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by alimommy1
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: so excited, pictures DO tell a thousand words....
Replies: 1
Views: 1316

so excited, pictures DO tell a thousand words....

I haven't posted any updates in awhile but I figured I would today since I got some pics from my ortho's office... this is at my first visit... http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/8323/teeth01.th.jpg and this is now http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8093/teeth4.th.jpg Not done yet but a big improvem...
by alimommy1
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Tooth has moved but Hawley isn't correcting it
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

Re: Tooth has moved but Hawley isn't correcting it

Did you manage to get an appt and go in? I hope you were able to get it looked at!
by alimommy1
Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why do adults get braces if results don't last?
Replies: 17
Views: 6779

Re: Why do adults get braces if results don't last?

I've read that after braces teeth go back to their original position, especially for adults since they are already done growing. What is the point in getting braces if teeth move back? Also with jaw surgery they use screws or metal plates to keep the bite in tact, is there anything more aggressive ...
by alimommy1
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Took my braces off in record time!
Replies: 23
Views: 4607

Re: Took my braces off in record time!

LOL! I like regular retainers as opposed to the clear ones, but it's a bit of a hassle either way, you have to take those out too. If you wanted to, I'm sure you could ask your ortho to make you another set - but they might make you pay extra for them. BTW your teeth look great! Did the rembrandt wh...
by alimommy1
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Slenderizing?????
Replies: 17
Views: 9371

Re: Slenderizing?????

Yes it is.... I don't remember anything like this being around the first time I had braces. This is one of the best braces-related sites I have ever seen, when I was researching something I found like 47 pages of posts from people HERE and not much from any other sites online.
by alimommy1
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: New retainer - not sure what it is!
Replies: 3
Views: 1580

Re: New retainer - not sure what it is!

Did you ask your ortho what the extra parts are for? I wonder if the arrow forward is supposed to bring your teeth out more or something, then the gap would disappear lol. I would ask, anybody who answers here except an ortho would only be guessing.
by alimommy1
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Spring retainer Question/HELP!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 6105

Re: Spring retainer Question/HELP!!!!

Well I'm really happy with the results. I think I'll stick with the removable Hi there, I haven't been here in a couple months but I have spring retainers, they seem to be working. I think I had the same problem you did on the bottom, I received a permanent retainer too after my braces and it didn'...
by alimommy1
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Slenderizing?????
Replies: 17
Views: 9371

Re: Slenderizing?????

Thanks for the tip!! Wish I would've known to take Tylenol before having them put on!!! Two questions: What's a powerchain? Any idea why they want the teeth to be thinner? I of course didn't ask him. Lol Hi llbill, it's usually to gain a little bit of space to move, tilt, or rotate a tooth or sever...
by alimommy1
Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: cost is a deal breaker at my age.... right?
Replies: 25
Views: 3911

Re: thank-you all

I am going to go thru with the consult I have scheduled and maybe get another quote from another dr. but I have to admit I respect my Dentist and she knows what a wreck I am about my teeth- bad dreams, obsessive thoughts alot of the time, super fearful, a regular cleaning takes everything I have to...
by alimommy1
Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded retainer without removable?
Replies: 5
Views: 2257

I agree with Wireless. I had some relapse of lower teeth even with a bonded retainer, so I believe just a bonded by itself is sometimes not enough. I think it's also partially dependent on how bad your teeth were before treatment too, if they didn't need much aligning or tipping, then they may not b...
by alimommy1
Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Need a general consensus on permanent retainers
Replies: 19
Views: 6379

Soooooooo are you saying that generally you if get a permanent retainer you also wear a removable 24/7 (for the time necessary) or just at night?? Ugh, nothing is easy with this crap...... Heh... when I first got my braces off, my ortho said I didn't need more than the bonded, and then I was suppos...
by alimommy1
Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Need a general consensus on permanent retainers
Replies: 19
Views: 6379

Re: Need a general consensus on permanent retainers

I still have a solid few months left, probably more like six. I know there are a couple threads back there where permanent retainers were discussed, however I'm looking for a solid general consensus on them. My ortho told me that he will have no problem fixing them on if that's what I want. The ups...
by alimommy1
Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Why do I have 3 little springs in my Hawley retainers?
Replies: 4
Views: 2360

I have two springs in my hawley, and they make my teeth sore, my lower one doesn't have springs but the loops are adjusted. I think it depends what your ortho is trying to accomplish with the retainers. Yours sound active, like mine. I have my story posted somewhere under my name, and I have some ph...
by alimommy1
Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Hawley retainers - pls post experiences
Replies: 5
Views: 8331

Re: Hawley retainers - pls post experiences

Folks, I was debraced yesterday. Enjoying the free day without braces/retainers. I'll be getting hawley retainers tomorrow. Can those who have had Hawley, please post their experiences. -How does it feel on the first day? -Does it look & feel like being braced again? -I have read about Hawley disru...
by alimommy1
Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: New Fixed Retainer
Replies: 1
Views: 1298

It was stupid awful trying to thread floss when I had a bonded retainer, I used a small proxybrush instead. I liked having the bonded, I had it for YEARS, but for some reason, some tiny spaces and shifting/flaring occurred even WITH it. If you're ever unhappy with the bonded, get a removable. It's n...