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Wire hits: I'm not a camera anymore!

orthodontic retainer
Exactly on 15.03.2016 I took off my fixed camera. I was looking forward to eating a croissant with poppy seeds (poppy seed and fixed camera is not a good combination) or anything else that is hard.
Actually, going to the visit I wasn't sure if it is the day today. I also didn't know that you had to make an appointment for removing the camera. Fortunately, my orthodontist said that we could easily cope during the normal visit.
Removing the fixed appliance - does it hurt?
This is not the most pleasant thing that has ever happened to me. To be honest, it may not hurt so much, but it was just unpleasant.
Locks are torn off, which is a lot to say by force. Some go easier, some do not want to detach. The sound of breaking the locks was probably the worst. At the first castle I thought that my orthodontist pulled out the castle with my tooth;)
Later, the adhesive was removed. If someone is not a fan of drill sounds then it can be interesting because every tooth needs to be grinded. Fortunately, it doesn't take too long, but it can spill some blood.
After removing the camera, the teeth are sensitive, so it is worth washing them for a few days with toothpaste for sensitive teeth (eg Elmex for sensitive teeth ) and rinse with sage or calendula, or Sylveco oral hygiene liquid ).

Orthodontic retainer

After removing the camera, you must wear a retainer so that the defect does not return. I think that this is a very important issue, because probably no one is wearing the camera to put it on again.
When the adhesive is removed from the teeth, the orthodontist took the impressions on the basis of which the retainer was made. It takes about 7 days. The retainer should be worn overnight, daily. By how much? The longer we wear the retainer, the longer the teeth are perfectly straight. From what I know, later you can wear it less often, e.g. several times a week.

Interestingly - talking to my orthodontist when picking up the retainer, I learned that some people do not pick it up or wear it. In my opinion, it is complete stupidity, because this is not what money is spent for. I do not intend to wear a fixed device again, so I will wear the retainer regularly.

During this time the teeth may bend slightly, but the retainer will bring them to order.


  1. Avatar Lifeholic 24 April 2016 / 11: 50

    The worst, however, when wearing a fixed appliance is that some do not realize how hygiene is extremely important then, because then just when you remove the camera different flowers may appear and you can even lose a tooth ... I wear a mobile appliance because I am too afraid of fixed appliances and this teeth grinding to remove the glue. It scares me too much.
    It's nice that you have it behind you, now it remains only to prevent the defect from returning, and then you just have to enjoy your straight teeth zęb

    • Avatar [Email protected] 24 April 2016 / 14: 40

      When putting on the camera I didn't even think about it honestly mówiąc taking off was not very pleasant, but there was no tragedy.

      I wore movable years ago, but it was too weak for me and I had to wear permanent 🙂

  2. Avatar Ewa Sobania 24 April 2016 / 11: 31

    I wonder if a retainer needs to be worn for the rest of your life if you want to have perfectly straight teeth?

    • Avatar [Email protected] 24 April 2016 / 14: 39

      Not for the rest of your life, because after a while the teeth just get used to their position. It is very important to wear the retainer after removing the camera, because then the defect can come back very quickly.

  3. Avatar Ariel 24 April 2016 / 07: 43

    yes yes, I took off my camera hmmm probably at the beginning of the year somehow and I wear retainers so far, up every night, down once a week at night - I had quite specific curvatures and somehow I am overwhelmed with the point that they could contort Yes, I wear them already out of habit but so much time is definitely not necessary

    • Avatar [Email protected] 24 April 2016 / 11: 12

      In fact, you could wear it once a week, because I didn't have a retainer for a week after removing the camera and nothing distorted me 😛

      I also have a schizy on it and wear every night. I just forgot once since I have a retainer.

  4. Avatar Sailing 23 April 2016 / 13: 15

    And I am jealous of wearing a camera, because it can work wonders and I would gladly improve my bite myself. 🙂 Congratulations on your wonderful smile! 😀

    • Avatar [Email protected] 23 April 2016 / 18: 25

      Thank you:) the camera was my huge dream. For many years I delayed my decision and finally put on the camera. It was not pleasant. It cost me a lot of sacrifices and tears, but I don't regret it. Looking in the mirror every time I think it was a good decision.

  5. Avatar Classy Simple Life 23 April 2016 / 12: 18

    Cool !!! My congratulations to the owner of the "Hollywood smile" 😉 I wore a corrective camera myself for several years - I did not have it - and I do not remember it quite well ... I perfectly remember the discomfort that wearing this type of camera was carrying - I greet 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 23 April 2016 / 18: 27

      Hihi thank you 🙂 I also wore a removable camera, but it didn't help me enough that I wouldn't have to wear a permanent one.

  6. Avatar powder compact 22 April 2016 / 20: 44

    There is a bit of trouble with this camera but it's good that you have peace of mind 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 22 April 2016 / 21: 43

      And so fast. Piotr wore the camera for 7 years, because the greedy orthodontist founded 🙁 too quickly

  7. Avatar Maja Mix 22 April 2016 / 16: 34

    It's important that you have it behind you 😉

  8. Avatar Janusz Bartoszek 22 April 2016 / 16: 17

    I honestly admit that I have never delved into the subject of dental braces. All the more I did not know that you had to wear something else to remove the fixed camera, so that your teeth do not bend again. Ps. I wish you a tasty croissant with poppy seeds and many other things 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 22 April 2016 / 21: 43

      You have to, unfortunately. Fortunately, only at night 🙂 And I also ate the croissant with poppy yesterday - delicious! <3

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