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by Maggie
Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Essix cracked. How long should they last?
Replies: 7
Views: 3070

for me, I find they only last about a year, but I do grind my teeth. I actually asked about getting a hawley retainer instead for that reason, but my ortho said he only uses those for when peoples teeth shift, and that I didn't need that kind. and I guess in my case they were afraid to use a bonded ...
by Maggie
Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Did you keep your braces?
Replies: 11
Views: 3335

LOL! I wasn't given the option of keeping them, but that's kind of cute! I like the idea of putting them on a skull! I probably would have put them on one of those wind-up teeth toys, but that idea is cuter!
by Maggie
Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Hawley retainer or permanent bonded retainer?
Replies: 15
Views: 9560

It's not uncommon for people to have both a bonded retainer and also a removable retainer for night-time wear. It's also true that our teeth will continue to move throughout our lifetime - whether or not we have had orthodontic treatment ! So for all of us who wish to keep our post-braces bite, we ...
by Maggie
Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do I really need molar bands?
Replies: 13
Views: 3965

I never had spacers or molar bands, just regular brackets placed on my back teeth --- no problems whatsoever. I have Damon's... and when I asked about spacers and bands, I was told that my ortho usually didn't give them to adults. Is there a reason why they don't usually give them to adults? I also...
by Maggie
Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Veneers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

Re: Veneers?

I had my 2nd-to-last adjustment today (yay! :banana: ) and my ortho told me that my top inscisors are "very small" in proportion to my other teeth (not the 2 front ones, but the ones next to the canines). He recommends I get my dentist to put veneers on them after the braces come off. I don't reall...
by Maggie
Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are braces losing their "nerd" status?
Replies: 7
Views: 1775

Are braces losing their "nerd" status?

I was just thinking about it. It seems so many children and teenagers have braces these days, it makes me wonder if braces are starting to lose their "nerd" status. One thing it also makes me wonder, is if all those people you see with perfectly straight teeth had braces. I think I read somewhere th...
by Maggie
Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: average age to start braces now age 10
Replies: 5
Views: 14620

average age to start braces now age 10

I was doing some research, and I've read that now the average age for braces is age 10. I actually had my first round of braces when I was 10, and I remember I was the only one with braces until I was around 12. I ended up needing braces again as an adult because I was late erupting teeth, and some ...
by Maggie
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:54 am
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: braces in the news?
Replies: 4
Views: 6747

braces in the news?

just out of curiousity, did anyone see that thing on TV where they said it might be worth skipping braces for kids? I was just curious what that was all about because I missed it.
by Maggie
Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:04 pm
Forum: Archive: Ask the Doc
Topic: elastics
Replies: 1
Views: 753

elastics

Do most people wear elastics at some point during their treatment?
by Maggie
Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rude photographer!
Replies: 12
Views: 2232

Re: Rude photographer!

I've been mostly pleasantly surprised by people's reactions (or lack thereof) to my braces over the past year, but I need to vent about an experience I just had! I was being photographed for an article about my work, and when I was speaking to the creative director by phone to set up the photograph...
by Maggie
Sat Sep 17, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: Archive: Ask the Doc
Topic: retainer check-ups
Replies: 8
Views: 3960

retainer check-ups

Once the braces are removed, how often do you need to go for retainer check-ups? Do people with bonded retainers need to follow up with an orthodontist indefinitly?
by Maggie
Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: Archive: Ask the Doc
Topic: chipping teeth
Replies: 0
Views: 783

chipping teeth

I have braces and two of my teeth have chipped and I now have what I guess you would call bonding on those two teeth. My dentist has told me on a few occasions that I have very weak teeth. I guess my question is, is there anything I can do to prevent further chipping of my teeth? Even though my teet...
by Maggie
Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: Expander (hyrax) questions!!
Replies: 13
Views: 17466

Another thing that might help your daughter, Lorlind. Yes she will speak funny while getting used to it, but it will give her something to show others, as to why she is speaking funny. Sort of a show and tell... Hopefully she can use it to her advantage. Another thing to keep in mind, is while in t...
by Maggie
Sun Jan 30, 2005 1:14 am
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: Elastics
Replies: 17
Views: 17177

Re: Elastics

He seemed to be handling it all very well at first, even though I could tell his teeth were sore. When school started however, that was a different story. He all but stopped wearing his elastics altogether. He has never once worn them to school, and usually only wears them for a few days before he'...
by Maggie
Sun Dec 12, 2004 7:49 am
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: Any tips/experiences about headgear?
Replies: 15
Views: 24060

alright, as a college student i'm gonna be frank..I have a headgear because I have a crooked jaw..if your kid needs a HG, do it before college and dating..as a 20 year old model/actress its tough in college..I honestly hardy ever wear the damn thing cuz my roommates are such sweetheart...as a child....