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Being a brace wearer was how I first discovered DenTek. Their slim brushes* were invaluable for me to ensure there were no nasty leftovers after mealtimes and I still keep a stash in my desk drawer at work for when the need strikes.
Currently favourites are the Mint Flossers* from DenTek. There is nothing worse that having something stuck in your teeth that you cannot get to and I don't know about anyone else but I find that I waste more dental floss wrapping it round my fingers to reach into my mouth! Again there's a few of these stashed in various places and with barbecue season and a lot of grilled corn and ribs doing the rounds they're a must have.
I would be lying to you if I said that I was only interested in the health of my teeth, I also want that toothy smile of mine to look good too. As I alluded to in my post about having my braces removed I found my retainer very painful to wear at night. I must admit that my experience of having braces whilst physically pleasant under the circumstances the service from my local dentist was not the best.
Of course I'm big enough and old enough to shoulder the blame at this but I do attribute my not returning to the dentist to discuss my issues due to their faults. Casting blame aside in short I stopped wearing my retainers very early on. It's very easy to forget the months gone into rearranging my teeth and the cost and when you look in the mirror and see a perfect set of gnashers then wearing the retainer seems unnecessary.
How wrong I was! In short my teeth have moved and whilst the top row (the main area of realignment at the time) are still 'ok-ish' the bottom are now crooked - and they were not the problem to start with. Of course bottom teeth are generally hidden when you smile etc but in the current world where selfies rule I'm starting to return to the state I was once in and notice them more and more in photos.
My friend has also just have her braces removed and I'm having teeth envy. Enter Sensu and the range, Invisalign Lite. Invisalign Lite is designed for those with minor orthodontic issues and the like which caught my attention was 'can also be an effective solution for patients who have already had treatment in the past and started to experience relapse' - well if that doesn't sound like me.
Typical the Invisalign Lite treatment can be shorter at between 5 - 8 months which is half of the time it took me previously and fingers crossed I haven't left it too late to have this quick fix. Any yes this time I would wear any retainers provided.
Have you had an experiences with braces in the past and how do you take care of your teeth?