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by AndAndAnd
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What should I do if powerchain snaps over Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: What should I do if powerchain snaps over Christmas

Hi - I think you are worrying unnecessarily. Mine has snapped before (coincidentally on Christmas Day last year), and I ended up taking it out as it was ‘flapping’ around my mouth (that was trickier than I thought it would be). It was replaced at the next appointment and my orthodontist thought noth...
by AndAndAnd
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Are My Teeth Messed Up Enough To Justify Braces?
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Are My Teeth Messed Up Enough To Justify Braces?

Your teeth look fine to me. Unless you have some functional problems I can’t see a reason why you should get braces. Best to voice your concerns with your dentist first, who will let you know if you need to be referred to an orthodontist.
by AndAndAnd
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Adjustment followed by Cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Adjustment followed by Cleaning

Teeth can be cleaned with or without the wire on. It doesn’t really get in the way. You’re the paying customer. I would just tell them to leave it on and clean around it.
by AndAndAnd
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics in bite correction
Replies: 25
Views: 1628

Re: Elastics in bite correction

No, the jaw isn’t placed into a final position. As assertives mentioned the elastics are just anchored onto the lower back teeth and the tension will pull your overjet back. I’m guessing the lower jaw may move forward a little as well? Although no one seems to want them, elastics really do their wor...
by AndAndAnd
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Effects of premolar extractions
Replies: 12
Views: 1038

Re: Effects of premolar extractions

@assertives - Great results! You must be pleased.
by AndAndAnd
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sleeping on your side...
Replies: 15
Views: 811

Re: Sleeping on your side...

I personally started out with covering all my back brackets and some of the ones with hooks with the wax every night before going to bed. I’ve got linguals so this hasn’t been an issue, but a couple of months ago I had a small brace placed on the outside of a molar and wisdom tooth. The intention h...
by AndAndAnd
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Soon done, not happy
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: Soon done, not happy

I second kplatt2010... having elastics is all part-and-parcel of having braces. I didn’t want them at first either, but they make drastic changes in only a few months. I personally have reduced my protrusion by 4mm in only four months. My orthodontist was talking about removing them after Christmas,...
by AndAndAnd
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Soon done, not happy
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: Soon done, not happy

Hi - In no way do your teeth look like other people’s teeth before they get braces. I can’t see any issues, no visible overbite, and unlike the other comment I don’t think your teeth are either slanted or that you need a widening of the arch. Has your orthodontist ever said as much? Your teeth look ...
by AndAndAnd
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!
Replies: 19
Views: 1728

Re: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!

I agree with @wendydong, it's unlikely anyone will ever notice a midline being off by a few mm. Look at Tom Cruise, no one noticed his midline for years. Like Wendy, I too didn't even know of the term until I started on this site... and lo-and-behold, mine is off by 2 or 3 mm as well. I doesn't both...
by AndAndAnd
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!
Replies: 19
Views: 1728

Re: After 3 consults, I think I'll do regular braces!

When you mentioned surgery I thought there would be some big issues with your teeth, but after looking at your photos in an earlier thread I can’t see any real problems that would warrant surgery. I am guessing you are in the US? If so, it seems it’s almost the norm to offer surgery even when it’s n...
by AndAndAnd
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Accidentally took Aleve 3 days before surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Accidentally took Aleve 3 days before surgery

As it was a one-off dose you might be ok, and three days prior to your op puts you in a good position... Having said that, only your surgeon will be able to say one way or the other. Good luck!
by AndAndAnd
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How does the ortho check bite progression?
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: How does the ortho check bite progression?

I think it’s just by visual checks. I’m not sure if it gets any more scientific than that.
by AndAndAnd
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Koby Hook Wires
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Koby Hook Wires

If you bend any piece of metal enough times it will eventually break, but if it’s only by a short distance it should be ok. In some respects it’s pointless worrying about it as it may never happen. Is the issue that your elastic is popping off when it moves to the upwards position, or are you just c...
by AndAndAnd
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Effects of premolar extractions
Replies: 12
Views: 1038

Re: Effects of premolar extractions

@wendydong - Saying “I guess I don’t want to scare you...” then proceeding to do exactly that is not very helpful. The OP seems to be aware of the negatives in their post. I’ve noticed for a while that your posts are largely negative and that you appear to have had a terrible experience. However, it...
by AndAndAnd
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces due to come off but I'm not happy with results
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Re: Braces due to come off but I'm not happy with results

Maybe ask to speak in private, and explain your concerns before getting de-braced. I personally, cannot see any obvious protrusion from the front. Your teeth look good to me, but it is you who needs to be happy with the results. One thing for sure, if you don’t ask you don’t get! So make sure you ge...