I have an overbite and my orthodontist wants to remove my top two premolars to make more space. Do I really need to get them extracted? I don't have overcrowded teeth, and I've seen some cases where the patient has an overbite but doesn't need to have teeth removed. Also, I've heard that getting teeth extracted can change your face and make it appear flatter over time. Is that true? That's what really scares me.
Just a quick update. The first 2 weeks in my first set of trays was pretty uneventful. I bit of pressure the first day or so but not really any pain. It did take me a bit to get used to having all that plastic in my mouth. I was really surprised to notice some tooth movement after 1 day. I noticed a big difference when flossing some of my lower front teeth where I have some significant crowding.
It does take some getting used to all the tooth brushing and I did need to adjust my
Well, it's gonna happen: I'm slated to get elastics down the road. My ortho just confirmed with me today. I asked about the precision cuts on my lower trays and asked him if it meant I was getting elastics. He said that he had planned for elastics just in case my canines weren't moving the way he liked. So far, they're tracking well. However, he said once my trays have pushed my teeth out far enough to make room, we're using the elastics to help pull the canines in line.
25U and 25L, 19 attachments and one elastic (hate this!)
I had fixed braces done when I was a teen (more than ten years ago), and because of crowding on the upper jaw, at that time my dentist extracted a right premolar. But due to the imbalance, my mid-line shifted considerably to the right. Since then, there has been some relapse and my front teeth are protruding more than I'd like.
Updated 06-07-2013 at 09:49 AM by snuffles
After years of wanting/needing braces, I've finally sat down looked at my expenses and I am now starting treatment on July 29th!!
I am sooo excited! I'm 19 and have quite bad crowded teeth due to a narrow jaw. I'm only getting my top teeth done has they are my main issue when I smile and all I can manage to afford right now. I had my consultation with my orthodontist today and I have decided to go with the clear ones, I'm a bit worried about the staining that they may possibly cause so if
I thought I'd update since I'm now on 18 out of TWENTY! I was thrilled to notice one of my Power Ridges is GONE. I guess my left front tooth is pretty much where it needs to be.The right one is the one that overlapped the other and is still a bit cockeyed so it still has its power ridge. They appeared one at a time so I guess they are going away one at a time.
I was happy to discover this set was very difficult to get in. I had to work and work to pry them both into place. Hard to
Well, last night I changed trays. I got my chewies in the mail after getting home from out of town yesterday, so I was able to try that for the first time after changing the trays. It definitely was easier than trying to push up/down on the trays with my fingers. I tried the chewie again this morning as my teeth are definitely sore (mainly in the front) but it was hard to do it in the front since they hurt! I'm hoping it's getting the blood flowing and it ultimately helps :)
Started Tray 3 on May 20t.
With Tray 3, I did feel more pain compaired to Tray 1 and 2. Which I was happy about since it seems like its starting to work now. Haha. But the pain only lasted a few days, which is said to be normal. Looking forward to Tray 4 to see how that feels!
My routine so far consist of
Morning: Brush, rinse mouth with Crest Fluoride mouth wash, brush tray,
Went in for the usual 2 minute visit this morning.
Has anyone else, near the end of their first round, had visits every tray change? I'd been getting the usual 3-4 sets and appointments every 6-8 weeks to go in. the last 3 trays though, she's wanted to see me every, single time just to look in there, and go 'ooh, ahh' at my progress. ARGH. Today, I left with NO trays in hand, as she decided to hold #19 hostage there. I'm hoping this means that she's considering skipping 19 and going
Wellll, my human experiment sort of failed. I wanted to see who would notice and when.. so, that got ruined when on Friday after a few vodka/sodas I was like, "I have Invisalign!" Oh well. But then these friends were like, "how long have you had them?" and I said "About two weeks" and they were surprised and said they were definitely invisible. Cool!
And then Sunday I was having dinner with my family and I got caught post-meal brushing.. since I've
I just realized I forgot to upload a photo of Tray 10! For some reason, my teeth look really yellow in this pic...eeek! They don't look this bad in real life. Maybe my lighting was bad. Any how, I'm definitely getting whitening done when my treatment is complete.
On a happy note, after my last post, I'm glad to report that I'm getting my sense of taste back. I was really getting worried. I went almost 2 weeks with no taste whatsoever. It is AWFUL to have food in your mouth
It's already a week since I changed to the second trays. My first set was not so uncomfortable and I can definetly say this new set is not bad as well.
At the very beginning it felt very tight and I had some minor discomfort for the next three days especially on my upper front teeth. Anyway nothing unbearable.
After one week with the second set all is quite and I'm looking forward to the third one.
See you soon.
6 Months and 1 week...and finally my bottom teeth have completely straightened out. There was some over crowding with the front bottom four teeth and now it's gone! I haven't had much pain throughout the braces, but Wednesday night and during Thursday the pain was sooo bad, that I didn't get much sleep during the night and I avoided talking at work. It felt like constant tooth ache and brushing them was painful. Now I see that my teeth were just straightening out and there has been such fast movement,
Well, I just got back from my dentist. Super excited. They have given me the trays in increments of three so I was very surprised when they gave me the final four. I have finally begun to see significant change. I'll be posting the before and after photos in July when I'm done. Overall, my teeth are tracking perfectly and it is pretty cool to see the last tray and see how my teeth will look. I still have some movement to do, but the finish line is straight ahead. I was also told that I will need
I found the blog/discussions to be really helpful for me so I figured I "owed" some posts of my own. I received my first two trays today. So far so good. I was the first at my orth's office to get my trays since they started using the iTero scanner. The assistant was really impressed with how well my trays fit. She said it was a significant improved over how the trays fit using the molds. I have 35 trays U/L with 7 attachments. Attachments will go on with tray