softline and adhesive

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I am getting my first soft alignment done....I was wondering can you use adhesive with it??
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Raylene

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Padraig MacUidhir

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You should be able to. Saw many posts here saying that adhesive does still work, but doesn't hold as long. I get my first reline today after work. Some have said without the reline, the adhesive would last 14+ hours, but with the reline, probably a few hours before having to reapply. There are many kinds of adhesive out there, so you might want to try different ones to see which one works better for you.
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Mara Jane Fisk

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This is good advice, Padraig.  I like Fixodent products, but as you said there are many kinds out there and it does end up being a trial and error process.  The nature of the beast, I guess.
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Padraig MacUidhir

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I have the wafers for both upper and lower, but have not tried them yet. I figured I would get the first reline done first and see how it goes. I am told the wafers are easier to remove and there is no goo.
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Patti Howard Greene

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I use waffers on top they don't work on the bottom.I have to wait til june for my reline that the insurance will cover. Nothing holds my bottom it gets loose just talking so I have to fight to try and eat.
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Padraig MacUidhir

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Patti, have you considered mini implants for the lowers?
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Padraig MacUidhir

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Mara, I am using the fixodent with scope and like it a lot so far. I just got back from the dentist and I had the reline for the uppers and they are tight and snug. Very comfortable. I didn't do it for the bottoms as I didn't see a need to do it yet. I go back again in two weeks for a followup. I did apply adhesive to the tops just for added security. I am even able to eat something with the reline where I was unable to without it. What a difference!!!!
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Denise Williams

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What do you all mean by "wafers"? Have only had mine for 2 days now and having a horrible time with the bottom plate.
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Mara Jane Fisk

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I'd like a definition for wafers myself.  I've been using Fixodent powder on my uppers and get along fine with it.  It holds securely, but is the plate is easy to remove....much easier than using paste adhesive on it.  Paste still works better for lowers.  My big issue is getting all the adhesives out of my mouth.  It drives me crazy when I can't get it removed.  Have not found anything that really works well.
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Denise Williams

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What is the brand? Thanks!
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Padraig MacUidhir

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You can get the wafers from the drug store. I have not used mine yet. I am still using fixodent with scope and it works well for me even with the soft reline on the uppers. I even ate non liquefied food yesterday for the first time without a problem. I have not seen the wafers come in strips either. Just like you said, have to be cut to fit as everyone's mouth is different. Denise, the brand I have is the store brand as well as Sea Bond.