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Fitted after treatment to let the bottom teeth settle into their correct positions. A removeable retainer is more usually given, but it depends on the treatment you had.
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() - 06/Sep/2002 8:30:38 PM
I was told today that on my next visit to the Orthodontist, I will be having my fixed applience removed, and an upper "bonded" retainer, and a lower removable retainer fitted. Please can you tell me what all of this technical terminology means? I would be most greatful!! Thanx a ton :0#
ely laurel (email@example.com) - 07/Nov/2002 5:10:49 AM
My daughter having a fixed retainer for two and a half years now without consultation to dentist regarding the retainer. Her age is 10 yrs old now. Is there any side effect the retainer for her growing up? Body structure changes while we are growing up like our jaw also increase in size, is there any side effect on it? Waiting for your response. Thanks.
Vonnie Wild (firstname.lastname@example.org) - 22/Nov/2002 1:33:23 PM
Could you please explain the pros and cons of fixed vs. removable retainers. I'm 48 years old and about to have my braces removed. I really don't care to wear retainers for 12 hours a day. Thanks so much for you comments.
melissa () - 09/Dec/2002 10:47:04 PM
today i fond out in 3 weeks iam getting a fix retainer and i am scard getting it put in
renee nurse (email@example.com) - 12/Dec/2002 10:01:00 PM
can you wear a retainer or braces to treat a a person who sucks their thumb?
Braces for life! (Please reply!) - 25/Dec/2002 12:41:06 AM
My Ortho just put in a fixed top and bottom retainer They were fixed in with metal bands. There is also a bracket on the front side of the bands. I have to attach a rubber band from each of the bands all the way across my teeth. They said I can stop the rubberbands after about a year! THE WIRE AND BANDS ARE PERMANENT AND WILL STAY ON MY TEETH FOREVER. Does anyone else have something like this?
Dolly () - 02/Jan/2003 1:26:21 PM
I have a fixed retainer on my bottom teeth for about 6 years now and it is permanent, although I can ask my dentist to remove it whenever I want to if it gives me problems. I've had the retained fixed after I had braces. My orthodentist said it was to make sure my teeth wont move again after I get my braces off. I guess I should mention that my orthodentist lost his licence because of bad work with other clients after I had my braces removed so maybe I shouldn't trust him. But for now, my retainer doesn't bother me at all and my new dentist said I should keep it unless it gives me problems. All I have left to say is make sure to brush your teeth and floss regularly and everything should be allright.
Greg Patton (firstname.lastname@example.org) - 28/Jan/2003 6:02:18 PM
After I get my braces off, I will be getting a fixed retainer on my bottom teeth. I have friends who see a different orthodontist who have told me that the fixed retainers are obsolete, aren't used any longer and there are better options out there. Is this true - should I ask about other options?
Rainier () - 21/Feb/2003 5:58:19 AM
To Greg Patton about fixed retainers its really up to you if you want the permanent retainer or removable retainer... For me I just got my braces off like 5 months ago and I chose the permanent retainer... I chose the permanent one because of my older brothers results with his permanent retainer. He had his on for about 18 years now and he hasn't visited the ortho since he took off his braces...
() - 08/Mar/2003 5:06:24 PM
Braces are nothing to be scared of, in fact most people, like myself have leaned to love them...what kind of advice would you like...? just send another message i can answer anything you'd like.....
Fara (email@example.com) - 16/Mar/2003 1:14:26 PM
i only have a problim with the position of three bottom teeth, my dentest said i need retainers,but shesaid that i will need alittle space and she will get some free space by filing 1 milemeter of my front teeth, my teeth are kind of small.. isnt this harmfull for the teeth ??
() - 24/Mar/2003 9:59:18 PM
Yes, you can get a removable habit crib that prevents you from sucking your thumb, it looks sorta like a retainer.
Em () - 08/May/2003 5:11:39 PM
I am having these and don't like the look of them. Are those rings around your front teeth on the picture? My dentist says u can't feel them or see them but on the picture it looks as though u can see them a bit.:-S Help
Jim () - 12/May/2003 8:42:08 PM
Now then EM i am getting one of these things in a week or so and have had the same thoughts as you. Go to google and type in Fixed retainers and have a look through, one of the first sites you see has some pictures of some fixed retainers and it is just a wire that is glued to the back of your teeth, looks ok and knowone will ever see it not like the one above. Anyway gotta go i will let you know what it is like
Em () - 13/May/2003 5:40:20 PM
Thanks 4 that Jim. My dentist said u can't see them but looking at that pic on here I thought he must be wrong but seeing those other pics I am sure he must of meant them
Jim () - 16/May/2003 12:12:52 PM
yea lets hope so anyway i am getting it fixed next thursday so i will let you know
Bethany (firstname.lastname@example.org) - 16/May/2003 11:06:39 PM
are these like spring aligners? i gotta get spring aligners real soon n im scared kuz they gosta file on of my teeth a lil so it will fit were its suppose 2 kuz i gosta small mouth some one HELP!!
jim () - 25/May/2003 12:47:59 PM
Em i got the retainer the other day you can not see it even if you look hard, and you can hardly feel it in your mouth, and it is the retainer that is on the other website.
Em () - 25/May/2003 6:39:04 PM
Thanks thats helped. I think I must be having one of them. Can't wait. my braces are driving me mad. I haven't even had my top set fitted yet. Oh the joy.
jim () - 26/May/2003 5:55:16 PM
what braces are you having
Em () - 26/May/2003 7:50:23 PM
I have got the ceramic ones just need my top ones fitting but I think he is doing them later as my bottom are a year and my top 6 months. I think he is planning so they both come off together and it makes him look good:-)
Jim () - 31/May/2003 9:04:24 PM
well good luck with them
Em () - 01/Jun/2003 6:05:46 PM
Thanks. There not to bad. just the brushing bit is a pain. Got 2 have my top set yet. Oh the joy of braces.lol
jim () - 02/Jun/2003 9:32:21 PM
Yea i had a fixed brace and it was ok but they are just so noticeable you just can not hide from them but at the end of the day nearly everybody has one at some point of their lives. My fixed retainer has already broke, the glue has come apart from one side of my mouth so back to the dentist we go.
Em () - 03/Jun/2003 6:20:20 PM
Thats good to know they last long.lol. Well mine are ceramic so don't show up to much. U see the wire going through them the most.
jim () - 03/Jun/2003 7:01:02 PM
What made you chose ceramic and did you have to pay extra to get them
Em () - 04/Jun/2003 6:41:26 PM
I wanted invisalign but I couldn't have them as I have a funny bit and would wear through the plastic to quickly. I wanted ceramic so people didn't notice them because at 19 starting college in september with a mouth full of metal isn't a great look to make friends. No idea if they cost more than the metal? Just have 2 pay for what ever I have now I am over 18 as the NHS won't. They are a lot cheaper than invisalign over a third cheaper so saved a few thousands. Also he does a lot of ceamic and his nurse had just had hers off and her teeth are great.
Em () - 14/Jun/2003 5:52:26 PM
My orthodontist knows my dentist where I go for my cheek-ups. They trained together are as bad as each other for talking to you and joking when they are doing your teeth. Did you have springs on your braces? He has justed add some to mine and was wondering if you have them on till your braces comes off?
(jim) - 15/Jun/2003 2:07:31 PM
Oh thats why i was confused i only have the one dentist who does my check ups and does all the other work. When i had my fixed brace i only had bands but a kid who i went to school with had springs and i thought at the time that i was glad that i did not have to wear them, unlucky you. Do they hurt and can you see your brace more now that you have got them on?
Em () - 15/Jun/2003 5:59:35 PM
The front one is part of a spring and is under my wire as my tooth isn't level. What ever that means and I have got a row of springs threaded on to my wire just before the ring at the back of my mouth and goes over my tooth to the next tooth. That one is to push my teeth either side of that tooth away from it so it has enough room to move back. He was going to use a bracket but changed his mind. The back spings were very painful it I took some dental pain killers as other pain killers didn't work. But luckily they are ok now. Can't feel them. The front one don't look nice but I am hoping it is only there for a few tightenings and not till the end of my treatment in 9 months time. The back spring you can't see unless you look in my mouth which no one does.
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