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by sneed1o1
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Fixed Retainer Removal?
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Re: Fixed Retainer Removal?

FlyByNight wrote:My ortho told me I would need a permanent upper and lower. I insisted in just getting the clear Essix retainers and luckily he respected my decision.
I wish! My orthodontist gave me A LOT of pushback every time I voiced my opinion on this. You have very supportive orthodontists!!
by sneed1o1
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Fixed Retainer Removal?
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Re: Fixed Retainer Removal?

Ultimately the decision is yours! It's your mouth and your teeth. When my ortho and I were talking about retainer options, I asked which he thought would be the best for my specific case. His response, the best retainer is the one the patient is going to wear!!! Lol Makes perfect sense to me. While...
by sneed1o1
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6311

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

MrPlenty wrote:Your results are awesome!
Thank you! I'm so ready to have naked teeth!!!
by sneed1o1
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Gaps after my braces were removed, and my retainer is doing anything to help.
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Re: Gaps after my braces were removed, and my retainer is doing anything to help.

It's your money! You're the customer. I feel like if you want more done, even if it means another surgical approach, he can do it, or you can find someone else that will. It's your mouth!
by sneed1o1
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Fixed Retainer Removal?
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Re: Fixed Retainer Removal?

My first round, 25 years ago, I had a fixed bottom retainer. I didn't like it then and don't think I'm going to get one this time either. I always rubbed it with my tongue as well. As a teen the ortho removed it when I broke one side loose chewing on a pen or something we do when we are immature te...
by sneed1o1
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6311

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

WOW! They look great though! Congratulations on your debonding date! Mine is happening 7/17! My treatment went soooo fast this time. Enjoy that beautiful new smile. Thank you! It feels so good to see the light at the end of the tunnel, right?! :HugeGrin: YOUR teeth look amazing! Does your ortho hav...
by sneed1o1
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Fixed Retainer Removal?
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Fixed Retainer Removal?

Brief history: This is my second go-around with braces. I've had fixed retainers on top and bottom after my first treatment almost 10 years ago. I now have a different orthodontist, and he only placed one on the bottom due to past tongue thrust issues. I have tried to explain that I didn't want it, ...
by sneed1o1
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6311

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

TODAY WAS MY LAST ADJUSTMENT!!! :dance: The pain that I'm about to experience will be like no other unfortunately. I am now in zigzags :roll: I will have to wear this configuration at night time for the next week, and then 24 hours until I get them off. I also have the bonded retainer on my lower 6 ...
by sneed1o1
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Protruding tooth root
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Protruding tooth root

Your teeth look great! Are you getting them off soon? You can always get a second opinion from a dentist. According to my orthodontist, I have bone loss on my bottom teeth, which have had the most pressure applied during this treatment :shock: Sorry for the blur in the picture, but I'm curious as we...
by sneed1o1
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Second Braces Journey at 25
Replies: 59
Views: 11791

Re: Second Braces Journey at 25

Oh, wow- did the ortho go into how the essix contributed to your open bite? I've never heard of that happening before, which is a bit scary. I've heard of things like thumb sucking and tongue thrust contributing to them. I think that once my braces are off I'll update intermittently on how I do wit...
by sneed1o1
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: question about midline elastics
Replies: 10
Views: 2014

Re: question about midline elastics

I had an underbite and anterior open bite. During treatment, my midline shifted. I had been wearing class III configurations, so in order to correct my midline, my orthodontist had me wear the configuration on one side for 24 hours, and then both at night, top molars to lower canines with the falcon...
by sneed1o1
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My 2nd round with BRACES...
Replies: 44
Views: 6311

Re: My 2nd round with BRACES...

I'm so excited for you! Great to hear it's only a few weeks over the estimated treatment time, too. Looking at your photos, it's really impressive how they closed your open bite, although I bet those elastics weren't fun. Thanks! The first class III configuration I had was PAINFUL! All that pressur...
by sneed1o1
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Second Braces Journey at 25
Replies: 59
Views: 11791

Re: Second Braces Journey at 25

Your story is a little similar to my own, minus the extractions and Hawley retainer issue. I had the general extractions (wisdom teeth removed before they even surfaced), and I had the Essix retainer on top, with a bonded retainer on both top and bottom. I demanded a Hawley retainer this time becau...
by sneed1o1
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Second Braces Journey at 25
Replies: 59
Views: 11791

Re: Second Braces Journey at 25

I don't think the Hawley retainers can cause a full relapse. I don't think an overjet could come back, for example. I think my overjet only came back when I stopped wearing the retainer entirely. However, if there is room for your teeth to move sideways in your mouth, if the extraction gap is still...
by sneed1o1
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Extended treatment time
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: Extended treatment time

Wow! Why such a long extension? :shock: I'd be pretty bummed too!