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by sandiego88
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Hawley doesn't allow teeth to touch
Replies: 6
Views: 2093

Re: Hawley doesn't allow teeth to touch

Can you post a picture? One of the benefits of a Hawley is that you should be able to bite both arches together with the Adams clasps at the back fitting neatly around your molars. Do you have no retainer for your bottom arch at all? I understand that bottom incisors are the teeth most prone to rel...
by sandiego88
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Hawley doesn't allow teeth to touch
Replies: 6
Views: 2093

Re: Hawley doesn't allow teeth to touch

This is a picture with my teeth closed as far as possible. The back of the wire loops under my last molar so I can't bite down. I asked him about it and he said there isn't anything he could do and I would always bite on wire with a retainer. I feel like it's really wrong. I wish I could go back. I ...
by sandiego88
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainer for only one arch?
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Retainer for only one arch?

Has anyone only been given a retainer for one arch? I was given only a Hawley for the top and he said this was standard, with nothing on the bottom. I do have another thread about my Hawley. Thanks in advance.
by sandiego88
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Hawley doesn't allow teeth to touch
Replies: 6
Views: 2093

Hawley doesn't allow teeth to touch

I was debraced today and given a Hawley retainer, however, there's a wire that goes over my last molar (biting surface) and it doesn't allow my teeth to touch. like there's a 2 mm gap all the way around. I asked my ortho about it, but he said that it's supposed to fit that way. Anyone else have this...
by sandiego88
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces off! Pics
Replies: 12
Views: 1605

Re: Braces off! Pics

Your teeth look great!
by sandiego88
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can't believe what I just discovered.
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Re: Can't believe what I just discovered.

my brackets were placed very closed to my gum line on my molars and pre-molars so i can also floss normally between those teeth. I only have to three for the front teeth.
by sandiego88
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 10 months down and ?? months to go
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: 10 months down and ?? months to go

Yep, the rectangular stainless steel one. I had a straggler tooth that was uneven on the bottom front and it's taken till my last adjustment to get it perfectly even with the rest. Everytime he tried to get it in line one of the teeth next to it would also move or a gap would open up. I had black tr...
by sandiego88
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: how much do you pay a month for your braces?
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: how much do you pay a month for your braces?

Total is going to cost me $3250. I put $500 down and monthly payment is $117/mo. wow! $3250, where do you live?! It's so expensive where I'm at. I live in Southern CA. I'm actually shocked the price was as inexpensive as it is. Its a very small practice. Its my dentist's office that has the orthodo...
by sandiego88
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 10 months down and ?? months to go
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: 10 months down and ?? months to go

wow! your bottom teeth look so good! Thank you!! I would like them to be straight across like little chicklets but I dunno if that's something that can be done (shaving/messing with how deeply rooted they are/ :Questions: /etc)... otherwise, they look pretty good!! :-* They'll definitely get levele...
by sandiego88
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: how much do you pay a month for your braces?
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: how much do you pay a month for your braces?

Momto5boys wrote:Total is going to cost me $3250. I put $500 down and monthly payment is $117/mo.
wow! $3250, where do you live?! It's so expensive where I'm at.
by sandiego88
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: how much do you pay a month for your braces?
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: how much do you pay a month for your braces?

My total was $5530 with the permanent and essay clear retainer included. I paid $530 for my first payment and then the rest was divided over my treatment time of 18 months. I paid $300/month for like 16 months and then a final of $200.
by sandiego88
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 10 months down and ?? months to go
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: 10 months down and ?? months to go

wow! your bottom teeth look so good!
by sandiego88
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is gapping normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Is gapping normal?

I had very crowded teeth before braces and developed gaps while on rectangular wires. My ortho put a power chain on my front teeth to keep them together.
by sandiego88
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are my braces ready to come off? (Pictures)
Replies: 3
Views: 1846

Re: Are my braces ready to come off? (Pictures)

Ugh! I'm going through the same exact dilemma right now. I think your teeth look great and I would get them off before moving. I still have a lot of gaps. :(
by sandiego88
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: what would you do if these were your teeth?
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: what would you do if these were your teeth?

I had kind of a similar problem to you. We both have smaller lateral upper incisors. Which makes less space for the upper jaw. With larger laterals, those gaps would fill in. FlyByNight - have you finished treatment? are you expecting a class 1 by the end? I definitely see what you're saying. My fr...