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by Zeppguy73
Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Done at last!
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Congrats! Enjoy that burrito too. Even though I only had my braces for a little over a year, I completely forgot the joy of not having food stuck in my teeth.
by Zeppguy73
Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Finished
Replies: 1
Views: 1073

Finished

Just finished my second go with braces to correct a minor open bite that happened after several growth spurts throughout puberty. Feels good at 21 to have a perfect smile again. Relatively painless procedure to get them off, but having ceramics, a few of them hurt because they had to be broken off. ...
by Zeppguy73
Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: First meal after braces
Replies: 28
Views: 11694

I just got done having pizza, and I got my braces off this morning.
by Zeppguy73
Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Uneven eyes
Replies: 7
Views: 4767

Well, there's always plastic surgery, but they can only do so much for actually moving your features.
by Zeppguy73
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Uneven eyes
Replies: 7
Views: 4767

Hmm, never heard of eye location being affected. Just doesn't seem that our eye sockets and upper skull would be impacted by the movement of our teeth. When I was a kid I had a narrow pallet, and an expander and braces helped fill out my face, but as an adult using braces for a jaw issue, I have see...
by Zeppguy73
Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: goodbye braces :-D
Replies: 15
Views: 5164

Thanks for the info Danish. After doing some research, I'm not really worried about the retainer anymore. I think I can put up with it for the 6 months or so, my ortho has recommended it.
by Zeppguy73
Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded retainers
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

Thanks, and good luck w/your debonding too.
by Zeppguy73
Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded retainers
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

well that's good. I'm only getting the upper bonded, so I'm hoping it won't be too big of a nuisance. My ortho only wants to use it for 6mos- 1 year, so at least at some point I shouldn't have anything in my mouth.
by Zeppguy73
Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded Retainer Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

No clue. Unless the ortho felt it necessary to bend the wire in different places to put downards or upwards pressure on certain teeth to prevent motion the other way. Other than that, I would assume that is irregular
by Zeppguy73
Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: goodbye braces :-D
Replies: 15
Views: 5164

Congrats Danish,

Are your bonded retainers annoying? Do they affect your speech?
by Zeppguy73
Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded retainers
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

Do the bonded retainers affect your speech at all?
by Zeppguy73
Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded retainers
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

let me know how the retainers feel, since you're getting them on early.
by Zeppguy73
Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded retainers
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

I get mine off one day sooner, and am set for a stint with an upper bonded retainer for at least 6 months or so. So I'll let you know in one week. From what I hear you'll only notice them if you keep playing with them.
by Zeppguy73
Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: THEY ARE OFF!
Replies: 5
Views: 1659

Congrats. I'll be in the same boat next Tuesday morning.
by Zeppguy73
Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I Know Nothing About Retainers!
Replies: 2
Views: 1470

I believe the retainer you're referring to is a lower bonded retainer, which is a wire that is glued behind the bottom 6 teeth. Its can be permanent, though most people get them removed after a few years. They can also be placed on the upper teeth as well. They're designed to work in conjunction wit...