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... months into Phase II. I was progressing on schedule to get my lower braces on until last month. First, I ran out of my regular elastics and the ones they gave me were thick latex free ones. I couldn't get 3 of them on my back bracket. ... (25 replies)
... I completely agree with wanting a break from the TMJ pain for a bit... well to have it go away, but a short break is always welcome. ... (5 replies)
Nov 6, 2002
... I am supposed to wear elastics for my braces right now but I can't because of TMJ and I don't know if I am ever going to be able to. Do you know what they would do instead of elastics. ... (9 replies)

May 8, 2004
... My son did not have joint problems and did complain with adjustments and everytime new elastics were added, due to increased tension or pull on his teeth. ... (3 replies)
... stuffiness. While some strategies are similar for each TMJD patient, I think that in the end, you need to make decisions based upon your underlying issues. ... (7 replies)
... I wore my upper braces and lower repositioning splint for 11 months prior to getting my lower braces. That put me in my repositioning splint for 26 months total so when I had to give it up it was a difficult thing. ... (5 replies)
... braces. I got a splint for my upper teeth so they can't tighten the upper braces right now but they are tightening the bottom ones. Eventually I was supposed to get vertical elastics to wear for my braces. ... (4 replies)
... sorry your having tmj probs , but yes elastics can help with the pain , but if your bite isn't open enough , an the braces an elastics are removed the tm pain could come back , that is what happened to me with my first set of braces , before the orthodontist removes your appliances you should realy see a tmj guy , as they would in most case's put you back into braces agian to... (7 replies)
... i haven't had any prob to speak of for about a year now, i'm worried about not wearing my elastics after the braces are removed , my jaw is so use to having them pull things into place , i just PRAY that things will be kool , the first round of braces did good , but after the braces were removed an the elastics were gone BOY did the tm prob come back ten fold, i think it will... (7 replies)
May 7, 2004
... My orthodontist said he would not use elastics with his TMJ patients because it tends to make their problems worse. ... (3 replies)
... Hi, I had braces before TMJ. I just saw my orthodontist and he said I can't wear the elastics bcause it would aggravate my jaw. I also wear a splint at night but I can't wear them more because it would aggravate my jaw. Has anyone else been told this? ... (6 replies)
Little setback
Jul 8, 2003
... I'm so sorry this happened to you. Has your orthodontist considered taking your braces off until your jaw is stabilized? ... (4 replies)
Little setback
Jul 8, 2003
... hi tiffany, no he gave me some stronger elastics 3/16 8 oz , they maid my jaw feel better by pulling it foward an taking the pressure off that joint, thanks for asking joseph martin #METALMOUTH# ------------------ (4 replies)
... I was fitted with a lower repositioning splint which I worn religiously for 1 year! As soon as the lower splint was inserted my disc recaptured and I could not go back to my original bite. ... (10 replies)
May 7, 2004
... For those of you with braces, do you think wearing elastics with the braces cause your jaw to hurt more? ... (3 replies)
... ion, any splint that makes the TMJ symptoms that much worse and relies on having to deliberately clench to keep it in place isn't an appropriate treatment option for that patient. I think it is normal for the tmjd symptoms to get worse at first because you ahve to adjust, but it shouldn't hurt that intensly. ... (5 replies)
... e, hoping that it is temporary. I am amazed on how well and calm you are enduring everything that comes your way! Keep it up and know that you are an inspiration for me! ... (25 replies)
... So far, I'm only wearing upper braces with the repositioning splint. They are working on widening my upper arch and erupting some of my lower molars prior to getting my lower braces on. ... (10 replies)
... MountainReader, How is your bite after phase I and before phase II? What do you mean by "bite naturally fell into the "correct" positioning""? If the bite is already in correct position after phase I, why do you still need braces? I don't quite understand. How is your tmj/bite condition now? Do you still wear your splint? Thank you! Jen (2 replies)
... I'm not sure there really is a set guideline for when Phase I ends and Phase II starts. ... (2 replies)

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