Annual Report

If you have finished with your orthodontic treatment and are wearing retainers (or will be soon), this is a special place to connect with others in your (enviable) situation. Ask a question or make a comment about life post-braces.

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TimSeattle
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Location: Seattle, Washington

Annual Report

#1 Post by TimSeattle » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:35 am

It's coming up on 9 years since I had my braces removed. Everything is still perfect. I brush with a Sonicare, floss daily, and get dental check-ups and cleanings every six months. I wear my retainer at least one night a week.

I could not be happier with my teeth, which will now last a lifetime and continue to look good. The three years of braces brought me to this point and the experience was worth it.

Life After Braces is excellent!
"Every tooth in a man's mouth is more valuable than a diamond" Don Quixote

Braces On: 5/2004
Braces Off: 3/2007

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Re: Annual Report

#2 Post by oldfart » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:42 am

What type of retainers did you use afterwards? How long full time until you could start backing off without relapse?
Braces on: 2/25/2013. Braces Off: 12/23/2015
Current Retainers: Hawley Top, Essix Bottom, and Permanent Lingual Bottom

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djspeece
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Re: Annual Report

#3 Post by djspeece » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:58 am

That's wonderful! Congratulations on your discipline.
Dan

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. -- Buddist saying

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buffon85
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Re: Annual Report

#4 Post by buffon85 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:37 am

i like your signature and i agree! i had to give up on 4 teeth, i hope it is worth it! :lol:
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bottom premolars extractions: 9th of June 2015
top premolars extractions: 8th of October 2015

TimSeattle
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Re: Annual Report

#5 Post by TimSeattle » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:01 pm

In answer to the questions above:

I have Essix retainers. At first I wore them round-the-clock for about 3 months, then nightly for a couple of years, then cut back to a few nights a week, now weekly. I had to replace my retainers after about 10 years.
"Every tooth in a man's mouth is more valuable than a diamond" Don Quixote

Braces On: 5/2004
Braces Off: 3/2007

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