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Offline Retainer101

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Re: I got a hawley retainer in my 30s
« Reply #60 on: 10. September 2022, 12:23:00 PM »
I wasn’t actually given a choice of color. She said they only provide these types of appliances in clear color. I’m ok with that as it’s bit more discrete.

I have to wear them 24/7 except when playing contact sports, eating and swimming. I mentioned a few meetings I would find it hard to wear them and she was ok with that. She said drinking was fine but I didn’t ask about tea and coffee, thank for the heads up on that.

She said it was likely I would need a turn on the screws but would need to be gradual and probably only one or two and then the labial bows will be used to straighten everything.

Your retainer sounds very similar to what I have but I think you are right that having the screws definitely makes it thicker. 




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Re: I got a hawley retainer in my 30s
« Reply #61 on: 17. September 2022, 13:18:11 PM »
How is your speech after a week with your new braces?

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Re: I got a hawley retainer in my 30s
« Reply #62 on: 17. September 2022, 15:57:21 PM »
Actually not as good as I thought it would be. It was way worse than I expected when I first got them but I did think I’d get used to speaking with them better than I have. I have got used to having them in my mouth but Still have a big lisp. I’m getting braver wearing them out in public so hopefully with more practice my speech will get better. I have to go back on Tuesday as the occlusal isn’t moulded very well to my bottom teeth so only my back left tooth touches which keeps my jaw open more than it should which might be why it’s still hard to speak, will see if they can fix it

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Re: I got a hawley retainer in my 30s
« Reply #63 on: 21. September 2022, 20:54:46 PM »
Had my appointment today. But disappointed as I thought they would redo the top brace But she just shaved some of the back part of the occlusal off and it does sit a bit better but not perfect. That’s it now, will go back in 9 months and get all the occlusal shaved off and then can keep wearing the top brace as a retainer at night.

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Re: I got a hawley retainer in my 30s
« Reply #64 on: 23. September 2022, 09:24:36 AM »
So will you not have any supervision during minor straightening of your incisors? I didn't during the brief period my retainer was resolving relapse. for most of the time, I have been wearing it solely for retention and am now down to part time wear..

Did your ortho turn or ask you to turn your expansion screws?

Do you mind if I ask you how much you have paid this ortho?

All the best with your modified retainer. I hope your speech is improving.

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Re: I got a hawley retainer in my 30s
« Reply #65 on: 23. September 2022, 10:38:12 AM »
To fix the two crooked teeth I’ll need a few turns still, but they will be like quarter turns. Then small tweaks to the labial bows. She won’t be doing anything more with the occlusal part. I was hoping that she would make the brace again but instead just shaved it a bit and now that it sits better she said that will do. I’m still not happy with it but I’m not the ortho so will listen to her.