Question???

Have any of you had problems with your retainer?? Im wondering if something went wrong during the impression process/making of the retainer. It has never fit like a glove (so to speak) I had to have it sanded down 3 times on one side due to extreme pressure on the roof of my mouth. I thought I had it under control, until now.  I take it out to eat, and when I put it back in, it feels like Im putting someone else's retainer in my mouth. It hurts, and I have a new sore on the right side from the inconsistent pressure. my back teeth also ache from wearing it.  I have been trying to work with it, but may have to have a new one made. Thought I might ask. It seems like between all of us, some one usually has experienced something. Thank you, and blessings to all of you who are newly out of surgery, or about to embark on the journey.

I love you...I hate you...


I love you...I hate you... Meet my pink fairy dust sparkle retainer. We struggled in the beginning. The right side of this lovely appliance, was too thick, making a very ouchie sore on the roof of my mouth. It took multiple grindings to adjust it's comfort.  These retainers are really kind of gross.  It needs to be brushed at the very least, 2 times a day and it goes in a little pouch for time out during my meals. I find myself creating a very strong suction when wearing it. Doing so causes dry mouth, so I drink a lot of extra water every day. I would actually consider this a benefit!  As hard as I try, I just can't get my "S's" perfected. There is always a slight lisp. So if I am involved in a deep conversation, I have to give my little friend a break. Like any nagging or annoying thing that finds it's way into my life, I try to offer gratitude. After all, this appliance keeps my knashers nice and strait. Im so very lucky to have a permanent retainer on my bottom teeth. So I raise my glass to my new life long companion. Im sure we will have good days and bad days, but in the end... I really do love you little retainer!! You may need a name... Hmmm...


Im nearing my 1 year post op anniversary. I have loved every minute of my life out of braces, with surgery behind me. I can smile like this all day long!!