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by oldfart
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Permanent Vs Removable Retainer
Replies: 1
Views: 745

Re: Permanent Vs Removable Retainer

I have both. Permanent ones don't enclose teeth and don't prevent all movement from occurring.
by oldfart
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is orthodontic treatment quicker for the second time?
Replies: 4
Views: 2249

Re: Is orthodontic treatment quicker for the second time?

From what I heard it is now. As it takes teeth longer to move as an adult than as a kid. But hard to say for sure.
by oldfart
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Impacted Canines and braces
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Impacted Canines and braces

The tooth would probably go back to where it was wasting all your time and money spent in braces. Never quit mid treatment.
by oldfart
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: To Old
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: To Old

Gee you guys are ancient? Oh wait, I turn 50 this year and just got mine off last year. (and still in retainers).
by oldfart
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Midline and retainers
Replies: 1
Views: 739

Re: Midline and retainers

Possible. How long until you get your retainer? Warning, the first few days it may feel like you just got braces again. (aka. pain). That is normal.
by oldfart
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Dropped retainers
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Re: Dropped retainers

Those are so light I doubt they would break by falling. The biggest concern is to not just grab it by the molar sections. Now a Hawley I would not want to drop.
by oldfart
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastics FAQ
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: Elastics FAQ

There is absolutely no way of even guessing without knowing how much your overbite is, or knowing how fast your teeth move.
by oldfart
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Travelling aboard for 6 months
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: Travelling aboard for 6 months

Depends on where you are traveling. Most countries have orthodontists that could help in case of needed repairs.

And you can always take your own ligatures and change them every month.
by oldfart
Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Where should I start? ( need some advice )
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Where should I start? ( need some advice )

My dental back story ---> Hello my name is Dayymo (not actually :P) I am 18 years old and I have absolute terrible teeth. This all started from a young age at around 8 years old I chipped one of my teeth on a fence. Around 2 years later when I was 10 I was at a pool (one with waves) and I tried to ...
by oldfart
Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Anyone have a bonded retainer AND a hawley?
Replies: 14
Views: 2368

Re: Anyone have a bonded retainer AND a hawley?

I have both. The permanent is only on the first six teeth. Without the Hawley in addition to it, the premolars/molars would not have any retention. Plus the permanent is only behind the teeth. It does not prevent them from going forward.
by oldfart
Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I'm going to get braces this year!
Replies: 390
Views: 38023

Re: I'm going to get braces this year!

The only reason why I wanted mine off when I got them off was due to the amount of dental work I needed to get done. I would have preferred to keep mine on longer also.
by oldfart
Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Broken Hawley Retainer
Replies: 7
Views: 4718

Re: Broken Hawley Retainer

Call and get it adjusted. It should fit like a glove not an oven mitt.
by oldfart
Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Should my Essix hurt this much?
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: Should my Essix hurt this much?

Essix suck. I prefer Hawleys :) Good luck
by oldfart
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Regular braces — my experience
Replies: 22
Views: 3126

Re: Regular braces — my experience

Good job keeping them nice and clean!
by oldfart
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Just got braces off for the second time and my teeth are moving!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Re: Just got braces off for the second time and my teeth are moving!!!!

I would hope it doesn't get loose in an hour. That would be a problem. My permanent is about a third tooth above gumline, so can easily floss under in and around it. I post a bunch of pics. Most are in my thread about my treatment. Go to the end for retainer pics. My permanent is no maintenance at a...