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by hereorthere
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Uneven bite after using retainers. Braces again ??
Replies: 3
Views: 3122

Re: Uneven bite after using retainers. Braces again ??

I am in the same boat. When I first started wearing retainers, they felt extremely uncomfortable/tight, then once settled, I noticed my bite/alignment became off. I agree that you need to go back to your ortho to get advice. Mine ended up trimming more than half of my bottom retainers off, putting b...
by hereorthere
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: NEW member (in PAIN)
Replies: 13
Views: 1029

Re: NEW member (in PAIN)

yes, second taking some advils. i remember my worst pain was from my pre-molar extractions because the dentist completely tore open one side of my gum. i was in so much pain i actually calculated the max amount of advils i could safely take and took them around the clock...
by hereorthere
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ok, I've got options. Which way should I go?
Replies: 26
Views: 1986

Re: ok, I've got options. Which way should I go?

I'm in my retainers now which is probably very similar to invisalign where I have to take them off for eating and drinking anything not water then brush and floss, wash them, before putting them back on. the pain to take them off just for a tiny snack is much worse than wearing braces in my opinion,...
by hereorthere
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Can't seem to keep them in 24/7 like I'm supposed to
Replies: 2
Views: 1955

Re: Can't seem to keep them in 24/7 like I'm supposed to

same for me. i'm a snacker and a slow eater. i try to wear them at least 21hrs a day.
by hereorthere
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Appointments
Replies: 31
Views: 2998

Re: Appointments

wow, i realized i go to my ortho very often after reading this post. mine is usually 3-4 weeks apart, and at the very end, 2-3 weeks apart.
by hereorthere
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: can your arch still change with retainers in?
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: can your arch still change with retainers in?

[quote=Jethro post_id=505538 time=1542307800 user_id=11864] While some "settling" of teeth post braces is normal, what you're describing sounds unusual. I would contact my ortho asap and get things checked out. All the Best, Jethro [/quote] thanks for the reply! i just scheduled with my ortho office...
by hereorthere
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: can your arch still change with retainers in?
Replies: 2
Views: 294

can your arch still change with retainers in?

Hi, i got debraced about a week ago and have been wearing my retainers for about 21 hours every day. however, i've just noticed that my bottom arch has shifted. i wore braces to fix my mild underbite and to widen my arch. after braces, my top teeth cover my bottom teeth just a bit, which is nice, an...
by hereorthere
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: back up Essix?
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: back up Essix?

[quote="SDFD TSchott" post_id=505400 time=1541307199 user_id=4852] I've had essix in the past when I was a teenager and grinded through 3 sets. I then asked about Hawleys which worked great for me however I broke mine and the ortho office I went to was no longer in service. Fast forward 10 years dow...
by hereorthere
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do your black triangles change size during the treatment
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: Do your black triangles change size during the treatment

the black triangles appeared between some of my bottom teeth at one point during the process, but few months down the road, they are much better and almost not visible. before braces, i had mild crowding and a slight underbite. my ortho said the gaps are normal while the teeth are still moving/settl...
by hereorthere
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: back up Essix?
Replies: 4
Views: 287

back up Essix?

I'm getting my braces removed next week, and decided to go for clear retainers. my ortho office suggested me to get 2 sets of Essix at once since they break more easily. They suggested at once because they can give a discount if we get multiple sets at once. How many years do Essix retainers usually...
by hereorthere
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Early Braces Removal (Fully Corrected) / Refund?
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Early Braces Removal (Fully Corrected) / Refund?

So when I first got my teeth examined, I was told that I need 2 and a half year time to correct the slight underbite and make the arch more beautiful. I'm only a year into my correction and was now informed that I will likely be done in another 5-6 months. That's about 1 entire year off of the origi...