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by jem
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Finally have a date!!
Replies: 11
Views: 985

Re: Finally have a date!!

I don't think anyone had ever suggested that patience was a quality which I possessed. But it is certainly a quality you need going through the orthodontic process. And because you have no choice ( apart from getting your braces removed), you will have to develop it and you will. So you may come out...
by jem
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3rd Time lucky?
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: 3rd Time lucky?

Hi B, I had one particularly stubborn lateral incisor which did not want to move back ( although it had been retracted previously by a removable brace when I was about 12). My lovely orthodontist took a very cautious approach of always using very light forces via damon brackets and nickel titanium w...
by jem
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 3rd Time lucky?
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: 3rd Time lucky?

Hi Bumbleb79,

That sounds very similar to the treatment I had ( age 57). Glad I did it and no regrets. Don't worry what anyone else might think. I had no adverse comments from anyone.

Good luck with your treatment.
Jem
by jem
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: lateral incisor shifts during the day!
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: lateral incisor shifts during the day!

Hi Fleuride, I have not had any problem with retention-it just took the braces a long time to move that lateral incisor. My ortho felt it stood a good chance of relapsing so gave me bonded and removable retainers when the brace came off. I wore the removable retainer 12/7 for the first 6 months then...
by jem
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: lateral incisor shifts during the day!
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: lateral incisor shifts during the day!

Thinking further about this, it really can't be good for the health of your incisor for it to keep moving backwards and forwards on a daily basis. I think it would be best for you to wear your retainer 24/7 as advised by your ortho until you have resolved the question of whether or not you can get a...
by jem
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Has Your Experience Peaked Your Interest?
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: Has Your Experience Peaked Your Interest?

Yes my experience has piqued my interest- to the extent that I am still looking at this board over 3 years after being debraced! I had a really nice ortho ( now retired) who talked me through everything she was doing in my treatment and also a little about running an ortho practice. Inevitably these...
by jem
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: lateral incisor shifts during the day!
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: lateral incisor shifts during the day!

Going back to 24/7 retainer wear for a protracted period ( ?6-12 months) might fix this. Alternatively, a fixed retainer may do the job, but for some people a fixed retainer in the upper arch is not possible because they have a close and reasonably deep bite between their incisors such that heir bot...
by jem
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should i get extra set of retainer?
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Should i get extra set of retainer?

Yes that is a good idea. If you lose your retainers, there might be the danger of your teeth moving before you can get a new set made. i was given an essix as part of my treatment plan and paid extra for a hawley. I ended up preferring the hawley, but I lost it when i was away overnight and relied o...
by jem
Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My braces story at 24 yrs old!
Replies: 35
Views: 4374

Re: My braces story at 24 yrs old!

Brilliant progress-congratulations!
by jem
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Lingual braces for the "social six"
Replies: 6
Views: 2258

Re: Lingual braces for the "social six"

Hi Amaretti,

No my treatment was in Nottingham and labial not lingual braces. But I would think there should be a good number of orthos in your area who would do a social 6 brace.

All the best,

Jem
by jem
Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Tooth has overlapped and retainer isn't doing anything! Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Re: Tooth has overlapped and retainer isn't doing anything! Help!

If your retainer has not got your teeth back into place by now, I suggest you schedule an appointment with your ortho early in the new year.

I hope you get the problem resolved quickly

Jem
by jem
Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Lingual braces for the "social six"
Replies: 6
Views: 2258

Re: Lingual braces for the "social six"

The problem with general dentists doing braces is that they don't know what they don't know. I suggest you book your first appointment with a properly qualified orthodontist and ask them for their advice on whether limited orthodontics would be a good idea in your case. I am in the UK and had braces...
by jem
Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Generally, how many sets of wires are used?
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Generally, how many sets of wires are used?

I had damon braces and had a new wire every adjustment until I got onto my final stainless steel wire which I had for about 3 adjustments and which was bent differently each time. So about 10 wires in total.

Jem
by jem
Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What's that on my braces?
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: What's that on my braces?

I think it is called a torque spring
by jem
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What could extra long appointments mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: What could extra long appointments mean?

Perhaps x rays and re positioning a number of brackets as fine tuning towards the end of your treatment?