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by DrJasonKTam
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Daily Change with Braces Video- Time Lapse
Replies: 67
Views: 22654

Re: Daily Change with Braces Video- Time Lapse

It was his video that he sent us. I'd be a bit concerned if he wore the same shirt every day :). Glad you enjoyed it!
by DrJasonKTam
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Daily Change with Braces Video- Time Lapse
Replies: 67
Views: 22654

Daily Change with Braces Video- Time Lapse

I wanted to share a video made by one of our patients during his treatment. It was a great surprise to receive yesterday because we had no idea he was doing this during his time in braces with us. Check it out!

http://markhamortho.blogspot.ca/2016/08 ... efore.html
by DrJasonKTam
Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Cosmetic bonding with braces on. Possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: Cosmetic bonding with braces on. Possible?

It may be a good idea to wait if you can get yourself to do that. The reason is because the bonding of the teeth should be done keeping in mind the size and space of the other teeth as well. If it bothers you now, you could consider a temporary bonding now but with the expectation that you should be...
by DrJasonKTam
Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign overcorrection / Vivera retainer question
Replies: 2
Views: 1903

Re: Invisalign overcorrection / Vivera retainer question

The Vivera can be based off any stage chosen by your doctor whether it be your last aligner, an overcorrection aligner, or any other aligner from your treatment. It can also be created from a new impression or scan of your teeth when treatment is completed. Good luck!
by DrJasonKTam
Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How Many Hours w/o Invisalign is "Bad"?
Replies: 18
Views: 50436

Re: How Many Hours w/o Invisalign is "Bad"?

The amount of minimum time is going to depend on the type of movement, amount of movement, and individual physiology. What I can tell you anecdotally after working with hundreds of patients annually, is that wearing aligners for around 18 hours per day is generally not going to allow the movements t...
by DrJasonKTam
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extractions after braces are on?
Replies: 8
Views: 1239

Re: Extractions after braces are on?

Almost all of our patients have teeth removed after braces are placed, with some exceptions. 1. Having braces on the teeth that are to be kept while leaving braces off the ones to be removed makes it very easy for the dentist to know which ones to remove, decreasing the chances for error. 2. We gene...
by DrJasonKTam
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is this blob on my wire?!
Replies: 9
Views: 842

Re: What is this blob on my wire?!

Picture isn't that clear but it does look like a stop. This will prevent the wire from sliding around through the braces, avoiding a poking wire on one side and a short wire on the other. Hope that helps!
by DrJasonKTam
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: In your experience how fast did powerchains work?
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: In your experience how fast did powerchains work?

The speed of the movement depends on the individual biology, the length of the teeth, interference of the tongue, type of PC, colour, and brand. Orthodontists know there is one brand of PC that works far better than the rest. It is also much more costly. There are also different lengths of PC where ...
by DrJasonKTam
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: anyone tried an acceledent?
Replies: 98
Views: 31529

Re: anyone used an acceledent?

As mentioned above, the units are designed to stop working after 18 months of daily 20 minute use. Theoretically, you could share the unit with someone if you both had treatments totalling less than 18 months, I suppose. The other caution is that many of the units tend to malfunction. Our patients w...
by DrJasonKTam
Sun May 29, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign noob
Replies: 3
Views: 1000

Re: Invisalign noob

The way to correct your smile depends on whether the problem is that the top teeth stick out or because the bottom is too far in. Sometimes leaving the overjet because the position of the upper lip is good, will be better than trying to retract the top all the way to meet the bottom, which was the p...
by DrJasonKTam
Sun May 29, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Severe misalignment but qualified for Invisalign?
Replies: 7
Views: 2368

Re: Severe misalignment but qualified for Invisalign?

Qualification for Invisalign depends on two factors: 1. The condition of your teeth. 2. The experience and skill of your doctor. Our office is one of the top Invisalign offices in North America, having had our work recognized by Align Technology, and we have taught doctors across North America how t...
by DrJasonKTam
Sun May 22, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Has anyone's treatment time been shorter than expected?
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: Has anyone's treatment time been shorter than expected?

Many of our patients get their braces off early. Wearing elastics as directed is probably the biggest factor in what a patient can do to control their treatment time. Unfortunately, most people, by human nature, do not wear elastics all of the time. Other factors that are not in your control include...
by DrJasonKTam
Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How Long Did Your Aligners Take to Come In?
Replies: 1
Views: 774

Re: How Long Did Your Aligners Take to Come In?

The time it takes is mostly dependent on how long it takes for your doctor to design your treatment. It is a back and forth between your doctor and the technician at Align, with your doctor telling the tech how they want your teeth to move. There are still many doctors that really on the non-doctor ...
by DrJasonKTam
Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Activating a coil
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: Activating a coil

The coil can be activated by increasing the size of the coil or increasing or decreasing the space in which the coil has to act. It seems that the latter was done at your last visit. Hope that helps!
by DrJasonKTam
Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My brace seems to be fitted strangely!
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: My brace seems to be fitted strangely!

The position of the brackets can be done strategically to help achieve specific movements. If closer to the biting surface, this can sometimes help intrude the teeth if the others are relatively closer to the gum line. Best to speak to your doctor if you have any questions about this. Good luck!