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by jem
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainer Waiting Period
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: Retainer Waiting Period

That sounds a long time to wait. I had a fixed retainer placed immediately before my brace came off followed by impressions for both essix and hawley. I received the essix the following day, which I only used on a temporary basis, and the hawley after two weeks. Will you be getting a hawley or essix...
by jem
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Fixing a retainer
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Fixing a retainer

Yes your ortho should be able to send it back to the technician who made it for repair. Do you have an essix you can use in the meantime?


Jem
by jem
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Which way do I wear my headgear?
Replies: 2
Views: 750

Re: Which way do I wear my headgear?

I would guess it should be an upside down U but suggest you call your ortho. I'm sure this is a question they will get all the time from new patients.

Good luck with your treatment.

Jem
by jem
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Relapse
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: SARPE Relapse

I would certainly recommend getting an early appointment with your ortho before you have any further relapse.I imagine refitting your RPE would resolve your relapse and perhaps you could keep it for a few months to help retain the expansion you have achieved. Alternatively, could your ortho offer yo...
by jem
Thu May 25, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally about to get braces at 19 years old...!
Replies: 11
Views: 1437

Re: Finally about to get braces at 19 years old...!

Free braces for children in the UK on the NHS are only available if your malocclusion is deemed sufficiently serious. Therefore many children in the UK do not qualify for free treatment. But I suspect this may only have been more strictly applied in recent years. I hope your 4k turns out to be a goo...
by jem
Wed May 10, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Drinking alcohol with braces?
Replies: 6
Views: 2359

Re: Drinking alcohol with braces?

Assuming the club believes you are over 21 and lets you in, I would say drink as much as you can of whatever you want! Habitual drinking of sweet sugary drinks is bad for your teeth and dental hygiene is all the more important with braces, hence your ortho's ban, but if you brush thoroughly after yo...
by jem
Mon May 01, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces off...teeth shifting
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Braces off...teeth shifting

Upper bonded retainers are not suitable for everyone. In some cases your bottom front teeth will clash with them; it depends on how deep your bite is. I have an upper bonded retainer and it works well. But I still wear a hawley at night too. I believe that gaps between upper central incisors are par...
by jem
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Retainers?!
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: Retainers?!

I got the "for as long as you want straight teeth" answer too. I have both a bonded retainer and a removable hawley ( my preference over essix) to wear at night.For the first 6 months I was told to wear the hawley 12/24 and than 8/24 for the next 6 months. When I had my final appointment 1 year post...
by jem
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: My front teeth Gap is opening up again after braces!
Replies: 8
Views: 5187

Re: My front teeth Gap is opening up again after braces!

I would call my ortho asap with a view to getting a bonded retainer. I have had one on my upper teeth for 3 1/2 years and it has been fine.

Jem
by jem
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: STraighter before? (Pics)
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: STraighter before? (Pics)

No. The pictures are not very clear, but I can see that your front teeth are straightening out.

Jem
by jem
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Removable Expander Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Removable Expander Issues

Dear Crowdedmouth, Why not ask your ortho why your appliance needs to be so thick behind your front teeth? The thickness may be necessary for some bite plate type function designed to keep your molars apart. But if it is not, you could ask your ortho to grind some of the acrylic off to make it thinn...
by jem
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 51
Views: 6037

Re: Just saying hello

You are welcome. I hope I didn't sound too harsh. You seem to have a good sense of humour and I'm sure that will help you through this process.

Jem
by jem
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 51
Views: 6037

Re: Just saying hello

Hi Steph30, Your bite plate is probably there mainly to correct a deep bite rather than protect brackets. The idea is that the bite plate keeps your molars apart and the molars have space to extrude spontaneously, thus correcting your deep bite. If you do not wear the bite plate consistently this ma...
by jem
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bite plate!!! Holy cow..
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: Bite plate!!! Holy cow..

Hi Steph30,

Your lisp will probably be far less apparent to other people than it is to you. Try recording yourself speaking and you will be pleasantly surprised.

Good luck with your bite plate and the rest of your treatment.

Jem
by jem
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My braces story at 24 yrs old!
Replies: 35
Views: 4199

Re: My braces story at 24 yrs old!

Excellent progress Aussie especially in your top arch. And the teeth that are attached to your archwire at the bottom are also coming into line nicely. Finding space to join those instanding teeth to the archwire looks like a bit of a challenge. Is the metal arch inside your teeth an expansion devic...