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by emmalou290
Fri May 11, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainers and fillings
Replies: 1
Views: 1671

Retainers and fillings

I wear a clear (Essix) retainer on my top teeth. I've never had cavities before, but now my deep grooves in my teeth are developing staining and cavities. I will be needing fillings. I called my orthodontist and asked what would need to be done, and the receptionist told me that I will need a new mo...
by emmalou290
Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Shoot I broke my retainer... And I don't know what to do!
Replies: 3
Views: 1918

Re: Shoot I broke my retainer... And I don't know what to do

No I tried. My insurance only covers every 6 months and May 11th is the soonest day I can go and have coverage.

I'm so nervous.
by emmalou290
Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Shoot I broke my retainer... And I don't know what to do!
Replies: 3
Views: 1918

Shoot I broke my retainer... And I don't know what to do!

Nornally I'd just call and get a new one, but I have a dental cleaning in 2 weeks and my orthodontist said its best to wait til after that to make the mold in case I need a filling. (I'm assuming this is for making sure the retainer is a perfect fit.) So at best I won't have a retainer for three wee...
by emmalou290
Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Advice about essix retainers
Replies: 3
Views: 2712

Re: Advice about essix retainers

Okay, thanks for your advice. I'm just so scared because my two front teeth were the WORST! They were poking out of my mouth at a 45ยบ angle. I'm not kidding! The fact that my front tooth is the one that is hurting from the new retainer is really scaring me. I feel like an idiot calling the orthodont...
by emmalou290
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Spare Essix tight?
Replies: 6
Views: 2710

Re: Spare Essix tight?

I'm wondering if the "stretching" is true. If so .. It gives me answers as well! My brand new essix hurts a little where as my old one is nice and comfy. I wonder if I stretched it and broke it in a little!
by emmalou290
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Advice about essix retainers
Replies: 3
Views: 2712

Re: Advice about essix retainers

I feel like such a child worrying about this! Sorry for double posting.. Just a little nervous sitting thinking about it.Pressing on the tooth with my tongue causes some serious soreness.
by emmalou290
Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Advice about essix retainers
Replies: 3
Views: 2712

Advice about essix retainers

hi! my name is emma. i am new to this site and really would love any input on my gosh darn essix retainers... i had one made awhile ago by my orthodontist. it worked well and gave me no pain that I can recall. well, the retainer now has holes and i could tell it was time for a new one. i couldn't ge...