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by JumpTheDitch
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What Happens When You Meet Other Adults in Braces?
Replies: 71
Views: 10076

I thought 'Ocean Parties' sounded a bit odd. I figured it was some sort of weird regional thing... I can't say I've met with a reaction like that; I actually feel a little weird when I meet other people in braces. I feel like I've bumped into someone wearing the same T-shirt! Possibly that's cos my ...
by JumpTheDitch
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:14 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Blood,Blood,Blood!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1479

Same here, zUrA22; first off there was a little bleeding occasionally from flossing but it soon cleared up. I was a pretty pedantic flosser before braces so I agree it's probably related to the whole upheaval and stress in your mouth from opening up a silver mine inside. At first I got a little blee...
by JumpTheDitch
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What moves the midline?
Replies: 11
Views: 3001

Hey freya333, I'm far from an expert on all things bracial (that's my new adjective for the day!) since this is all new to me but I asked that same question at my ortho's last week. Don't quote me on this but apparently it depends on whether it's the top arch that's out or the bottom arch (so one of...
by JumpTheDitch
Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Who here didn't have any extractions?
Replies: 21
Views: 2848

I did have extractions, though initially that wasn't part of the plan. The plan was to create room to by shaving between teeth. To be honest I really didn't like the sound of that. I luckily didn't really have any crowding, just overjet and deep bite, with a crooked midline. Sadly though, the braces...
by JumpTheDitch
Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: spacers
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Hey Akabraces, Maybe you're just gonna be lucky. I've had 18 spacers in total (and hopefully finally seen the end of them!), all of which were at the least very uncomfortable. They all felt pretty tight straightaway and started to ache within 24-48 hrs. Actually, I reckon they were the worst part of...
by JumpTheDitch
Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: polishing teeth instead of extractions?
Replies: 6
Views: 2240

Interesting. My two cents worth (as Kent Brockman would say): My initial treatment plan was for no extractions (due to time constraints imposed by me). My ortho was hoping to fix my "large horizontal overlap of front teeth", "lower front teeth hidden behind uppers" and "obvious wearing of some teeth...
by JumpTheDitch
Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lig colours (colors)
Replies: 1303
Views: 595616

Wow. Just wanted to say I love the thread. I've done a few searches looking for pics of different coloured ligs and found nothing much; this thread was a great idea Meryaten! I love everyone's colours, I'm afraid I've been very boring and only had silver on my metal (top and bottom). First adjustmen...
by JumpTheDitch
Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: Archive: Ask the Doc
Topic: Why a second set of molar bands?
Replies: 17
Views: 5047

Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh noooo!! This is not what I want to hear; reading how bad it was for Nahky getting a second set of bands, i'm getting very scared. I'm getting a second set of bands too (in a few hours, in fact). I've already got bands on the 1st molars top and bottom but I still have a...
by JumpTheDitch
Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Archive: Ask the Doc
Topic: How long after extractions can braces be put in?
Replies: 10
Views: 25225

I had 2 x upper 5's extracted 1 week after braces went on (extraction proving unavoidable as previously hoped). The archwire remained in place but he took the brackets off the teeth being removed and snipped the archwire either side of them. Second set of bands go on uppers and lowers this morning. ...
by JumpTheDitch
Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:42 am
Forum: Archive: Ask the Doc
Topic: Marks on the teeth of an ex brace wearer?
Replies: 1
Views: 1092

Braces mark

Hey Crowded Mouth, I've seen a braces-related mark before; I remember a girl from school that had braces years ago. When her braces were on there was a huge glob of glue on one of the very front (top arch) teeth that looked pretty bad. When her braces got taken off there was a big mark where the too...
by JumpTheDitch
Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: Archive: Ask the Doc
Topic: Why is my time in braces so short?
Replies: 9
Views: 3770

Short Sentences

Hey Crowded Mouth, I have a fairly short sentence too; though not as lucky as 9mths, i'm looking at 14 mths (a compromise, the ortho wanted 2-2.5 yrs). Mind you, my 14mth sentence is not for straightening or overcrowding; it's for a deep bite, overjet and to stop my front teeth wearing each other do...
by JumpTheDitch
Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: Archive: Ask the Doc
Topic: Extraction gaps and overjet?
Replies: 5
Views: 2686

extractions and overjet..

Help; I've had braces for about 2 months now and had two upper five's extracted to make room to pull the top teeth back. I don't mean to sound clueless here, but are power chains the standard method of closing the gap? Is headgear used to bring the top teeth back in and close the gap? I'm getting a ...
by JumpTheDitch
Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Tooth Extraction with Braces
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Extractions...

Geez, reattaching the tooth does sound a bit odd. I dunno though, I'm fairly new to all this. I've had braces top and bottom for about two months now (all metal). Initially my ortho agreed to no extractions for my treatment but when he put the braces on, he decided there wasn't really enough room to...