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by Mpkh
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: overbite worse - flared teeth
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: overbite worse - flared teeth

I had flared upper central incisors prior to braces due to my underbite. The orthodontist did some IPR and put bends in the wire to flatten them out. They’re not completely straight but it’s as best as it’s gonna be. They’re definitely much better than before.
by Mpkh
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Am I losing this tooth too?
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: Am I losing this tooth too?

Firstly, to echo what Emily said, you likely signed a contract with your former ortho that has stipulations that would absolve her of blame. My contract definitely does. They do CYA quite thoroughly considering just how many things can go wrong. As for the root canal, I’m no dentist, but I would ima...
by Mpkh
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Regrets?
Replies: 20
Views: 1269

Re: Regrets?

Remember that negative stories tend to overshadow. The positive stories on the internet, so I would take everything you read on the internet with a large pinch of salt. I’m not saying that people who regret getting braces are naysayers—I’m sure many who do regret braces have understandable reasons. ...
by Mpkh
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: can an ortho who has like hundreds of positive google reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 617

Re: can an ortho who has like hundreds of positive google reviews

It takes time (lots of time!) for braces to work. Teeth do not always move in a logical manner. My teeth were worse before they got better, and my right front tooth was longer than my left for a long while before my orthodontist fixed it. Trust your orthodontist and give it time. Movement this early...
by Mpkh
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will my send journey be swifter?
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Will my send journey be swifter?

Alignment is mainly done with the initial thin wire, not thick ones. The thicker wires are for doing minor tweaks and setting the roots. As well, orthodontists won’t start patients off on a thick wire—your teeth has to align itself first and “get used” to wearing braces again. Second time in braces ...
by Mpkh
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: so i had a long talk with my ortho
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: so i had a long talk with my ortho

I’ve had my braces on for close to 18 months now, and it is only within the last 2-3 months that my bite feels “right” and comfortable. I started with a mild underbite (edge-to-edge teeth) and a crossbite, and my bite was “fine” pre braces. As my teeth shifted and straightened, my bite changed, and ...
by Mpkh
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pictures of braces results and Going for second opinion
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: Pictures of braces results and Going for second opinion

I see the flaring and the slightly crooked tooth. Despite those two things, I think your teeth looks fine. You may need extraction to fix the flaring, if you chose to do braces again. It’s entirely up to you of course, but I wouldn’t do a second round of braces if I were you.
by Mpkh
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Same bracket just popped off for FOURTH time!
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: Same bracket just popped off for FOURTH time!

I wonder if your crown wasn’t prepped correctly for bracket placement. The tech told me they prepare crowns differently for gluing on brackets when compared to “regular” teeth. The brackets on my two crowns have stayed put, 16 months and counting.

What you experienced is certainly frustrating!
by Mpkh
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Root resorption
Replies: 32
Views: 1151

Re: Root resorption

An update for those of you following: I went to my scheduled orthodontist appointment today, and after explaining what had happened during my dentist appointment, the orthodontist opted to take his own set of panoramic X Ray (the X Rays that my dental office had sent over we’re bite wings, and he an...
by Mpkh
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extractions and braces, positive stories, panicking
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Extractions and braces, positive stories, panicking

Orthodontic work overall takes time and closing gaps takes a while. The gaps will close, don’t worry. I also would take things you read online with an enormous pinch of salt. You’re gonna read lots more negative things about extractions than positive because people with positive results just don’t t...
by Mpkh
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Root resorption
Replies: 32
Views: 1151

Re: Root resorption

You need a new orthodontist. There are a lot of good, competent and kind orthodontists around. Don't give up looking and settle for the one you obviously cannot work with. I know... I'll be actively looking again to see if someone else can take me in, even if that means removing current braces and ...
by Mpkh
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Root resorption
Replies: 32
Views: 1151

Re: Root resorption

pcspinheiro wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:20 am
But then again, we have a saying in Portugal that goes something like "of good intentions is hell aplenty", and I guess that goes to say that misguided good intentions are as evil as bad intentions.
“The road to hell is paved with good intentions” would be the English equivalent!
by Mpkh
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Root resorption
Replies: 32
Views: 1151

Re: Root resorption

When is your next appointment? Perhaps it's not alarming to your ortho because not much movement is left to be made with those teeth now considering how close you already are to the end? I have read that the resorption stops when the forces that caused it stops. Don't panic, Things may not be that ...
by Mpkh
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Root resorption
Replies: 32
Views: 1151

Re: Root resorption

Called the orthodontist office today. They received the X-Rays, and they said to keep my appointment schedule as it is. They don’t need to see me any sooner. So I’m guessing the X-Rays weren’t that alarming to the orthodontist? I have no idea but I trust that both my dentist and orthodontist know wh...
by Mpkh
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Root resorption
Replies: 32
Views: 1151

Re: Root resorption

I got X rays done at the orthodontist last October (at the 6 month mark) and I was told to keep flossing to prevent further bone loss at the time. The dentist said it’s fine if I talk to the orthodontist on the next visit in August, so I don’t know how severe this is. Some articles on the internet s...