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by Gennel
Mon May 04, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Quad Helix
Replies: 28
Views: 19137

I did not have a Quadhelix but I had a bihelix on my lower teeth. This thing was under my tongue instead of top teeth. It was painful,shred my tongue. I must have tried 1 pound of wax! lol it kept sliding off. I did not want to speak because every movement my tongue made I was in agony. This went on...
by Gennel
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Essix cutting my mouth
Replies: 3
Views: 2977

oops double post!
by Gennel
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Essix cutting my mouth
Replies: 3
Views: 2977

If you can see exactly where the he problem is. It might be very simple and you could file that piece a little bit.Sometimes when they make the Essix retainer there will be a little section that they did not sand down all the way and you will feel it. I would not be afraid of sanding a piece down if...
by Gennel
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Naked Day Holdback! :( :(
Replies: 15
Views: 2476

My treatment was $5,500


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by Gennel
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My Whitening Results! pics
Replies: 11
Views: 3943

I dont remember exactly but it was soon after ...like a week after I got debanded.


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by Gennel
Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I hate these retainers!!!! (Long rant and some ?s)
Replies: 3
Views: 5840

My ortho tells all his patients to remove their retainers either Hawley or Essix before eating. I wear Essix retainers and yeah in the morning is pretty gross lol. What I do now BEFORE removing them I grab a handful water and rinse my mouth twice before removing the Essix. I also have the water runn...
by Gennel
Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Debanded! And Retainer Pics!
Replies: 3
Views: 3586

The first day I wore the Essix retainers I found it difficult to pronounce the letter F . If I tried to say Fork it would sound like Pork lol.It was because no air could slip through my front teeth.I got used to it though.Your retainers look short in the pics. Does it cover your entire tooth? Mine w...
by Gennel
Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My Whitening Results! pics
Replies: 11
Views: 3943

Thank you! I'm continuing to maintain the whitening I've done by using Crest Baking Soda/Peroxide Whitening toothpaste and Crest Whitening Mouth Rinse. Even though I drink coffee it's only about 8 oz a day and I make sure to brush right away!



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by Gennel
Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My Whitening Results! pics
Replies: 11
Views: 3943

Aww! well now I'm truly blushing lol. I'm just happy with my smile after debanding. I still have 2 issues to deal with.#1 I need to get a bone graft done on my lower front teeth. It's not an emergency but I deffinately want to keep my teeth for another 38 yrs lol. I want to get 2 molar implants but ...
by Gennel
Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My Whitening Results! pics
Replies: 11
Views: 3943

I googled for a coupon and it's coming by mail. It takes about 4 weeks to arrive but it's $7.00 Off! I'll keep it and probably buy another whitening kit and use it later on .I drink about 8 oz of coffee with milk a day.I brush immediately with Crest Baking soda,Peroxide whitening toothpaste. My husb...
by Gennel
Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: What options are there instead of Veneers?My teen needs !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2969

This explains the process a bit better than I did : http://www.aapd.org/publications/brochures/microabrasion.asp This is one Before picture http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/gennel/prema_1.jpg 'After picture of the same patient: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/gennel/prema_after.jpg It see...
by Gennel
Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: What options are there instead of Veneers?My teen needs !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2969

I found 1 possible treatment called Enamel Microabrasion . The before and after photo galleries look promising. Here's what they do. A Prema abrasive paste mixed with 18% Hydrochloride acid is put on the tooth and sanded down.Usually 1-2 treatments is all that is needed. Now I need to start calling ...
by Gennel
Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: What options are there instead of Veneers?My teen needs !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2969

Yes that is what dentists have told us. The only thing they can't agree on is Decalcification or Calcification.She has it on her front tooth and on about 3 more teeth but the other ones are way smaller.

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by Gennel
Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Got my braces off, now my teeth hurt!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2702

I think it's pretty normal. Your teeth have not settled yet.I have had my archwire removed several times and it was left off. My teeth HURT ,I felt the pain down to my nerves. The scraping polishing ,did hurt too! :( The day you get your braces off ,your teeth will have been held in that position an...
by Gennel
Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My Whitening Results! pics
Replies: 11
Views: 3943

My Whitening Results! pics

I bought the Crest Premium Whitening strips 10 days ago. I used it according to the directions and I am thrilled with my results! It brought 40 strips. A total of 20 for the top teeth and 20 for the bottom teeth. Used it twice a day for 30 min each time.I did get sensitivity but it was not a big dea...