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by sneed1o1
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6139

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

I got my Hawley retainers today! My teeth are a little sore, especially the bottom. I'll be wearing these for 12 hours (mostly at night), and then switch my top to the clear retainer during the day. I'll have to do this for a year. My dentist is going discussed removing my fixed retainer on the bott...
by sneed1o1
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Standard Hawley vs Wrap Around Hawley
Replies: 16
Views: 4178

Re: Standard Hawley vs Wrap Around Hawley

Here's a picture of what I have. I also have a clear one on top that I wear during the day. These hawleys are tight, especially the bottom! I
by sneed1o1
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Lisp AFTER Braces???
Replies: 1
Views: 1734

Re: Lisp AFTER Braces???

I don't remember having a lisp with the permanent retainers :shock: I definitely have it with the removable ones currently, definitely worse with the hawleys than the clear. I've only been brace-free for 8 days though and just got the hawleys today. I'm sure it will resolve.
by sneed1o1
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainer Waiting Period
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: Retainer Waiting Period

As many have said here, I did in fact receive my clear retainer the same day. I just got my hawleys today (8 days post removal). I can tell my teeth shifted some, because of the tightness and soreness I have from the hawley retainers currently. It wasn't noticeable though! The only reason I was even...
by sneed1o1
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6139

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

Lovespain5 wrote:Very nice results! Hope your gum problems will be resolved easily.
Thank you! The swelling has gone down some! I'd still like them to be touched up a bit, but they're not dramatically noticeable!
by sneed1o1
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6139

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

Thanks guys! My dentist wants to wait a little longer for this procedure to give my gums a chance to heal and then determine which teeth need touching up. I have another consult in 3 weeks, then we'll set a date.
by sneed1o1
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Swollen gums !!
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Swollen gums !!

I've had this issue both times with braces. Gingimed rinse didn't work, salt water rinses didn't work...I use anti-gingivitis mouthwash, it helps a little. My former dentist said my swollen gums were caused by the pressure from the braces, nothing due to poor oral hygiene. My gums only shrink a lit...
by sneed1o1
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Swollen gums !!
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Swollen gums !!

I've had this issue both times with braces. Gingimed rinse didn't work, salt water rinses didn't work...I use anti-gingivitis mouthwash, it helps a little. My former dentist said my swollen gums were caused by the pressure from the braces, nothing due to poor oral hygiene. My gums only shrink a litt...
by sneed1o1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6139

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

Steph30 wrote:Wow!!!!!! Amazing!
Thank you! :HugeGrin:
by sneed1o1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Were you nervous to be debanded?
Replies: 19
Views: 5164

Re: Were you nervous to be debanded?

I wasn't nervous until they actually got started doing it. I don't remember it hurting the first time I got debanded, but this time sure did! My teeth are sensitive to cold, so the polish and the vibration from the tools to get the glue off was extremely uncomfortable for me. Removing the brackets w...
by sneed1o1
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6139

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

Today was the big day! No more braces!! Below is a picture of my teeth with the clear retainer on top with the fixed retainer on the bottom. I'll get my Hawley retainers on the 20th. To me, this appointment was the most painful out of all my orthodontic appointments. My teeth are sensitive to cold, ...
by sneed1o1
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainer Waiting Period
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: Retainer Waiting Period

I will have to wait 8 days after my removal to get my removable Essix and Hawley retainers. I have the bottom fixed retainer already in place, but I'm a little concerned about the top, and your case just proved my point. I'm so desperate, I may have to find my old Essix retainer and use it until I g...
by sneed1o1
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6139

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

That looks different to others I've seen- there seems to be more types of fixed retainers that orthos :roll: I bet that plus the braces is nightmare to clean around. Can't wait to see you're finished smile! Yep, I'm pretty adamant at this point about getting it removed. I just want to have my remov...
by sneed1o1
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6139

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

Here's a picture of the fixed retainer on the bottom. I'm definitely looking forward to July 20th so I can possibly get it removed! :yuck: I'm even more so looking forward to getting the braces off in 6 days now!! :D Other things on the to-do list: laser gingivectomy and microabrasion.
by sneed1o1
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Fixed Retainer Removal?
Replies: 8
Views: 1087

Re: Fixed Retainer Removal?

Here's a picture of the lovely beast :yuck: July 20th can't come fast enough! On the bright side, I get my braces off in 6 days!! :D