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by Andromeda
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Sweet - Done!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3143

Sweet - Done!!

Got em off today after 15 months :)

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In an Essix retainer for 10 hours per day every day basically for the rest of my life haha. Gums are pretty swollen but they said it should go down within one or two weeks.
by Andromeda
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Gum shaving?
Replies: 23
Views: 36367

Wow yea burning flesh smell probably is sort of scary, hah! But good to know that it wasn't physically painful :) I got my braces off today and I definitely want to look into this procedure because the gummy smile thing is just really bothering me. I might have to wait a little while though because ...
by Andromeda
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pushed back yet again
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Aww, that is frustrating I'm sure. Your teeth will just look that much better when they DO come off though. Hope the next month flies by for you!
by Andromeda
Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Andromeda's Braces Story
Replies: 110
Views: 42817

Sorry bout the double post... sigh. It said there was an error, I checked my story in a new browser to make sure it didn't post and it wasn't there so I posted it again. Now there's two somehow - oh well.
by Andromeda
Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Andromeda's Braces Story
Replies: 110
Views: 42817

Hey everyone, I got my braces off today!! I'm pretty happy - they aren't perfect but they are good enough :) They definitely are more yellow than I thought they were so started Crest White Strips today. Also got my Essix retainer today as well. Here are some pics: http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/...
by Andromeda
Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Andromeda's Braces Story
Replies: 110
Views: 42817

Hey everyone, I got my braces off today!! I'm pretty happy - they aren't perfect but they are good enough :) They definitely are more yellow than I thought they were so started Crest White Strips today. Also got my Essix retainer today as well. Here are some pics: http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/...
by Andromeda
Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Gum shaving?
Replies: 23
Views: 36367

Hmm that is very interesting - yea I had no idea it was possible to count it in treatment and have the ortho do it. I doubt mine includes it just because he seems the type to charge extra... haha. But still, it can't hurt to ask. If all else fails, maybe he can give me a good referral. I found out r...
by Andromeda
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Gum shaving?
Replies: 23
Views: 36367

Hey fluffybottom! Thanks for responding :) Better late than never is right! Thanks for the info, its very helpful just to get a gauge of how much it might be. I'm curious about how you said your ORTHO charges for it, I didn't know orthodontists did gum shaving. Thought it was a periodontist who alwa...
by Andromeda
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help! I threw out my retainer by accident!
Replies: 10
Views: 1773

Thanks Lynn. My ortho does make the retainers in office so he does not pay to have them sent out. I get my braces off and molds tomorrow and then go back a couple hours later to get the Essix. I don't know if it covers replacement sets... now I feel cheated at the price. My retainer fee is separate ...
by Andromeda
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: I Love My Teeth's Braces Journey
Replies: 18
Views: 3511

Yea if you call they can set up a time for you to go in and they will probably just cut the wire so its not so long and doesn't poke. Or they can bend the end of the wire back in on itself so the end isn't sharp and that way if it starts getting longer again it won't jab so roughly.
by Andromeda
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I never realized..
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: I never realized..

Overall I HAVE FINALLY COME TO TERMS WITH MY BRACES :D do I like them? -- eh I have my days where I wish I could rip them off but overall I guess I have accepted them. I feel the same way but you got there wayyy before me haha. I really obsessed in a negative way until very recently. It had been ov...
by Andromeda
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Funny story
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Hahaha you must have been so freaked thinking your retainer had dissolved! That's totally something I could see me doing/thinking lol. Good thing ya still have it. I hope they don't make cleaner tablets that will eat away at the retainer... that would be bad haha.
by Andromeda
Sun May 31, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help! I threw out my retainer by accident!
Replies: 10
Views: 1773

Is the $250 the average price of a retainer in general or is it that cheap because most orthos maybe charge less for a replacement than your first one?? I am just curious because I get my braces off and retainers on Tuesday and I am being charged $650 for my Essix retainers. Is this abnormally high?
by Andromeda
Fri May 29, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How long before OTHERS start seeing changes?
Replies: 11
Views: 1641

Probably depends on how familiar the person is with your teeth and how much attention they care to pay to your treatment. I don't think that anyone really cared enough to notice my changes. Plenty noticed I got braces but not specific changes really and Im 4 days from getting them off so there have ...
by Andromeda
Fri May 29, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Age
Replies: 60
Views: 7014

I am 24 and have had braces about 15 months. Getting them off in 4 days!!!