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by eggraid101
Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question about ppl getting front teeth extracted...
Replies: 25
Views: 4989

Re: Question about ppl getting front teeth extracted...

Broader smiles are beautier then smaller smiles. Some ppl have so small jaws that it looks really handycaped already. Those orthos should be sued, sorry but just my 2 cents about extractions... Broad smiles do look very nice, but unfortunately not all people have the genetics that provide for broad...
by eggraid101
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Blood donation?
Replies: 16
Views: 1970

If your oral surgeon recommends it, I would do it.
by eggraid101
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: worried...
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

The aligner should fit all the way up on your teeth. There should be no space between your teeth and the aligner, especially this early in your treatment. You will be able to see the aligner at the bottom of your tooth, it has some thickness to it that you will be able to see when you look closely. ...
by eggraid101
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: are my bite changes normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 1365

This is very normal.
by eggraid101
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should I extract teeth? Help! (pics)
Replies: 24
Views: 2090

I would also ask your orthodontist about the option of surgically assisted expansion. This is the most predictible way to correct a crossbite in an adult.
by eggraid101
Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Overbite is gone, but...
Replies: 2
Views: 831

I would ask your orthodontist about it. Rubber bands won't do much to change your facial appearance, this is something that typically requires surgery or a more extensive appliance to change.
by eggraid101
Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Am I doing this wrong???
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

You may find it difficult at times to floss between certain teeth. Sometimes it can be as simple as switching to a different floss.

Oral-B Essential Floss is some of the narrowest floss around. Keep trying, it's important to floss!
by eggraid101
Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Expander tilting teeth???
Replies: 4
Views: 938

It's hard to say what's going on and whether it is normal without a picture or two. It is normal to have a space develop in between your front teeth during expansion, and for there to be some tipping of your back teeth during the expansion. It was unclear to me whether you had braces on your other t...
by eggraid101
Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Another procedure may be added
Replies: 5
Views: 935

The plan can be changed, that is why it is important to have the set of impressions and radioraphs taken right before surgery. They are to make the final plan before going into the surgery. I'm not so sure what the "midline split" is that requires an incision under your chin. You may want to have th...
by eggraid101
Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: dont know what to do
Replies: 4
Views: 624

I would tell you that as a broad generalization, regular braces will give you a better result than invisalign will. I know that it seems that braces will be a real hassle, but if your orthodontist thinks they will give you a better result, it would probably be worth it to go ahead with the braces. I...
by eggraid101
Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Should bands be shredding my tongue? Do I have a bad Ortho?
Replies: 7
Views: 1907

Sorry to hear you're having such a bad experience. :( To address some of your concerns: 1. the bands can irritate your tongue, and it can be very annoying. You should ask the office if there is anything that can be done to make it more comfortable, and hopefully they can see you before your next app...
by eggraid101
Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I feel like I have a tooth coming in ----- weird
Replies: 2
Views: 670

If you are in braces now, you should probably see your orthodontist. If you aren't seen regularly by your orthodontist you may want to go in and see your dentist. Sometimes permanent teeth that have not erupted normally will erupt later for no apparent reason, but you should see either your dentist ...
by eggraid101
Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Am I the only one with problems like this ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1079

Sorry to hear about your problem, I hope that it can be corrected easily. Did you speak to your orthodontist about your concerns? Sometimes depending on the shape of your teeth and gums there is not much that can be done orthodontically to correct a problem of getting food stuck between them. Are yo...
by eggraid101
Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: open bite getting worse before getting better?
Replies: 5
Views: 2083

As the teeth level themselves out in the first several months of treatment, this can happen. Hopefully things will start to improve as your treatment progresses!
by eggraid101
Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: I Have Invisalign But I Feel No Pain
Replies: 7
Views: 4543

I wouldn't worry too much about it. Everyone is different in terms of how much pain they feel, even in doing a similar type of movement. Just consider yourself one of the lucky ones! It often takes awhile to 'see' much change with invisalign, unlike with braces - don't be discouraged. Resist the urg...