(Closed) My wedding is such a pain in the teeth: retainer problem.

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

LOL, I WISH I had retainer problems!! I still have braces on!!! So expensive, I’ll make sure I’m wearing that damn retainer RELIGIOUSLY!!!!

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Do you wear it while you sleep? I had an invisalign plate made a couple of years after I got my braces hardware off. I’d lost my original retainer and I wanted something that would stop my teeth from moving any further. Because it was an invisalign, the orthodontist who made it put a bit of correction on the tooth that had moved most to shift it back in line a bit more… the first couple of times I wore it, my gum around that tooth was bruised!

I’m a clencher, so I find that if I wear mine overnight when it’s a bit tight, the extra pressure from my clenching forces things to move back a little more quickly.

Either way, I share your pain. I’m wearing stupid splint things at the moment because I’ve slipped the disc in my jaw joint and can’t open my mouth more than a damn inch without excruiating pain. They suck just as much as when I originally had braces. You poor thing, stick with it and it’ll soon feel better!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Thorpewood

I’ve definitely had this problem!  I’m missing five adult teeth so if I don’t wear my retainer for even just one night, my teeth shift like crazy and then it hurts like a mother trying to wear the retainer again.  I once needed a root canal but was on vacation and was SO WORRIED about my teeth shifting drastically that I forced my retainer on even though my tooth was killing me.  I still stand by that decision, haha.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

This thread makes me feel bad for not wearing my retainer (for, basically, ever). I gave it a good go a while ago, but I end up taking it out in my sleep and waking up with it on the pillow next to me! Haha. Maybe I’ll check out getting some invisalign after we’re married and we have a little leeway. Thankfully the have hardly shifted, but tongue feels the difference!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@thehoneybear: It’s been about 8 or 9 years since my braces have been off, so I don’t think they’ll shift much more than they already have (I was pretty bad off the bat with my retainer). But still, if I find the extra $$, I’ll be ALL over it (like a responsible adult this time, lol!). 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@thehoneybear: I wear my daytime retainer almost constantly, cause I’m missing a tooth without it- lol, it’s pretty good incentive. But my nighttime retainer molds over my teeth also- I’m okay about wearing it, but when I have a cold I can’t breathe with it in. I once went 3 weeks without wearing it… OUCH. Had migraines for days.

@indibee: I’ve done that too! I woke up one morning, got in the shower, and when I got out realized I didn’t have my retainer in. I freaked out until I found it on my pillow! Haha, I almost had a panic attack, those things aren’t cheap. Trust me, I know, and it’s a very unpleasant story.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

ugh I have this exact problem.  Nobody else I know has the stupid invisiline style retainer.  I actually haven’t been wearing it for a few years.  Everytime I try (every couple of months) I take it out in my sleep and put it somewhere weird (such as under my pillow or knocked onto the floor) and when I wake up in the morning I forget that I even wore it at all!  This is how it gets lost for several more days, which starts the whole process over again.  Maybe i’ll go put it in right now.  bring on the advil!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@galloway111:& @MrsNerdy: I know! How did my mom not know it would just be best to put that permanent retainer in? You know, the kind that they just bonded behind your teeth that are next to impossible to see (or take out in your sleep?!). 

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@misschickpea: I still have mine to. They are coming off in 2 months, FINALLY!!! For sure I’ll be wearing that retainer, cuz there’s no way after spending all this money I’m going to let it go to waste from not wearing it.

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