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by Speck
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ArchWired Re-Design, Opinions Wanted!
Replies: 10
Views: 946

Re: ArchWired Re-Design, Opinions Wanted!

Hi, Lynn. Maybe you will find ideas/inspiration here:

https://wordpress.org/showcase/

Have fun with the redesign!
by Speck
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Power chain
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Power chain

Braceblues wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:41 pm
...dry cracked lips. I keep using coconut oil or carmax but it’s still there. Any suggestions?
I've had to treat chapped lips for most of my adult life. Here are the products I find to be most effective:
Lip B & O.JPG
by Speck
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is an elastic above the brackets for?
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: What is an elastic above the brackets for?

And I use the word "redundant" in an engineering sense.
by Speck
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is an elastic above the brackets for?
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: What is an elastic above the brackets for?

I see the thing to which you refer and suspect it is the shorter of two arch-wires; likely there to exert extra force on those teeth.
by Speck
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is an elastic above the brackets for?
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: What is an elastic above the brackets for?

Looks like redundant arch-wires and an elastomer chain.
by Speck
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lower teeth retracting too much
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: Lower teeth retracting too much

Trust is a big deal. Perhaps a friendly and honest conversation with your ortho would be productive in terms of (re)establishing trust?

Hopefully it sorts out well for you!
by Speck
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tooth super sensitive to cold suddenly
Replies: 15
Views: 1077

Re: Tooth super sensitive to cold suddenly

cbraces678 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:36 pm
I don’t think I’ve ever googled so many things in my entire life :lol:
You and I, both! :lol:

And thanks, it's somewhat better today. :)
by Speck
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ok to waterpik twice a day?
Replies: 9
Views: 1354

Re: Ok to waterpik twice a day?

Interproximal brushes (multiple sizes) are great tools.
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by Speck
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Stainless steel wire?
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Stainless steel wire?

Some info that might help: ___________________________________________________________________ Phase one During the very first stage of your life in braces brackets are bonded to individual teeth. In many cases, it is only the maxillary (upper) teeth brackets that are applied in this initial stage. ...
by Speck
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tooth super sensitive to cold suddenly
Replies: 15
Views: 1077

Re: Tooth super sensitive to cold suddenly

I appreciate the comment and hope that's the case. :)
by Speck
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tooth super sensitive to cold suddenly
Replies: 15
Views: 1077

Re: Tooth super sensitive to cold suddenly

My turn: One of the lower right molars became sensitive to cold today. I hope this isn't an indication that the tooth is going south and a root canal will become necessary. Fingers crossed. A new wire was placed on the bottom last Wednesday, so hopefully that's the reason.
by Speck
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Yikes! Second adjustment
Replies: 14
Views: 1106

Re: Yikes! Second adjustment

by Speck
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Yikes! Second adjustment
Replies: 14
Views: 1106

Re: Yikes! Second adjustment

assertives wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:17 pm
try tea tree oil...Works in just 1 application.
Helpful information--thanks!

Is it wise to refrigerate it?
by Speck
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does anyone have pics of how they intrude teeth
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Does anyone have pics of how they intrude teeth

Hi, Gia. Brackets can be relocated and arch wire reintroduced to do the work of intruding teeth.

Sorry, no pic, but I think you probably get the picture. :)
by Speck
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Tips for keeping my teeth straight
Replies: 2
Views: 1891

Re: Tips for keeping my teeth straight

Good golly, given the cost associated with and discomfort of having braces, I would go for an ounce of prevention versus a pound of cure. Perhaps consult your ortho about it before things go south?