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by pjade1
Mon May 01, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: What retainers did you have? Do you like them?
Replies: 19
Views: 4868

Re: What retainers did you have? Do you like them?

I got the Essix too but I was able to pick them up on the same day. The only time they hurt was when I removed them but they were fine when I got them off. They were easy to put in. I've only had mine for a week now and they are much easier to remove now and no pain. I do like them so far.
by pjade1
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Not happy with results
Replies: 15
Views: 2633

Re: Not happy with results

I think your teeth look great but if they feel funny, your dentist should be able to do a better job. My ortho said the dentist has better tools for shaping. I am having my bottom teeth shaped from the dentist. Hopefully, next week.
by pjade1
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My front teeth Gap is opening up again after braces!
Replies: 8
Views: 7090

Re: My front teeth Gap is opening up again after braces!

Have you seen your ortho yet? I am wondering what they said to do. I just got my braces off a couple days ago and will have to wear mine full time for 2 weeks, then 12 hrs a day for 4 weeks and then only night time wear. I hope mine stay put.
by pjade1
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced at 52 with Innovation for overbite/overjet
Replies: 50
Views: 7912

Re: Braced at 52 with Innovation for overbite/overjet

You don't know how happy I am to get them off. I was thinking they would never come off. I am still getting used to this retainer business but it's getting better. I have the clear Essix retainers and they fit really snug. It feels fine wearing it but it is hard coming off like I am pulling on my te...
by pjade1
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hawley retainer
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Re: Hawley retainer

I hope you found something out. I was given clear Essix retainers.
by pjade1
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: My Happy Day, April 24th!
Replies: 8
Views: 992

Re: My Happy Day, April 24th!

Here are a couple of pictures during when I was getting my two front teeth fixed last year. My gumline was even but the teeth were different lengths so my dentist fixed.
by pjade1
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: My Happy Day, April 24th!
Replies: 8
Views: 992

Re: My Happy Day, April 24th!

Well, they are finally off! :HugeGrin: The removal process went fairly quick since the molar bands were taken off almost 2 weeks prior. They had to grind off the adhesive and polish up my teeth. They got impressions taken for my clear retainers and I picked those up the same afternoon. It now feels ...
by pjade1
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: My Happy Day, April 24th!
Replies: 8
Views: 992

Re: My Happy Day, April 24th!

Yes, I will post pictures when I get them off!
by pjade1
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: My Happy Day, April 24th!
Replies: 8
Views: 992

My Happy Day, April 24th!

I finally got my molar bands off last week! I am scheduled to get my braces off on April 24th. The long wait is over. It took a long time for my teeth to quit hitting each other and hurting. They had me coming in every 2 weeks for the past 2 months to try and make me comfortable. My teeth looked str...
by pjade1
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced at 52 with Innovation for overbite/overjet
Replies: 50
Views: 7912

Re: Braced at 52 with Innovation for overbite/overjet

Hi Pjade: Well, under the category of "misery loves company", at my last appointment I was told I'm halfway there, things are going slowly. My original sentence was 24-25 months. So now it looks like 48 months.... If that is accurate I'll be 62 when I get them off. I had/have a posterior crossbite ...
by pjade1
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Your before and after pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Re: Your before and after pictures

They look awesome! I will hopefully have mine off within the next month or so.
by pjade1
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braced at 52 with Innovation for overbite/overjet
Replies: 50
Views: 7912

Re: Braced at 52 with Innovation for overbite/overjet

Well, after two debonding dates cancelled, they won't give me any more dates. I have had issues with a canine hitting or another molar hitting hard. It seems like when one gets fixed it messes up another area. It goes back and forth from the canine hurting to not hurting. It may just take my dentist...
by pjade1
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Day 2 of 32 with braces
Replies: 14
Views: 1551

Re: Day 2 of 32 with braces

:) I got lots of advice from people that have been through this before, which is cool. Also, my son has braces on as well, and both of my kid's friends all think it's neat that I have them. I really don't want to wear them for 27 months, but if it works I'm all for it. I'd love to magically finish ...
by pjade1
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Two debracing appointments cancelled
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

Re: Two debracing appointments cancelled

I am a bit disappointed in my progress towards the end of treatment. Everything appears to be lined up fine but I am always have one or two teeth that touch hard and hurt. When they fix that one, another tooth or two will start hurting I'm in a similar boat. I'm due for debonding on 10th May but at...
by pjade1
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Two debracing appointments cancelled
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

Re: Two debracing appointments cancelled

I did the same thing. I cancelled maybe 3 debonds because I wasn't happy. Finally my ortho said there were no more changes to be made. Well I got my braces off and the only teeth that touched when I bit down were my canines :shock:. A few weeks later I went in and he grinded a few teeth to correct ...