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Old 05-02-2003, 03:51 PM   #1
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Smile Marlene- what braces did you wear?

Marlene,

Hi! I have been reading your post with SueSt about your experiance with wearing braces. I like to ask you, what type of braces did you wear? Was it functional jaw orthodontic (down and forward forces) or the traditional kind (up and back forces)? I have read alot of your posts before, but I don't remember what you said about your braces.

I would like to hear from you. Thanks.

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Old 05-02-2003, 04:17 PM   #2
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Hi Sandi,

Mine were Functional Jaw Orthodontics.

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Old 05-02-2003, 05:21 PM   #3
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Marlene,

It's me again, Sandi. Thank you so much for your response about what braces you had worn. Functional jaw orthodontic seems to be a much better treatment than traditional.

I want to ask you another question regarding this treatment. I assume that you did have a MRI done on your tmj before treatment, right? What condition were your joints in?


Thanks and have a nice evening.

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Old 05-02-2003, 07:23 PM   #4
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Hi Sandi,

No, I did not have an MRI done. I had Panoramic X-rays, Transcranial X-rays, Tomograms, and Joint Vibration Analysis done. My Tomograms clearly indicated that both discs were displaced anteriorly (forward).

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HI Marlene,

Now I have a question for you.....lol

Is splint therapy realigning your disks or how is that working? My right disk is out (jaw deviates so bad I look like the bad guy in the movie scream) that I will be seeing Autumn's OS at the end of the month.

I have been using a hard bottom splint since Oct and it has helped some (ringing in ears, muscles spasms,headaches) but not helping the deviation.

Thanks for any insight........Jill

 
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Hi Jill,

In my case, my lower jaw was too far back, which "forced" my discs to slip forward. By wearing a splint over my lower teeth, it brought my jaw down and forward, allowing both discs to slip back into place. I had to wear my splint for 1 year (as I was a pretty severe case according to my dentist).

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