Are there supposed to be two holes or just one? Still have questions? by IHeartUnionJ » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:58 pm, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited. 100% Upvoted. Tell them you didn't make the turns you were supposed to. For questions and discussion on the topic of braces! Answer Save. Welcome to /r/braces! They'll probably either have you turn it more often to make up the missing turns, or just start turning on the schedule you already were. Lost the hole in my expander. by gettingbraces44 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:24 am, #3
Before you post or comment, please read the Braces Guide pinned at the top of the subreddit. I forgot to turn my expander for a week. You're fine. A message board for adults and older teens in dental braces or retainers, or who may undergo jaw surgery. share. Thanks for visiting, and good luck on your orthodontic journey! Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. by Van'braces » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:44 am, #5

My mom's the one turning it and she can't see the second hole towards the back of my mouth. Cookies help us deliver our Services. My teeth are already moving as slow as they are, so I can imagine I’ll have this thing for a year . We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. My teeth are already moving as slow as they are, so I can imagine I’ll have this thing for a year 1 comment. This is my fourth day, and the first two days went fairly well with the turning and we were able to see the hole towards the back of my mouth and then the third day, we lost it. Post The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed.


by gettingbraces44 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:00 pm, #8 #1 Don't forget to use the search bar as well. 1 0.

Problem solved with a little bit more researching. How far will I be behind? I forgot to turn my expander yesterday. I think my expander is backwards, because I have to move it the other way from the way in the video. I have to turn it twice (M,TH) a week and I’m pretty sure I forgot to do it last week too, and I know I didn’t do it on Monday. Source(s): 18 years dental and oral surgery office experience. Does anyone else move it from back to front? Creekvieworth 6,986 views. The surgeons moved it a few mm already, but I'm not sure which way, and there is a gap from that movement, but my ortho told us to move it in the complete opposite direction from the way the video is showing. This is how I had to turn my expander. Lv 7. Favorite Answer. Lost the hole in my expander. What do I do? 1 Answer. Post Post 3:04. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. I've never come across anyone else on this board who did it that way so...pleased to meet you, ↳   Click HERE for Registration Info and Message Board Rules, ↳   Articles About Braces -- for Newbies and Others, ↳   Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners), ↳   The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces), ↳   Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments), Re: Lost the hole in my expander... Help :(, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8kk0aeUw90. by sauerkraut » Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:03 pm, #7 How far will I be behind? You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. save. There was a little hole in the arch of the expander (which is on the roof of my mouth) which the "key" fit into. This happens all of the time. by gettingbraces44 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:50 pm, #6 Post hide. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. We can't really give you any specifics for your treatment, your Ortho might be a better judge. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. If we mistakenly didn't turn it all the way, can we somehow reverse it ourselves and then turn it back the other way? bamaalice. I turned my expander from back to front as well. I just hope I'm not moving it the incorrect direction.

My mom's the one turning it and she can't see the second hole towards the back of my mouth.

by gettingbraces44 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:31 am, #4

Ask what you should do now. Post Call your orthodontist and be honest. by gettingbraces44 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:15 am, #2 Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. Are there supposed to be two holes or just one?

Turn it today. It's no big deal. It has only been 3 days of turning so I don't know if the gap is becoming bigger or smaller. Post Question. It may answer many of your questions.

This is my fourth day, and the first two days went fairly well with the turning and we were able to see the hole towards the back of my mouth and then the third day, we lost it. 4 years ago. Post Post How to Turn My Upper Expander - Duration: 3:04. You missed one day and you can't do anything to "catch up" and make up for it. This forum is for discussions relating to oral surgery for orthodontics. I have to turn it twice (M,TH) a week and I’m pretty sure I forgot to do it last week too, and I know I didn’t do it on Monday. Watch as Dr. Burkland's office demonstrates how to turn both upper and lower expanders. Relevance. Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. report. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts.