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by nikkibabie19
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Which retainer do you have - Essix or Hawley?
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: Which retainer do you have - Essix or Hawley?

i have hawley...and i dint have a choice.

I had traditional metal braces top and bottom...

And movement....im only a month and some out of wearing braces

So yes there is slight movement but thats bcuz the ortho is using the retainer to do one or two lil adjustments still...
by nikkibabie19
Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Life after braces---Retainer talk
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Life after braces---Retainer talk

Yes and yes...

I got them off a month about on Monday..
And since then i have had one appointment same time frame as when i had braces (Every 3 weeks)

I wear them 24/7
My next appointment is May 09th
by nikkibabie19
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brace FREE!!!!! 3 Months Earlier
Replies: 21
Views: 7671

Re: Brace FREE!!!!! 3 Months Earlier

So i just had my 1st appointment since getting retainers.... The ortho shaved down and level off my front teeth... And he made an adjustment in the retainer wire(upper) that is now putting pressure on my teeth so i guess he's shifting it a bit... Other than that the both retainers feel tighter so i...
by nikkibabie19
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My Turn
Replies: 26
Views: 3641

Re: My Turn

i have hawleys top and bottom....so...yeah had to go through the whole lisp thing urgh....

But my net post apt is tomorrow (Fri) so i'll hear the news then...

I've been in retainers for about a month now....
by nikkibabie19
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How many did you do?
Replies: 33
Views: 2763

Re: How many did you do?

I had 8.....

That was not my finest hour!
by nikkibabie19
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My Turn
Replies: 26
Views: 3641

Re: My Turn

Congrats! They honestly look fabulous!!! :D :) :mrgreen: And yes its a bitter sweet moment getting them off... Cuz u think oh i can be normal and eat in public without worrying too much about food getting stuck in ur braces.... And then comes retainers.....Same worrying about having to brush/rinse ...
by nikkibabie19
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Making my own decision to take off braces.
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Re: Making my own decision to take off braces.

Sometimes you dont really feel soreness until at least a week after....U might jus feel pressure but not soreness. I kno after a few of my adjustments i felt fine...Ate lunch and dinner like normal.. Then prob 2 weeks later i would have a sore tooth or a couple sore teeth in the area where the adju...
by nikkibabie19
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Permanent Retainers
Replies: 7
Views: 806

Re: Permanent Retainers

Plus some people bottom teeth are so close to the upper teeth when the jaw is closed and relaxed that the the bootom my interfere (and pop off) the retainer that will be behind the uppers....

And well the biting into things issue
by nikkibabie19
Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Is it normal for retainers to scrap your gums slightly?
Replies: 3
Views: 4561

Re: Is it normal for retainers to scrap your gums slightly?

I have hawley retainers top and bottom. Putting them on and off can hurt a big but once they click into place its fine if it wasn't for the lisp when speaking I wouldn't notice I had them in. And yes taking out my lower ones always hit against my back right molars so I have a spot that is always sore.
by nikkibabie19
Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Debraced! Pictures included
Replies: 21
Views: 4079

Re: Debraced! Pictures included

Congrats! You must feel so happy!

Your smile is awesome!
by nikkibabie19
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: feeling frustrated
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: feeling frustrated

I see a great deal of changes looking at ur wires. Plus as someone said. You're only 5months in. Plus some changes u feel more than u see. Like ur bite gets better and teeth that never touch before started to touch.
by nikkibabie19
Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: feeling frustrated
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: feeling frustrated

Do u hav an earlier picture?
Sometimes looking at the wire itself shows movement as apposed to looking directly at the teeth for changes.

The wire may look straighter over time.
by nikkibabie19
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brace FREE!!!!! 3 Months Earlier
Replies: 21
Views: 7671

Re: Brace FREE!!!!! 3 Months Earlier

You have no idea sunshine! Im so ecstatic its crazy . lol
by nikkibabie19
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: is it normal for ortho to not put a ligature on a bracket?
Replies: 9
Views: 3008

Re: is it normal for ortho to not put a ligature on a bracke

Thats how I knew mine snapped too. Cuz I took a pic right after and compared.
by nikkibabie19
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brace FREE!!!!! 3 Months Earlier
Replies: 21
Views: 7671

Re: Brace FREE!!!!! 3 Months Earlier

Actually i've NEVER seen anyone debanded before...

I had to experience it for myself.....

I saw countless others get their braces on tho.....