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by jem
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Essix vs Hawley
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Re: Essix vs Hawley

I think essix retainers will stain if you keep them in for drinking tea or coffee. I have both bonded, essix and hawley retainers . I paid extra for the hawley as I wanted a more durable retainer for the long term. My ortho told me to wear the removable retainer for 12 hours per day initially. She d...
by jem
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Advice needed (Rapid Palate Expander)
Replies: 2
Views: 3435

Re: Advice needed (Rapid Palate Expander)

Turning once per day sounds excessive to me. I suggest you ask your ortho to review.
by jem
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Relapse
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: Relapse

Thank you Dan! I will be seeing my general dentist again in July which will be 4 months from starting wearing the Essix again close to full time. I will ask his advice then. My lovely ortho left her practice in the hands of a new ortho who has since left. I saw another of the team there for a new Ha...
by jem
Fri May 10, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues
Replies: 17
Views: 4267

Re: Finally doing it! Damon braces for bite issues

That looks like good progress! It took me over a year to get a wonky lateral incisor into place. I see you started of with coloured ligatures. I didn't think ligatures were necessary for damon braces . Did you get them just or fun? What is the purpose of the lingual arch? Good luck with your treatme...
by jem
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: new tongue crib
Replies: 17
Views: 4462

Re: new tongue crib

Can you post some pictures?
by jem
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)
Replies: 120
Views: 19814

Re: 29 - Braces Journey (terrified)

Excellent result! Congratulations
by jem
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I bite down on my retainer :(
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: I bite down on my retainer :(

If your lower teeth hit your upper bonded retainer, I can't see it lasting very long. If that proves to be the case after you have finished 24/7 wear of your essix, I would suggest you book an appointment with your ortho to re-fit the bonded retainer a little higher up if possible. Not everyone can ...
by jem
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Relapse
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Relapse

So I thought I was doing everything possible to avoid relapse. I only had braces on my upper teeth but wore them for 18 months, finishing nearly 6 years ago. I was fitted with a bonded retainer on my front 6 teeth plus a removable essix to wear at night as part of my treatment plan. I also paid extr...
by jem
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 5 Years on
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: 5 Years on

So I have been wearing the essix pretty much all day for the last two weeks and the errant tooth is back in place and putting the essix in does not hurt if the essix has only been out briefly. But it is a struggle to remember to put it back in after eating and I have had a couple of inadvertant brea...
by jem
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 5 Years on
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: 5 Years on

Thank you Sink I have started wearing the essix 24/7 and will wear it for work this coming week. My right lateral hurt for a couple of minutes when I put the essix in last night but has been fine since ( albeit slightly hurting very briefly after the essix has been out to eat). I will wear the essix...
by jem
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: 5 Years on
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: 5 Years on

I spoke too soon. My bonded retainer came loose from my right canine leaving only 5 of 6 teeth attached. I broke off the end which was poking me badly. I went to my general dentist to get the end smoothed down. He recommended that I keep the remaining portion of the bonded retainer. I took my hawley...
by jem
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Men with Braces
Replies: 21
Views: 6728

Re: Men with Braces

No problem being a man with braces. Just do it! I did and no regrets.

Jem
by jem
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Permanent retainer a necessity?
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Permanent retainer a necessity?

My permanent retainer has broken after 5 1/2 years. I am getting my dentist to remove it and will rely in future on the hawley which I still wear every night. Can't wait to feel the back of my front teeth again
by jem
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: new tongue crib
Replies: 17
Views: 4462

Re: new tongue crib

I think anyone will have anxiety with new braces or other appliances, even if they otherwise do not have anxiety. I certainly did and my orthodontic treatment was minimal compared with yours.

Good luck,

Jem
by jem
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: new tongue crib
Replies: 17
Views: 4462

Re: new tongue crib

It sounds like your orthodontist has given you just about every possible additional appliance, so it is no wonder you have had difficulty speaking. I seem to recall an unofficial competition on this site a few years ago as to who had the most orthodontic add-ons! No doubt your speech will continue t...