Open Bite correction with TADs

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playmaker7206
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Open Bite correction with TADs

#1 Post by playmaker7206 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:14 pm

I received the Damon Clear Uppers and metal lowers on December 30. 6 weeks later I received all of my TADS and was in full force. As of 3 months I am on the rectangular Damon wire, and seeing great movement the first 90 days. For soreness, at peak it was only a 2 out of 10. Very mild. There is still along way to go to get full closure, but the 3 month progress looks promising.

Upper arch has widened.
Front teeth are an equal length.
Open bite is beginning to close.
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Nozzelnut
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Re: Open Bite correction with TADs

#2 Post by Nozzelnut » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:57 pm

Coming along nicely!

Where did they put your TADs?
Upper ceramics 5/21/14, Lower stainless 5/28/14
Double jaw surgery was 6/18/15. Estimated time Jan 2016; still on at my 2 year anniversary...

Braces removed 7/20/18; upper and lower Hawley and Essix retainers with bonded lower too.

I'm emphatically against extraction orthodontics! It's easier for the orthodontist; not better for the patient!!!

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Re: Open Bite correction with TADs

#3 Post by parsleysage » Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:14 pm

Wow! Looks great!

Are TADs included in your orthodontic fee or do you pay a surcharge for them? I may end up getting a missing tooth gap closed using a TAD.

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Re: Open Bite correction with TADs

#4 Post by Anna5 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:16 am

WOW, that is great progress!!!
HOw did your ortho widen your arch, just with braces or did/do you have an expander?

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Re: Open Bite correction with TADs

#5 Post by ajs604 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:21 pm

Wow thats awesome!! I had a simler open bite to you! Im almost one year into treatment and almost have closure, see my blog if your interested to see. Surgery wasnt an option for me, but am really pleased with my progress so far. Best of luck to you too.
Started treatment to correct open bite non surgically

My Story so far: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... 13&t=44572
TAD's inserted into upper pallet 9/5/13
Braces & intrusion appliance fitted 23/5/13 - journey has now fully begun.
1st adjustment 2/07/13

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Re: Open Bite correction with TADs

#6 Post by Bconnellyguitar » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:46 pm

wow, I wish I could get TADs. My open bite is minor, but I wish I could find someone who could close it this way.

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Re: Open Bite correction with TADs

#7 Post by SunshineRay » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:35 pm

parsleysage wrote:Wow! Looks great!

Are TADs included in your orthodontic fee or do you pay a surcharge for them? I may end up getting a missing tooth gap closed using a TAD.
Mine were included in the fee.

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Re: Open Bite correction with TADs

#8 Post by oldfart » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:56 pm

Mine was an additional charge.
Braces on: 2/25/2013. Braces Off: 12/23/2015
Current Retainers: Hawley Top, Essix Bottom, and Permanent Lingual Bottom

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Re: Open Bite correction with TADs

#9 Post by SpottedPickle » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:56 pm

Looking great!

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Re: Open Bite correction with TADs

#10 Post by playmaker7206 » Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:31 am

I am exactly 8 months into therapy. I currently have (2) TADs on each distal side, and (2) TADs on the roof of my mouth. We have seen excellent intrusion of the upper molars, and are very near achieving closure. We still have a while to go as we tweak the final alignment and bite. Every orthodontist recommended surgery, and this will look 95% better without surgery when complete. My jaw pain is already eliminated, and feels great. I am posting these photos as there are others that have open bites that are not aware what can be corrected with TADs and braces. Surgery is not the only option.
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Re: Open Bite correction with TADs

#11 Post by bracesjack » Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:30 pm

I wish I can see your photos (new user) but from reading your post it sounds like you're progressing nicely. I too have an open bite which I am only treating with braces (31 yrs old and surgery sounded way to violent for me). I am having my bottom wisdom teeth removed soon which should help close the bite a little. My doctor did mention the use of "pins/screws" which I'm assuming are TADS to help close the bite. I look forward to hearing more of your progress. Glad I found this site!

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Re: Open Bite correction with TADs

#12 Post by playmaker7206 » Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:33 pm

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Re: Open Bite correction with TADs

#13 Post by ajs604 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:52 pm

Fantastic reults. I am sure that with treatment like this now available, surgery will soon become a thing of the past. In the majority of open cases bite surgery can be avoided, its just finding an orthodontist that is willing to try this option!
Started treatment to correct open bite non surgically

My Story so far: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... 13&t=44572
TAD's inserted into upper pallet 9/5/13
Braces & intrusion appliance fitted 23/5/13 - journey has now fully begun.
1st adjustment 2/07/13

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Re: Open Bite correction with TADs

#14 Post by playmaker7206 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:55 pm

Here is my latest progress picture @ 11 months into therapy. I am very close to full occlusion.
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Re: Open Bite correction with TADs

#15 Post by mapleleafman888 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:36 pm

That sure has closed up nicely!
My story:http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=45354
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Upper and Lower Damon Braces for 18 months!
I met 46 braceface adults when I had braces myself!

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