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by plugnickel69
Sun May 15, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Permanent retainer broke(HELP ASAP)
Replies: 1
Views: 1109

Re: Permanent retainer broke(HELP ASAP)

You could tie them together with dental floss until you get to the ortho.
by plugnickel69
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Should I at 58
Replies: 28
Views: 1905

Re: Should I at 58

The anxiety from the anticipation is really the most difficult part. No one else cares, and you'll get excited once you start seeing results. That could happen pretty fast.
by plugnickel69
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Should I at 58
Replies: 28
Views: 1905

Re: Should I at 58

Don't let your age be a barrier. I did it at age 64. Good luck!
by plugnickel69
Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Pain with essix retainer after fixed retainer rebonded
Replies: 1
Views: 766

Re: Pain with essix retainer after fixed retainer rebonded

Yes, you may need to get the Essix remade or possibly adjusted. Call your ortho. When that happened to me my ortho told me to stop wearing the Essix for a week before coming in to make a new one.
by plugnickel69
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Top Permanent Retainer
Replies: 1
Views: 902

Re: Top Permanent Retainer

I have 6 bonded on top, 8 on the bottom. Sometimes they just do the 2 top incisors if you have had a gap.
by plugnickel69
Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Waiting for Hawley Retainer
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: Waiting for Hawley Retainer

It's much safer with permanent retainers top and bottom! Why take a chance after going through this twice?
by plugnickel69
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: So frustrating...no one notices!
Replies: 9
Views: 1579

Re: So frustrating...no one notices!

Just because people don't say anything doesn't mean they don't notice -- either when you get them on or get them off.
by plugnickel69
Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Help! Brushing teeth and fixed & essix retainers
Replies: 4
Views: 2538

Re: Help! Brushing teeth and fixed & essix retainers

I have the same setup, upper and lower fixed, and upper Essix. Was never told to brush Essix only once a day. When I was wearing fulltime, which was only for two or three weeks, I always brushed the Essix and my teeth after I ate. Couldn't imagine doing otherwise.
by plugnickel69
Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Taking retainer out while attending a wedding
Replies: 7
Views: 1696

Re: Taking retainer out while attending a wedding

[quote=I was estimating time out of retainers :) - glad to hear it shouldn't make a difference. After reading through quite a few posts under this section, I am thinking of asking for a bonded retainer along with my removable, so I think that should help too.[/quote] I am a fan of bonded retainers a...
by plugnickel69
Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Braces are off
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Re: Braces are off

Definite no to the tea. Congrats on completing your active treatment. Hope you're happy with the results.
by plugnickel69
Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces and Crowns
Replies: 7
Views: 843

Re: Braces and Crowns

Had brackets placed on two lower crowned premolars. When each came off after a few weeks, they sand-blasted, re-attached, and the brackets stayed on for the duration without any further problem. No damage to the crowns.
by plugnickel69
Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: In Ovation C New Patient :D
Replies: 27
Views: 2650

Re: In Ovation C New Patient :D

You certainly have reason to smile. You have a beautiful result!
by plugnickel69
Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: anybody ever feel like they should be feeling more pain?
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: anybody ever feel like they should be feeling more pain?

I had no pain except when I'd bite my cheek. I did have discomfort chewing the first couple of weeks, but other than that no pain, even with elastics.
by plugnickel69
Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Molar build ups / turbos / bite plates
Replies: 13
Views: 2192

Re: Molar build ups / turbos / bite plates

It's all in how you ask the question. Make the query about you, not about them. Share your concerns and fears. A good ortho will work with you, not take offense. By the way, fifty-some years ago when I had my first orthodontic experience, it seemed like almost everyone had a bite plate; they didn't ...