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by sdawdy
Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Midline off
Replies: 1
Views: 1660

Midline off

Ok I got my braces off on 1/13, but now I am noticing that my midline is off. It was perfect when I had my braces. OK, it is only about a quarter of a tooth off....so its really no big deal, but its a big upset to me. Opinion, should I mention it to my OD when I go in for a retainer check on 2/25?
by sdawdy
Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: January Debracing Club
Replies: 53
Views: 11174

I just got my new retainer. See above about why. it fits so much better and is even easier to talk with it in then the other one!!!

Congrats to everyone who has become naked!!!!
by sdawdy
Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Dental Journey
Replies: 79
Views: 19068

Sorry Ken,
You are right there is something about biting into an apple that was highly missed. And cutting them up is ok....but not forever!!
by sdawdy
Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: A few days early, but I'm FREE!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3870

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by sdawdy
Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Adjustments - Cheek Retractors?
Replies: 6
Views: 2392

I never had that torture device except the days they put my braces on. So I would have to say no based on my experience they do not use them for adjustments.
by sdawdy
Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Dental Journey
Replies: 79
Views: 19068

Mike and Bekah, Thanks for reading. That Apple, the carrots, and celery were so good. It is amazing how much I missed those items. I am loving eating and nothing getting in my way. Mike, On the bottom I only get the bonded retainer, nothing else. The top, I have a bonded retainer only on my central ...
by sdawdy
Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Dental Journey
Replies: 79
Views: 19068

I have to cheer....I am eating raw carrots and celery....first time in almost three years!!!!!!

IT TASTE SOOOOO GOOD
by sdawdy
Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: A few questions...
Replies: 9
Views: 1412

As far as you question 2, my OD was able to use a goofy wire configuration and pull my molars up some so they were lengthened.
by sdawdy
Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Dental Journey
Replies: 79
Views: 19068

This is going to be a little long.... Sorry, I forgot to post the pictures here...I put them on the Naked Teeth page...I was so tired after yesterday, i was not thinking straight...so here they go!!! http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/cssteam904/Set8005.jpg My retainer for the top http://i711....
by sdawdy
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: January Debracing Club
Replies: 53
Views: 11174

Ok, so the story that went with today... Got there, and had to wait... Got to the chair, and brackets came off, there were a few teeth that were sensitive but other wise no problem Time to scrap off the glue....sounded like nails on a chalkboard, and almost drove me to a panic attack. Then my OD cam...
by sdawdy
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: January Debracing Club
Replies: 53
Views: 11174

Here they are!!!! http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/cssteam904/Set8005.jpg Top Hawley Retainer http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/cssteam904/Set8006.jpg My new smile http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww116/cssteam904/Set8007.jpg Bottom Arch, you can sort of see the bonded retainer http...
by sdawdy
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Another Retainer Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1654

I was told that the bottom bonded retainer is very common now. The top bonded retainer is not as common because your bottom teeth would hit the cement that holds it on. I got a bonded retainer on my upper central incisors only and a hawley retainer for the top and bottoms only got the bonded retaine...
by sdawdy
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: January Debracing Club
Replies: 53
Views: 11174

amazing transformation. I wish I had before pictures. I didnt take them at the start. But tonight will take my after photos and post them. How are you getting along with your retainer. I am finally starting to speak a little clearer...but not much....
by sdawdy
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Fixing Popped Archwire
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

I had that happen on numerous occasions. I was told by my OD to examine the wire and if it was not bent then I could put it back in...but if it was bent then I would need to come in. I would give your OD a call and see what they think
by sdawdy
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Dental Journey
Replies: 79
Views: 19068

Thank you comne.

They are off.

I will post pictures and details when i get home. I have to get back to work....