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by tcw
Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Band Space Closure
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

I just got by braces off on Monday. I had my dentist appointment today, and experienced the exact same thing. The hygienist was concerned about food traps, but the dentist thought that the gaps would naturally close. I had my retainer fitted this afternoon, and the ortho confirmed the same thing. He...
by tcw
Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is tooth shaving included normally
Replies: 11
Views: 2715

With that said I would say DO NOT under any circumstances let your dentist do this unless he is somehow in touch with your ortho. In my case, the dentist and ortho are in the same building and although each one is technically an independent contractor, they all work together as one practice. (ie - ...
by tcw
Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: herbal tea staining ligatures
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Yes, I have clear ligs. But not only that, it is a power chain across the entire top row.

So any staining will be more pronounced than typical ligs.
by tcw
Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: herbal tea staining ligatures
Replies: 3
Views: 751

herbal tea staining ligatures

Does herbal tea stain ligatures just as much as dark teas or coffee?

The tea I'm drinking now is Tazo "Calm" Herbal Infusion.
by tcw
Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is tooth shaving included normally
Replies: 11
Views: 2715

Is tooth shaving included normally

My ortho indicated that she would like to shave some of my teeth to make them narrower. This is fine with me, and I've seen many posts from other people on this forum that had it done as well. My question is, is this normally covered as part of the treatment? The reason I ask is that during my denta...
by tcw
Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:47 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Seriously sharp molar band!
Replies: 13
Views: 11256

I had to go back and get my bands smoothed out also. I asked the tech what it was, and he showed me one of the bands. While your problem was the edge, my was different. In a nutshell, there is a small protrusion that they use to push down when putting it on. I also understand that it is required whe...