New elastic configuration relapsing bite

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New elastic configuration relapsing bite

#1 Post by Chicken » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:26 pm

When I went to the orthodontist yesterday they changed my elastic configuration from class 2 elastics to triangles that I am to wear 24/7. After wearing them for 24 hours my overbite is back where it started. I called the orthodontist office today to let them know and ask if I need to add the class 2 elastics as well. They were supposed to get back to me but they didn't. I have also noticed that when my anterior bite is in the correct position my molars do not meet. They only touch when my bite is in the over bite position. I have decided to add the class 2 as well as the anterior triangles, and call them again Monday. I do not want to undo all the work that I have done. I am supposed to be debanded 6th august. All advice welcome. Especially as it is Friday night.

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Re: New elastic configuration relapsing bite

#2 Post by Bikerchick85 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:47 pm

Where are you wearing the triangles now?
I was prescribed a class 2 triangle configuration from upper canine down to lower canine all the way back to last molar on both sides.. I would probably start doing that... Just my opinion of course!
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Re: New elastic configuration relapsing bite

#3 Post by Bikerchick85 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:51 pm

Nevermind.. I just looked at your newest picture! Your teeth look awesome! Congrats on your deband date too, btw.
I would def try the class 2 triangles :)
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Re: New elastic configuration relapsing bite

#4 Post by Chicken » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:19 pm

Thank you biker chick. I called the emergency line after I posted this. The tech said she will talk to ortho tomorrow and in the meantime to use the class two at night and the triangles during the day. She will call me back tomorrow to verify what he wants me to do. I know its not an emergency but figured that I have paid them enough and they didnt call back when they said they would. The girl was very apologetic that no one called me.

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Re: New elastic configuration relapsing bite

#5 Post by Chicken » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:28 pm

Bikerchick85 wrote:Where are you wearing the triangles now?
I was prescribed premiers 2 triangle configuration from upper canine down to lower canine all the way back to last molar on both sides.. I would probably start doing that... Just my opinion of course!
I attached a pic of my configuration.
Does the class 2 triangle help close up the molars?. I have been using the bottom premolar to canines. If so I should use that one until I talk to them tomorrow.

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Re: New elastic configuration relapsing bite

#6 Post by Bikerchick85 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:59 pm

Yes, I am wearing the class 2 triangles to close my molar and premolar areas on both sides. I will tell you though that I am getting debanded July 2nd and my Ortho reassured me that my bite will settle a lot after braces are removed. I've read that numerous times in studies posted online as well. We were just going to use the class 2 triangles up until deband to try to get it closed as much as possible before they come off. They rest, she said, will happen during the settling phase. That may give you some reassurance too! :)
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Re: New elastic configuration relapsing bite

#7 Post by Chicken » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:59 pm

Bikerchick85 wrote:Yes, I am wearing the class 2 triangles to close my molar and premolar areas on both sides. I will tell you though that I am getting debanded July 2nd and my Ortho reassured me that my bite will settle a lot after braces are removed. I've read that numerous times in studies posted online as well. We were just going to use the class 2 triangles up until deband to try to get it closed as much as possible before they come off. They rest, she said, will happen during the settling phase. That may give you some reassurance too! :)
CONGRATS to you. I am looking forward to seeing your new smile. You have definitely reassured me. I am going to use your configuration at night until I hear from them and the seating triangles during the day. Thanks for your help.

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Re: New elastic configuration relapsing bite

#8 Post by Bikerchick85 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:45 pm

Thank you :) I'm looking forward to seeing my new smile too! Hehe

You're very welcome for the reassurance! I think it's funny how we take it upon ourselves to wear our elastics as we please! Lol! Good luck with your progress! I'm excited to see your finished result! I hope those class 2 triangles didn't hurt too much. They killed me when I first started wearing them but my elastics at the time were tiny!! Now they just have me in light elastics.
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Re: New elastic configuration relapsing bite

#9 Post by Chicken » Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:19 pm

Until the day before yesterday I was wearing the other class 2 configuration. The one from the bottom molar to the top canine. This triangle one isnt much different. I did notice that my molars were beginning to meet this morning. The orthodontist assistant called back with the orthodontist blessing to wear the anterior triangles during the day and the class 2 s at night. I forgot too mention the triangle version. Oh well they make sense to me. Thanks again Bikerchick :D

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