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by rolo
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: essix retainer cracked after 5 mths?
Replies: 5
Views: 20157

Re: essix retainer cracked after 5 mths?

Thanks, I did take these in an out a lot as required to wear during the day and so every time I needed to eat or drink they came out, although it's night time only now. They didn't offer to replace free of charge, which was disappointing, so I've given it one more go, however, I've asked for the new...
by rolo
Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:03 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: incognito braces
Replies: 1
Views: 2435

Re: incognito braces

I only ever had incognito uppers, so no personal experience, however the lower teeth are smaller so maybe less area of contact between teeth and brackets than uppers. You are right they should be fit for purpose and stay on teeth. My ortho "sandblasted" my teeth with a grit solution prior to bonding...
by rolo
Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: essix retainer cracked after 5 mths?
Replies: 5
Views: 20157

essix retainer cracked after 5 mths?

Hi My essix upper retainer has several cracks in after only 5 mths of wear. I don't grind my teeth, cleaned daily with retainer brite according to instructions on packet, is this normal? It's been stored in a case when not in use, not eaten etc with it in. The lower one has one very small possible c...
by rolo
Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Need an MRI and nervous about getting it
Replies: 6
Views: 2112

I had an MRI, with upper incognito / Ibraces lingual brace and lower ceramic brace, no probs, I was told by the radiologist only a problem if scanning the head. My orthodontist told me to tell them it was the equivalent of 6-8 gold crowns, and also told me people don't get crowns removed for the pro...
by rolo
Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: debrace in a year only... but unhappy. HELP
Replies: 11
Views: 2126

My experience is a tactful email request an opportunity to discuss concerns at the next appointment works wonders, although I think it would be best received coming from patient rather than third party.
by rolo
Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Is your orthodontist willing to talk about your teeth?
Replies: 25
Views: 5293

As someone who works in healthcare (although not dentistry) there is variation in how much patients want to know, some like me want lots of information others don't, sometimes this is hard to gauge, so maybe they are just not used to people wanting information...although it is good practice in medic...
by rolo
Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: pregnancy issues
Replies: 7
Views: 1424

I was pregnant during treatment (lower ceramics and upper linguals) removed a month or so before the end of my pregnancy. I asked my ortho for X-rays before I got pregnant. In terms of pain relief paracetamol was fine. No issues really, my ortho told me you couldn't expect to keep life on hold for a...
by rolo
Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Need a general consensus on permanent retainers
Replies: 19
Views: 6576

I've not had problems with a permanent retainer, I use interdental brushes rather than floss in that area and brush with an electric toothbrush with a small head. Mine is only on a specific area around a previously impacted canine so I have essix retainers as well
by rolo
Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: confused!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2131

They are exactly the same product, both made by 3m marketed under IBraces in USA and Incognito in Europe.
by rolo
Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: question about essix retainer
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

I think it vairies from person to person, for me not very noticible, the biggest incovenience is eating, I tend to snack and this involves taking out and cleaning regularly. I didn't notice a colleague wearing an essix retainer despite working closely together all day last week. My friends don't thi...
by rolo
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Damon or lingual braces, with or without extractions
Replies: 9
Views: 7558

I had sucessful treatment with linguals for an impacted canine which I was told was one of the harder things to treat in adults with any kind of brace, but linguals (Incognito / IBraces) could do anything any other type of brace can do, no meniton of longer time scale although for me as it wasn't vi...
by rolo
Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: teeth moving while waiting on retainer
Replies: 2
Views: 4034

Yes, retainer will correct. My retainer was very tight and I could feel a little discomfort as it moved teeth back into correct position, this only took a day, maybe less
by rolo
Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: UK Ortho says I need a referral from my Dentist?
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

No, I didn't have a referral from my dentist and was told you don't need one if having work done privately. There are lots of orthos to choose from, you might want to select another if they are putting up barriers before you have started treatment. I would definitely recommend a couple of consultati...
by rolo
Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Essix as Whitening Tray
Replies: 13
Views: 13993

I did this with poladay 15% gel, the first time I overfilled the trays and it went everywhere. Then I applied the gel to the teeth rather than the trays and that worked well, no sensitivity, sore gums or streaking. I continued until I completed the course (14 day left on for 30min). My teeth went to...
by rolo
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: essix retainer cleaning and wear time
Replies: 5
Views: 5230

Thanks, cotton swabs have worked. I'm 24/7 for 6 mths so hope to keep them clear for that time, and then after that less bothered. Trying desperately to keep wear time as high as poss, but pregnant and can't eat much at once, but do need to get the calories in somehow, so I don't loose weight. Reall...