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by plugnickel69
Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Time Between Debanding & Retainer?
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Time Between Debanding & Retainer?

My ortho put my fixed retainers on, then removed my braces. A couple of hours later I picked up my Essix.
by plugnickel69
Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How Hot to Melt an Essix
Replies: 3
Views: 1927

Re: How Hot to Melt an Essix

Nozzlenut, Thanks for the info!
by plugnickel69
Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How Hot to Melt an Essix
Replies: 3
Views: 1927

How Hot to Melt an Essix

Had a checkup today and later left my Essix retainer in my car while I attended what I thought would be a one-hour meeting. Two hours later I finished. A thermometer inside my car hit its maximum temperature of 120 degrees F, outside my car registered 106. Fortunately, my retainer is fine. I know th...
by plugnickel69
Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Deband tomorrow!! So excited!
Replies: 49
Views: 3140

Re: Deband tomorrow!! So excited!

SPECTACULAR!!! :lol: You've made a lot of people jealous. What did you decide about the upper boned retainer?
by plugnickel69
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How has your routine changed living with retainers...
Replies: 23
Views: 5607

Re: How has your routine changed living with retainers...

If you get the upper and lower fixed lingual retainers you probably won't have to wear the removables that much. I only have an upper Essix and was told to wear it fulltime only for 3 weeks, then nighttime. I use a soft brush and antibacterial hand soap and my retainer never has any odor, even when ...
by plugnickel69
Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Black Triangles - Bonding Not Working
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: Black Triangles - Bonding Not Working

Did you get your bonded retainers as soon as you were debanded and then have them removed for your bonding appointment with dentist and reapplied by Ortho same day? My dentist tells me he needs them off for bonding but I want them on immediately cause I have to whiten before I actually get the bond...
by plugnickel69
Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Visible is better?
Replies: 12
Views: 1155

Re: Visible is better?

Because I'm a teacher my crucial argument for metal is to show the students from the very first second that I'm braced. I don't want to make them think: Has he or has he not braces? Does he hide something? Etc. Do you agree? You're going to be wearing your braces for a year-and-a-half or so yet you...
by plugnickel69
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Upper bonded retainer and oral sex...
Replies: 6
Views: 6217

Re: Upper bonded retainer and oral sex...

[quote I want to be able to bite into things without having to be cautious. LOL Having the upper fixed retainer is not like having braces. You'll hardly ever be aware of it, and you don't have to worry about biting into anything. That said, you don't want to crack walnut shells with them. You do re...
by plugnickel69
Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Braces Removed Yesterday - Not Happy
Replies: 9
Views: 8692

Re: Braces Removed Yesterday - Not Happy

I totally agree with Jem, but I'll only say it once. :D
by plugnickel69
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Upper bonded retainer and oral sex...
Replies: 6
Views: 6217

Re: Upper bonded retainer and oral sex...

No need to worry. There is nothing sharp. More importantly, they do keep your teeth in place.
by plugnickel69
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Black Triangles - Bonding Not Working
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: Black Triangles - Bonding Not Working

I'm sorry plugnickle :( were they trying to fill in between the teeth? Wonder why it didn't hold?? Do you know what technique they used? I'm going to have to get bonding done to my lower incisors He filled in top edges basically. Don't know what "technique" he used. He believes the pressure from th...
by plugnickel69
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Fixed plastic retainer (Essix?) and bonded retainer query
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: Fixed plastic retainer (Essix?) and bonded retainer quer

The Essix, which is flexible, fits right over the fixed retainer.
by plugnickel69
Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Fixed plastic retainer (Essix?) and bonded retainer query
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: Fixed plastic retainer (Essix?) and bonded retainer quer

I had my fixed retainers placed, then had braces removed followed by molds for upper retainer.
by plugnickel69
Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Black Triangles - Bonding Not Working
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: Black Triangles - Bonding Not Working

[quote="Fionisimma"]Sorry to hear that... May I please ask which teeth/where the bonding was placed...? quote]

Bonding done on top incisors and laterals. My teeth are somewhat bell-shaped.
by plugnickel69
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Black Triangles - Bonding Not Working
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Black Triangles - Bonding Not Working

My dentist didn't really want to use bonding to address my black triangle issues as he said he didn't think the bonding would hold. Unfortunately, he was right. Nine month out, I have had continual chipping off of pieces and have been back to him countless times for repair. Unfortunately, looks like...