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by loz876
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Gap reappeared days after braces removed
Replies: 4
Views: 3866

Re: Gap reappeared days after braces removed

I'm surprised you are only wearing your retainers at night. Usually orthos have you wear them 24/7 for 6-12 months after debracing. The fact that the gap closes when you are wearing your retainer and opens when you are not suggests that you need to wear your retainer more. I'd call the ortho and le...
by loz876
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Gap reappeared days after braces removed
Replies: 4
Views: 3866

Gap reappeared days after braces removed

I had my braces off last Thursday (20-01-11) and was given clear essix retainers. I've been wearing them as instructed, every night. But tonight I noticed my extraction gap had come a little open (I've attached a photo - the gap is on the left between 2 molars). When I take my retainers out in the m...
by loz876
Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: January Debrace Club
Replies: 5
Views: 1845

Re: January Debrace Club

ALL GONE :D Can still feel glue on them though! :( Felt so weird after, and having them taken off was actually pretty painful!
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by loz876
Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can a few hours without elastics make a difference?
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Re: Can a few hours without elastics make a difference?

I posted a similar question about a week ago. I was wearing my elastics most of the time except when eating, brushing & flossing which for me was a significant part of the day when I included bfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, etc. I'd wake in the AM feeling a tightness to my teeth (a sign that some shi...
by loz876
Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can a few hours without elastics make a difference?
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Can a few hours without elastics make a difference?

I wear L-shaped elastics going from my top right canine, to my top right molar, down to my bottom right molar, to shut an extraction gap. The gap is pretty much shut and there's about half a mm left (debond next time :D). I wear them religiously (and actually double them up for twice the power!) to ...
by loz876
Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Length of treatment quoted and actual treatment length
Replies: 41
Views: 11671

Re: Length of treatment quoted and actual treatment length

My initial prediction was 18 months... it's been 29 :( debrace next month though :D
by loz876
Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: January Debrace Club
Replies: 5
Views: 1845

I'll join in... 20th January!! :D
Although my ortho said it'll only happen if everything is in order and my gap is closed. Wearing elastics religiously now!!
by loz876
Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what's the cost of your braces?
Replies: 575
Views: 112030

1.Where are you located? UK
2. How much are you paying for your braces? Free, covered by the NHS as I'm under 19 :)
3. What kind of braces do you have? Metal
4. What is your estimated time in braces? 18 months (had them 28 months, will have them off in January!!)
by loz876
Sat May 29, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics whilst eating, and bite turbos?
Replies: 6
Views: 2359

Elastics whilst eating, and bite turbos?

I have two issues/questions here. First of all, I got elastics at the orthodontist just over 2 weeks ago. I asked him "do I take them out when I eat" and he said "ooh no, just when you clean your teeth". However, if I attempt to eat with them in, they just come unhooked, or snap altogether. Can I ge...
by loz876
Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pain after extraction - teeth next to site?
Replies: 7
Views: 1986

Something like that, unfortunately :( the last time I asked when they'd be off, which was around Christmas, he told me Easter time.
by loz876
Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pain after extraction - teeth next to site?
Replies: 7
Views: 1986

Well that was the original plan a few years ago, the prediction my regular dentist had made, and in fact yesterday he told me he'd rather had taken the tooth out before (originally I was to have 4 - the same tooth on each side, top and bottom). But I went to the orthodontist and this was lowered to ...
by loz876
Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pain after extraction - teeth next to site?
Replies: 7
Views: 1986

Oh and I forgot to say... during the extraction, obviously since I was numbed, where he was pulling didn't hurt... but I could feel it on the other side of my mouth. It felt like he was about to yank my braces off, even though the tooth he was pulling o wasn't attatched to the brace!
by loz876
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pain after extraction - teeth next to site?
Replies: 7
Views: 1986

Pain after extraction - teeth next to site?

I had an extraction yesterday (28-04-10) and since it was a baby tooth it went fine. However now the two teeth in front of it (the tooth was a molar) i.e. the premolar and canine hurt... is this normal? Yesterday the premolar felt almost wobbly... even though this is an adult tooth. Is this normal?
by loz876
Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:39 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Mouthwash that doesn't stain ligs?
Replies: 1
Views: 2006

Boots Experts brand actually have an orthodontic range, including and orthodontic mouthwash. I'm not sure whether they are any different to their usual stuff though. I use Original Listerine because I don't like minty stuff as I find it's too sticky. Listerine is also very strong and if you leave it...
by loz876
Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: NHS - Appointment changes?
Replies: 0
Views: 858

NHS - Appointment changes?

I am extremely annoyed at the cnages to my appointments. Not my orthodontist, but my regular dentist. My orthodontist referred me to my dentist to have an extraction - they gave me a letter to send in the post. I actually took it in person on the same day to my dentist. A month later, they still had...