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Offline jonjon

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pacifier and braces
« on: 17. July 2018, 20:30:03 PM »
I just recently bought and started using an adult size pacifier its pink I find it very comforting to suckle but I was thinking do you think it mite lead to me needing braces? I dont think it will because im 51 years old  so I guess my teeth are pretty well fixed now it does cause some jaw ache after ive suckled for a few hours . What do you guys think ? Ok a bit weird I know so be nice please

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Re: pacifier and braces
« Reply #1 on: 18. July 2018, 02:43:14 AM »
I would think that the teeth that are in contact with the pacifier would have more pressure placed on them compared to the teeth beside them. Normally, your jaw would have equal pressure placed on all the teeth. My opinion is that there may be a slight possibility of some shift similar to someone who sucks their thumb or who chews on their pens and pencils.

I remember my ortho commenting that one of this older female clients had her teeth shift from holding sewing needles on her mouth quite a bit. Any unequal pressure has the potential to shift teeth. Ortho's move teeth all the time, using unequal pressure to accomplish the movement.

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There may be a story in there somewhere. ::)

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Re: pacifier and braces
« Reply #2 on: 19. July 2018, 21:07:43 PM »
Thankyou braceface that was very helpful you confirmed what i thought I will continue to enjoy my pacifier but if I get jaw ache that becomes a problem il obviously rethink things. Yeah I mite be able to get a story out of it as they say watch this space!

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Re: pacifier and braces
« Reply #3 on: 20. July 2018, 04:31:33 AM »
Now the question is the pacifier an ortho or old style ?
  If old style it could move teeth, Ortho style have lip plate that conforms to facial feature where teeth would be held in place.

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Re: pacifier and braces
« Reply #4 on: 20. July 2018, 18:39:40 PM »
Now the question is the pacifier an ortho or old style ?
  If old style it could move teeth, Ortho style have lip plate that conforms to facial feature where teeth would be held in place.

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Im really confused on this comment here HgWells. Can you elaborate on this for me please?

Offline jonjon

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Re: pacifier and braces
« Reply #5 on: 20. July 2018, 22:24:30 PM »
To answer Hgwells question its an old style pacifier  bought from Amazon it a proper adults one which means its just bigger version of what you normally see

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Re: pacifier and braces
« Reply #6 on: 21. July 2018, 05:13:34 AM »
All I can say is research 'old fashion pacifier' and 'orthodontic pacifier' note the difference in bulb style and face shield (which prevents swallowing the pacifier), round versus facial contour. Round bulb and round face shield leaves more room for deforming palate as opposed to the palate formed bulb.

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Re: pacifier and braces
« Reply #7 on: 22. July 2018, 12:45:52 PM »
I just checked and my new pacifier is an orthodontic one the pictures and description match perfectly. I must admit though my bite feels a little odd after ive had my paci in for a a few hours it feels like my teeth dont meet properly,at the back not sure what this means. I now keep it in all nite maybe I should cut down??