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by Spanner
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Floating Retainers
Replies: 1
Views: 1543

Floating Retainers

This may sound daft but when I clean my essix retainers in the RetainerBrite they float on the top in the foam rather than being in the actual blue water underneath and I'm worried that they aren't being cleaned properly. Does anyone hold their retainers down with anything or just let them float lol...
by Spanner
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Essix - getting them in help needed.
Replies: 2
Views: 1345

Thanks so much for your reply :) I phoned my ortho and he said that my teeth had "relaxed" overnight lol :roll: and I need to just must be firmer and apply more pressure to get them in and I have succeeded. Once my teeth have gone back to how they were it will be easier I'm sure. Oh what joy :wink:
by Spanner
Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Essix - getting them in help needed.
Replies: 2
Views: 1345

Essix - getting them in help needed.

Hi everyone :) I got my braces off yesterday and picked up my essix retainers today just 2 hours ago. My ortho seemed to have no trouble getting them in and out but since I've got home I can't get them back in again. Is there some kind of knack to getting them in? He seemed in a rush with a surgery ...
by Spanner
Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What Are My Elastics For?
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

Thanks for your replies. I'm still finding it hard to understand how these things actually work lol but I'm starting to get used to them now so it isn't so bad I guess.

:)
by Spanner
Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What Are My Elastics For?
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

What Are My Elastics For?

I've just been fitted with elastics and I've really no idea what they actually do. I have done a search here and mostly found that they are to correct your bite after your teeth have been straightened but I can't really understand how to tiny pieces of rubber band that stretch from a tooth at the to...
by Spanner
Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:59 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Spanner's Journey
Replies: 47
Views: 15249

Thought I'd come here and update. Things are moving fast....blink and you'll miss it lol. My ortho said I've been one of his most easiest patients because eveything is moving exactly how he wants it and super fast. Dunno if thats a good thing or not because fast movement to me means unstable result....
by Spanner
Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:42 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: THINNING of face during braces
Replies: 140
Views: 90222

I'm 14 months into treatment and my face "appears" much thinner and longer. This is partly due to molar buildups and partly due to my top teeth protruding more at the moment which means I'm having to strain a bit to close my lips so this inturn makes my cheeks suck in. I'm assured by my ortho that t...
by Spanner
Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Spanner's Journey
Replies: 47
Views: 15249

Well I didn't take any pics as you can see lmao but I have recently but they are still on my camera waiting for me to put them on the pc. I have had my bottom braces on now for a week and I HATE them with a passion lol. I have a horrid taste of metal in my mouth and they don't look so pretty compare...
by Spanner
Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:41 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Grayish deposit ON my gum :correction
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

I've had periodontal disease and in the first stages your gums are redder than they should be. Healthy gums are pink and an even colour. Gingivitis and periodontal disease produce red, swollen and bleeding gums. It's only in the later stages that they turn gray or white which means that the infectio...
by Spanner
Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Traveling for business with braces
Replies: 8
Views: 1494

My adjustments are done every 10 weeks so an extra 2 weeks wouldn't be a problem for me so maybe it won't have any adverse effects for you. As for the ligs, well I don't have any so I wouldn't have that problems but wire ones sounds like a good solution. I would definately want to find out where the...
by Spanner
Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Spanner's Journey
Replies: 47
Views: 15249

I know me bad lol but I've had soooo much upheaval and things going on in my personal life that my braces and teeth seemed totally insignificant for a while, if that's possible.

Back on track now I think and I will take some pics over the weekend.

Hope you are well Meryaten.
by Spanner
Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Spanner's Journey
Replies: 47
Views: 15249

Gosh that's gotta be the longest week on record and I STILL haven't took any pics lol :lol:

Treatment going to plan, no problems whatsoever, very little pain. Got horrid molar build ups that make eating a challenge. Getting bottom braces on in 9 weeks.
by Spanner
Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is anyone else as sick of braces as I am?
Replies: 49
Views: 8393

I'm not sick of my braces or the cleaning involved but I'm damn well sick of my molar build ups....I HATE THEM :x
by Spanner
Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:46 am
Forum: Monthly Braces Poll
Topic: October Braces Poll
Replies: 34
Views: 27039

I voted for unfavourable changes as that is the only one on the list that has me worried. My face has changed a lot since my treatment started but I'm ok with it so far. But, my biggest fear is the stability of my teeth once my treatment is finished. I'm worried about going through all this discomfo...
by Spanner
Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:37 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Oraldene Mouthwash
Replies: 12
Views: 12394

Yep I agree Sabrina. Corsodyl may work great but hell it stains the teeth. When I used it my teeth and all around my gumline went brown and I couldn't get the stains off myself. Several trips to the hygienist were needed and all her scraping and poking around made my gums sore again...doh. It also t...