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by badbite
Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: New!! Please Advise!?
Replies: 4
Views: 8609

Re: New!! Please Advise!?

The spacers will probably be the worst part! Good luck!
by badbite
Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...
Replies: 18
Views: 6138

Re: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...

My bottom one is worse. For the first week I would take it out if I had to make a phone call. You'd be surprised how fast a month goes!
by badbite
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...
Replies: 18
Views: 6138

Re: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...

I have been in mine for two months. I have a splint in my bottom retainer which has made a a bit more difficult to learn to speak, but I don't even think about it anymore. Retainers are so much better than braces! I totally agree about the biting surface. My bite feels much more natural in my hawley...
by badbite
Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...
Replies: 18
Views: 6138

Re: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...

Essix retainers can scratch or become cloudy, need to be replaced more often because they crack (and just don't last as long as a hawley), they cover your whole tooth, and make your teeth have a fake shine to them. I like the feel of my hawley much better, especially if I am not in a position to be ...
by badbite
Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: New!! Please Advise!?
Replies: 4
Views: 8609

Re: New!! Please Advise!?

Well the expander is to correct a crossbite. Both of my girls wore reversed pull headgear, pallete expanders and braces across their front 8 teeth. My older daughter (who is now ten) is also getting a space maintainer on her bottom teeth. Both of their phase I treatments cost about $2,000 each, but ...
by badbite
Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...
Replies: 18
Views: 6138

Re: Hawley or Essix retainer? I can't decide...

I have a hawley on my bottom and both for top. I like the hawley lots better then the essix. THe ortho said I could wear the essix during the day and Hawley at night, but I usually only wear the hawley because I like it so much better. It is a bit more of a challenge to talk with the hawley, but tha...
by badbite
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces off in a week but midline seems to be off-need advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3608

Re: Braces off in a week but midline seems to be off-need ad

My midline is off (both top and bottom). I was very upset that the ortho said it would be hard to fix and still keep my bite. I thought it would always be on my mind, and I was very upset (I had to have two surgeries along with my braces). My bite is really good now. Honestly, my midline hasn't both...
by badbite
Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: My before pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 2325

Re: My before pictures

I can't wait to see your after pics! :D
by badbite
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How?
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Re: How?

He probably is going to putt a flipper type teeth there.
by badbite
Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Am I supposed to have a bite with Hawleys?
Replies: 5
Views: 5253

Re: Am I supposed to have a bite with Hawleys?

My lower teeth hit the acrylic of my upper retainer, but it doesn't bother me. I have a splint in my lower and I hate that! Just got them today.
by badbite
Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My debrace day is next week.
Replies: 16
Views: 2714

Re: My debrace day is next week.

sauerkraut, I am very happy. I have a few teeth tat are slightly turned, and my one gray tooth IO need to fix, but I don't even care. I can bite and chew!!!!! :D Even if my jaw is half numb, it was worth everything! I can't wait to see your new smile!
by badbite
Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My debrace day is next week.
Replies: 16
Views: 2714

Re: My debrace day is next week.

Right now I have a temp (instant essix) on my top front teeth. TOmorrow I am getting both hawleys and essix retainers for top and bottom and also a bite splint. I guess since I ama special case he wants to be sure my teeth don't budge, lol. He may have said both for the top and an essix and splint f...
by badbite
Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My debrace day is next week.
Replies: 16
Views: 2714

Re: My debrace day is next week.

lilone, I am trying to post the before but I guess the file is too big. No sure how to do it. I can tell you they were really gross though, lol. They were extremely croweded, open bite, underbite, and crossbite.
by badbite
Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: My debrace day is next week.
Replies: 16
Views: 2714

Re: My debrace day is next week.

I got them of today, and I am so happy! I don't like my "gray" tooth, but I will get it fixed as soon as I can.
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by badbite
Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: February Debrace Club
Replies: 26
Views: 4920

Re: February Debrace Club

Boy that one filling is going to drives me nuts until I get a white one in its place!!!!!