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by jennielee81
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How long to wear a bonded retainer?
Replies: 6
Views: 1776

Yep, there are many folks who don't get lower bonded retainers and their teeth are fine. If it bothers you a lot, I would suggest discussing it with your ortho. They may remove it and either give you a removable retainer (cost may apply) or let you go on your way without additional appliances or fol...
by jennielee81
Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Questions.........
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

I have been seeing my ortho every 12 weeks since removal (almost 2 years ago). I've had movement in my uppers and lots of retainer tweeking. My kids saw their ortho (different doc) 2 times each and then were cut off. Every ortho is different and every treatment is different, there doesn't seem to be...
by jennielee81
Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How long to wear a bonded retainer?
Replies: 6
Views: 1776

From what I understand from MY ortho about MY bonded retainer...it is there for as long as I can stand it....preferably for ever. I've had it rebonded once (at 1 year) as the bonding material was falty from the start but it was never discussed that it would be removed. Teeth move for our entire life...
by jennielee81
Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is this normal?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1725

It would bug the crap out of me as well. She says, "don't worry about it." but it's NOT IN HER MOUTH!

If it bothers you I would tell them to either replace the other central bracket with a similar one to make it symetrical or change the new one out for one like the others.
by jennielee81
Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Moving teeth with Hawleys
Replies: 9
Views: 3506

DON'T DO IT YOURSELF!!!

Take your retainers and your teeth to an ortho.
by jennielee81
Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: When you first saw your brace what did you think?
Replies: 53
Views: 8913

OMG!! :yikes:

GAG :soremouth:

few days later and I was fine about it all.
by jennielee81
Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: UPDATE!!!!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 881

GREAT NEWS!

Keep us posted :thumbsup:
by jennielee81
Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: $6900 for Damon Braces - Did I get Fleeced?
Replies: 34
Views: 19946

I had Damons and self ligating ceramics (Opals) for 22 month (18-24 estimate) In the Washington/Baltimore area. Though I'm 50+ miles from either city. My town is a small to medium city, but my proximity to Washington/Baltimore effects the cost of everything here. My cost was $4710. The original quot...
by jennielee81
Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I've Made It!
Replies: 3
Views: 1798

NICE WORK!
by jennielee81
Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: DO I NEED BRACES? **pictures** ADVICE NEEDED
Replies: 25
Views: 4592

It looks like your bite is off a little on the left side and my untrained eye also sees a little discrepancy in your midline. The right side looks good and other than that, like Meryaten said, your issues look to be mostly cosmetic. My treatment was for an overjet and crowding and came in at $4700 t...
by jennielee81
Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Gum shaving?
Replies: 23
Views: 35886

My daughter's friend had it done and she said it didn't hurt much at all. She had the lazer contouring. The results were beautiful and she was really glad she had it done. The gum line on ONE of her upper centrals was very low. Difficult to describe other than it was hideous and made her smile look ...
by jennielee81
Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: What can Essix retainers do besides keep teeth intact?
Replies: 7
Views: 4148

Thanks Meryaten :D

Though I don't know any more about it then you stated. The orthodontist put a dimple into the (lower essex) retainer with a pliar type tool and it nudged one tooth a little. Once it was in place, the ortho bonded a retainer on my lower 6 and I put that retainer away for ever.
by jennielee81
Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Teeth have shifted since debanding PICS - advice needed!
Replies: 6
Views: 2962

She got rebraces for 6 months to pull them back down.

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She's noticed some movement back upwards in the recent past but isn't too worried about it getting worse.
by jennielee81
Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Veneers??
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Don't let the horror stories scare you! I think they're the exception, not the rule. My son had vaneers put on his two front teeth (damaged by a baseball) and there was no pain AT ALL, they match his tooth color perfectly and they look really nice. They will not last for ever, but he had no choice s...
by jennielee81
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 13 months in Damon 3's upper and lower with questions???
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Your wire differences sound lagit to me. My ortho started matching the upper and lower wires in the second half of my treatment. Basically they're moving your teeth so they can move things back if needed. Any reduction in the upper arch would be by mm's and wouldn't be noticable. Be patient, wear yo...