Does everyone here have bands on their molars?

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amyhenna
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Does everyone here have bands on their molars?

#1 Post by amyhenna » Mon May 13, 2013 6:25 am

Does everyone here have bands on their molars to stop the brackets from falling off, or is it just as normal to have one-sided afixed brackets on molars?

My ortho usually does bands on molars, but due to the materials needed for my brackets, and the unavailability of bands in that metal, she put the one-sided affixed kinds on my molars. One came off that night while I was eating mushy overcooked broccoli, and another came off either at that time as well, or a day or so later at some unspecified some, but ended up just hanging from the wire for a while before I figured out it had come unglued.

Is this going to keep happening since I can't wear bands on the molars?

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#2 Post by safetysquirrel » Mon May 13, 2013 6:46 am

Hey!

If it happened right after you got your braces, the glue may not have cured very well.

I have brackets, no bands, and haven't had that problem yet (knock on wood).

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#3 Post by belenov » Mon May 13, 2013 7:14 am

two years no molar bands no problems

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#4 Post by amyhenna » Mon May 13, 2013 7:15 am

Thank you! That is so great to hear!!!

I will not eat anything but water for as long as I can after getting these things glued back on.

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#5 Post by safetysquirrel » Mon May 13, 2013 7:31 am

Haha, do what makes you feel comfortable :-) I'd probably stick to relatively soft foods that first day anyhow. I still have a heck of a time with steamed broccoli, it just seems to have too much crunch in it for me to handle well. Steamed cauliflower is a go though!

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#6 Post by EricRoyalOak » Mon May 13, 2013 8:01 am

I have bands on all eight molars, but not on the wisdom molars.

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#7 Post by isthistaken » Mon May 13, 2013 2:06 pm

no molar bands, just brackets so far (3 months)

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#8 Post by Ciara » Mon May 13, 2013 2:35 pm

Bands on lower 1st molars, only brackets on all the others. I have lost 1 bracket on an upper 1st molar that is heavily restored. If it comes off again,my otho has said she'll put a band.

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#9 Post by Tobilei » Mon May 13, 2013 10:23 pm

I have no bands, only brackets and am bracketed right to the back molars. I have only ever lost one bracket and it was in the chair while my ortho was trying to fit the wire through. A whole lot of glue later and it hasn't moved again (I think I was about 2 1/2 months in at that point).

I have managed to chip a bracket chewing a tic tac but it hasn't come unstuck.

I think some people have problems though and that is why they get the bands.

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#10 Post by Sita » Tue May 14, 2013 8:13 am

No molar bands here. I didn't even know they existed until well into my treatment. Still not sure what they are for. That's not really helpful is it?
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#11 Post by amyhenna » Tue May 14, 2013 9:35 am

One of the teeth that the bracket came off (the first night it was put on) is a crown. I remember them telling me the glue is intended for teeth, not crown material, and that there may be problems trying to keep the brakcet on.

The other tooth from which the bracket came unglued is not a highly restored tooth as far a I know, so I don't know why the bracket would have come off of that one.

I'm a little worried, since the bands are made of nickel (which I'm allergic to), and the bracket glue is not intended for use on crowns.

I hope the ortho can figure something out!

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#12 Post by isthistaken » Tue May 14, 2013 11:02 am

I have 25 per cent crowns and was told brackets on crowns is challenging, but so far mine are holding. I have had a couple brackets come loose, but I'm not sure if they were on crowns. They did a special process to glue brackets on my crowns.

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#13 Post by amyhenna » Tue May 14, 2013 11:54 am

Thanks, isthistaken! That is encouraging.

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#14 Post by Tobilei » Tue May 14, 2013 8:00 pm

I don't have crowns, but my ortho said the bracket of mine that came unstuck was because the enamel on that tooth is different to my other teeth and that's what created the problem. I'm sure they'll figure something out for you :)

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#15 Post by xanidu2012 » Thu May 16, 2013 6:44 am

I do. I do. Hurt when I first got braced. Only problem I have is I have a very hard time flossing between them :lol:
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