Not powerchains..

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Yolanda
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Not powerchains..

#1 Post by Yolanda » Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:14 am

Hi Guys,

I had an appointment yesterday and the ortho got what looked like dental floss... he zig zagged it around the brackets and then tied it in a few knots at the end and has made the braces quite tight. He didnt take out my wires or undo the brackets, it kinda looks like a powerchain but it isnt. Any ideas why he would do this?

Has aly one got the same? You cant see the stuff very well as its pretty clear, its hard to shove the xmas tree brush to floss with it too.

Cheers.

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#2 Post by Miss Smiley » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:58 am

Similar to powerchains, sometimes they are used in place of powerchains.
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#3 Post by KLC » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:35 pm

Yolanda, I think I got the same thing this morning! Definitely feeling it now :cry: But I'd almost rather feel it, at least I know somethings happening!!

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#4 Post by blindboarder2008 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:20 pm

I believe what you are talking about is ties. I had those for like 2 weeks and then they switched them to power chains. I'd have to say i'd much rather have the ties instead of power chains because i believe they are alot less painful but mine had to be switched because it was creating mini spaces between the teeth which shouldnt be there, and a peice of it kinda came loose. They are a bit of a pain to get used to but you'll get used to them. Cleaning is a bit more challenging cause you got it tied around the bracet so food likes to get trapped up in there. Give it a few days and you should be back to normal eating again!!
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#5 Post by Yolanda » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:19 pm

I had powerchains on the top and i didnt think they were that bad. The teeth are quite sore still when i eat alot of pressure still, i hope it goes down soon.
The food is getting stuck alot more than i would like. Hopefully they come off in the next adjustment

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#6 Post by sdawdy » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:17 pm

because my teeth are so stinking stubborn and wont move, my ortho has a wire power chain, the wire, then a normal power chain....yes things get stuck way easier now...but it seems to be doing the job!

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#7 Post by blindboarder2008 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:55 pm

lol ya food does get stuck in them so much more then just the regular wire and bracet setup. not sure when mine will come off though, the ortho didn't say when they were going to come off so i guess i'll have to him lol

ya the pain does go down after a little while. I still find that i do still have some pressure when I eat certain things. Its not as bad as it was but I still find i have some pressure pain.
Braced: March 19th 2008
Impacted wisdom teeth extraction surgery: June 20th 2008 1pm (13 hours of fasting)
Jaw surgery (upper and lower)Lefort 1 with Madable Advancement: June 2nd 2009 @8am!!!! 1 surgery down 2 surgeries to go!!
debrace day: jan 18th 2010!!!! *has 2 fixed retainers and an essix retainer for night time now!

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