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by UGHBRACES
Tue May 31, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Glue stained/flossing around permanent retainers
Replies: 2
Views: 2438

Re: Glue stained/flossing around permanent retainers

You floss above the wire like normal. To get underneath the wire you need floss with a stiffened tip and push it in at the gumline.

About a minute into this video it demonstrates flossing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aox2MwH2hzA
by UGHBRACES
Sun May 15, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: SilverGirl's Story
Replies: 50
Views: 13026

Re: SilverGirl's Story

Wow you look much younger than 40, great smile!
by UGHBRACES
Wed May 11, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: question on tooth movement after braces removed
Replies: 6
Views: 4651

Re: question on tooth movement after braces removed

I had Hawley retainers, I hated them because they did not keep my teeth in place. Now I have Essix retainers, and my teeth have not moved at all. I advice everybody to get the essix retainers and then you won't have to worry about a thing. I have hawley and my teeth haven't moved at all in the 8 mo...
by UGHBRACES
Wed May 11, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Painful bump on inside of top jaw.
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Re: Painful bump on inside of top jaw.

My guess is food is caught up in there. If I am right, then the dentist will clean the area and get whatever is in there out, and it will heal in no time after that.
by UGHBRACES
Sun May 08, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can retainers work on leveling teeth?
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Re: Can retainers work on leveling teeth?

I would say no because there is nothing to anchor them to allow vertical force.
by UGHBRACES
Sat May 07, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: whitening
Replies: 7
Views: 1753

Re: whitening

You can get it on ebay for under $20 including shipping to Canada for the 4.2oz.

I am very skeptical though, I can't see it being any better than the more mainstream whitening pastes.
by UGHBRACES
Fri May 06, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Braces removed yesterday and I have a question.
Replies: 4
Views: 1691

Re: Braces removed yesterday and I have a question.

Your teeth are setting and will be for quite some time. Flossing was loose for me at first as well. For cleaning the retainer. I have hawley but I can't see cleaning being different. Whenever I take my retainer out, I run it under water and scrub with my fingers until there is no more slimy saliva f...
by UGHBRACES
Fri May 06, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: BRACES SIDE EFFECTS: thinned my face and head.
Replies: 6
Views: 25267

Re: BRACES SIDE EFFECTS: thinned my face and head.

Do you have before and after pics?
by UGHBRACES
Tue May 03, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Edge-to-edge bite after braces.
Replies: 5
Views: 6057

Re: Edge-to-edge bite after braces.

Maybe some type of elastic configuration can be used to treat it. Best advice I can give it to consult with a few different ortho's and go with whoever you feel most comfortable with.
by UGHBRACES
Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Been in braces about 6 weeks and feeling very discouraged.
Replies: 24
Views: 5456

Re: Been in braces about 6 weeks and feeling very discourage

And, 11 days is plenty of time to consult with many many other orthos. Again I don't see what the problem is. I think you just like to argue, you can reply again but I will stop here. I have explained what my problems were with the things you have been saying. And consulting with other orthos is so...
by UGHBRACES
Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Been in braces about 6 weeks and feeling very discouraged.
Replies: 24
Views: 5456

Re: Been in braces about 6 weeks and feeling very discourage

If you want me to stop reading your posts, then stop replying to mine. And nice attempt at the backpeddling there. But you said what you said and I replied directly to it. If you meant something else then you should have said it that way to begin with. There is nothing wrong with getting other consu...
by UGHBRACES
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Been in braces about 6 weeks and feeling very discouraged.
Replies: 24
Views: 5456

Re: Been in braces about 6 weeks and feeling very discourage

I did NOT say to stop treatment right away... I said to go find some other orthos to consult with, and then make a decision b/c it is obvious the op is uncomfortable in her situation and I agree completely b/c I would feel the same way. Really? If i were you, I would stop treatment w/this guy, and ...
by UGHBRACES
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Been in braces about 6 weeks and feeling very discouraged.
Replies: 24
Views: 5456

Re: Been in braces about 6 weeks and feeling very discourage

and have crooked teeth being straightened means one thing, having more prominent front teeth, and if the bottoms are not addressed too, then there WILL be an overbite. I'm only going by the facts that I have read here, This is not a fact. You don't even know what has caused the slight crowding to t...
by UGHBRACES
Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Been in braces about 6 weeks and feeling very discouraged.
Replies: 24
Views: 5456

Re: Been in braces about 6 weeks and feeling very discourage

VA5 I think it is unfair to make those statements about her dentist. You have no idea what the teeth started out like and what the final goal is. Speed braces are quite sufficient for many people, so to judge this situation based on your own standards and not having any of the facts or hands on skil...