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by Fiatbraces
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Permanent retainer is making me angry! Please help!
Replies: 2
Views: 4493

Permanent retainer is making me angry! Please help!

I am getting myself so anxious about my permanent retainer, today I looked in mirror and saw this white line on the edge of my permanent retainer, I’m unsure whether this is plaque or a chip in the glue holding the permanent retainer. If this was a small chip on the edge of the glue should I be worr...
by Fiatbraces
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite down on permanent retainer
Replies: 0
Views: 6064

Bite down on permanent retainer

I had pasta and bit down on a hard bit with my front teeth and it bit down onto my permanent retainer. Feeling the permanent retainer with my tongue it feels fine but worried it may have become loose and I may not know about it? Would I know if the permenant retainer had de bonded from one of the te...
by Fiatbraces
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Left retainer on hot windowsill
Replies: 1
Views: 3878

Left retainer on hot windowsill

After wearing my retainer in the night I take it off, brush it and then leave it on the windowsill anyway today it was really hot and I picked my retainer case up and it was really hot, I opened the retainer case and my retainer was only a little warm but my main concern is it may have made it warp,...
by Fiatbraces
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can’t bite down with retainer
Replies: 3
Views: 3752

Re: Can’t bite down with retainer

I'm not sure what retainer you have -- I have the Vivera hard-plastic type, and need to remove it before eating -- and yes, I think if you bit down hard you will damage the retainer. Take it out when eating or drinking. Best of luck to you. Hi, thanks for your reply :) I have an Essix retainer, i h...
by Fiatbraces
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can’t bite down with retainer
Replies: 3
Views: 3752

Can’t bite down with retainer

I have a clear plastic retainer on my top teeth and I can’t bite down and if I do bite down it feels like I might break the retainer, is this normal?
by Fiatbraces
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: worried about permanent retainer
Replies: 3
Views: 2581

Re: worried about permanent retainer

Mpkh wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:49 pm
You will know if the permanent retainer is damaged or loose—you will feel it come loose and the tension it provides will not be the same.
Hi this morning I brushed my teeth and bits of glue come off the back of my teeth, is this just the residue from having the retainer fitted? Thanks
by Fiatbraces
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: worried about permanent retainer
Replies: 3
Views: 2581

Re: worried about permanent retainer

Mpkh wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:49 pm
You will know if the permanent retainer is damaged or loose—you will feel it come loose and the tension it provides will not be the same.
Thank you, this has put my mind at ease!
by Fiatbraces
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: worried about permanent retainer
Replies: 3
Views: 2581

worried about permanent retainer

I finally got my brace off today and had a permanent retainer fitted anyway I just ate and bit into the retainer, the permanent retainer seems to still be in place but slightly worried I may have damaged the permanent retainer , would I know if the permanent retainer came loose or had been damaged?
by Fiatbraces
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can glue on brackets become weakened?
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: Can glue on brackets become weakened?

Try a waterjet. Started using one on my first round of braces, as I found flossing and using the small brushes too time consuming, and never stopper using it every day. Hi thanks for your reply, I have a water flosser but hardly use it, but think I will try to use this as an alternative to using in...
by Fiatbraces
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can glue on brackets become weakened?
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: Can glue on brackets become weakened?

I feel like the more careful I am with my brace the more I seem to accidentally catch or pull on my brace with my interdental brushes, it’s so annoying, is there any alternatives to interdental brushes? Thanks
by Fiatbraces
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can glue on brackets become weakened?
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: Can glue on brackets become weakened?

I don't know. But in my 5 month experience with brackets coning off 8 times! They are either stuck or break off. Don't know if that helps. Hi, thank you for your reply, I found this helpful, I am always super worried about damaging my brace, especially since I am near the end of treatment I just wa...
by Fiatbraces
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can glue on brackets become weakened?
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Can glue on brackets become weakened?

Hi I should be getting my braces off soon but still have a gap so once that is closed the brace will finally be taken off, as I’m near the end of my treatment I am constantly worried about damaging my brace and causing a delay in getting my braces taken off. Yesterday I was kind of in a hurry and wh...
by Fiatbraces
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can dental scaling scrape glue of brackets
Replies: 1
Views: 497

Can dental scaling scrape glue of brackets

Hi, I’m just curious can having an hygienist scale your teeth while you still have braces scrape the glue off around the brace? Thanks
by Fiatbraces
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastic loop come of braces
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Elastic loop come of braces

assertives wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:46 am
I usually put the loop back on myself. I use an interdental brush to help me with it. That said, I don't think having it off a bracket or 2 would make much difference in 2 weeks.
Hi thanks for your reply, I’ll try putting it back on if I can’t ill leave it until my next appointment, thanks again!
by Fiatbraces
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Elastic loop come of braces
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Elastic loop come of braces

Hi guys I have some elastic loops around my back brackets and a powerchain on the front and on one of my back brackets the elastic loop has come off, only on one bracket though... should I go back to my orthodontist or should I wait for my next appointment which is meant to be to take my brace of (b...