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by kirjax
Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How can you tell if teeth have moved?
Replies: 3
Views: 1668

If the retainers fit then wear them. If they don't fit comfortably she'll have to have them adjusted....well the Hawley one. The essix really can't be.
by kirjax
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pain from separators?
Replies: 6
Views: 3641

Spacers ARE THE WORST!!!

I hated every part of having them in! Braces are an ease compared to spacers!
by kirjax
Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ANGRY, upset, ANNOYED with final product PICS INCLUDED
Replies: 16
Views: 9117

Your midline is off. I'd bring it up to your ortho....but then again some people will never have "perfect" teeth no matter how long they're in braces. I have black triangles on my bottom teeth. Had they done IPR to fix it it would of thrown my whole midline off and it wasn't worth it and you can't r...
by kirjax
Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: First or second time?!
Replies: 23
Views: 2337

I had mine for the first time at 24. Needed them as a teen but was lazy about doing it.
by kirjax
Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gum sensitivity - post braces
Replies: 4
Views: 1423

I would do salt water rinses but I seriously gag lol. I don't like them at all!!!

He said that lessoning my time in the retainers will help to so that's why he reduced my 24 hour sentence to 16 hours which rocks!
by kirjax
Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: RIP Braces final photos
Replies: 14
Views: 2182

nice!
by kirjax
Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I am a bit more happy today.....
Replies: 3
Views: 704

umm well I have pics from 7 weeks ago that I took the day I got the braces off. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/janetjunkie/teeth-1.jpg This is a picture taken last week but it's a bit grainy cause I just tried focusing in on my smile! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/janetjunkie/copy.j...
by kirjax
Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Flossing? :( and Brushing? :(
Replies: 16
Views: 2356

I never had a bracket fall off. And I was always scared in the beginning that brushing would do that but nope, never happened! And I was quite the opposite. Before braces I flossed maybe once a week! When I got braces I was bound and determined to take really good care of my teeth. Once I got the fl...
by kirjax
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces Wednesday - the nerves are kicking in!
Replies: 9
Views: 1115

The first day I got braces put on my teeth I so regretted it. I just thought I looked hideous. But the feeling goes away and I couldn't believe how fast and easy the whole process was! I now have no regrets and looking back I would do it all over again......(maybe) lol.
by kirjax
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I am a bit more happy today.....
Replies: 3
Views: 704

I am a bit more happy today.....

It actually felt good to have a retainer check today so I could get some answers to some issues. One the gum sensitivity I have been experiencing post braces I was told is actually very normal and all I need to do is rinse a few more times a day with listerine as well as scrub the area really good w...
by kirjax
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gum sensitivity - post braces
Replies: 4
Views: 1423

The gum sensitivity that I'm experiencing is quite normal my ortho said and he instructed me to use listerine 4-5x a day to help toughen up the tissue as well as to scrub in between the molars even through the pain. He said basically it's like having bruised gums and they just need some tough scrubb...
by kirjax
Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My teeth have been freed!
Replies: 8
Views: 2238

Conrats and looks good. I am 6 weeks post braces and still have minor sensitivity in a few teeth. I go back next week and I hope to ask them if that's normal and if so when it will subside. It only happens occasionally esp. in the morning....I assume since I've been in a retainer for like 8+ hours w...
by kirjax
Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Anyone get your braces off early?
Replies: 9
Views: 21410

Well my bite is not 100% and they told me that before I even got braces that the likelihood of having it corrected like it should would probably not happen....but they did a good job gettin it to where it should be for the most part (without surgery). So I'm happy with my outcome.
by kirjax
Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: question about everyone's retainer wear
Replies: 17
Views: 2465

hmm it is quite interesting. I guess it does depend on the person. I know lots of people who didn't wear retainers and now need braces again at the same time I know some who never wore them and still to this day have perfect teeth. I guess it all depends on how well your teeth sit in their new posit...
by kirjax
Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: question about everyone's retainer wear
Replies: 17
Views: 2465

I always get confused because some orthos tell patients 24/7 while others say just at night. Some patients get their retainers right after braces are removed while others have to wait a few days or weeks. Don't you think that if they really thought your teeth would significantly move that ALL orthos...