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by drrick
Mon Jan 03, 2005 3:07 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello From Mexico!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2482

If you have a really nice doc they might take them off for your wedding and put them back on afterwards.

I have done this numerous times before
by drrick
Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:02 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Michele's Story
Replies: 51
Views: 23119

looks pretty good.

Nice bite opening, many times dosc will use build-ups in these situations to help with bite opening but things seem to be working fine.

THe bite opening came from leveling of the upper and lower arches.
Tx progressing nicely
by drrick
Fri Dec 17, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Lingual Braces
Replies: 7
Views: 6790

not a lot of docs use lingual. When lingual first came out there werent much by way of clear braces. Also, any new procedure there is a learning curve. In the beginning they didnt know how to compensate for varying anatomy on the back of the teeth. Now they do. We also have much better bonding syste...
by drrick
Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:15 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Lingual Braces
Replies: 7
Views: 6790

i place a lot of lingual braces. THe adjustment period is about the same as regular braces -- perhaps a bit longer. Your tongue will get sore, but this is analogus to your lips and cheecks getting sore with traditional braces. Your speech will be efeected. I rec that you go home and read out loud to...
by drrick
Mon Dec 13, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Finally picked my orthodontist
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

congrats on finding the right doc for you.

I am glad I could help you out. Good luck with everything!!!
by drrick
Mon Nov 22, 2004 1:31 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Satisfaction after braces...
Replies: 50
Views: 25889

halle berry has veneers
by drrick
Fri Nov 19, 2004 9:02 am
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: herbst/twin block?
Replies: 6
Views: 13964

both ar mand repositioning appliances. IOW, they move the lower jaw forward to correct overjet. There are fixed and removable versions of the twin block. I generally prefer the TB to the Herbst but thats just me. The removable TB has the advantage of also having a midline screw to allow for upper ar...
by drrick
Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:56 am
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: Any tips/experiences about headgear?
Replies: 15
Views: 24009

There are a gazillion different ways to get to the desired end result. THere are hundreds, if not thousands, of different appliances used to get the desired end results. SOme are easier to use than others if the hands of different practicioners. FWIW, I dont use headgear, but I also dont use crozats...
by drrick
Thu Oct 28, 2004 1:43 pm
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: braces and expander in 2 months
Replies: 16
Views: 29340

kids usually adapt to these things better than adults anyway
by drrick
Tue Sep 21, 2004 11:12 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Flossing with Linguals
Replies: 2
Views: 2033

just try to loop the threader in as best you can you should still be able to get underneath the chain btwn the wire and the gume.

Hang in there you will get the hang of it :wink:
by drrick
Tue Sep 21, 2004 8:43 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Linguinal braces
Replies: 9
Views: 5138

I do a lot of lingual ortho and most people adapt wonderfully. Speech is the hardest but I tell all my pts to practice reading out loud to get better at it. All have done very well. The problem seems to be that some cases just never should have been tx'd with lingual in the forst place. Very narrow ...
by drrick
Tue Sep 14, 2004 3:55 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello from Vermont
Replies: 3
Views: 1739

Speech should improve.

I love Vermont. One of my best friends from dental school lives in Essix Junction. I have been there 2 times. It's georgeous up there.
by drrick
Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:36 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Susan in Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 5233

the NTI works wonderfully for migraines.

I made one for my assistant about 2 yrs ago andshe hasnt had a migraine since.
by drrick
Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:13 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: braces an slenderizing
Replies: 1
Views: 1903

slenderizing works great. It shouldnt be painful at all. It should actually be very fast. I can reprox 6 contacts in less than a minute --but I have done it a few thousand times :wink:

Dont worry about it at all. Very simple.
by drrick
Sun Sep 05, 2004 9:45 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Lingual braces
Replies: 6
Views: 6495

I always recommend that you read out loud alot to practice speaking, this way the speech will imporve much more rapidly. The tongue soreness will go away. SOmething is going to be sore initially. With lingual it is the tonugue with labial braces it is the lips and cheecks. Hang in there usually ever...