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by Realizingadream
Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Very Dissatisfied
Replies: 5
Views: 2744

Re: Very Dissatisfied

Hello. I made a post in the "I may need braces" thread, that covers this. Please read it. After some dental work to bring my orthodontia around to good, I am very satisfied with my braces. The dentist and the orthodontist both did a very, very good job with a case that was not straightforward at all...
by Realizingadream
Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I may need rebracing!?
Replies: 7
Views: 2186

Re: I may need rebracing!?

Dear Faithful Readers. Ha ha just kidding. I truly should have put in a note before this amount of time had passed. I apologize. I started a new job and became very, very busy with all the effort involved. It was in a new to me career change job, after quite a bit of training, and was quite stressfu...
by Realizingadream
Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extractions to fix bite, after braces?
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Extractions to fix bite, after braces?

My dentist has made 2 models of my teeth, uppers and lowers, they are 3-D out of plaster or something. My dentist plans to do pretend surgery on the models. He's going to shave down the back teeth that are now too high--on the clay. Evidently the teeth are too high/too tall, because they used to be ...
by Realizingadream
Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extractions to fix bite, after braces?
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Extractions to fix bite, after braces?

My teeth fit well, meshed, in back prior to bracing; but after bracing, they've been a mismatched lot the whole time. I walk around slack jawed with my mouth a bit open, so's not to be putting pressure on those emperiled teeth in back. Ever since the braces came off, my bite has been wrong. I am so ...
by Realizingadream
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Extractions to fix bite, after braces?
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Extractions to fix bite, after braces?

I had braces for 2+ years, at age, let's say, really old (north of 50). Now, the braces are off, I am in the "wear the retainer full-time for 6 months" phase. I went to my dentist, sans braces, to get my teeth cleaned. He took modes of my teeth to built a bridge where I have a tooth missing on the l...
by Realizingadream
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I may need rebracing!?
Replies: 7
Views: 2186

Re: I may need rebracing!?

Dear Sunshine Ray:

Wear your retainers just as directed, until you get to your dentist.

Real
by Realizingadream
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I may need rebracing!?
Replies: 7
Views: 2186

Re: I may need rebracing!?

Hi TMJ Jill: My dentist uses "Damon" braces and I thought he had all the skills needed for that. All the ladies who work in his office have had braces from him, older ladies, in their 40's and up, and I guess they're satisfied. When I interviewed orthodontists, I chose him, for various reasons, incl...
by Realizingadream
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Very Dissatisfied
Replies: 5
Views: 2744

Re: Very Dissatisfied

I'm not satisfied with my teeth after braces, either. My dentist is going to talk to the orthodontist. The teeth look okay, actually. But in back, the molars don't mesh well, and the dentist says I will be losing at least 2 teeth once they take the brunt of chewing, instead of sharing the load, beca...
by Realizingadream
Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Possible need for rebracing. Help! Comments?
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Possible need for rebracing. Help! Comments?

Hi everyone. I posted this in the "post braces, naked tooth" area, but thought I'd put it here, too, since it involves possible (gulp) rebracing. I am so angry. Here's what I posted over there a few minutes ago: Hi. I got my braces off, 2 months ago. Since then, I've been wearing my Essix retainer u...
by Realizingadream
Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I may need rebracing!?
Replies: 7
Views: 2186

I may need rebracing!?

Hi. I got my braces off, 2 months ago. :lol: Since then, I've been wearing my Essix retainer up top, 24/7. I've been wearing the Hawley on the bottom, at night, as instructed, but also quite a bit during the day when I'm on the computer (at work) and not interacting in person. On my orthodontist's i...
by Realizingadream
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hello.....Invu or Clarity? 40 too old?
Replies: 23
Views: 2751

Re: Hello.....Invu or Clarity? 40 too old?

Hi. I was, um, past my 50s when I signed the contract for the braces. A week later I found out I was losing my job. No orthodontic treatment had started yet, so I could have backed out, and I'm sure my orthodontist would have been fine with it. But I was determined. I figured, I want braces, I'll ge...
by Realizingadream
Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Snuff and Invisalign?
Replies: 3
Views: 2335

Re: Snuff and Invisalign?

My uncle chewed "snoose" he called it. He would spit it out the front window of our car as we barreled along, and it would come straight back in the back window and hit me in the face. :FeelSick: I was about 8 years old, I suppose. He was actually my great uncle but he wasn't so great.... :FeelSick:...
by Realizingadream
Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My teeth are dynamic!
Replies: 1
Views: 698

My teeth are dynamic!

When I got my braces off and was moving into retainers, my orthodontist told me that my teeth are very prone to relapse into their old, bad positions. He said my teeth were "very dynamic." He said this while instructing me to wear my retainer 24/7 for now. Dynamic teeth, y'all. Somehow, that makes m...
by Realizingadream
Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How Hot to Melt an Essix
Replies: 3
Views: 1946

Re: How Hot to Melt an Essix

Ew. They never warned me about leaving them in a hot car! Fortunately, it isn't usually too warm where I live, but yah. I usually have my retainers in my mouth, with the cute holder thing in my handbag; I guess I'll remember not to leave these expensive thingamabobs in the car, eh?

Real.
by Realizingadream
Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How many retainer check ups can I expect?
Replies: 2
Views: 1302

Re: How many retainer check ups can I expect?

I just got my braces off 6 weeks ago. I have my first recheck (to check the retainers, I guess) in 2 weeks. I didn't know I would have to keep seeing my orthodontist forever. I did not know. I thought braces on, braces off, boom, done. Not so. I am considering updating my facebook status to "in a re...