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by AndAndAnd
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting approval for IPR
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Getting approval for IPR

@Speck - Yes and no, but I would take on board any recommendations against it if my dentist, for instance, thought it was poor judgement. I’ll ask my orthodontist what his thoughts are anyway. He’s never mentioned it in the past, and it’s only from reading this forum that I know it’s an option. Thanks
by AndAndAnd
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Getting approval for IPR
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Getting approval for IPR

Hi all, At my next appointment with my orthodontist I’m going to ask about IPR. Currently I’ve got my overjet down from 9mm to 5mm, but my extraction gaps are nearly closed and it looks like I’ll only get another 1mm (max) before no more movement can be made. So far I’m really happy with my results,...
by AndAndAnd
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Did your Orthodox show a 3D simulation of your teeth
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Did your Orthodox show a 3D simulation of your teeth

@wendydong - yes, the simulation was given with my choice of lingual braces. As Assertives mentions, I was also give a digital scan instead of a regular impression. I think that’s the only way they can model the outcome into a simulation.
by AndAndAnd
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Did your Orthodox show a 3D simulation of your teeth
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Did your Orthodox show a 3D simulation of your teeth

Yes, I was shown a simulation. The orthodontist I go to seems to have all the gadgets and is very high tech and modern. I’ve got to admit, seeing the 3D simulation was a bit of an emotional experience. I’m not sure they are entirely accurate, but it helped sign me up for treatment. A note to the abo...
by AndAndAnd
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 2.5 weeks and my teeth still don't hurt
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: 2.5 weeks and my teeth still don't hurt

Same here for me, no pain whatsoever after any appointment over the last year (and I am a similar age). I guess we are lucky! It doesn’t mean your teeth are not shifting.
by AndAndAnd
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: New Year, New Me (2018 Braces Journey)
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Re: New Year, New Me (2018 Braces Journey)

Your teeth are looking good. They look finished to me. My lower teeth were similar to yours and are now straightened up as well. I only wish I had got it sorted sooner.
by AndAndAnd
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They’re off!
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: They’re off!

They look good! It’s always nice to see an end result photo, and it gives the rest of us some hope that there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Enjoy your freedom to eat whatever you like!
by AndAndAnd
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Worried I’ve ruined my orthodontic treatment
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Worried I’ve ruined my orthodontic treatment

Teeth don’t move that fast so I would say there is no harm done. Had you worn them incorrectly for a whole month or so then I’m guessing you could have caused some temporary issues for your Orthodontist to correct.
by AndAndAnd
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can wisdom teeth removal wait?
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Can wisdom teeth removal wait?

I suppose it depends on the specifics of your treatment. In my case, I have an impacted wisdom tooth that cannot have a bracket attached, so both lower wisdom teeth are not attached to the brace. It seemed to be of little consequence to my orthodontist. He did say that if the tooth needs to be extra...
by AndAndAnd
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Partial braces for buck teeth
Replies: 14
Views: 1493

Re: Partial braces for buck teeth

Fantastic results, and a nice story showing that it’s never too late to fix your smile. Thanks for posting!
by AndAndAnd
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question on elastics location
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Question on elastics location

I too have recently begun wearing elastics. The tension on mine is very light. I am guessing, as assertives says, it is a way of getting acclimatized to them. I can only feel the tension when initially being attached after which I can't feel anything much. No pain for me either. At present, it is ha...
by AndAndAnd
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: Newbie

The wax I was given was no good to me either, and I also tried a few different vaieties from Amazon. None of them stayed on. However my ortho gave me some unbranded putty which did the trick, and can stay on for days at a time if necessary. This came in two small containers, one putty white and the ...
by AndAndAnd
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How’s everyone braces life going ?
Replies: 13
Views: 553

Re: How’s everyone braces life going ?

@EmilyTravels
From what I gather from my ortho a sizeable part a patient’s time in braces is the finishing stage to align everything as perfectly as possible. Apparently the ‘heavy lifting’ work is the straight foreword part. Hang in there, you are nearly done!
by AndAndAnd
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Over 50, Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Over 50, Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Hi - a bit late in responding I know, but I just stumbled across your post. I too have an impacted wisdom tooth and it has not affected the braces at all. It just meant that it's the only tooth without a bracket glued on. My ortho did consider whether he could raise it out of the gum, but decided ag...
by AndAndAnd
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How many consultations?
Replies: 19
Views: 404

Re: How many consultations?

Hi. There is no harm in getting another opinion. My first choice of orthodontist ticked all the boxes and said all the right things to me, but he later dithered with protracted discussions with my dentist over a period of about 9 months - lost time where I could have been in a brace. I was then forc...