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by felicia
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Whitening
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

Re: Whitening

I did the AQUAFRESH WHITE TRAYS. I am very happy with the results. Why pay hundreds of dollars when 29.99 gives amazing results?
by felicia
Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Whitening
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

Re: Whitening

Dr. Rick once posted that it's recommended to wait 2 weeks before you do any whitening treatment.
by felicia
Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded Retainer -- how many teeth does it cover
Replies: 3
Views: 2296

Re: Bonded Retainer -- how many teeth does it cover

my ortho tried to put it on my upper 6, but he took it off immediately because my lower teeth kept hitting the upper bonded retainer. I remember that at one point before debanding, him mentioning to the assistant that he is considering putting a bonded retainer only on my upper two. I believe anythi...
by felicia
Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: permanent retainer came off, and i did not notice
Replies: 4
Views: 6071

Re: permanent retainer came off, and i did not notice

I went in yesterday to get my new essix retainer. To my surprise, my ortho told me that i will be using it only as a testing device, meaning that i only have to put it in once a week, or once every 2 weeks to test if i feel tightness in any of my teeth. (Tightness = the glue detached from the tooth)...
by felicia
Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: permanent retainer came off, and i did not notice
Replies: 4
Views: 6071

Re: permanent retainer came off, and i did not notice

I went to see my ortho today, he wasn't there. The assistant re-glued the problem tooth, and added some glue to the other teeth also. She also took impressions for another essix retainer, because after all the adjustments I've been through in the last couple of days, the old retainer did not fit any...
by felicia
Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: permanent retainer came off, and i did not notice
Replies: 4
Views: 6071

Re: permanent retainer came off, and i did not notice

i am not very happy. i went to my ortho, he said it's my fault that the retainer became unglued, because of my flossing. He says i am not supposed to try and floss under the glue. I only tried because the glue did not feel right on the edges. If i wouldn't have tried to run the floss under the retai...
by felicia
Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: permanent retainer came off, and i did not notice
Replies: 4
Views: 6071

permanent retainer came off, and i did not notice

I have my permanent retainer on my front lower 6, for about 3 months now, and about a week ago while flossing, for the first time I tried to run the floss under the glue (bonding material) to see if the glue is still holding, and to my surprise, I noticed that my floss could run under 4 teeth. I was...
by felicia
Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: start of a crack in my essix
Replies: 1
Views: 1674

start of a crack in my essix

I recently noticed the start of a crack and a dent in my upper essix retainer. It it in a very unusual place....on the outside surface of my canine. There is no way that could have happen during the night when sometimes I clench my jaw. I just cannot explain the crack. I certainly did not drop it, a...
by felicia
Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: essix retainers are painful!!
Replies: 3
Views: 10492

Re: essix retainers are painful!!

your retainer looks perfect to me.
my retainer does not cover my canines all the way to the gum either, and it feels just fine.
As long as your teeth are not moving and the soreness goes away in a week or so, I don't think you have a problem.
by felicia
Thu May 12, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: question on tooth movement after braces removed
Replies: 6
Views: 4776

Re: question on tooth movement after braces removed

UGHBRACES, you are right, one of my upper teeth relapsed and moved vertically, and yes, it might be more stable now due to the extra 6 months in braces. I do not have a permanent retainer on my upper arch though. I also had a lower canine that relapsed and started to rotate, and no adjustment that m...
by felicia
Wed May 11, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: question on tooth movement after braces removed
Replies: 6
Views: 4776

Re: question on tooth movement after braces removed

I had Hawley retainers, I hated them because they did not keep my teeth in place.
Now I have Essix retainers, and my teeth have not moved at all.
I advice everybody to get the essix retainers and then you won't have to worry about a thing.
by felicia
Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: April Debrace Club!
Replies: 12
Views: 3385

Re: April Debrace Club!

I got debraced 2 days ago. I have lower permanent retainer and also upper and lower essix retainers. I am supposed to go back in 8 weeks, until then I am supposed to wear them 24/7.
I love these retainers, I hope they will do their job.
by felicia
Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Permanent Retainers
Replies: 2
Views: 2091

Re: Permanent Retainers

i got debraced yesterday, and more than anything in the world i wanted the permanent retainers. unfortunately, they could only give me the lower one, they really tried to give me an upper one but my lower teeth kept hitting on the upper permanent retainer, and i had no bite because of it, so they ha...
by felicia
Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Help! Really upset..Broken permanent upper retainer
Replies: 3
Views: 3592

Re: Help! Really upset..Broken permanent upper retainer

I had Hawley retainers for about a month, I hated them, I really don't understand why they are so praised. They're bulky, speech is awful, I didn't have a bite, they did not keep my teeth where they were suppose to stay, not even after a few bents my ortho put in the wire. I had to be rebraced withi...
by felicia
Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Do essix retainers affect speach?
Replies: 4
Views: 2413

Re: Do essix retainers affect speach?

Thank you so much for your reply, LB and TumbleDryLow. It's a relief knowing that.