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by robgs
Sun May 17, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can bonded retainers go on just one tooth?
Replies: 3
Views: 816

Re: Can bonded retainers go on just one tooth?

Bonded retainers usually go from canine to canine because those teeth are the toughest to move; they're like the pillars on your mouth. Bonding a retainer to a single tooth wouldn't do anything, because it's not "anchored" to another tooth that would help it stay in place. Maybe ask your orthodontis...
by robgs
Sun May 17, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: worried about my face shape changing... (with pics)
Replies: 8
Views: 4850

Re: worried about my face shape changing... (with pics)

Is there a possibility of you getting self-ligating brackets? Because those who use them usually do not require extractions. You can also try to ask your orthodontist if stripping/or filing down your teeth can create enough space in order to avoid extractions. All the best to you!
by robgs
Sun May 17, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Sleeping with braces
Replies: 8
Views: 1298

Re: Sleeping with braces

I think it would be best to try to get used to it. The sooner you get used to it the better. You shouldn't move much while sleeping so I don't see a lot of problems going on except for the first few days maybe. All the best!
by robgs
Sun May 17, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Confess your orthodontic sins.
Replies: 314
Views: 31911

Re: Confess your orthodontic sins.

Does it count if I've already told my orthodontist? Haha. I ate sugar cane once and made a mess out of my bottom wire and ligatures.
My last bottom right bracket fell off while I was eating prunes. I'm glad I don't have to worry about this because I'm done with braces! Yay!
by robgs
Sun May 17, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just curious about everyone's treatment cost
Replies: 52
Views: 6875

Re: Just curious about everyone's treatment cost

I had my braces for 21 months and was just de-braced yesterday. The treatment cost was about $1,400 here in Arizona. Top and bottom Hawley retainers were $300. All the best!
by robgs
Sun May 17, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Look what can happen in 1 year!
Replies: 50
Views: 5972

Re: Look what can happen in 1 year!

Your teeth look fantastic! Keep up the good dental hygiene and your teeth and gums will be better than ever!
by robgs
Sun May 17, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Brackets placed extremely close to gumline?
Replies: 8
Views: 8154

Re: Brackets placed extremely close to gumline?

Just keep a really good dental hygiene and you should be good to go! Brush after every meal and floss once a day. If it's still bothering that much you can try calling your orthodontist to ask whether [s]he meant to place the brackets there, which is very likely [s]he did. Asking can't hurt though!
by robgs
Sun May 17, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: What was the first thing everyone ate when they were off?
Replies: 20
Views: 4478

Re: What was the first thing everyone ate when they were off?

I ate a grilled cheese bacon burger from Carl's Jr. :) There are so many foods I want to eat because I was just de-braced yesterday! Yaaayy :D
by robgs
Sun May 17, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Before and after! (now I will obsessively wear retainers)
Replies: 18
Views: 4585

Re: Before and after! (now I will obsessively wear retainers)

I'm really happy for you! Your teeth look great! Make sure to wear your retainers! I just had my braces debonded yesterday so I'm very excited! I bought the whitening strips but I haven't used them yet, I want to wait a little bit so my teeth settle a bit before I try to whiten them. :D
by robgs
Sun May 17, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My Hawley retainer is weird? Clasp near the canines?
Replies: 1
Views: 1390

My Hawley retainer is weird? Clasp near the canines?

So I just got debonded yesterday and I got Hawley retainers fro my top and bottom teeth, and I just noticed they are a little bit different than most. They have this kind of clasp or circle before the loops of the canines and am wondering if I should be using those clasps to remove the retainer inst...