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by BenB
Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: maxillary arch expander
Replies: 7
Views: 1669

I had a quad helix which is a different type of expander, I spoke really funny for about 2-3 weeks and also had the saliva issue. After a while I forgot it was even there and it was second nature and felt weird when I got it cut out. Keep persisting and see how you go, they work really well and for ...
by BenB
Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded Retainers
Replies: 7
Views: 1866

I went back to see my ortho about the retainers, he has agreed to put a bonded on my lower teeth but is still adament the bonded upper will break. I asked him if my expansion is a factor and he explained it wasn't, all he really said was "your type of bite will break the retainer", when I asked him ...
by BenB
Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded Retainers
Replies: 7
Views: 1866

That would make sense, I'm not sure why my ortho hasn't told me that instead he has just said "I don't like using them because they break" Even in the case of expansion issue, if I was to have the bonded upper and still use the hawley at night time I wonder if that would suffice I'm contemplating go...
by BenB
Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded Retainers
Replies: 7
Views: 1866

I also forgot to add, I wore a quad helix on my upper teeth to widen the arch.

This could be another possibility of not wanting to use the bonded?
by BenB
Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded Retainers
Replies: 7
Views: 1866

Thanks for the reply drrick. Sadly though, I feel my ortho doesn't really care about my opinion or any issues I will have. He will not even give me an answer on why they're not suited for my case. By all accounts I don't have any gum issues and hygiene is certainly not a problem as I not only brush ...
by BenB
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: INSISTING on permanent retainers???
Replies: 25
Views: 6235

My ortho is the same, I requested bonded top and bottom and he gave me hawley's instead which I really don't like.

His reasoning was the top bonded ones will break alot, and the bottom bonded doesn't suit my case. I think some ortho's are just used to one way and they refuse to deviate.
by BenB
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Bonded Retainers
Replies: 7
Views: 1866

Bonded Retainers

Has anyone here got bonded top and bottom? I requested that setup through my ortho and instead he slaps with me hawleys top and bottom!

Even when I requested the bonded on the bottom, he told me it's not suited to my case, and he won't put one on top because he says they always break.

Any ideas?
by BenB
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: De-banding date but with a few questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1393

De-banding date but with a few questions

I have booked in for my de-banding date but when I asked about the choice of retainers they basically said there is none. I was told I would have a Hawley retainer, I asked if I could have the bonded retainer which is my preference and they said they rarely use them. Is this typical practice? Should...
by BenB
Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do you eat with your elastics on?
Replies: 17
Views: 5905

okay, I'm due for elastics pretty soon here and I'm a bit concerned after reading some of these posts. If you sometimes can't even open your mouth to eat - how are you supposed to talk? And if you can't take them out, and you can't talk with them in, how are you supposed to work when work requires ...
by BenB
Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Do you eat with your elastics on?
Replies: 17
Views: 5905

When I only wore an elastic on one side I used to eat with it, now I have them on both sides I take them out - it's just easier otherwise they can come off and you end up nearly swallowing them.
by BenB
Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gap
Replies: 0
Views: 641

Gap

Prior to getting braces I had a problem molar tooth right at the back which became infected and had to be extracted - not long after, a wisdom tooth came up into it's place which all seemed fine because it was almost like I never even had an extraction. For the past 5 months I've been wearing elasti...
by BenB
Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Biting into food?
Replies: 9
Views: 6501

When I first got braced I thought I wouldn't eat a burger until I got them off, within a few weeks I wasn't eating a burger and after a while you just eat whatever you want, so it didn't change at all for me really
by BenB
Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question About Closing Holes Due to Extractions
Replies: 28
Views: 3690

I have both powerchains and elastics on at the moment to close the gaps, I think this is common practice
by BenB
Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hitting bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Saw the ortho, he just changed my powerchains and tweaked the bottom wire a little bit to hopefully bring the teeth back. I'm still biting on the bracket though, hopefully it clears up in a couple of days, if not I might have to go back in, it's very difficult to eat I'm almost just swollowing every...
by BenB
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hitting bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Hitting bracket

The ortho has begun to close the gaps on my bottom teeth via chains and elastics but the elastics seem to be pulling by bite down a bit and my top teeth have began to hit my bottom bracket. I rang the office and spoke to a nurse who said it wasn't a big issue and to put my mind at "ease" I could boo...