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by Butterfingers
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Permanent Wire Retainer on bottom teeth driving me crazy!
Replies: 16
Views: 73423

Re: Permanent Wire Retainer on bottom teeth driving me crazy

This is a follow-up to the post I submitted earlier. The top fixed retainer I received today became loose while I was flossing. :shock: I pulled on it, and it came off. In the meantime, I'm wearing the last Invisalign retainer that I removed today. I totally didn't expect to use this again. I'm mif...
by Butterfingers
Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Permanent Wire Retainer on bottom teeth driving me crazy!
Replies: 16
Views: 73423

Re: Permanent Wire Retainer on bottom teeth driving me crazy

[quote="Butterfingers"] In the meantime, I'm wearing the last Invisalign retainer that I removed today. I totally didn't expect to use this again.

OK, I'll stop with the editing for tonight, :crazy: but I'm wearing an Invisalign aligner (tray), not a retainer.
by Butterfingers
Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Permanent Wire Retainer on bottom teeth driving me crazy!
Replies: 16
Views: 73423

Re: Permanent Wire Retainer on bottom teeth driving me crazy

With these new retainers, I can feel their odd presence due to the buildup of cement and glue compund that was applied to affix them. They feel clunky.

Edited to state that compund should have been compound. :wink:
by Butterfingers
Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Permanent Wire Retainer on bottom teeth driving me crazy!
Replies: 16
Views: 73423

Re: Permanent Wire Retainer on bottom teeth driving me crazy

This is a follow-up to the post I submitted earlier. The top fixed retainer I received today became loose while I was flossing. :shock: I pulled on it, and it came off. In the meantime, I'm wearing the last Invisalign retainer that I removed today. I totally didn't expect to use this again. I'm miff...
by Butterfingers
Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Permanent Wire Retainer on bottom teeth driving me crazy!
Replies: 16
Views: 73423

Re: Permanent Wire Retainer on bottom teeth driving me crazy

I just finished :D an express Invisalign treatment (10 aligners), and I asked for fixed retainers. I had a fixed retainer before (12 years ago) on my bottom teeth, but I had it removed in 2005 due to tartar buildup. The one I had 12 years ago rarely bothered me...I knew it was there when I touched i...
by Butterfingers
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Poll: Did You Have An Allergic Reaction to Invisalign?
Replies: 47
Views: 35473

Re: Poll: Did You Have An Allergic Reaction to Invisalign?

Hi, bbsadmin. You're right about the caffeine. I've been avoiding it (via coffee, tea, and chocolate) before I started Invisalign because my doctor advised me to. I even changed my diet to include organic milk, meat, fruits and vegetables due to additives in foods that mimic estrogen (I've done a lo...
by Butterfingers
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Poll: Did You Have An Allergic Reaction to Invisalign?
Replies: 47
Views: 35473

Re: Poll: Did You Have An Allergic Reaction to Invisalign?

:D I just received today the results from the biopsy...they were NEGATIVE!!!!! Hallelujah! :jump: :-** I still think there is a correlation between the plastic and the sudden change in my health. There is a website associated with the FDA, MAUDE - Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience, th...
by Butterfingers
Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Poll: Did You Have An Allergic Reaction to Invisalign?
Replies: 47
Views: 35473

Re: Poll: Did You Have An Allergic Reaction to Invisalign?

Hello, all. I'm glad that this site is here. I've been searching for a forum about adverse reactions/side effects to Invisalign because I think that the plastic/composition of the aligners can be hazardous. I believe it has caused a big problem for a pre-existing condition that I have. I started my ...