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by eveningninja
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: About brushing essix retainers
Replies: 3
Views: 1704

About brushing essix retainers

I don't understand how I'm supposed to reliably keep my retainers clean if we're recommended not to brush them due to it causing scratching. I do soak them in efferdent denture cleaner things, but after I pull them out and rinse them off and look at them I still tend to see some plaque buildup or so...
by eveningninja
Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How long did you...
Replies: 36
Views: 10581

I was advised to wear for 2 weeks 24/7 before switching to night wear, but I noticed my retainers would feel rather tight when I put them back in at night (specifically my bottom teeth), so I switched back to 24/7, it's now week 7 and I'm sort of gradually moving away from 24/7 wear. I'd rather be ...
by eveningninja
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How long did you...
Replies: 36
Views: 10581

I was advised to wear for 2 weeks 24/7 before switching to night wear, but I noticed my retainers would feel rather tight when I put them back in at night (specifically my bottom teeth), so I switched back to 24/7, it's now week 7 and I'm sort of gradually moving away from 24/7 wear. I'd rather be s...
by eveningninja
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Are your very back molars supposed to touch?
Replies: 3
Views: 4801

Are your very back molars supposed to touch?

I just realized that my back molars do not touch, and am wondering if this is normal. Sort of makes me sad.
by eveningninja
Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I like my retainers - I think they make my teeth look better
Replies: 7
Views: 2965

Hm, why is that? That's not a problem for me to wait, although I am just curious for the reasoning.
by eveningninja
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I like my retainers - I think they make my teeth look better
Replies: 7
Views: 2965

Another question - If I plan on having bonding done, should I bleach my teeth right now? I hear that the bonded material is unbleachable.
by eveningninja
Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I like my retainers - I think they make my teeth look better
Replies: 7
Views: 2965

Thanks for the replies. So at my next Dentist checkup I can ask him about it then?
by eveningninja
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I like my retainers - I think they make my teeth look better
Replies: 7
Views: 2965

I did ask him about it, and he sort of just said "no... that will chip! There's nothing better than your real teeth!" I was kind of just thinking "okay, cool... except my teeth don't look good :?
by eveningninja
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:54 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I like my retainers - I think they make my teeth look better
Replies: 7
Views: 2965

I like my retainers - I think they make my teeth look better

I've had my braces off for about a month now, and even with being straight and biting properly and everything, I have never liked how the bottom of my teeth are rather uneven, unsmooth, and look a bit short. Wearing my clear plastic retainers though, it almost makes it look as if I've gotten veneers...
by eveningninja
Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: zip n- squeeze - can't reach by phone or email ?
Replies: 17
Views: 5113

Not to be a party pooper but I never saw the use in this whole zip n squeez fest. I didn't have anything like that and the eating/drinking wasn't really that difficult. Don't flip out if you didn't receive yours or something.
by eveningninja
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1694

1 week fully banded shut, after that just wore removable rubber bands.

slept upright for about 10 days.
by eveningninja
Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 4 months post-op jaw pain
Replies: 1
Views: 691

4 months post-op jaw pain

A couple of days ago I just started to feel some rather noticeable jaw pain on the right side, where the joint is. Started off being present when chewing, but now it seems to be a more lasting ache even when I'm not chewing or moving my jaw. I'm not sure if this has to do with the healing process or...
by eveningninja
Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I need your opinion on my post-op upper jaw
Replies: 8
Views: 3614

My upper lip needs to get pumped up a bit so I'm going to get that done soon. Really? Your upper lip looks quite full from your pics honestly, more full than most actually. Any change to that and it would look fake and unappealing to me. I don't mean this offensively or anything, just wondering why...
by eveningninja
Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Solids?
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

I'm 2 months post-op and no solids til 3 months.
by eveningninja
Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I'm finally nekkid!....well almost
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Looks fantastic. Congrats :D