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by JumpTheDitch
Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Canine Exraction to Move Midline
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: Canine Exraction to Move Midline

I had 2 x upper second bicuspids extracted for overjet treatment. It was extremely quick, no trouble at all & healed quickly with no problems: you'll be fine. My tip is not to catch public transport home. I caught the tram & a train home from mine; the anesthetic hadn't worn off yet so my face was s...
by JumpTheDitch
Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dentist vs orthodontist
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Dentist vs orthodontist

Personally I think the approach & methods of the professional are far more important than their title. My neuromuscular dentist is currently helping me enormously by reversing the treatment I received from an ortho. The neuromuscular approach in dentistry is like the functional approach in orthodont...
by JumpTheDitch
Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extraction Orthodontic Nightmare
Replies: 32
Views: 6456

Re: Extraction Orthodontic Nightmare

Hi Momonamission, I was really sorry to hear your story. I don't have a lot of time to go into too much detail, but I wanted to post my experience so that it might give you some hope, or at least some ideas on where to start. I too emailed Dr Hang and a number of other orthos who deal with 'undoing ...
by JumpTheDitch
Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Great news!!
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Great news!!

How exciting! Congratulations :-D
by JumpTheDitch
Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Surgery precautions to take when wearing braces?
Replies: 21
Views: 1815

Re: Surgery precautions to take when wearing braces?

Great news Lorianne, hope all is well now.

Thanks Snowglobe, I may just do that!
by JumpTheDitch
Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Removing braces soon - Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: Removing braces soon - Advice

I'm curious, by "G.I. issues" do you mean gastrointestinal? Since you mentioned it it sparked my interest!
by JumpTheDitch
Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Surgery precautions to take when wearing braces?
Replies: 21
Views: 1815

Re: Surgery precautions to take when wearing braces?

Hope it goes well Lorraine. I just found out I have to have my gallbladder out next month, NOT looking forward to it! Wishing you a speedy recovery!
by JumpTheDitch
Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Surgery precautions to take when wearing braces?
Replies: 21
Views: 1815

Re: Surgery precautions to take when wearing braces?

I haven't had a general anaesthetic but I have had a couple of day procedures with sedation whilst I had lower braces with lower FRLA and an upper expander. The expander was fairly heavy duty, all over the roof of my mouth - TPA banded to my first molars, joined to a Nance banded to my first premola...
by JumpTheDitch
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic braces on top, metal on bottom. Is this the norm?
Replies: 23
Views: 4289

Re: Ceramic braces on top, metal on bottom. Is this the norm

I've had both - I had metal upper & lower the first time (as an adult), & have ceramic upper & metal lower this time. I definitely felt like all metal was in the minority on AW the first time. Obviously heaps of people have all metal, it just seemed like 4 out of every 5 members had the ceramic/meta...
by JumpTheDitch
Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Never thought I'd be back...
Replies: 7
Views: 927

Re: Never thought I'd be back...

Thanks guys, I'm glad Archwired is still here!
by JumpTheDitch
Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Powerchains: Front and Center, or Hiding Behind Archwire?
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: Powerchains: Front and Center, or Hiding Behind Archwire

When I had traditional metal brackets (non-SL) my powerchains were always applied in front of the wire. I had them for most of my 18mth treatment, I never had one break, nor did anyone ever mention one might do so.
by JumpTheDitch
Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Never thought I'd be back...
Replies: 7
Views: 927

Never thought I'd be back...

I've been meaning to post for a little while now, sort of re-introduce myself I guess. I had braces about 7 years ago (as an adult), and joined Archwired when I was newly-braced. Archwired was quite different then, with a really active community environment, and posts and replies were being made all...
by JumpTheDitch
Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brace Day nerves
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Brace Day nerves

How did you go BraceForIt? How are you adjusting to your new life?

My top ones go on tomorrow. I'm delighted to get rid of my expander, but I'm really not happy to be going back into braces :evil: Only another two years or so to go...!

Hope yours are agreeing with you :D
by JumpTheDitch
Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dry lips..
Replies: 18
Views: 1440

Re: Dry lips..

I like carmex or blistex :-)
by JumpTheDitch
Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar to molar elastics?
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: Molar to molar elastics?

I'm completely guessing here, but do your molars need any extruding? A major part of my treatment will be raising the height of both upper and lower molars to increase the height of my bite (& this prevent the overclosing of my tmjs). I have no idea what elastics formations will be involved in extru...