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by Marigold
Fri May 30, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Tooth is shifting out of alignment
Replies: 1
Views: 645

Tooth is shifting out of alignment

I have a front bottom tooth that is rotating slightly and I can feel the edge stick out. Has anyone had teeth move after debracing, and what did your ortho do about it? I only have to wear my Essix retainer 1/2 days now but I'm wondering if I should go back to full time. I dread calling my ortho abo...
by Marigold
Sat May 17, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: So hard to talk with retainer in
Replies: 9
Views: 16667

Re: So hard to talk with retainer in

Talking has gotten a little easier since I first posted. I only have to wear it at night now. Very happy for that!
by Marigold
Sat May 17, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Annual Report
Replies: 5
Views: 1454

Re: Annual Report

That's great to hear! My teeth and gums have never been healthier either. Aside from the healthier alignment, I think we just tend to take better care of our teeth since we've invested so much time and money into them.
by Marigold
Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bone/gum loss with braces?
Replies: 5
Views: 1925

Re: Bone/gum loss with braces?

Interesting. I have veneers on both of my upper laterals and the gums around them have been red for awhile now. The braces came off in December and the redness persists. I never had this issue pre-braces. I've been wondering if teeth movement might have caused recession there. I have a dentist appoi...
by Marigold
Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: So hard to talk with retainer in
Replies: 9
Views: 16667

Re: So hard to talk with retainer in

Essix! Thank you. I'm tempted to trim the edge behind my front teeth just a tad so it's not interfering with my tongue.
by Marigold
Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: So hard to talk with retainer in
Replies: 9
Views: 16667

So hard to talk with retainer in

After 2 years and 11 months, and adjustments down to the final days, I was finally debraced on Dec. 16th! :singing: I have the clear retainer that looks like whitening trays. What are these called? My ortho tells me nothing. :? For the first 4 days it rubbed against the base of my tongue and was ver...
by Marigold
Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ortho still tweaking teeth the week of debracing?
Replies: 1
Views: 760

Ortho still tweaking teeth the week of debracing?

Wow, what a crazy month. After a recheck at Thanksgiving, I was all set for debracing on Dec. 3rd. Went in so excited, even wore a new outfit. My ortho took one look and said he didn't like the way my front tooth was leaning. He rescheduled debracing for Dec. 16th so he could bend the wire. He told ...
by Marigold
Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My ortho says it's an illusion. Opinions?
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: My ortho says it's an illusion. Opinions?

Hey fellow Michigander! I'm glad someone else sees it. I don't know how my ortho can't see it. He's a nice guy, just not very good at explaining what he's doing. I wish he'd just say "your teeth aren't moving like I want them to" ...or something! Good to know about the triangle elastics. I do feel l...
by Marigold
Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My ortho says it's an illusion. Opinions?
Replies: 2
Views: 573

My ortho says it's an illusion. Opinions?

When I look down at my lower teeth, the arch seems to slant to the right. I told my ortho about it 4 months ago and he said that was impossible and that my teeth must be creating that illusion. I don't think it's an illusion because my lower canine rubs into my upper canine on this side. On the oppo...
by Marigold
Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can a retainer close spaces?
Replies: 6
Views: 3095

Re: Can a retainer close spaces?

Ohhh! I get what you mean now. I was thinking a gap between the teeth, but you mean a space where the two arches don't quite fit together? I have this too. My ortho said it was just the difference in my teeth, but I'm starting to have some doubts about that. I'm going to start my own thread about it...
by Marigold
Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can a retainer close spaces?
Replies: 6
Views: 3095

Re: Can a retainer close spaces?

I have the same exact problem with a debrace date of Dec. 3rd. The ortho did IPR on one of my front lower teeth and now the gap between the teeth will not close up. The powerchain hasn't budged them one bit, and I'm worried my debrace date will be pushed back. I'm interested in the idea that a retai...
by Marigold
Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can someone explain power chains to me?
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: Can someone explain power chains to me?

Thank you! 2 years and 9 months in braces and I still don't know how they work. :D
by Marigold
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can someone explain power chains to me?
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Can someone explain power chains to me?

I've had a power chain since practically the beginning of treatment on either the uppers or lowers. I always thought the purpose was to keep the teeth evenly spaced so the elastics wouldn't create gaps. Was I wrong? I have a tiny gap between my front lower teeth where the ortho did IPR a few months ...
by Marigold
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it OK to settle for less than perfect?
Replies: 39
Views: 3808

Re: Is it OK to settle for less than perfect?

Right on, Anna and starfish88! Who wants teeth so perfect they look fake? :thumbsup:
by Marigold
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 days to go...what do you think?
Replies: 21
Views: 1284

Re: 6 days to go...what do you think?

Looks perfect to me. Congrats on beautiful results!