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by Snowglobe32
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bite feels off when I take my retainers out in the morning
Replies: 5
Views: 1976

Re: Bite feels off when I take my retainers out in the morning

I don't understand why an orthodontist would tell someone to wear their retainer full time for only "such and such" weeks... You've worn braces for years...a retainer is meant to be worn for life to retain teeth in their proper place. It sounds to me that maybe it is the inconsistent wear??? I could...
by Snowglobe32
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: What’s The Right Order??
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: What’s The Right Order??

I also don't think there is a right or wrong way but I:

waterpik
floss
brush
waterpik again
mouthwash
by Snowglobe32
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Avoiding white patches (decalcification)
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Avoiding white patches (decalcification)

Hello, I had my braces for almost 4 years and I had no white marks at removal. I had self-litigating ceramic on top and metal on the bottom. I use a electronic toothbrush. My routine was to floss, waterpik, brush, waterpik again and then mouthwash. I flossed/brushed after most meals and always drank...
by Snowglobe32
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Tooth moves daily
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Tooth moves daily

It sounds to me like you should be wearing the retainer all day except when eating...did you ask your ortho if you can do that? You are very early in the retainer phase so it shouldn't be a problem getting it back into correct position. One more thing...it really bugs me when an ortho doesn't have a...
by Snowglobe32
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Wearing a retainer for more then the recommended time.
Replies: 6
Views: 1759

Re: Wearing a retainer for more then the recommended time.

Retainers are meant to retain your teeth...as long as you wear them. I am always baffled when I read orthos telling people to wear them less than 24 hours. :? I wore my retainers full time except for eating for the first 2 years then the uppers broke and I switched over to my positioner, (home use o...
by Snowglobe32
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Cleaning Clear Retainers
Replies: 4
Views: 1213

Re: Cleaning Clear Retainers

I have used denture tabs, dentasoak, toothpaste...I haven't had any issues with discoloration.
by Snowglobe32
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dying for some chips and salsa
Replies: 16
Views: 1104

Re: Dying for some chips and salsa

I think you may be talking about the fact that your teeth are tender/sore or hurt so it is hard to chew. From my experience, the more you chew when your teeth are sore, they quicker it goes away. My ortho also said it helps with the overall process to keep chewing. It keeps the blood flowing. It may...
by Snowglobe32
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Teeth Shifting several years later
Replies: 6
Views: 1608

Re: Teeth Shifting several years later

Espressodoll~ Can you wear them as much as possible, instead of just at night, for a while and see how things go? It sounds like it could be the wear isn't consistent so when you do put it on, it fits...then when you take it out, turns out to be for too long, than things get out of place. Sounds lik...
by Snowglobe32
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dating with Braces
Replies: 12
Views: 1687

Re: Dating with Braces

Let's see...most guys I know, don't pay attention to anything....so I say, get them on and wait to see how long it takes him to notice. :lol: If it really bothers you or you feel the need to tell him, just say something similiar to...I'm thinking about getting braces, have you had them? Or you can j...
by Snowglobe32
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainer for only one arch?
Replies: 3
Views: 1066

Re: Retainer for only one arch?

I don't believe it is normal to have a one arch retainer. In order to retain all teeth in their proper place, you'll need both arches covered.
I would ask, or I would demand, that you get a full retainer.

Good luck!
by Snowglobe32
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: leaving school early?
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: leaving school early?

You can say "I have a personal appointment after school so I have to leave 10 minutes early." or "You can say, 'I'm getting my braces off today so I need to leave 10 minutes early to get to my appointment on time." It depends on how much info you want to share.
by Snowglobe32
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Waxed floss or unwaxed floss is better with braces
Replies: 12
Views: 808

Re: Waxed floss or unwaxed floss is better with braces

I haven't worn braces for years but I just used the unwaxed floss and it was terrible.
Waxed floss is a lot easier to use. The other kind rips easily.

The most important thing when it comes to flossing, is to just floss!
by Snowglobe32
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Day 1 - Two brackets down already!
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: Day 1 - Two brackets down already!

It could also be because they weren't bonded on long enough. I wore braces for almost 4 years; I only had one bracket come loose and that was at the 3 month mark.
Next time, they'll probably hold the bond for a while longer.
by Snowglobe32
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainer Waiting Period
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: Retainer Waiting Period

Your teeth will be fine for the 10 days. The teeth will settle over time so don't expect them to stay exactly as they were as soon as the braces came off. They were being held with wires and other objects. As soon as those things are removed, they will loosen and come into their natural place. The m...