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by dizzyintechnicolor
Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Is there space between your retainers and teeth?
Replies: 1
Views: 4296

Not so much on the bottom, but with my top retainer I have the same problem. It fits pretty snug and comfortably, but not all the way up to the teeth. My brother also has retainers and he has it with his bottom teeth like you do. I'm assuming this is normal since the orthodontist didn't say anything...
by dizzyintechnicolor
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Essix retainer
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

You will have a lisp with it and it is a little noticeable, but the key is to wear it all the time. If you wear it all the time it gets easier to talk in. I've had mine since last Thursday and although it's easier to talk in, I still have a lisp. I don't think it will ever go away completely for me ...
by dizzyintechnicolor
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Will my Retainer make my bite off on the first day?
Replies: 9
Views: 14459

Its only when I have these stupid things in that I can't close em'! Ahhh, I eat very slowly now. Lol. I also am going to continue taking it out for the hour I have to be in church. My teeth haven't shifted at all, so I'm happy about that. It's really good to talk with you since you know what I'm goi...
by dizzyintechnicolor
Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Will my Retainer make my bite off on the first day?
Replies: 9
Views: 14459

I went, she said the plastic won't ever allow me to close my teeth completely which I had kind of thought. What bothers me is at night I clinch down and my teeth are sore in the morning. OUCHIES!

Glad you're feeling better though! :)
by dizzyintechnicolor
Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: July Debrace Club
Replies: 24
Views: 4585

I got mine off on July 13th at 10:30am. I was so scared but it went surprisingly well for me. The only thing was, when she first starting popping them off it scared me and I was gasping really loud. I'm pretty sure the other 2 patients thought I was crazy. LOL I was also really worried about puking ...
by dizzyintechnicolor
Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: teeth whitening?
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

I was worried I'd have little squares when I got them off and then I look at them and their quite a bit more white then I thought. I'm kind of scared to get my teeth whitened, so I'll just go with my natural shade. It's not BRIGHT white, but it's a dull white. :D
by dizzyintechnicolor
Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: River's Naked Teeth
Replies: 7
Views: 3509

Congrats! Your teeth look amazing!
by dizzyintechnicolor
Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I Can't Close My Mouth! AHHH!
Replies: 4
Views: 12696

Sadpanda, I had horribly croaked teeth and a combination of a crossbite/openbite. I was never really discouraged about how long I had to be in them because at the time I was very young and braces really didn't bother me. I was told by my orthodontist that in order to fix my openbite I would need to ...
by dizzyintechnicolor
Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I Can't Close My Mouth! AHHH!
Replies: 4
Views: 12696

Thanks so much for your input! I guess I'm glad I'm not the only one with the biting issue with it. I'm going to bring up the Hawley retainer next time I go. I know it'll be expensive but I think it's worth the expensive to be a little more comfortable in these, after all we'll be wearing them for a...
by dizzyintechnicolor
Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: First meal after braces
Replies: 28
Views: 11694

My first meal was mashed potatoes from Popeye's. LMAO. I wanted it to be corn nuts for some reason, but my teeth were too sore for something that crunchy.
by dizzyintechnicolor
Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I Can't Close My Mouth! AHHH!
Replies: 4
Views: 12696

I Can't Close My Mouth! AHHH!

So, last Tuesday I had the pleasure of getting my braces off after 8 years of wear. WOW, my teeth looked huge after they were off. :O My impressions were taken and I was set up to pick them up Thursday. Thursday came and then the magic stopped happening. I was given these clear retainers and didn't ...
by dizzyintechnicolor
Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: WHY....
Replies: 7
Views: 3029

I'm wearing the clear kind. I can't eat or drink anything except water while their in. I don't see what the harm of diet coke would be, besides getting caught in there and they all you would have to do is rinse them out. Since the retainers won't allow my mouth to close completely my mouth get's so ...
by dizzyintechnicolor
Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Really worried :-( Front teeth feel wobbly
Replies: 13
Views: 19637

I just got my braces off last Tuesday and I was concerned about this as well. My front teeth felt loose a bit so I had called my orthodontist to find out if it was normal. She said that it's common for the teeth to be a little loose but it will go away over time.
by dizzyintechnicolor
Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: am I the only person who can't speak clearly with retainers
Replies: 5
Views: 2185

The first day no one could understand me, but after a few days it got better. It doesn't look like the lisp is going away for me though. The thing that bugs me the most is when I talk sometimes, I'll get spit bubbles coming out of the top retainer. UGH. -_-
by dizzyintechnicolor
Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Will my Retainer make my bite off on the first day?
Replies: 9
Views: 14459

Hey there, Sorry to hear about your pain. I'm in a similar situation as you are now. My braces were removed last week (Jul 13) after 8 years of wear. I was given a clear retainer and was told to wear it night and day for the next 6 months. The first day of wearing it was horrible. It was so painful ...