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by Dawna
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded retainer ungluing
Replies: 4
Views: 1978

My bonded retainer came unglued on one tooth when my ortho was closed (he only works every other Friday). I called my dentist and explained, and she glued it on for me no problem.
by Dawna
Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:44 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Well, 3 years off and on. And Now i'm finished!
Replies: 6
Views: 1659

very nice! I'm not sure which tooth you mean, it all looks perfectly matched to me!
by Dawna
Thu May 29, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Continued nightmare
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

Continued nightmare

Despite having bonded retainers on top and bottom (put on BEFORE debanding), plus an essix-type on top and a hawley on the bottom which I wear at night, both my top and bottom teeth have moved. I went in Tuesday because my upper canine tipped inwards. He did something to the essix and said it should...
by Dawna
Wed May 21, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I hate the Hawley!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1956

I hate the Hawley!!!

I picked up my retainers today. Originally I was supposed to get an essix for both bottom and top. When I was debanded on Monday he said no, I should get a hawley for the bottom because something about not being able to correctly bite down (close my teeth/jaws - not sure of the right phrase in engli...
by Dawna
Wed May 21, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I'm done!!! Ceramic debracing story and pics.
Replies: 4
Views: 1876

No, it was just a combination of the 'pulling a tooth' feeling, and the sound it made when it came off. I was concerned about the ceramics being removed, I'd read so much here about it being problematic. It was exactly the opposite, I was SO happy about that! Last night I ate a Cadbury's Curly Wurly...
by Dawna
Wed May 21, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded retainer on upper teeth
Replies: 1
Views: 1096

I got mine Monday (upper and lower) and my 's' was a bit slurred for a day or so. It's fine now - practise singing in the car, it helps! :lol:
by Dawna
Tue May 20, 2008 4:06 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I'm done!!! Ceramic debracing story and pics.
Replies: 4
Views: 1876

I'm done!!! Ceramic debracing story and pics.

I got the bonded retainer first so my teeth wouldn't move at all. Then, the dreaded ceramic debanding.......it took less than 5 mnutes. No exagerration. My ortho used these plastic pliers and it was over before I could blink. The only small discomfort was one of my molar bands but overall it was not...
by Dawna
Mon May 12, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How did your ortho close your extraction gap(s)?
Replies: 8
Views: 1712

My extraction gap was the last thing to close. It was done with a spring, elastics and a power chain type thing (it's the string type the pull tight an tie, can't remember the english name).
by Dawna
Thu May 01, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: From Braces to Retainers - Couple of Questions!
Replies: 13
Views: 4207

They will put my bonded retainers on THEN take my braces off. Then I get Invisalign retainers later that day, they have a lab there.
by Dawna
Thu May 01, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: my parole hearing
Replies: 1
Views: 641

my parole hearing

is May 19 :shock: and if that last .5mm gap on my bottom premolar is closed, I wil be getting naked!!!!!


He said 2 weeks but he's on vacation till the 19th :roll: I am soooo ready!
by Dawna
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I'M DONE, YAY (PICS)
Replies: 19
Views: 6599

I think it looks great, and your teeth are so white!
by Dawna
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Aligners or metal - need opinions?
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

Well they are really discreet - invisible NO. I really enjoyed being able tot take them out and floss/brush/eat normally, and I really enjoyed that they are not noticeable. But she was saying her husband doesn't care much about the discretion factor so why pay extra? And there is no doubt in my mind...
by Dawna
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I am so excited! I can't bear it! Naked teeth pics in #9
Replies: 20
Views: 2833

Lovely! Ok, what did you eat first???
by Dawna
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Aligners or metal - need opinions?
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

I've done both and wrote a rather in depth comparison on the invisalign forum. Search on my posts if you're interested. One recommendation I cannot state strongly enough - get clarity from the dentist as to what will happen if invisalign doesn't work and you need to go to traditional braces. I'm emb...
by Dawna
Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm losing my mind (LOL)
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

thanks jt2lang, I'm just waiting for the gap on the bottom to close

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