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by gary
Mon May 16, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 months in thith damn retainer......REALLY?!....6 MONTHS?!?
Replies: 12
Views: 2117

Re: 6 months in thith damn retainer......REALLY?!....6 MONTH

So I'm back and happy to say that I have noticed any relapse in the four or so hours that I had it out. I will say that I cannot freaking wait to not have to wear it during the day. Felt amazing, my friends...
by gary
Sun May 15, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 months in thith damn retainer......REALLY?!....6 MONTHS?!?
Replies: 12
Views: 2117

Re: 6 months in thith damn retainer......REALLY?!....6 MONTH

Quick question (I'll stop with the lisp silliness now lol). I'm going out with the girlfriend's family for a few hours tomorrow. If I leave the retainer out just for the that amount of time, there won't start being any relapse right? Again i've had it for only about 5 days now. Yeah I understand th...
by gary
Sun May 15, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 months in thith damn retainer......REALLY?!....6 MONTHS?!?
Replies: 12
Views: 2117

Re: 6 months in thith damn retainer......REALLY?!....6 MONTH

Quick question (I'll stop with the lisp silliness now lol). I'm going out with the girlfriend's family for a few hours tomorrow. If I leave the retainer out just for the that amount of time, there won't start being any relapse right? Again i've had it for only about 5 days now. Yeah I understand tha...
by gary
Sat May 14, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 months in thith damn retainer......REALLY?!....6 MONTHS?!?
Replies: 12
Views: 2117

Re: 6 months in thith damn retainer......REALLY?!....6 MONTH

That's what i've been thinking since watching http://www.myretainer.com/SeeHow.html I just keep wondering why they can't make it thinner? I mean I remember my dad had those coke bottle glasses when I was younger, then all of a sudden they were able to make them crazy thin. Maybe some one needs to g...
by gary
Sat May 14, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 months in thith damn retainer......REALLY?!....6 MONTHS?!?
Replies: 12
Views: 2117

Re: 6 months in thith damn retainer......REALLY?!....6 MONTH

LMAO! At first I was like, this guy doesn't know how to type...then the more i read, i started to laugh. I think you just have to treat it like braces. You didn't get used to them over night, and the retainer is going to be the same issue. At least it's good for a laugh, right? My husband thought t...
by gary
Sat May 14, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 months in thith damn retainer......REALLY?!....6 MONTHS?!?
Replies: 12
Views: 2117

6 months in thith damn retainer......REALLY?!....6 MONTHS?!?

Granted I only have the removable hawley thtyle on the top of my mouth. And I know it'th only 24/7 for thith initial 6 months. But thtill, thith thing ith driving me nut'th!! I am only on day three and I am damn near on the verge of tothing it right into the damn river. Thith better get better, or I...
by gary
Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...
Replies: 18
Views: 6366

Re: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...

Thanks. As I've said a solid few times on this forum already...



Nothing is easy with this crap.

:-+
by gary
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...
Replies: 18
Views: 6366

Re: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...

Interesting about the bite issue. I hadn't considered that. Thanks for dropping that info on me. But a month to get used to speaking normal?! Dang! FWIW, I already have a bonded retainer on my bottom, and that's all I use. Will only having a hawley on top make it A LITTLE easier with whole speech th...
by gary
Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...
Replies: 18
Views: 6366

Re: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...

Thanks for the responses.

How long, and please be absolutely truthful, does it really take for one to be accustomed to the hawley and able to speak normal again? 2 days? A week? 3 weeks? I understand that everyone is different, but I imagine there is probably a general time frame, no?
by gary
Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...
Replies: 18
Views: 6366

Re: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...

Shameless bump for anymore opinions...
by gary
Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...
Replies: 18
Views: 6366

Re: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...

opera^gal wrote:hawley can be tweeked, if needed..essix cannot
Interesting. I hadn't thought of that.


Btw: NYC representin'
by gary
Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...
Replies: 18
Views: 6366

Re: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...

I have a hawley on my bottom and both for top. I like the hawley lots better then the essix. THe ortho said I could wear the essix during the day and Hawley at night, but I usually only wear the hawley because I like it so much better. It is a bit more of a challenge to talk with the hawley, but th...
by gary
Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...
Replies: 18
Views: 6366

Re: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...

Yeah I kinda figured that would be the initial response. Thanks.


*waits for someone to say something on the contrary*
by gary
Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...
Replies: 18
Views: 6366

Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...

I have to let my ortho know in a few days when he makes and sends out the impression. I already got the bottom teeth set with a bonded retainer, so this is only for the top (which he won't use a bonded for). He told me that he is more inclined to use the traditional hawley simply due to the fact tha...
by gary
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Retainers question
Replies: 10
Views: 2497

Re: Retainers question

I think I read somewhere that it doesn't offer the same type of retentive qualities as a removable , so if I were to ever take it out, I'd have to get a removable retainer for that arch, even if I'd been wearing the bonded one for a while. I could be wrong on that, but that's what I recall. I actua...