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by drrick
Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Root canal and braces
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Re: Root canal and braces

How could the tooth have gone bad if the root was removed during the root canal? They do not remove your root during a root canal -- if they did the tooth would fall out. They are removing the cause of infection by removing the tissue within the canal in the middle of the root, disinfect it, shape ...
by drrick
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone got braces with short tooth roots?
Replies: 5
Views: 4145

Re: Anyone got braces with short tooth roots?

If you do a search I wrote a lengthy post about root resorption a while back. You may find some helpful info there.
by drrick
Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: how often can i get my braces tightened
Replies: 15
Views: 21224

Re: how often can i get my braces tightened

FWIW, the more often you have adjustments often the slower the teeth move.
by drrick
Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 4 Second Premolar Extraction
Replies: 15
Views: 5682

Re: 4 Second Premolar Extraction

Yes some people are congenitally missing their 2nd premolars.
Some are missing their 3rd molars (wisdom teeth) and some their lateral incisors.
Those are probably the most common congenitally missing teeth.
by drrick
Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: OVERJET...SECOND OPINION PLEASE!
Replies: 9
Views: 3947

Re: OVERJET...SECOND OPINION PLEASE!

I dont think you can reduce it any more w/out lower braces. I wouldnt want to tip your uppers back anymore they seem pretty upright to me already hard to get all of the info from a few pics but I think you are pretty much where you are going to end up. Some minor changes perhaps by doing some reprox...
by drrick
Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Whitening before braces?
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: Whitening before braces?

You can also do lazer whitening (that's what I am going to do after I am done). That will be expensive but fast and longer lasting .

Says who?
by drrick
Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ouchine in my Mouthy! Check out this "bend" in my wire!
Replies: 16
Views: 2761

Re: Ouchine in my Mouthy! Check out this "bend" in my wire!

Anyone know why the first post says:
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

LOL and now does anyoner know why the pic shows up after I posted this :wink:
by drrick
Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just got braces on and turbo bites are cutting my tongue bad
Replies: 8
Views: 8205

Re: Just got braces on and turbo bites are cutting my tongue

They shouldnt be 'cutting' you. Are they sharp when you feel them with your fingers? Are they the mtal or composite (tooth colored filling material) type. Any sharp edges can be smoothed down if they are actually cutting you. If they are just rubbing then that is a trickier situation and you might h...
by drrick
Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will a bonded retainer prevent a second relapse?
Replies: 11
Views: 2145

Re: Will a bonded retainer prevent a second relapse?

Drrick, I'm sorry if I keep repeating myself while looking for an answer to my concerns. I have another question. How would you prevent an extruded tooth to go back in? Overcorrection if possible and retention. If a hawley will often add anextra wire at the gum level to engage the tooth and keep it...
by drrick
Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will a bonded retainer prevent a second relapse?
Replies: 11
Views: 2145

Re: Will a bonded retainer prevent a second relapse?

Same answer as above.
Usually easier with just the upper centrals though.
by drrick
Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Solving Gum Recession Before Braces?
Replies: 12
Views: 5567

Re: Solving Gum Recession Before Braces?

I send lots of pts t the periodontist for gum grafts before braces. Depending on the individual pts circumstances recession can get worse durig braces ane we do not want straight teeth that then do not have the proper bone support. Different drs have different opinions about this (and everything else)
by drrick
Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will a bonded retainer prevent a second relapse?
Replies: 11
Views: 2145

Re: Will a bonded retainer prevent a second relapse?

It is often more difficult to place upper bonded retainers but the answer is...maybe :)
by drrick
Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gaps that won't close
Replies: 2
Views: 1918

Re: Gaps that won't close

Could be an occlusal interference. Bite may need to be opened a bit more or the back of the upper teeth polished a touch to give more room for space closure.
by drrick
Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Moving teeth following a filling
Replies: 6
Views: 5365

It is highly unlikely that a high filling in teh posterior can move an anterior tooth enough to notice it.

Not saying your filling isnt high and that you dont need bite adj but typoically doesnt move a tooth 3 or 4 in front of it.
by drrick
Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can retainers "tweek" the teeth?
Replies: 11
Views: 2484

A 'tweaking' essix is basically 1 invisalign tray.
It works.

As far as hawly vs essic for tweaking -- you can typically do a bit more with a hawley but if it is really minor essix works fine.

Long term durability & track record hawley wins