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by 1fifthmiles
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Spare Essix tight?
Replies: 6
Views: 2712

Re: Spare Essix tight?

I agree. You should get this right. I am due to visit my ortho (for the last time) in August. Coincidentally, I am also planning on asking her to make me a spare Essex. Just in case. I had a pretty complicated case and I will need to be diligent with retainer wear for life. I really don't want to b...
by 1fifthmiles
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: One tooth keeps moving!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2414

Re: One tooth keeps moving!!!

call your ortho to check!!
by 1fifthmiles
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: essix retainers are painful!!
Replies: 3
Views: 10430

Re: essix retainers are painful!!

i went to the ortho today.. and she said my upper retainer fits well. she said it hurts because it is trying to shift my teeth back to its original position. however i didnt have a chance to ask her about the gumline problem. i cant be sure that my teeth is moving to its original position cos' my te...
by 1fifthmiles
Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:42 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: essix retainers are painful!!
Replies: 3
Views: 10430

essix retainers are painful!!

hi i just got my upper retainers today. it was given by other dentist as my ortho wasnt around. i was supposed to get them last week, but they were too short for me. the dentist fit in for me and her hands were kinda shaky. after which she asked if its hurting my gums anywhere and i said no.. i thin...
by 1fifthmiles
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: retainer help
Replies: 3
Views: 2349

Re: retainer help

Is it normal for there to be saliva inside the essix retainer when you wear them? It sorts of irritates me and I have to take them out to remove the saliva every few mins. Also, I realized that one of my tooth shifted!!! But I wore my retainer for about 19 hours ytd. Btw I just got my retainers on w...
by 1fifthmiles
Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Questions!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1172

Questions!!!

I just got my braces removed on the 7 of June. After my dentist removed my braces, I bite down, and felt some pieces of stuff in my teeth. After which she cleaned my teeth and asked me to rinse my mouth. To my horror, after rinsing the water became brown!! What are those? Also the bits of stuff are ...
by 1fifthmiles
Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: slanted jaw?
Replies: 7
Views: 9457

Re: slanted jaw?

Ok, yes one side looks lower than the other, but are you sure it wasn't like that to begin with? We get so caught up with our teeth that sometimes we notice new things which were there all along but weren't as noticeable before our obsession with teeth. Comparing the top pic and bottom pic, the sam...
by 1fifthmiles
Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debanding soon, but concerned...
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Re: Debanding soon, but concerned...

hey, i had the same thing as you, just that my dentist used another method to correct my bite. urm, actually i think its natural to have gaps, if its too far away, you would have overbite. also, after the correction of overbite, one side of my upper set of teeth protudes, and i was telling my dentis...
by 1fifthmiles
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: slanted jaw?
Replies: 7
Views: 9457

slanted jaw?

hi, i was about the end of my treatment, and it was supposed to be taken out in dec, but i didnt cos my upper set of teeth seems to be protruding. http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n148/yufang100/problem.jpg however, my dentist said, whats most important is the bite. so she says this happened proba...
by 1fifthmiles
Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:48 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: spring retainer vs hawley retainer
Replies: 0
Views: 2523

spring retainer vs hawley retainer

hello whats the difference between spring retainer and hawley retainer?

on my bottom set of teeth. i used to have my teeth from canine to the another canine flared out. my dentist bend the wire, so my teeth is all now in a U shape.
so do you think ill get a spring retainer for that?
by 1fifthmiles
Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: debrace in a year only... but unhappy. HELP
Replies: 11
Views: 2100

thanks so much for all the replies.
should i also include a picture in the email?? and does anyone know whats wrong with my teeth? perhaps its normal?!
by 1fifthmiles
Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: debrace in a year only... but unhappy. HELP
Replies: 11
Views: 2100

im a awkward person so yeah.. its abit hard i am 14 years old btw... so.. is asking my sis help all right? or should i just call?
by 1fifthmiles
Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: debrace in a year only... but unhappy. HELP
Replies: 11
Views: 2100

its a private clinic. and the its always the receptionist answering the phones. my dentist has a packed schedule like 15 mins for each appointments. she doesnt a phone inside. and so i cant contact my orthodontist. plus she doesnt answer phone calls. AND ONE THING, she doesnt remember all her patien...
by 1fifthmiles
Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: debrace in a year only... but unhappy. HELP
Replies: 11
Views: 2100

debrace in a year only... but unhappy. HELP

hi, today when to the ortho, and i have forgot to mention to my ortho about my concern. cos she's normally busy with some stuff and when i enter, she would just ask me to sit and choose my colour so there isnt time for me to talk to her. so... while she's doing my teeth she told me that i can take m...
by 1fifthmiles
Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: canines touching
Replies: 0
Views: 1034

canines touching

hi, when i bite down, the tip/edge of my canine touches the other canine. previously it wasnt like this until my dentist gave me cass II elastics on both sides. what should i do?