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by oldfart
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: You know what the worst part of adult braces is?
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Re: You know what the worst part of adult braces is?

Never got carded once. But again, I'm half bald (other half is grey), and 49. So, they didn't really make me look younger. Just dorkier.
by oldfart
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Any Words of Wisdom Prior to Getting Braces?
Replies: 15
Views: 987

Re: Any Words of Wisdom Prior to Getting Braces?

1) Be sure you are going to a licensed orthodontist, and not a dentist. 2) Have a written treatment planned that you will review before you start. 3) Determine how questions during treatment will be handled, will they accept emails? 4) Understand the breakage policy. Will you have to pay extra if th...
by oldfart
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What's wrong with my bite?
Replies: 26
Views: 1640

Re: What's wrong with my bite?

Don't just tilt the teeth!!!
by oldfart
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What's wrong with my bite?
Replies: 26
Views: 1640

Re: What's wrong with my bite?

Stupid question, but did you go to a dentist, or a licensed orthodontist? And six month smiles normally doesn't include bite fixes, that is mostly just used for teeth alignment. I would be a little pissed if I was you, as that is something they should have told you at the beginning.
by oldfart
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Broken Hawley Retainer
Replies: 7
Views: 4932

Re: Broken Hawley Retainer

My worst nightmare. Been lucky so far. I wouldnt wait.. I cant stand the Essix so I would have been on the phone the same day to get a new one made.
by oldfart
Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Standard Hawley vs Wrap Around Hawley
Replies: 16
Views: 6790

Re: Standard Hawley vs Wrap Around Hawley

Well.. come to mention it.. no.. I got lazy this summer, and for half of the summer did nights only. And from the front didn't notice much of a difference. But a few days before my retainer check I took a pic from an upward angle and saw a decent offset between my front two. This pic actually makes ...
by oldfart
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Worried About Permanent Retainer; Permanent Retainer Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3073

Re: Worried About Permanent Retainer; Permanent Retainer Questions

The permanent retainers is the last thing you need to stress over during your treatment.
by oldfart
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Teeth creep when bonded retainer got loose
Replies: 4
Views: 3441

Re: Teeth creep when bonded retainer got loose

I have both on the bottom. Permanent and Hawley.. but I'm retention paranoid.
by oldfart
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Standard Hawley vs Wrap Around Hawley
Replies: 16
Views: 6790

Re: Standard Hawley vs Wrap Around Hawley

Damn, I have about twice as much acrylic in mine. My palate is covered all the way past my last molars. Your bottom is almost identical though. I slur a bit too, and can't make K sounds since I have a tongue guard in the back.
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by oldfart
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Will they change my wire?
Replies: 5
Views: 691

Re: Will they change my wire?

No way for us to know. Each treatment plan is completely different as to when wire changes occur.
by oldfart
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Hawley vs Essix Your preference
Replies: 19
Views: 5765

Re: Hawley vs Essix Your preference

Pretty much looks like mine. But I am the opposite. It doesn't affect my speech at all, and much less annoying than the top retainer.
by oldfart
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Hawley vs Essix Your preference
Replies: 19
Views: 5765

Re: Hawley vs Essix Your preference

Pretty much looks like mine. But I am the opposite. It doesn't affect my speech at all, and much less annoying than the top retainer.
by oldfart
Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 194
Views: 36541

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

You should have seen the designs I made on my mirror while flossing with them. My wife could never figure out how I could make such a mess.
by oldfart
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What is this blob on my wire?!
Replies: 9
Views: 879

Re: What is this blob on my wire?!

Either just a glob of glue or a stopper to prevent your teeth from sliding that way. You bring up one good thing that I always mention. Be sure your ortho is willing to answer questions before choosing them. (if you can.)

Good luck. Feel free to call and ask them.

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by oldfart
Tue May 31, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Oldfart Orthodontic Diary
Replies: 298
Views: 26429

Re: Oldfart Orthodontic Diary

The Essix retainer is made of a more porous plastic material which collects bacteria, saliva, food, whatever on it. So it can be completely clean when you put it in, but within 15 min it has a slight coat of stuff on it. After an hour it basically tastes like your teeth do in the morning if you didn...