you stumbled on this site from a search engine, or someone
told you about it, thanks for dropping in!
is a site for adults who have orthodontic braces, or who are
considering getting braces to straighten their teeth. Parents
of children in braces may also find the information on this
site helpful. This is not
a fetish site.
When I finally decided to get
braces in 2002, I did some web
searching, myself. All I I found were sites for kids, site for
teenagers, sites written by orthodontists, or sites for people
with a fetish for braces. But a site for an adult who wanted
non-biased information and support? Well, it didn't really
exist as such.
I decided to create it.
NOT a subject matter expert. I'm just an adult who wanted
straight teeth. I was in braces for almost 3 years, from ages
41 to 44, and am currently wearing Hawley retainers at night.
You can see photos of my treatment here.
I don't make any money from this
site (besides partially recouping site expenses), and I
don't overtly endorse any products except for a new product I
created in November 2002, a "braces survival kit" called DentaKit,
which you can see by going to
That product was borne from an idea I had after having braces
for almost a year. I don't sell that product on this site,
because this site is non-biased and non-commercial. In early
2004 I began running simple dental-related ads on the site to
help cover website costs.
try to keep the site current and fresh. Each month, several
pages of the site are updated:
Yourself (the humor page)
Poll and Poll Archives pages
feature articles may be added on various subjects
News -- dental stories and site notices
opinions I express on this site are strictly my own. My
orthodontist, Dr. Vogt, gives me information for the site from
time to time (when I ask for specific information or
clarification), but he is not affiliated with it. My
goal is to provide information and support for other adults
going through (or considering) orthodontia. I try to
thoroughly research all the articles and present a fair and
balanced view of various orthodontic subjects.
remember that the ultimate authority on your teeth is your own
dentist or orthodontist. Someone who has examined your teeth
in person is the best judge of your treatment.
you have questions or tips you'd like to share with other
adults (no fetish posts, please), you can add them to the Metal
Mouth Message Board. If
you are a dental professional, please feel free to jump in and
join our Message Board when your time allows. There is no fee
or obligation involved in doing so. It's just old-fashioned
"people helping people."
you would like to comment on the site, you can drop
me a line. Please don't ask me technical questions about
your treatment -- remember, I'm not a dentist!
hope you enjoy the site and that it helps you!
site editor and webmaster
in foggy Northern California, USA