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by MrsCharisma
Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Getting a permanent retainer put in a month before braces removed
Replies: 3
Views: 1590

Re: Getting a permanent retainer put in a month before braces removed

Mine was done this way as well.

It's because there's not a guarantee that the wire will be perfect. so they fit it while you're still in braces so there's no movement. Sure you have to work harder to clean but...it's better than chancing movement!
by MrsCharisma
Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: THEY'RE OFF!!!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 3517

Re: THEY'RE OFF!!!!!

Thanks all!

Snowglobe32 I've been on nighttime only wear since I was debraced in December and have had no problems. I tend to wear them about 8-10 hours per night.
by MrsCharisma
Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I want my permanent retainers out
Replies: 16
Views: 3310

Re: I want my permanent retainers out

You'd be surprised. I had braces at 20, got them off and didn't wear my retainers. My teeth did not "go back" to how they were. They were much, much worse. Before I just had a large gap. After I had crowding and overlapping teeth and a bigger gap. I also think it's weirdly attention seeker to ask fo...
by MrsCharisma
Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gift for my orthodontist
Replies: 13
Views: 2755

Re: Gift for my orthodontist

OMG, Mrs. C! that is GORGEOUS! how very sweet and of course, he AND his wife both loved it. So very thoughtful! I'm so glad I'm not alone in my thinking either! Thanks for the validation everyone! I better get cracking. I've only got a few months left at most! woot!! Thanks! :) I would say this wou...
by MrsCharisma
Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gift for my orthodontist
Replies: 13
Views: 2755

Re: Gift for my orthodontist

My ortho had a baby girl right near the end of my treatment. I made this quilt as a gift for him IMG_7990.JPG He loved it and his wife emailed me thanking me. Made me sure I'd made the right choice! :) I had no specific assistant assigned to me during my treatment so I got "fancy" cookies for the as...
by MrsCharisma
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I went crazy!
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: I went crazy!

Fun :)
by MrsCharisma
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: THEY'RE OFF!!!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 3517

Re: THEY'RE OFF!!!!!

Thank you everyone!
by MrsCharisma
Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help! How can I relieve this swelling?
Replies: 1
Views: 471

Help! How can I relieve this swelling?

Even before braces (and during) I would mistakenly do something to inflame my frenum tissue. Well now that's complicated by the bonded retainer.

It is swollen around my retainer and it hurts :/
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by MrsCharisma
Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: THEY'RE OFF!!!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 3517

Re: THEY'RE OFF!!!!!

Thank you everyone!

Joeyyeo I almost squealed when he said that!! Haha!

The only thing I need to adjust to now is biting my top lip accidentally while chewing! Ouch!
by MrsCharisma
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: THEY'RE OFF!!!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 3517

Re: THEY'RE OFF!!!!!

THANK YOU!!!!!!! :-)

:-*
by MrsCharisma
Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Never wear retainer during the day???
Replies: 8
Views: 1295

Re: Never wear retainer during the day???

I have Hawley's and was told I only need nighttime wear (forever). At first it was 24/7 for a month.

HOWEVER, I plan to wear them as much as possible to start, anyway, mostly because I CANNOT talk with them in and it's weird.
by MrsCharisma
Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They're off!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1739

Re: They're off!!

fantastic!!!
by MrsCharisma
Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: THEY'RE OFF!!!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 3517

THEY'RE OFF!!!!!

Oh my gosh I am so happy! My appt was at 10. By 10:10 the assistant had removed all the brackets. The ceramic brackets were more difficult than the stainless. No 'pain' but pressure and that cracking noise is crazy! It took the ortho a little while to remove all the glue. That was a little difficult...
by MrsCharisma
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long were you in your finishing wire?
Replies: 6
Views: 5461

Re: How long were you in your finishing wire?

Like Ambrosia, a LONG time :) it did not signal "the end" at all. Hopefully you're done SOON!
by MrsCharisma
Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gap keeps reopening
Replies: 6
Views: 7821

Re: Gap keeps reopening

Please don't take this the wrong way but... You're willing to change your entire tooth structure for veneers but unwilling to wear a retainer every night? Many of us (me included!) are on 'nighttime for life' retainer wear. Do you really want to go through the time, aggravation and cost of braces an...