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by FinallyBracesFree
Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are Essix or Hawley retainers better?
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: Are Essix or Hawley retainers better?

A lot of it has to do with personal preference. I've had both, and I prefer the Hawley. I don't like how the Essix completely encompasses your teeth and when I had it, I had a cavity developing on my top teeth (where I was wearing it) and I've never had a cavity in my life. When I stopped wearing it...
by FinallyBracesFree
Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are Essix or Hawley retainers better?
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: Are Essix or Hawley retainers better?

A lot of it has to do with personal preference. I've had both, and I prefer the Hawley. I don't like how the Essix completely encompasses your teeth and when I had it, I had a cavity developing on my top teeth (where I was wearing it) and I've never had a cavity in my life. When I stopped wearing i...
by FinallyBracesFree
Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are Essix or Hawley retainers better?
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: Are Essix or Hawley retainers better?

A lot of it has to do with personal preference. I've had both, and I prefer the Hawley. I don't like how the Essix completely encompasses your teeth and when I had it, I had a cavity developing on my top teeth (where I was wearing it) and I've never had a cavity in my life. When I stopped wearing it...
by FinallyBracesFree
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Essix or Hawley Retainer?
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Essix or Hawley Retainer?

Also another problem I'm having with the Hawley (I don't remember having this problem last time) is in addition to the cough, my nose/the area above my lips feel like they're burning. The area feels like it's on fire and raw. It seems to go away when I don't wear it for several hours like all night ...
by FinallyBracesFree
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Essix or Hawley Retainer?
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Essix or Hawley Retainer?

And last time I had the Essix, I got a cavity. When I switched to the Hawley, the tooth remineralized and the cavity reversed itself. The Essix completely encompasses your teeth which makes me nervous. And it's not like I drink soda or coffee or anything like that.
by FinallyBracesFree
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Essix or Hawley Retainer?
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Essix or Hawley Retainer?

Hey everyone! I just got my braces off for the second time. The first time I had the Essix originally on the top and the permanent on the bottom and I kept getting paranoid I was getting sick from it since people have gotten sick from Invisalign. But the Essix held pretty well. My lateral incisors s...
by FinallyBracesFree
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:47 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: 1519

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

Thanks guys! I saw my ortho and he said they're not moving up. I think he saw what I meant with the slight spaces but now that I look back in pictures from when I first got them off, they were slight spaces. I think they've gotten slightly bigger but it doesn't appear to be a huge difference with th...
by FinallyBracesFree
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:18 pm
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: 1519

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

Hey everyone! I had braces for a year and a half the first time. When they came off, I was given an Essex retainer which I wore for 5 months, and that held the teeth pretty well but my lateral incisors still moved up a little. Enough to be noticeable. I then switched to a Hawley and at that point th...
by FinallyBracesFree
Thu May 28, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second round in braces...disappointed with how they look?
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Re: Second round in braces...disappointed with how they look?

I got my first braces about 3 years ago. I wore them for a year and a half. I had them off for a year and then put back on. I got them back on in December/January. That makes sense. The problem is I'm almost done with treatment. We're fine tuning right now so I should only be in braces for another t...
by FinallyBracesFree
Thu May 28, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Second round in braces...disappointed with how they look?
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Second round in braces...disappointed with how they look?

This is my second time in braces and I'm very frustrated. They just aren't looking as good as they looked before. I don't know what has caused this but there is a HUGE gap in between my lateral incisor and canine tooth on the right side. I have pointed it out to my ortho several times and he keeps s...
by FinallyBracesFree
Thu May 28, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can bonded retainers go on just one tooth?
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: Can bonded retainers go on just one tooth?

Could it go from each lateral incisor to the canine and leave it off my front two teeth? I've had an Essix retainer before and I didn't like it at all. I've never had a cavity my whole life. I brush very well. But when I had the Essix retainer, I had a cavity start developing because your teeth can'...
by FinallyBracesFree
Thu May 07, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can bonded retainers go on just one tooth?
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Can bonded retainers go on just one tooth?

This is my second time in braces. I have a bonded retainer on the bottom and last time I had a Hawley on the top which I loved. But my teeth didn't hold on the top. The only 2 teeth I had problems with were my lateral incisors (mostly the one on the left). My bite also moved a little bit but I don't...
by FinallyBracesFree
Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My color ties keep coming off?
Replies: 2
Views: 497

My color ties keep coming off?

Hey guys! I have a question. I guess because of how well and how long I brush, the color ties keep coming off my braces. It's only on the bottom cause I have a power chain on the top. But they've pretty much all come off. I only have 3 left on the bottom and my next appointment isn't for a couple we...
by FinallyBracesFree
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Rubber bands are causing me problems?
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Rubber bands are causing me problems?

My orthodontist is having me wear a rubber band 24/7 (except when eating and brushing) on the left side of my mouth to pull my bite back a little. My bite is lined up on the right but not the left side. Last time I was in braces I wore rubber bands on both sides with no problems except soreness. Now...
by FinallyBracesFree
Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My braces are changing colors?
Replies: 3
Views: 17379

My braces are changing colors?

When I had braces the first time, they never changed colors. Now they're changing colors. I got baby blue last time and they turned a weird shade of green. This time I got light pink and within 2-3 days after getting them on, they have turned a peach/orange color. I am using the same toothpaste I u...