Brackets on the second molars?

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Felina Grimm
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Brackets on the second molars?

#1 Post by Felina Grimm »

So today, the ortho assistant put brackets on my second molars after 3 months. I should have asked why they put brackets instead of bands but I trust that they know what they're doing. Does anyone here have brackets on their molars instead of bands? I just think it's odd.
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#2 Post by TheProfessor »

I have brackets on my second molars. They have stayed on fine for 9 months and I haven't had any rubbing or sore spots from them. They seem to be doing what they are supposed to do! I'm happy I don't have bands-the spacers sound horrible....
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#3 Post by mapleleafman888 »

I have brackets on all 28 of my teeth, no bands.
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#4 Post by ljms »

I have brackets on my molars. I was relieved when they did that. Bands sound really uncomfortable.

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#5 Post by jaime »

I have brackets on my second molars. The left side constantly digs into my cheek, but the right side is fine (my upper jaw is canted down to the right).

I've had them since September I think and I've had no issues with them popping off or anything like that.
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#6 Post by Beebop »

Had brackets on all teeth since day 1, they couldn't get the bands over my second pre molars...
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#7 Post by Felina Grimm »

Thanks everyone! For some odd reason I thought they had to put bands on the molars. I was worried about that because I have a small mouth. I have hooked brackets on the first and second molars and they're rubbing against the cheeks but it will go away in time as I had the same issue when I had the braces places on.
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#8 Post by newbite »

I have brackets on all my teeth, too. All my brackets were placed on day 1 but my second molars weren't actually hooked to the wires until last week. The teeth don't hurt but the wire must be rubbing because the inside of my cheek on the bottom is all sore and white.
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#9 Post by anedia »

They tried to put on brackets on my top upper molars but I had issues with the bracket and wire - I now have bands on my top but still just brackets on the bottom.
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#10 Post by sirwired »

Bands are usually used when fillings on the teeth are likely to cause adhesion issues. No fillings, no band usually necessary.

In the Bad Old Days, ALL teeth got bands. Yowza!

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#11 Post by Ridingboots »

I have all brackets as well and only once has one come off and it was my own fault... In Feb am getting Bands as ortho is adding an expander and can't say am thrilled with the idea but he is the expert lol
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#12 Post by Felina Grimm »

UPDATE: The bracket hooks on the second molars are no longer bothering me.

I took a look at the old-fashioned braces. They must have been a pain to put on and remove. Ouch!
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#13 Post by Azul »

I got brackets on my second molars on my last visit. The rub my cheeks but for sure will get better in a few days!

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#14 Post by jhgsupra »

None on my back molars...yet. The ortho told me I'm going to have brackets attached sometime in the not too distant future which is something I'm not looking forward to at all. My molar area is where I experience most of my discomfort.

Braces have been on for 3 months now so I guess I'm due.
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#15 Post by Felina Grimm »

They waited to put those brackets on until I had my wisdom teeth extracted, in which they did 2 months after (this month).
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Sentence: 24 months, months served: 35 months
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Bottom: 10/15/2014
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