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by mrscetrone
Thu May 03, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bottom teeth mobile after 17 months debanding
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Bottom teeth mobile after 17 months debanding

The first year seemed to be great. I've always had a problem with clenching (awake and asleep). I went for a cleaning today with new x-rays, and my hygienist said that the ligaments in my first two bottom teeth show signs of constant movement, so therefore, the teeth are loose. I have a bonded retai...
by mrscetrone
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Permanent Retainer is a PAIN! :(
Replies: 70
Views: 153957

Re: Permanent Retainer is a PAIN! :(

I have a bonded retainer on my top 4 and one on my lower 6. I've had them on since January 18 of this year and the top one has already come loose. :| apparently I flossed too hard and it made one of the edges come up.
by mrscetrone
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonding after braces (pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 3691

Re: Bonding after braces (pics)

My poor teeth are in horrible condition after 34 years of severe crowding/bad bite. I thought about getting the fixed but I think I'm going to keep the imperfections now. :)
by mrscetrone
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Teeth hurt after braces removed?
Replies: 4
Views: 2260

Re: Teeth hurt after braces removed?

My teeth are super sensitive and achy but I just got them off yesterday.
by mrscetrone
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Were you nervous to be debanded?
Replies: 19
Views: 5228

Re: Were you nervous to be debanded?

I was a little nervous. Taking the brackets off didnt hurt at all, but getting the glue sanded off and the polishing was a little painful as my teeth are sensitive.
by mrscetrone
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?
Replies: 25
Views: 1580

Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

Every four months. I'm fortunate enough to be able to pay the deductible that comes with cleaning quarterly and it makes all the difference in the world.
by mrscetrone
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Any1 else had to wear elastics for this long?
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: Any1 else had to wear elastics for this long?

I'm at 19 months and I've only had two 6 week periods where my orthodontist told me not to wear them. I have to wear elastics 24/7. :\
by mrscetrone
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bad smell when changing wires
Replies: 8
Views: 3581

Re: Bad smell when changing wires

I only had that happen one time with wire ties. I think it's bacteria build up from where it's impossible to reach with a brush sometimes.
by mrscetrone
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Eating is a pain in the behind!
Replies: 26
Views: 1482

Re: Eating is a pain in the behind!

I lost ten lbs in 2 months because of my buildups and not wanting to be bothered with brushing after eating. It gets better once the buildups wear down a bit.
by mrscetrone
Mon May 09, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sleeping with braces
Replies: 14
Views: 1886

Re: Sleeping with braces

I've started grinding my teeth in my sleep since I got braces. :(
by mrscetrone
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Power chain and elastics at the same time =(
Replies: 9
Views: 2237

Re: Power chain and elastics at the same time =(

Yep. Have power chains across front and bottom and elastics to fix my midline right now. It's definitely not pleasant.
by mrscetrone
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is it normal to have numb front teeth?
Replies: 6
Views: 2861

Re: Is it normal to have numb front teeth?

Everytime I get an adjustment the go numb for a couple days at least.
by mrscetrone
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long will I have to live with buildups?
Replies: 8
Views: 818

Re: How long will I have to live with buildups?

I still have mine after 13 months. They've worn down a lot though.
by mrscetrone
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What are your worst braces symptoms?
Replies: 57
Views: 5274

Re: What are your worst braces symptoms?

The holes the wires dig into the side of your cheek and since the braces have been put on I've become a grinder in my sleep. I'll wake myself up doing it. :|
by mrscetrone
Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: only 2 weeks and already want them off!
Replies: 24
Views: 4731

Re: only 2 weeks and already want them off!

Awww, it gets better, I promise. Soon you'll get used to it.