey at 25
Replies: 59
Views: 12361

Re: Second Braces Journey at 25

Boots always used to sell wax in their larger stores. But it was about £3 for a small box that my ortho sold for £1.

Good luck with your treatment.

Jem
by jem
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Ortho says he can't fix black triangles
Replies: 26
Views: 6371

Re: Ortho says he can't fix black triangles

I agree with Sink, especially re getting your general dentist to contact your ortho.

My ortho managed to remove a similar triangle for me by doing IPR then placing a powerchain.

Stick to your guns!

jem
by jem
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Feeling Mislead
Replies: 14
Views: 1249

Re: Feeling Mislead

I can't speak from personal experience, but from seeing pictures on this site I believe that the two tubes are just a standard thing on molar bands. The second tube is theoretically for headgear which is seldom, if ever, used with adults.

Jem
by jem
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Feeling Mislead
Replies: 14
Views: 1249

Re: Feeling Mislead

Maybe you should swap from invisalign to fixed braces to keep your girlfriend company? that would be going the extra mile!

Jem
by jem
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can open coil springs come loose?.
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Re: Can open coil springs come loose?.

Hi B, As you know, orthodontics relies on the constant application of low forces on the teeth. Therefore experiencing pain from having brackets and wires should be the exception rather than normal. But I appreciate that starting off the process of moving teeth in adults might be a shock to the syste...
by jem
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can open coil springs come loose?.
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Re: Can open coil springs come loose?.

Can you post a picture? I can't see how there could be any problem if all is intact as you describe. You could always call your ortho for reassurance. They will probably be happy for you to go in for a quick look.

Jem
by jem
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Intended relapse but had ipr done
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: Intended relapse but had ipr done

Hi Second, You do not say what he problem is with your "results". 6 month smiles is just a quick fix to your front teeth and usually done by a general dentist rather than a qualified orthodontist. I agree that not using your retainer is unlikely to result in a good outcome. I suggest you consult a q...
by jem
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3rd Time lucky?
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: 3rd Time lucky?

B,

How did you get on yesterday?

Jem