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by retainergirl4life
Tue May 17, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainer Cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 9990

Re: Retainer Cleaning

I actually wash my hawley retainers with dawn dish soap. My ortho suggested it and it works great for me. It sounds strange, but if you think of it, you wash your spoons and forks with it to get all the food and germs off of them. As long as you rinse them well afterwards they stay really clean by d...
by retainergirl4life
Tue May 17, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: retainer help
Replies: 3
Views: 2315

Re: retainer help

From my experience, this is okay...just make sure to wear them as much as possible and it should start to fit better. If that doesn't work after a month definitely call your ortho. I have had 4 sets of retainers and some have fit better than others. My newest retainers fit perfectly and when I was h...
by retainergirl4life
Tue May 17, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Can Hawley retainers be loosened up?
Replies: 3
Views: 1341

Re: Can Hawley retainers be loosened up?

I would think they can be loosened, but after you wear them as much as possible for a week you should have no more pain. I wear my hawleys 24/7 and when they get tightened t they hurt for a bit but with no time at all, you should be all good:)
by retainergirl4life
Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Active Hawley Retainer
Replies: 0
Views: 2103

Active Hawley Retainer

Hello! I am new to this board and have really injoyed reading everyone's posts :D Here is my story: I first got braces when I was 11yrs old. I was so excited! I had 4 teeth pulled before my braces were put on. I had so much fun choosing the colors for my tightenings. About 6 months before my braces ...