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by HeyTeach
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: at the end of the line
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Congrats and enjoy the last week or so of obstructive flossing. Looking forward to seeing your new grin! How is chef doing?
by HeyTeach
Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: plastic mouth
Replies: 2
Views: 1381

Wednesday now, yesterday and today have been night time wear only and it seems fine. Retainers fit without being too tight, and come out easily in the morning. The sides of my tongue which got pretty chewed up the first days (like adjusting to molar bands) are now healing. So it will be in 6 months ...
by HeyTeach
Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: plastic mouth
Replies: 2
Views: 1381

plastic mouth

So I got my retainers yesterday. They are clear plastic molds of my teeth and fit very tightly, made by GAC. They are a harder product than I had with Invisalign, but otherwise quite similar. The palate is fully exposed. I am supposed to wear them 24/7 until Monday and then at night while I sleep. M...
by HeyTeach
Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: crest whitestrips before and after pics
Replies: 7
Views: 8456

Yes, they do work. I'm using the Listerine disolving ones. But even after a week I am seeing good results. THere are several brands out there, some with trays etc. But the thangs do work.
by HeyTeach
Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How close were you to the estimated length of wearing braces
Replies: 21
Views: 4132

12 months estimated

14 1/2 reality
by HeyTeach
Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: I HATE my retainers!
Replies: 11
Views: 6247

Got mine off yesterday but got a bonded upper retainer right away...quite a surprise. Anyway, I had upper invisalign for a few months and hated it so I asked for Hawley retainers. THe ortho said to try the essix first with the bonded job and see how I like it. If it is not to my liking he'll switch ...
by HeyTeach
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Is near enough good enough?
Replies: 6
Views: 1699

to each his or her own. I knew that I was not going to get the 100% perfect smile without jaw surgery which for the size of correction was just not worth it (even the surgeon said so.) I also knew I was doing this first and foremost for oral health not my looks. So the midline is not perfect but the...
by HeyTeach
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Did you keep your braces?
Replies: 11
Views: 3347

I was thinking about it, but when I saw how small they were in actuality, I said toss them. (sure felt bigger than that in my mouth). oh well...
by HeyTeach
Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They're off
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Almost 14 1/2 months, a tad longer than expected. I was surprised how quickly the braces came off, all strung together on their wires! (Removal of bonding material and polishing takes longer.) I was not expecting the bonded retainer, but it is there now, and not a problem. When the other retainers c...
by HeyTeach
Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: They're off
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

They're off

Got debonded, got bonded 3 to 3 upper retainer, got molds for upper and lower retainers (essix)

eating lunch felt really good

smile looks pretty good for an old geeser like me! ortho said xrays look excellent...roots and bone in excellent shape.

Yes it has been well worth it!
by HeyTeach
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: early release for good behavior
Replies: 6
Views: 1167

I get debanded next week. two months late, BUT HAPPY now that it's gittin' done. So like we were at the ortho on the same day ?? I think they schedule us far apart now for safety!!
by HeyTeach
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: credit card!
Replies: 14
Views: 1490

I paid in full with a credit card and got a 10% discount, (and a written guarantee of no extra charges even if it takes longer etc. That card has cash back for gas, medical, etc. Then I paid as much of it off as I could and transfered the balance to a no interest card offer for a year, which I have ...
by HeyTeach
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: full metal
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

OK so it's August and...yes I was away all summer...we're not there yet. Maybe mid-October, so I go in early that month to see if everything is cooperating. Still, the end is near. Looking forward to enjoying a nice crisp apple sometime this fall.
by HeyTeach
Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Are braces losing their "nerd" status?
Replies: 7
Views: 1789

As a teacher I see lots of kids and actually many adults in braces and never really knew about the nerd status. Some kids with braces are nerdy some are not, and it's not their teeth.
by HeyTeach
Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is anyone else as sick of braces as I am?
Replies: 49
Views: 8439

I have just passed the one year mark of a 12 month estimated treatment program. I am not ready for debonding yet. My guess is three more months. I want it done right and get bothered when the ortho staff says "only one more visit" when I know that's not going to do it!