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by Candyland
Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Tomorrow is the big day
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: Tomorrow is the big day

I had impressions done with my braces still on. They just removed the archives first. It was difficult to get the impression molds out but nothing too bad.
by Candyland
Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Clearbow Hawley
Replies: 8
Views: 2143

Re: Clearbow Hawley

It seems pretty comfortable. I don't notice it anymore than the regular wire I have on the bottom. As for durability, I've only had mine for a week so I really couldn't say, but there are videos online that claim it is unbreakable. It shows a man with pliers trying to break/bend it and it holds up r...
by Candyland
Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Clearbow Hawley
Replies: 8
Views: 2143

Clearbow Hawley

I wanted to do a post about the clearbow Hawley retainer. I had never heard of it before one of my friends at school received one. I knew I was getting Hawley retainers and this sounded like a great option. I couldn't find much information on this site so I thought I would do a post in case anyone e...
by Candyland
Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Tomorrow is the big day
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: Tomorrow is the big day

They're off! They look a lot better than I could have imagined. First thoughts when seeing them: wow they look really long, and I don't like them at all. Thankfully that passed really quickly and I kind of like the way they look now. At any rate I am very happy to be out of braces. I was really regr...
by Candyland
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Tomorrow is the big day
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: Tomorrow is the big day

It wouldn't let me add more photos so here is today. There are many, many things I still don't like about my teeth, but for now I have chosen to celebrate the end of this experience, and not dwell on what could have been. :) The biggest positives I notice between these pictures are the spaces that h...
by Candyland
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Tomorrow is the big day
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Tomorrow is the big day

I finally get my braces off tomorrow, so I thought it would be good to do a comparison of how far my teeth have come during this journey. This is my first day.
by Candyland
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Anyone have a Clearbow Hawley Retainer?
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Re: Anyone have a Clearbow Hawley Retainer?

I will be getting a clearbow Hawley Monday so I will have to do a post about it :D
by Candyland
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone get a second opinion after getting braces?
Replies: 9
Views: 3597

Re: Anyone get a second opinion after getting braces?

I went today for my impressions. They weren't bad at all, just some tugging and a lot of stuff stuck around the brackets. I am getting a clearbow Hawley for the top and a wrap around standard Hawley for the bottom. As usual, the ortho didn't bother looking at my teeth, or speaking to me at all at my...
by Candyland
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wax or no wax?
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Wax or no wax?

I've tried to use as little was as possible during my treatment so that my mouth could adjust (I really just didn't like the hassle of always reapplying it). Whenever I had a spot really bothering me I would use wax during the day when I had to talk a lot and the movement would irritate things more,...
by Candyland
Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gap wont close?!?!! Powerchain
Replies: 1
Views: 532

Re: Gap wont close?!?!! Powerchain

I have had double power chains on all my teeth several times. I had a small space that appeared between my front incisors and it took 4 months to close. They had tried everything, double chains every two weeks and trying to force the space closed with wire ties. I was ready to give up on it, then la...
by Candyland
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone get a second opinion after getting braces?
Replies: 9
Views: 3597

Re: Anyone get a second opinion after getting braces?

I wanted to post another update after several appointments this week. Things have been progressing very slowly. I had a space open between my lower incisors about 4 months ago that had never been there before. It has been really stubborn and doesn't want to close. My ortho has only looked at my teet...
by Candyland
Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Does this sound right to you? Dentist Office Says Cleanings While In Braces Not Covered By Insurance
Replies: 16
Views: 1065

Re: Does this sound right to you? Dentist Office Says Cleanings While In Braces Not Covered By Insurance

I agree, this is very wrong. My dentist has never charged me for my cleanings. My insurance has been billed as usual for the past 3 years I've had braces. I would not allow them to do that to you, it is just wrong!
by Candyland
Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: To remove tooth 24? ( lower front incisor)
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: To remove tooth 24? ( lower front incisor)

I would definitely get another opinion. I was born without my lower left lateral incisor and because of this my arches will never match up. I was not offered the option of an implant or I would have gone that route. Now I've had braces so long I would have to start over with a new Ortho to make thin...
by Candyland
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone get a second opinion after getting braces?
Replies: 9
Views: 3597

Re: Anyone get a second opinion after getting braces?

This week has been a whirlwind. I met with my Ortho today and I think things went pretty well. He sat down and actually asked me what I don't like about my teeth. He has never asked my opinion before! We went over all the issues I have and what I believe needs to be corrected. He assured me that he ...
by Candyland
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone get a second opinion after getting braces?
Replies: 9
Views: 3597

Re: Anyone get a second opinion after getting braces?

Just got done with my consultation with the new ortho. He is awesome! They took pictures and put everything up on a screen and showed me the different outcomes they can achieve. He also did a lot of measuring of my teeth and bite. None of this had been done before at my other ortho's office. I know ...