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Hi all, just wondering how people are measuring their intermolar width?
I understand the most accurate and effective method is with calipers and dental casts; is there a way you can do this without visiting a dentist/orthodontist, or a cheaper alternative of doing it?
Want to measure my progress on this but reluctant to spend money on casts just so I can measure this.
I bought impression trays for 5 bucks and a pound of dental alginate for 10, both on ebay with free shipping. You'll have to buy plaster of paris, also under 10 bucks at a hardware or craft store, to complete the process. Look for tutorials on how to cast your teeth (usually for people who want to make their own Halloween prosthetics) on how to do it. Paper impressions do work, kind of, but casts are not expensive and I'm just that kind of neurotic that I want them. Those materials would be sufficient for many casts--say every 6 months for several years.