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by assertives
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gap not closing, brace coming off in 1 month
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Re: Gap not closing, brace coming off in 1 month

You can get bonding done, but it would be done with by your general dentist and not your ortho.
by assertives
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gap not closing, brace coming off in 1 month
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Re: Gap not closing, brace coming off in 1 month

Oh, that is quite a significant gap. It should be closed before the braces come off. Good to hear that your ortho is working to ensure all gaps are closed before debracing.
by assertives
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction gap closure time
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Extraction gap closure time

Mine took almost a year to fully close. Closing of extraction spaces takes up the largest portion of the treatment time.
by assertives
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Damon wearers... Talk to me about "square" wire.
Replies: 13
Views: 7048

Re: Damon wearers... Talk to me about "square" wire.

I know this is old post but I came in looking for others who are finding the move the square wires really painful. I don't have any of the cuts and sores from the initial time but I can't bite down without pain. I think it's worse than the initial wires, I literally can't chew anything. My teeth we...
by assertives
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gap not closing, brace coming off in 1 month
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Re: Gap not closing, brace coming off in 1 month

Any chance of a picture? What does your orthodontist say though?
by assertives
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Shadow on x-ray but no pain?
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Shadow on x-ray but no pain?

AngelCatMei wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:57 am

Is it possible to have an infected tooth even though my tooth doesn't have any trauma or decay?
Yes. A non-vital (dead) tooth can be infected. A dead tooth can be caused by trauma and also braces, but non-vital teeth due to braces is quite uncommon.
by assertives
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second time around, just 8 months after first...
Replies: 20
Views: 1477

Re: Second time around, just 8 months after first...

My vote goes to getting the full 30 - 36 months treatment. As you have already experienced first hand, an unbalanced bite causes tmj issues over time. So I'd put focus on truly fixing the bite in the best functional way possible to alleviate some of that. A 8 months partial treatment of just the top...
by assertives
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Permanent retainer a necessity?
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: Permanent retainer a necessity?

The ortho recommends the different types of retainers based on your individual case. So perhaps he doesn't think you need a permanent one on top of the clear ones. There are pros n cons for a permanent retainers. If your teeth are very prone to relapse/moving, maybe it'll be a good idea to get a per...
by assertives
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Power chains not closing gap.
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Power chains not closing gap.

For me, elastics did help with gap closure. The elastics puts pressure on the entire arch and adjusts both arches to help them fit together properly. I would say to wear your elastics diligently as per your ortho's instructions. Especially if you have stubborn gaps. Part time or irregular wear is ac...
by assertives
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Premolar extraction and tongue habits
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: Premolar extraction and tongue habits

Do you have a scalloped tongue, or sleep apnea? I would think twice about getting a tongue reduction surgery. It is way more invasive than moving teeth and depending on what you are hoping to achieve, it may be abit of an overkill. Some side effects of this surgery (depending which part of the tongu...
by assertives
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Forsus - can I sleep on my side? Super important!
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Re: Forsus - can I sleep on my side? Super important!

If your ortho says it's not a problem, then I guess it should be fine. I personally didn't have a forsus, so I can't relate my experience, but if they do cut your cheek up, try going to bed with wax nightly. I personally went to bed with wax every night during the beginning few months of my treatmen...
by assertives
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Questions about MSDO.
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Questions about MSDO.

I don't know much about the msdo. It seems to be a pretty rare surgery because most people have narrow maxillas and not narrow mandibles. From what I've read, a msdo would also be done by an oral surgeon one would go to for a jaw surgery. I've come across an old post someone posted on this board wit...
by assertives
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: many consultations later, Suggestion needed
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Re: many consultations later, Suggestion needed

Personally, I would pick ortho 1 with option 3 too. While ortho 2 brought up something none of the other orthos have, there doesn't seem to be an active action plan specifically to correct the disc displacement. So essentially, both ortho's treatment plan is the same in that hoping the distalizer wo...
by assertives
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How much teeth do you have?
Replies: 20
Views: 1693

Re: How much teeth do you have?

badbraces wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:49 pm
I have 25 right now but 1 needs to be removed(impacted) so I'll have a total of 24 after removal :D

I already have 5 impacted teeth removed and then 4 pre-molars removed.
You have 34 teeth? :shock:
by assertives
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long is it supposed to take to send a letter??
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: How long is it supposed to take to send a letter??

2 weeks is honestly kinda long. I would say perhaps get your ortho's note wrt which teeth to extract and then schedule an extraction appointment yourself and get it extracted. You could also send an email before you go for your appointment just in case the dentist needs to see your ortho's notes bef...