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by Lisa65
Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: Dental and Facial Implant Forum
Topic: Miniscrew Implants!! please help!
Replies: 15
Views: 21019

I can't sugar-coat it, no. It's been much more difficult and lengthy than both I and my ortho had hoped. The screws are not too bad to put in, and once established and settled they do a great job, but they do have a tendency to loosen and fall out, or the skin round them can become inflamed making t...
by Lisa65
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Having impressions taken: here's a handy trick
Replies: 17
Views: 3172

I've never had a problem with gagging, and I wouldn't listen to music during any procedure as my ortho chats away to me all the time. The trouble is he expects replies and has to translate my "uungs" and "aahs" into English. He does quite well :lol:
by Lisa65
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone closing large gaps?
Replies: 11
Views: 1953

I've got some big gaps right now. I had my molars moved back, so now I've got almost a tooth-sized space behind my canines for my ortho to start pulling my top front teeth into. There are different ways of closing gaps. Powerchains is one option and another is a closing loop on the archwire, or even...
by Lisa65
Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: question about drinks...
Replies: 10
Views: 1074

I think you just have to be sensible. If you must drink soda, drink it all in one go instead of sipping it through the day, and then try and rinse your mouth out with water or chew some gum, if you can't brush. Sweet n Low or Splenda do not have an adverse effect on teeth. Oral bacteria cannot utili...
by Lisa65
Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:12 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Aquafresh Iso-Active Foaming Gel (Toothpaste)
Replies: 9
Views: 4461

Don't buy the citrus mint one, it tastes really weird. :? I like the stuff itself, I just don't like the grapefruity flavour. I'd go for plain mint next time.
by Lisa65
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 60 minutes Interviews - Extractions & Orthodontics
Replies: 27
Views: 5071

Anyone can write a book. But to have a book published on a subject, it really helps to have some knowledge of that subject.

Learning some basic terminology might be a good place to begin, such as the difference between overjet and overbite.

Pass the popcorn guys.
by Lisa65
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 60 minutes Interviews - Extractions & Orthodontics
Replies: 27
Views: 5071

Sorry, double posted.
by Lisa65
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Aquafresh Iso-Active Foaming Gel (Toothpaste)
Replies: 9
Views: 4461

I just bought some - gonna try it out later.
by Lisa65
Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:12 am
Forum: Monthly Braces Poll
Topic: September Braces Poll
Replies: 36
Views: 28245

Not this time. I'd already had extractions as a teenager.
by Lisa65
Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Transpalatal Arch
Replies: 7
Views: 4355

I wasn't talking about function no. As jaswi says, they have slightly different purposes. A TPA is usually to prevent the arch from collapsing by preventing inward tipping of the molars. It can also be used to rotate molars. A nance also fulfils these functions, but additionally will hold molars in ...
by Lisa65
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Transpalatal Arch
Replies: 7
Views: 4355

I've had a Nance appliance, which is a transpalatal arch with an added acrylic button which sits against the roof of my mouth, for almost the whole 2 years I've been braced. It's a bit of a nuisance to begin with. For 2 or 3 days I felt like I was going to choke when I ate, my mouth was full of spit...
by Lisa65
Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Closing extraction spaces:TADs or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 3081

If they are just a little bit wobbly, they can still be used and will still be effective. Sometimes they can be tightened back up successfully. Think of a nail in the wall that you hang a picture on. If the nail isn't firmly into the wall and you pulled it, then you could pull it straight out. But y...
by Lisa65
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do you use a Carriere Distalizer
Replies: 10
Views: 6171

I thought that too, Meryaten. The Carriere rods themselves are inert apart from that little swivel joint on the end. They don't actually push the molars back. That must be accomplished by the class II elastics, and the lingual arch will prevent corresponding forward movement of the lower teeth, ther...
by Lisa65
Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Closing extraction spaces:TADs or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 3081

Hi Anniev2 As Lionfish says, I have TADS. Initially they were to move my molars back which were too far forward, and now I have them to keep my molars in place while the front teeth are pulled back. Without some kind of anchorage, it's possible that trying to pull your front teeth back will cause yo...
by Lisa65
Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: PLease help - Will my incisors "sink" into my jaw?
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Brackets are placed such that once levelling is complete, the archwire will end up straight. Once your crowding is sorted out, you'll probably get stronger wires, which will help level things out.