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Re: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:37 am
by assertives
It looks like a deep bite is forming. Definitely get hold of your ortho.

Re: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:20 am
by Lovespain5
badbraces wrote:hi, update one my braces, the lower teeth seems to be all closed off but my problem now is that it looks like my teeth is having an overbite problem! :( i have been out of town for 5 weeks and i noticed my lower teeth keep on moving upwards every week and i can't get in contact with my ortho. it's been 5 weeks since my last adjustment and i'll be going home 2 weeks from now, will this keep on going up nonstop if i don't do something? :cry: can i do something with this?

Is this normal?
https://imgur.com/a/k8WCH

sorry i don't have a camera with me so i only have phone quality pics
Hi badbraces! Nice to give news!
Did you start with elastics?
I had some slight overbite after the closing of my extraction gaps too, even if had worn elastics for one year!
So I had to keep on wearing elastics until achieving a perfect Class I bite.
Don't hesitate talking with your ortho about that, elastics are compulsory during an orthodontic treatment, above all if you had been treated with premolar extractions.

Re: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:17 am
by badbraces
wore elastics for about 2+ months and now it is removed for my teeth to "rest"

here's an update on my teeth side view, my smile is so different now! I'll be posting a before and after front view too :D
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Re: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:52 am
by Lovespain5
badbraces wrote:wore elastics for about 2+ months and now it is removed for my teeth to "rest"

here's an update on my teeth side view, my smile is so different now! I'll be posting a before and after front view too :D
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Nice evolution! Can you close your mouth without strain now? About the front view, do you see some changes in your face shape?

Re: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:10 pm
by badbraces
Hi it's been a while since I last posted. I haven't posted because there's only slight changes to my teeth. My ortho made my teeth "rest" to untip my lower teeth. But it's taking too long (going 1 year now without elastics)and I'm getting upset because I just want to remove these braces ASAP because I don't like them. Do any of you have similar problems with mine? Thanks!

Re: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:34 am
by Lovespain5
badbraces wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:10 pm
Hi it's been a while since I last posted. I haven't posted because there's only slight changes to my teeth. My ortho made my teeth "rest" to untip my lower teeth. But it's taking too long (going 1 year now without elastics)and I'm getting upset because I just want to remove these braces ASAP because I don't like them. Do any of you have similar problems with mine? Thanks!
I wore my braces for nearly 3 years so be patient. But I wore my elastics nearly permanently too. Maybe powerchains work well enough so elastics are not compulsory in your case? Do you have a nice mouth closure now?

Re: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:59 pm
by justwrong
it’s been around 6 months since i had extractions/braces put on (my second time having braces) and i haven’t even gotten elastics yet.
do you have any new pictures of your side profile/face? it looks like the protrusion went down a lot in your other photos i’d love to see the difference in your face shape/chin

Re: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:56 am
by badbraces
sorry what I meant tosay is that my ortho doesn't let me wear elastics or powerchains! :?

going to post photos when I can get a decent shot, but it's definitely a huge improvement and I'm so happy on the changes (except this slow delay) :D

Re: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:22 am
by assertives
badbraces wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:56 am
sorry what I meant tosay is that my ortho doesn't let me wear elastics or powerchains! :?

going to post photos when I can get a decent shot, but it's definitely a huge improvement and I'm so happy on the changes (except this slow delay) :D
Hang in there. You have come so far already and it would be a shame to get your braces off anything less than the perfect timing for them to be off or for a result that is anything less than perfect.

But that said, if you truly feel it's good enough for you, you could perhaps talk to your ortho and request to get the braces off earlier. You'll probably need to sign a waiver stating that you understand that the outcome is not as your ortho would thinks is optimal/recommends, and that you will not hold your ortho responsible for any relapse or something along those lines.

But my advise is just to hang in there though.

Re: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:49 am
by badbraces
assertives wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:22 am
Hang in there. You have come so far already and it would be a shame to get your braces off anything less than the perfect timing for them to be off or for a result that is anything less than perfect.

But that said, if you truly feel it's good enough for you, you could perhaps talk to your ortho and request to get the braces off earlier. You'll probably need to sign a waiver stating that you understand that the outcome is not as your ortho would thinks is optimal/recommends, and that you will not hold your ortho responsible for any relapse or something along those lines.

But my advise is just to hang in there though.
the thing is I want to wear powerchains and elastics but she doesn't let me. There are still gaps in my teeth so I would like to wear them so it'll close and then get my braces off. :(

Re: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:05 pm
by justwrong
did she give you an estimate of when you can get them iff?

Re: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:51 pm
by badbraces
she told me last january that it's almost finished. But now I just asked again and she told me that it'll take longer. :( She is going to have to move my 1st molar forward but I don't want this. Also wouldn't that create a gap in between my 1st and 2nd molar? Since I don't have braces on my 2nd molar.

Re: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:10 am
by assertives
Is she working on your bite? The bite is often the longest and most difficult process of the treatment and it's not that uncommon to hear delays of up to a year because of the bite. Perhaps get more clarity from her on what exactly is still left to be done?

Re: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:04 pm
by badbraces
I don't think there's a problem with my bite. I am already happy with my teeth. Just the small gaps that I wish I wore power chains or elastics to get rid. I hate seeing no progress after almost 1 year of resting phase should have been closed already :(

Re: Getting braces for the 2nd time because of protrusion

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:28 pm
by justwrong
if it’s just aesthetic, maybe you could tell her you’d like to move forward with treatment, or ask her when she’ll be done with this in particular.