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by Speck
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: My first post, braces at 43
Replies: 5
Views: 2028

Re: My first post, braces at 43

From one newb to another, welcome to the board! :-1
by Speck
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Considering braces
Replies: 21
Views: 786

Re: Considering braces

Among my chief concernth wath having a lithp with Invithalign. Luckily, no thuch thpeech impediment rethulted. :lol:

Best of luck to you! :)
by Speck
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question on elastics location
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Question on elastics location

Thank you for the response! Extra-heavy 4mm elastics have been indicated and I can feel pull when opening my mouth but, aside from sensing that small measure of tension, no pain and/or associated discomfort. And yes, the question about elastics is among a relatively short list of discussion topics f...
by Speck
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: 65 and Getting Braced
Replies: 7
Views: 2196

Re: 65 and Getting Braced

Estimated length of treatment for moi was 18-20 months with elastics throughout the time. I had been kinda worried about elastics and asked the ortho if, indeed, it would be necessary to have them over the entire course of treatment. The answer was an immediate "yes". As it turns out in my case, the...
by Speck
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question on elastics location
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Question on elastics location

It's been 1.5 months since treatment started and I have yet to feel any discomfort from elastics. Good, right? Couple o' pics of the anchor points to which metal buttons are affixed (blue semi-circles): Right perspective.jpg Left perspective.jpg Looks to me as though the force exerted by the elastic...
by Speck
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Clear Retainers and Very Loose Teeth?
Replies: 3
Views: 1975

Re: Clear Retainers and Very Loose Teeth?

How about a few drops of liquid dishwashing detergent in around 8oz of tepid water, lightly scrubbing with surgical brush? This is the treatment I give the Invisalign aligners. So far, no obvious evidence of abrasion. Or simply soaking them in a solution of hydrogen peroxide? OK, I'll stop trying to...
by Speck
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Which toothbrush to pick-up?
Replies: 5
Views: 2995

Re: Which toothbrush to pick-up?

I'm kinda partial to the GUM 409 w/stimulator. It's a simple soft-bristled brush.
by Speck
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What kind of lip balm do you use?
Replies: 142
Views: 70171

Re: What kind of lip balm do you use?

I've been using these products since the '70s:
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by Speck
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Movement of teeth advice
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Movement of teeth advice

Perhaps it would be helpful to call your ortho's office for advice?
by Speck
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Seeking Revision Downgraft
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Seeking Revision Downgraft

From one relative newb to another, welcome to the board!

Hopefully, someone with knowledge about the procedures you've gone through will have something helpful to offer here.

Best of luck to you on the desired outcome!
by Speck
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: too much ipr done- freaking out
Replies: 7
Views: 2825

Re: too much ipr done- freaking out

If your ortho provided you with ClinCheck videos showing the predicted movement of your teeth over the course of treatment, you'll be able to see around what point in time your two upper incisors will come together.
by Speck
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What’s The Right Order??
Replies: 9
Views: 2520

Re: What’s The Right Order??

-Swish water around a couple times to clear loose food matter.
-Floss.
-Brush teeth, gums, mouth.
-Swish non-alcohol fluoridated mouthwash.

Three to four times/day. :shock:

:lol:
by Speck
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces after Jaw Fracture at Age 56!
Replies: 64
Views: 11096

Re: Braces after Jaw Fracture at Age 56!

Sounds encouraging.

Winner gets...

Four elastics! :lol:

I hope it works out! :)
by Speck
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign Allergy Side effects upper respiratory symptoms?
Replies: 74
Views: 136890

Re: Invisalign Allergy Side effects upper respiratory symptoms?

Howdy. In my previous post I commented on upper respiratory issues that developed pretty much immediately following the start Invisalign treatment and so changed to non-latex elastics in an effort to solve the problem. I really thought switching elastics had solved the problem due to the fact sympto...
by Speck
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Jaw surgery vs. carrière motion III + Invisalign?
Replies: 2
Views: 1811

Re: Jaw surgery vs. carrière motion III + Invisalign?

...but my instinct is to at least try the non-surgical option since I don't have any TMJ/breathing/pain. I just can't get a sense of the effectiveness of the carrière motion III since it's relatively new! I say trust your instinct and go with curtain #2. Did your ortho indicate length of treatment ...