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by cblackbraces
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth feel rough after getting braces off
Replies: 6
Views: 12826

Re: Teeth feel rough after getting braces off

Interesting...I'll have to ask at my follow up apt. I remember when I had braces when I was younger there was cement that ws never ground off in a few places but it was smooth. This seems took same paper and sanded off the shine. Is there a way to polish them without using any kind of polishing ston...
by cblackbraces
Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth feel rough after getting braces off
Replies: 6
Views: 12826

Re: Teeth feel rough after getting braces off

No, because if you look closely, around the edges it's shiny and you can see where the cement was "sanded off" and the sort of the scuff mark looks.
by cblackbraces
Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Teeth feel rough after getting braces off
Replies: 6
Views: 12826

Teeth feel rough after getting braces off

I got my braces off last week and after I got home and was looking at them, they don't look as shiney as they did before and feel a bit rougher than they did prior to braces. I had my teeth cleaned yesterday and asked my dentist if he could polish them somehow...he said I'd have to make a seperate a...
by cblackbraces
Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Supplemental Dental/Orthodontic Insurance?
Replies: 3
Views: 6718

Re: Supplemental Dental/Orthodontic Insurance?

If you have an FSA or Health Savings acount through your employer, you could use those dollars tax free. Not the same as insurance, but maybe an option.
by cblackbraces
Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Keep molds of your finished treatment?
Replies: 5
Views: 1936

Re: Keep molds of your finished treatment?

I just got my braces off this week and they actually gave me my mold and I didn't even have to ask for it. Now it's just a matter of hanging on to it!
by cblackbraces
Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: What are appropiate ways to clean essix retainers?
Replies: 9
Views: 3515

Re: What are appropiate ways to clean essix retainers?

Thanks!

I wonder why they told me to brush them! That makes me concerned they will deteriorate faster. I'll have to ask at my first post de-bracing appointment!
by cblackbraces
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: What are appropiate ways to clean essix retainers?
Replies: 9
Views: 3515

What are appropiate ways to clean essix retainers?

After I got my retainers, they told me just to clean them with cold water and toothpaste. Making sure not to use hot water on them becuase they could melt. They also said not to soak them in moutwash. Is it safe to soak then in Efferdent? Or something similar for other removable appliaences? I feel ...
by cblackbraces
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Debraced Today!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2848

Re: Debraced Today!!!

Yikes! Sorry the pic is so big! I dunno how that happened
by cblackbraces
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Debraced Today!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2848

Debraced Today!!!

I got my braces off today and am so excited! I was shocked at how much I liked them when they came off and I looked in the mirror for the first time. I got the clear retainers, I think they're called essex? Anyways, even though they are clear and you cannot see them at all, I hate them because they ...
by cblackbraces
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How to you question what the ortho is doing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

Re: How to you question what the ortho is doing?

Well. When I went in last week for my apt I told the ortho what the issue was and they seemed to really listen and they adjusted my bite w here my teeth were hitting and it felt fine and then they said...see how it goes over the weekend, but you should be ready to get them off next week. Well Friday...
by cblackbraces
Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How to you question what the ortho is doing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

Re: How to you question what the ortho is doing?

Thanks for responding. I feel like I'm overreacting, but I'm really frustrated and I feel like I call there all the time with problems, etc. I'm afraid they think I'm a braces hypochondriac. I'll post tomorrow after my apt and let you know how it goes.
by cblackbraces
Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How to you question what the ortho is doing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

How to you question what the ortho is doing?

I dont want to sound rude. But I've been having the same problem with my teeth for the last few months. My bite is not matching up and my bottom teeth are scraping and bang against the top teeth in a certain spot. So much so I can't close my mouth all the way. I''m "almost done" with treatment but w...
by cblackbraces
Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Cost of Essex retainer
Replies: 10
Views: 3107

Re: Cost of Essex retainer

Well, I'm wondering about down the road say years or so, or if you move somewhere else and need a replacement one. Estimates are good! :)
by cblackbraces
Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: W Elastics
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: W Elastics

I just got done at the ortho and they said to just wear the box elastics till my next apt and hopefully my bite will " settle in" but my bottom tooth is hitting my top tooth so hard :( It's really frustrating and I"m on the verge of tears! I don't know if they can't see it or what the deal is. They ...