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by lmk
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bite feels off when I take my retainers out in the morning
Replies: 5
Views: 2081

Re: Bite feels off when I take my retainers out in the morning

About 18 months post-op double jaw surgery. Had a couple cavities filled and my clear retainer doesn't sit properly anymore. Orthos rescanned and made me a new one. Last night I slept with it for the first time, when I woke up this morning my bite felt really off to the point I panicked, and hear I...
by lmk
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?
Replies: 128
Views: 14945

Re: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?

Hi ! Picture of your teeth head on looks amazing ! BUT the one photo of the side shows that your second molars don't touch. Am I seeing that right? Looks like it's not even close and if it was me, I wouldn't want that. What was said by the Dr about that?
by lmk
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Permanent Retainer is a PAIN! :(
Replies: 70
Views: 153445

Re: Permanent Retainer is a PAIN! :(

Has anyone experienced using both permanent and removable retainers? I have permanent retainers on both upper and lower. Plus I have a removable Hawley on top and Essix on bottom for night time wear only. I only have to wear them a couple times a week. If I slack, my bite gets kinda weird so I know...
by lmk
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces removed & unhappy
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Braces removed & unhappy

I think your teeth look great and I don't see a slant. But interesting you would say that because when I had my braces removed I thought the exact same thing about my teeth! I obsessed over it and kept looking at my teeth every time I was near a mirror to look for the slanting . But asking everyone ...
by lmk
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: permanent retainer while braces are still on?
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: permanent retainer while braces are still on?

Well, my daughter had to get braces for the second time recently because her jaw grew and her bite was not right. Her teeth were perfectly straight. So the ortho put braces on again but didn't remove the bonded retainer on her bottom teeth. I thought it was weird and asked. She told me it's fine. So...
by lmk
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?
Replies: 128
Views: 14945

Re: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?

Hi there! Your teeth are looking amazing! For the spaces on the sides by the canines, how is that treated? I'm curious because my daughters has the same thing and it is something she wants fixed. (She has braces now)
by lmk
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: is the upper teeth going outwards normal after braces?
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: is the upper teeth going outwards normal after braces?

Did you call your othodontist? Maybe you also needed orthognathic surgery. He's out weekends I'll have to ask Monday. To clarify I have a permanent retainer, and slight overbite with a slighter over jet. I was wondering if my retainer would fix it or if I should consider invisalign. A permanent ret...
by lmk
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Anyone have a bonded retainer AND a hawley?
Replies: 14
Views: 2368

Re: Anyone have a bonded retainer AND a hawley?

NeilH, Your description of your hawley is EXACTLY how mine is. Very large (and in my opinion unnecessary) gap. But it must be normal and I do feel better now because I really thought mine was made wrong. I'm still going to the ortho next week just to see what she says about my bite feeling weird in ...
by lmk
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?
Replies: 128
Views: 14945

Re: Anterior open bite, retreating 20 yrs later, intro and ?

Your teeth are really looking great! I have a question about the palate expander. What would be the long term benefits of doing that? I understand about the tongue fitting better but is there more? I'm curious too about the bottom arch not lining up with the uppers...That could be a whole new treatm...
by lmk
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Anyone have a bonded retainer AND a hawley?
Replies: 14
Views: 2368

Re: Anyone have a bonded retainer AND a hawley?

I have the same issue. The bonded retainer does make it more of a challenge and my lower one has several sharp points were is just makes contact with the teeth between the composite holding the bonded retainer in place. My previous upper Hawley used to fit the same but when it broke I received a ne...
by lmk
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Anyone have a bonded retainer AND a hawley?
Replies: 14
Views: 2368

Re: Anyone have a bonded retainer AND a hawley?

Also wanted to add that it's a wrap around hawley retainer. Trying to upload a photo, but having trouble doing so.
by lmk
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Anyone have a bonded retainer AND a hawley?
Replies: 14
Views: 2368

Anyone have a bonded retainer AND a hawley?

Okay, I have a question. I had my braces off months ago and had a bonded retainer on the bottom with a removable essix for night time wear. On top I just had a hawley retainer but was having a problem with some slight movement so my orthodontist put a bonded retainer on top and ordered a new hawley ...
by lmk
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Nickel allergy and want invisible braces... CONFUSED
Replies: 31
Views: 1846

Re: Nickel allergy and want invisible braces... CONFUSED

I strongly agree to not mess around with a nickel allergy. A friend of mine, her sister had braces put on and shortly after ended up in the hospital super sick. It was determined an allergic reaction to the nickel. I don't know the details but she had to have her braces removed!
by lmk
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What's wrong with my bite?
Replies: 26
Views: 1582

Re: What's wrong with my bite?

oldfart wrote:Don't just tilt the teeth!!!
I second that ! Go to an orthodontist, you'll be unhappy with your teeth tilted.
by lmk
Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else regret their ceramics?
Replies: 35
Views: 5281

Re: Anyone else regret their ceramics?

I am getting braces on Friday. I was considering ceramics, but I don't know about the staining. Are the ligatures the archwire or the actual brackets that are staining? The ceramic brackets themselves do not stain. It's the ligatures that stain. Ligatures are the tiny little elastics that hold the ...