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by LED
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: 11 years out, and now looking at tooth loss.
Replies: 1
Views: 409

11 years out, and now looking at tooth loss.

I got my braces off 11 years ago, and now am experiencing quite a bit of gum recession all over my mouth, with the worst of it being in the bottom front. I have several teeth with only about 2mm left of gumline. The teeth in the middle front have been feeling achy lately. The pain feels like it's in...
by LED
Thu May 10, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Problems 10 years later
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Re: Problems 10 years later

That sounds like what I would like to have done. I wonder why my dentist said it wouldn't work.
by LED
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Problems 10 years later
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Re: Problems 10 years later

[quote=EmilyTravels post_id=501060 time=1521590323 user_id=30228] Google "pinhole technique for receding gums". This is what I am going to do when the time comes (I have a few teeth with receding gums but not too serious yet). It is a newer technique that is much less invasive than traditional gum g...
by LED
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Problems 10 years later
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Re: Problems 10 years later

What is this "bonding material" you speak of that they're going to use to treat your recession? I was asking my dentist and others about using something other than a skin graft to treat my recession and they all pretty much said it wasn't possible. It sure seems possible enough. Just something to co...
by LED
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Problems 10 years later
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Problems 10 years later

When I was 34, I got braces for 2 years and then went to using Essex retainers when I was 36. I wore the retainers at night every night for the first 3 years. Then I started wearing them 3 times a week (Tues, Thurs, Sat). They seemed to fit about the same as when I was wearing them nightly. After th...
by LED
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: 10 Years After Braces
Replies: 10
Views: 2549

Re: 10 Years After Braces

[quote="Felina Grimm" post_id=496858 time=1503377027 user_id=24054]
5 years with the same Essix? I thought they only lasted 6 months - 1 year. Awesome!
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Mine lasted 6 years before one broke while cleaning. Now I'm on my second pair and it's been 4 years.