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Re: I got a hawley retainer in my 30s
« Reply #45 on: 15. March 2022, 15:07:54 PM »
I’ve got an appointment with my dentist next week just a checkup but I’m going to ask her to shave a little bit of the occlusal coverage off my brace as it’s not the most comfortable at the minute. If that doesn’t work I might ask her to make a new one. Currently my teeth don’t all touch the occlusal part, just the back ones and it’s making it hard to wear. Also finding it hard to speak still and it’s been 6 months. Other than that it has been working wonders so I’m really happy about that.

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Re: I got a hawley retainer in my 30s
« Reply #46 on: 02. April 2022, 19:01:13 PM »
I chickened out asking for a new retainer. The one I have is ok it is doing the job and although slightly uncomfortable I can live with it. I figured as long as it is working and not adversely affecting my teeth/jaw then it’s ok. I wish I hadn’t chickened out though as there was no harm in asking for a new one. It’s for another 12 months so I would have been ok to ask. Anyway I haven’t bitten my nails and that is the first time in many years so I am happy with that. I would recommend it to anyone who has the same habit as me who has tried all the other things and it’s not worked. It’s not an ideal thing to do because it’s obviously embarrassing to wear a retainer like this but it has worked and is the only thing that has done so each to their own but it does work so if you do have the habit it is worth a try.

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Re: I got a hawley retainer in my 30s
« Reply #47 on: 15. May 2022, 01:28:04 AM »
I asked for a Schwartz brace top and bottom from my dentist and she said no. The retainer with occlusal coverage is ok and has 100 percent stopped me biting my nails but becuase of my bottom back tooth it means I can’t bite properly and so it’s very uncomfortable. I suggested if she makes a top and bottom brace but effectively would be the same as the retainer only with a screw I think they would make it better, maybe make it in congunction with my bottom teeth better. She was having nothing of it sadly.

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Re: I got a hawley retainer in my 30s
« Reply #48 on: 21. July 2022, 10:49:34 AM »
My retainer with occlusal coverage doesn’t sit right and my bit is more open than it needs to be. As my dentist won’t go with my idea of asking the lab to make a schwartz brace top and bottom with occlusal on the top I’ve decided to go to another ortho to see if they will do it. My appointment is today. The reason I think this will work better is they will make both appliances together and hopefully take more care than when just making the retainer. I might be wrong, in which case it’s a waste of money but if I’m right it will really help as I’m not wearing the retainer because its so uncomfortable

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Re: I got a hawley retainer in my 30s
« Reply #49 on: 23. July 2022, 22:42:22 PM »
My new dentist is happy to do what I asked for so I’m going in for moulds on Tuesday. Upper schwartz with occlusal and Hawley wire and lower schwartz with Hawley. She was so nice and understood why I was asking for it. Made me feel so at ease. The appliance my last ortho gave me didn’t sit right and I can’t wear it so it’s not going to work to stop me biting my nails and she won’t do the schwartz so I went to this new ortho. I’m convinced making a schwartz with both top and bottom they will make it better fitting and I can actually wear it!! My ortho seems to get it and completely understood why I was asking for this. Slightly nervous for Tuesday though!

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Re: I got a hawley retainer in my 30s
« Reply #50 on: 26. July 2022, 17:56:47 PM »
Had the appointment to get my moulds and photos done and all systems go now. Have my appointment to get the braces fitted on the 10th Aug assuming the appliances arrive in time, if not might be a wait as the ortho is on holiday for a couple of weeks after that.

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Re: I got a hawley retainer in my 30s
« Reply #51 on: 27. July 2022, 16:55:17 PM »
@Retainer101 Looking forward to hearing how the appliance is and seeing some pics