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by drgnchsr36
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How often do you clean your hawley retainers?
Replies: 4
Views: 6703

How often do you clean your hawley retainers?

Just curious, how often do you clean your hawley retainers? Do you clean them every day? Every week? I use Retainer Brite, but I'm not sure how often is too often...

Thanks!
by drgnchsr36
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Deep bite
Replies: 8
Views: 1963

Re: Deep bite

I had braces, elastics, and the build ups on my molars to deal with my deep bite.
by drgnchsr36
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Deep bite (not overjet) relapse prevention
Replies: 2
Views: 1807

Re: Deep bite (not overjet) relapse prevention

I’ve had my braces off for some time now after dealing with a deep bite. I’m relatively good at wearing my retainers or my night guard and have had no issues with any relapse. I think you just have to be good about wearing your retainers after braces and you’ll be fine.
by drgnchsr36
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Biting the back of your cheek with retainers?
Replies: 2
Views: 1089

Re: Biting the back of your cheek with retainers?

Thanks! I did ...ended up getting a mouth guard. I’ll probably go back and forth between that and my hawley retainer
by drgnchsr36
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Biting the back of your cheek with retainers?
Replies: 2
Views: 1089

Biting the back of your cheek with retainers?

I seem to have this issue while wearing the retainers of biting the back of my cheek at night. It's becoming a common occurrence and it's annoying me. Plus, I heard it could cause oral cancer if I continue doing it. I'm thinking of seeing my ortho again and asking about it. Maybe I should just wear ...
by drgnchsr36
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bruxism With Retainers
Replies: 9
Views: 6422

Re: Bruxism With Retainers

Interesting. I find that I clench my teeth more with retainers, but I can't really grind my teeth with the hawley retainers.
by drgnchsr36
Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Biting the back of my mouth...
Replies: 0
Views: 1121

Biting the back of my mouth...

Braces have been off for ages now, been wearing the retainers, but lately I've been biting the back of my mouth on my right side. I'm wondering if I need to get my retainers adjusted. anyone else have this issue?
by drgnchsr36
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Snack or die!
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Re: Snack or die!

Yeah, I had that issue. Just try and make sure you're getting enough to eat. Also, I drank a bit of ensure to get some extra calories.
by drgnchsr36
Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainers and jaw pain
Replies: 2
Views: 9701

Re: Retainers and jaw pain

Yea, I think it's due to that and grinding...and a bit of holiday stress. Pain is gone, so I'll wear them again.
by drgnchsr36
Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainers and jaw pain
Replies: 2
Views: 9701

Retainers and jaw pain

I admit, I go through times where I hadn't worn my retainers and I started to wear them again and got a bit of jaw pain on both left/right side (bottom teeth) .. it's a bit throbbing, that went up to an earache and a headache. I was curious if retainers can cause this after not wearing them for some...
by drgnchsr36
Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: bottom braces: [Metal] vs [ceramic with molar buildups]
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: bottom braces: [Metal] vs [ceramic with molar buildups]

If those are the two choices, I'd choose metal. I didn't have a choice, I had to have metal (but I did have ceramic on the top) - I had a deep bite and my ortho stated that ceramic was more "breakable?" .. and I also got the molar buildups. I HATED IT! But, you do get used to it -- but I was very ve...
by drgnchsr36
Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does your insurance cover adult orthodontics? How much?
Replies: 29
Views: 13660

Re: Does your insurance cover adult orthodontics? How much?

Insurance covered $1500, then used FSA to help pay for the rest (almost 7k). Wow... our FSA has a yearly max of $2500... which I plan to max out next year. But between visits to the chiropractor, the dentist, and (occasionally) the doctor, I won't have the whole amount to be reimbursed for braces. ...
by drgnchsr36
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does your insurance cover adult orthodontics? How much?
Replies: 29
Views: 13660

Re: Does your insurance cover adult orthodontics? How much?

Insurance covered $1500, then used FSA to help pay for the rest (almost 7k).
by drgnchsr36
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Hawley retainers are 'outdated'?!
Replies: 11
Views: 2815

Re: Hawley retainers are 'outdated'?!

Essix and Hawleys each have their place. Essix do a better job securing tooth rotation; Hawleys tooth position. Hawleys can maintain arch expansion if you've had either appliances or surgery to accomplish this; Essix cannot. Essix retainers are easy, cheap, and quick to make (most orthos can do the...
by drgnchsr36
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic braces on top, metal on bottom. Is this the norm?
Replies: 23
Views: 4187

Re: Ceramic braces on top, metal on bottom. Is this the norm

I had the same. I couldn't get ceramic on the bottom since my ortho stated they're more brittle.. I had a deep bite, so there was more of a chance of the bottom brackets coming off with my bite. I was happy with the top ceramics though. Not a lot of ppl. noticed my braces unless they were up close.