How long did you have your build ups or bite turbos?

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Wheeles498
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How long did you have your build ups or bite turbos?

#1 Post by Wheeles498 »

I've had a bite turbo on my front tooth for 9 months. My Ortho had originally said 6 months. I go tomorrow for my 4 th adjustment and not looking like it's going to come off. Just curious as to how long others had theirs. I'm beginning to feel as if it might be there my entire time in braces.
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Nozzelnut
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Re: How long did you have your build ups or bite turbos?

#2 Post by Nozzelnut »

I've had buildups on my upper premolars since I got my bottom braces on. My ortho put some bends in my upper wire last visit to open my bite; still waiting for the wire to move my upper front teeth...

A part of me wouldn't mind turbos so I stop putting grooves in my one of my upper incisors...

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Re: How long did you have your build ups or bite turbos?

#3 Post by mapleleafman888 »

I got my molar buildups on day 1, had them for 3 months. The ortho switched to bite turbos in the 3rd month and I had those for about 6 months...so 9 months in total and I sure don't miss either of them!
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beckyboo0205
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Re: How long did you have your build ups or bite turbos?

#4 Post by beckyboo0205 »

I had mine on my front teeth for 7 months I think. But he never gave me a time limit or anything. BTW, it sucked when he took them off too! I thought he was going to break a tooth.

HeyKay1991
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#5 Post by HeyKay1991 »

I've had build ups for the full 8 months I've had my braces on. I had to have two replaced because they fell off, two additional added, one taken off, and then one shaved down a lot because it was causing me to put too much pressure on a tooth.

Lorianne
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#6 Post by Lorianne »

I've had molar build ups for the entire time since Day 1, 15 mos ago. I no longer feel them there though.

daveq
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#7 Post by daveq »

My ortho said I would need the turbos for 3-4 months. I hated them for the first few weeks and wanted them off as soon as possible. However, now I'm so used to them that I won't really mind if I have to keep them on longer.

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#8 Post by PerthGirl26 »

I had build ups placed on my molars when I first had the braces fitted 2 months ago. I ground them down in my sleep to almost nothing! Yesterday I had my first appointment to replace the wires and I thought they would replace the molar build ups but they didn't. I thought I'd be super happy but I kinda miss them.
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Re: How long did you have your build ups or bite turbos?

#9 Post by kppixie »

I've had mine for the whole time (four months at present) wore mind down with clenching my teeth at night, so had them built up this week. Was a nightmare without them as I kept banging my (sensitive) teeth together, although they get in the way of eating (I still cant chew food) they are a godsend! (never thought I would say that!)

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