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by tibia
Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Molars not overlapping Properly on both sides, uncomfortable
Replies: 2
Views: 1702

Re: Molars not overlapping Properly on both sides, uncomfort

I’m sorry to hear your story. I have had a similar experience. When my braces came off, my lower front teeth touched the inside of my upper front teeth, but I had big spaces on BOTH left and right sides. No molar or bicuspid contact at all. During treatment, while my front teeth were moved into thei...
by tibia
Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bite concerned after braces
Replies: 8
Views: 2609

Re: Bite concerned after braces

Same advice from me. Consult another ortho. I had braces taken off in April, and now they're put back on by another ortho to correct wrongdoings of the first one.
by tibia
Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Braces off but my jaw is clicky!
Replies: 2
Views: 1339

Re: Braces off but my jaw is clicky!

Does your jaw hurt? If not, I wouldn't worry about it too much if matters don't change. But be careful not to overextend your jaw. I was having TMJ symptoms several years ago, and the solution was simply to stop eating large sandwiches which required me to open my mouth wider than it wanted to go.
by tibia
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:49 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Braces Off and Cannot Occlude Properly
Replies: 2
Views: 1610

Re: Braces Off and Cannot Occlude Properly

All,

After having braces for 18 months (removed in May 2012), today I'm starting treatment with a NEW orthodontist to correct the fact that my rear teeth do not meet. Unfortunately, another full fee. :(
by tibia
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Inflammation
Replies: 3
Views: 2408

Re: Inflammation

Sorry to hear of your rough experience. In contrast, my braces seemed to pop off with very little force. I was surprised. And grinding the glue off was not very uncomfortable.

I still have bite problems, but that's another story . . .
by tibia
Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bite concerned after braces
Replies: 8
Views: 2609

Re: Bite concerned after braces

I echo the recommendation to get an opinion from another orthodontist. I had evaluations by four different orthos before choosing the one I used. There recommendations were not all the same.
by tibia
Sun May 27, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: What is expected at the first retainer check?
Replies: 6
Views: 4571

Re: What is expected at the first retainer check?

Sounds like good advice. My orthodontist gets one more chance to acknowledge I still have a problem (after braces being removed), then I'll talk to someone else. Seems like they don't like it when things don't turn out just right!
by tibia
Sun May 27, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Braces Off and Cannot Occlude Properly
Replies: 2
Views: 1610

Braces Off and Cannot Occlude Properly

All, I had my upper braces removed last year, and a permanent retainer was installed. As my lower teeth (which still had braces) began to come into place, I noticed that the tops of my lower-front teeth hit the retaining on my upper-front teeth. I didn't think too much about this at the time. My low...