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by luchababe
Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How do you clean your retainer?
Replies: 19
Views: 6960

Re: How do you clean your retainer?

In case anyone reads this post, I tried the 1/2 and 1/2 white vinegar and warm water idea and it worked pretty good. It loosened the plaque so I could gentle rub it off with my finger. A few more soaks and it should be quite clean.
by luchababe
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How do you clean your retainer?
Replies: 19
Views: 6960

How do you clean your retainer?

I've noticed plaque build up on a few spots on my removable retainer. After some Googling it seems soaking it in a 1/2 and 1/2 solution of water and vinegar is most common. I was told to NOT use a toothbrush to clean it since it might scratch it and those scratches will gather bacteria which will st...
by luchababe
Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My retainer is making me dry heave
Replies: 6
Views: 3928

Re: My retainer is making me dry heave

Not really. I can't hold a long conversation without a gag coming up. I just deal with that. But I only have to wear it 24/7 for another 3 weeks, then it's night only. And as long as I don't talk in my sleep, things should be ok then. :wink:
by luchababe
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Another braces story
Replies: 189
Views: 71713

Re: Another braces story

Dee17: I grew up in London! Small world... If you go back a few pages in my thread, 1 or 2, you'll find photos I took the day I got them off. I still check the comparison to help me believe it's real.
by luchababe
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: They are off!
Replies: 32
Views: 6072

Re: They are off!

Thanks everyone! I appreciate you letting me show off. You'll all show off one day too once you get your braces off! (If you have them on now :wink: )
by luchababe
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Another braces story
Replies: 189
Views: 71713

Re: Another braces story

Had a quickie with the ortho this morning. No, no that. I went and he shaved off about 1/8 of an inch of the plastic that sits at the back of my mouth. What a difference! I don't gag when I talk anymore! Phew! So if you're getting your retainer, don't be afraid to ask your doctor to tweak it until i...
by luchababe
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My retainer is making me dry heave
Replies: 6
Views: 3928

My retainer is making me dry heave

I just got back from getting my retainer. It's making me gag! This pic isn't of mine, but it's the same style. http://leighyoung.com/extras/Teeth/Hawley-Retainer.jpg The arrows point to where I think the gag point are. They're hitting my tongue when I talk and I dry heave. Does anyone watch It's Alw...
by luchababe
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Another braces story
Replies: 189
Views: 71713

Re: Another braces story

Thanks for the compliments everyone! I'm still hovering in the bliss of having them off, eating everything I can because it's fun again. That's probably bad... Anyway, I just got back from getting my retainer. It's making me gag! This pic isn't of mine, but it's the same style. http://leighyoung.com...
by luchababe
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ellebraced is getting braced- PICS !!!!!
Replies: 175
Views: 46007

Re: Ellebraced is getting braced- PICS !!!!!

I thought my first meals without braces would matter, but really it's just the act of eating ANYTHING is a celebration! I really appreciate your honesty about hating your braces. I hated mine too, but kept telling myself it's for good cause, it's not so bad, some days were better than others, but re...
by luchababe
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ellebraced is getting braced- PICS !!!!!
Replies: 175
Views: 46007

Re: Ellebraced is getting braced- PICS !!!!!

Hey! Writing up my debracing story made me think of you. I didn't realize you got yours off a few weeks ago. Congrats! The forum here didn't feel like telling me you updated your thread. I see where you're coming from with the imperfections thing. Mine aren't perfect at the end but that's find. They...
by luchababe
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Another braces story
Replies: 189
Views: 71713

Re: Another braces story

So first full day without braces. I've enjoyed liquorice and popcorn and a giant cup of coffee without worrying about staining around my brackets. I'm suffering from "Where does my jaw go again?". Having been in some form of elastics for well over a year, if I think about it, I can't decide where my...
by luchababe
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My braces are off!
Replies: 17
Views: 2111

Re: My braces are off!

Thanks everyone! vegathestar : He wanted to pull some teeth, but it was up to me so I said no thanks. He got my teeth 99% perfect, 100% would have meant losing teeth and who knows how much longer in braces. So no thanks! I can live with what I've got! curious19 : I would think only in extreme cases ...
by luchababe
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My braces are off!
Replies: 17
Views: 2111

My braces are off!

I posted this in another forum thinking it was this one, so since I'm excited I'm posting it here too. MY BRACES ARE OFF! THEY ARE OFF!! http://leighyoung.com/extras/Teeth/final-teeth.jpg By 12:15 pm today, they were OFF. Phew! I didn't want to hope too much in case someone's mind was changed but th...
by luchababe
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: They are off!
Replies: 32
Views: 6072

They are off!

THEY ARE OFF!! http://leighyoung.com/extras/Teeth/final-teeth.jpg By 12:15 pm today, they were OFF. Phew! I didn't want to hope too much in case someone's mind was changed but they came off! Pretty painless and quick. And I didn't throw up when they too the mould of my upper teeth! So that's a HUGE...
by luchababe
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Another braces story
Replies: 189
Views: 71713

Re: Another braces story

THEY ARE OFF!! http://leighyoung.com/extras/Teeth/final-teeth.jpg By 12:15 pm today, they were OFF. Phew! I didn't want to hope too much in case someone's mind was changed but they came off! Pretty painless and quick. And I didn't throw up when they too the mould of my upper teeth! So that's a HUGE...