Fiberotomy and frenectomy - orthodontia - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 1 Old 07-26-2011, 09:15 PM - Thread Starter
aeaton's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My daughter is about to have her braces removed.  The orthodontist wants to do two surgical procedures, a fiberotomy to clip fibers to prevent her gums from pushing the teeth back to where they were, and a frenectomy to prevent a space from forming between her front teeth.  So far I have said no, because I am not convinced that these procedures will even work.  I have done a fair amount of research.


What I have not heard enough of is other people's experiences with these two procedures--if they work, if they cause other problems.


Looking at the other thread on orthodontia here, I had never even heard of the ALF, and wish I had known!  I may look into it for my younger child.


Anyone who has experience with fiberotomy or frenectomy for orthodontia, I would love to hear your thoughts.  Thank you.

aeaton is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off