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by drrick
Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I got TMJ-like symptoms from neck and shoulder pain!
Replies: 12
Views: 3163

Re: I got TMJ-like symptoms from neck and shoulder pain!

That's one opinion (Not mine but thats ok)
This is a highly debated issue.
I am not going to get into it here. Feel free to join the debate over on the occlusion forums of dentaltown.
That is a more appropriate forum for that IMHO. (if you are a doctor of course)
by drrick
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ortho suggests teeth may protrude after braces??
Replies: 7
Views: 3463

Re: ortho suggests teeth may protrude after braces??

search "division 2" This should give you some info
by drrick
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Intentional Relapse
Replies: 4
Views: 1894

Re: Intentional Relapse

the models are destroyed when rets are made plus your teeth 'settle' in (all part of the plan) when in rets so that is why you need new imps for new rets. You may just need an occlusal adj to make you comfortable. Impossible to tell without seeing you but you would be amazed how a slight bite adj ca...
by drrick
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Drooling.....anybody??
Replies: 7
Views: 2314

Re: Drooling.....anybody??

Plus keep in mind anything that is placed in your mouth your body will think is food.
As such you will drool more initially but then it tends to reduce.
by drrick
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: braces 1 year retainer 1 year help
Replies: 2
Views: 900

Re: braces 1 year retainer 1 year help

Also keep in mind part of the retention process is 'tightening' of the teeth in the bone.
If the teeth arent mobile the ret can feel tighter even w/out relapse.
by drrick
Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I got TMJ-like symptoms from neck and shoulder pain!
Replies: 12
Views: 3163

Re: I got TMJ-like symptoms from neck and shoulder pain!

I have had great success(both persoanlly and with my patients) with this appliance: http://www.nti-tss.com/ You can ask your doc if he/she makes them or you can look at the "NTI Provider" section of the site to find a doc near you. I have no connection with the company I just like the appliance. Man...
by drrick
Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I got TMJ-like symptoms from neck and shoulder pain!
Replies: 12
Views: 3163

Re: I got TMJ-like symptoms from neck and shoulder pain!

Most clenchers dont know they are clenchers (I didnt) since you do it primarily when sleeping. The reason I asked about the eyes is that many (not all) protrusive clenchers get pain behind the eyes as well as the in the neck.
by drrick
Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I got TMJ-like symptoms from neck and shoulder pain!
Replies: 12
Views: 3163

Re: I got TMJ-like symptoms from neck and shoulder pain!

It's not a one way street. Clenching can cause both tm symptoms and neck and shouler pain. I personally have this issue.
Out of curiosity do you get pain behind your eyes too?
by drrick
Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else started clenching their teeth since braces?
Replies: 37
Views: 27597

Re: Anyone else started clenching their teeth since braces?

Most likley if you clench now you clenched before. You just didnt know it. It is far easier to notice when you are wearing braces then when you are not (teeth are more sore, you ar generally more "in tune" with what is going on in your mouth, etc) It comes from a signal from the brain and yoo typica...
by drrick
Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Removable retainers compatible with bonded?
Replies: 1
Views: 1218

Re: Removable retainers compatible with bonded?

you can have a hawley made to fit over teh splinted ret as well
by drrick
Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: can flossing recede gums
Replies: 9
Views: 3572

Re: can flossing recede gums

you are more likely to get receeding gums by NOT flossing.
by drrick
Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why do adults get braces if results don't last?
Replies: 17
Views: 6745

Re: Why do adults get braces if results don't last?

Because you are a living organism that ages and changes. Your facial muscles get tighter and less pliable -- anyone getting wrinkles :wink: Your teeth also have a natural migration forward. So you have your facial muscles pushing inward & your teeth pushing forward against an arch shaped object with...
by drrick
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Desperate! Please Help-Q about Switching Orthos and Refund
Replies: 19
Views: 2805

Re: Desperate! Please Help-Q about Switching Orthos and Refu

No that is not correct. Any GP can perform any 'specialty' procedure whether it be orthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, periodontics, prosthodontics, etc. A GP cannot call himself a specialist if he is not one. Most often the doc states that he is a GP in your informed consent you sign prior to ...
by drrick
Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are your second molars bracketed, banded or naked?
Replies: 18
Views: 4183

Re: Are your second molars bracketed, banded or naked?

In certain situations bracketing the 2nd molars can compromise the final results of the case.
This is often the case in open bite cases.