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by bbsadmin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: INPUT NEEDED: New Message Board Ideas???
Replies: 3
Views: 144

INPUT NEEDED: New Message Board Ideas???

Hey guys, The new ArchWired site will launch before the end of this month. After it is done, I am considering also upgrading this message board. I'm aware that a lot of people seem to go to Facebook these days for forum-type advice. I'm not really keen on using Facebook as a medium for this sort of ...
by bbsadmin
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metallic dental fillings : to change or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: Metallic dental fillings : to change or not?

I changed the ones which were visible. I had fillings in all of my molars. Eventually I changed out the one that was not too visible. Now all of my filings are composite. Haven't had any trouble with them at all. Some dentists feel that the amalgam fillings should be avoided. Others think they are f...
by bbsadmin
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Recently debraced questions
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Recently debraced questions

You should tell your orthodontist how you feel. Perhaps he'll make a Hawley retainer for you instead, or re-make your clear retainers to cover all of your teeth. I wouldn't recommend going someplace else to get the retainers made.
by bbsadmin
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Informative Articles Warning About Smile Direct Club
Replies: 0
Views: 637

Informative Articles Warning About Smile Direct Club

https://whyy.org/segments/inside-the-battle-between-smile-direct-and-organized-dentistry/?utm_term=nprnews&utm_campaign=npr&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR1EXt_nlRhxRgrGVmfXdO4TtbqGlZjdJTJ9LPzubtxJAzVTQ-ecN7wLAzw https://hindenburgresearch.com/smiledirectclub-moving-fast-and-br...
by bbsadmin
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hello & incoming inquiry
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Hello & incoming inquiry

What does the orthodontist want to do for your child's treatment? It's very common to have interceptive treatment starting as young as age 7 to help prevent worse problems down the road. For example, my daughter had a crossbite. She was treated with a palate expander for about 6 months when she was ...
by bbsadmin
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hello & incoming inquiry
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Hello & incoming inquiry

You can include a photo after you become a full member, which takes about 10 posts to achieve (it's a variable number). When your name turns green, you have become a regular member. I don't suggest posting anything ridiculous or innocuous because those often get deleted by our moderators. It's done ...
by bbsadmin
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Weird staining pattern
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: Weird staining pattern

Has your dental hygienist seen your teeth and the spots that you are describing? Could they be a buildup of tartar?
by bbsadmin
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: New Braces at Age 66
Replies: 14
Views: 1070

Re: New Braces at Age 66

Best of luck in your journey! I got braces in my early 40s. Now I'm 59 and happy every day that I fixed my teeth. I'm almost ready to launch a redesign of the main ArchWired wite (archwired.com). Take a look at the old site, because there's a lot of information there that you might find helpful. Mos...
by bbsadmin
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Can adolescent extraction/retraction orthodontics cause adult obstructive sleep apnea?
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: Can adolescent extraction/retraction orthodontics cause adult obstructive sleep apnea?

That's because he was spamming our board quite aggressively a number of years ago. We had to ban him and do that with the spam filters. Sorry for the confusion! Call him Mr. Mew and it won't be censored, LOL Anything that narrows the airway might cause sleep apnea. Aging and weight gain can also be ...
by bbsadmin
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: ArchWired ReLaunch: Guest Bloggers Needed!
Replies: 1
Views: 2695

Re: ArchWired ReLaunch: Guest Bloggers Needed!

I'm bumping this topic. If you want to write an article or essay about your experience with Invisalign or other invisible aligners, I will be glad to publish it on the new site (which is set to launch before the end of the year). Just PM me or reply to this topic.

Lynn
by bbsadmin
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: ArchWired ReLaunch: Guest Bloggers Needed!
Replies: 1
Views: 2383

Re: ArchWired ReLaunch: Guest Bloggers Needed!

I'm bumping this topic. If you want to write an article or essay about your experience with jaw surgery, I will be glad to publish it on the new site (which is set to launch before the end of the year). Just PM me or reply to this topic.

Lynn
by bbsadmin
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign Allergy Side effects upper respiratory symptoms?
Replies: 74
Views: 121641

Re: Invisalign Allergy Side effects upper respiratory symptoms?

Does anyone have any new information about allergy or upper respiratory problems from Invisalign and other clear aligners?
by bbsadmin
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Retainer replacement after not wearing for many years?
Replies: 6
Views: 1825

Re: Retainer replacement after not wearing for many years?

You need to go to an orthodontist for a consultation about this. Your old retainer doesn't fit anymore because your teeth moved, and they will continue to move if you don't wear a retainer. Forcing your old one to fit might not be a good idea. You might need a new one, and that involves getting a mo...
by bbsadmin
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: ArchWired ReLaunch: Guest Bloggers Needed!
Replies: 1
Views: 1801

ArchWired ReLaunch: Guest Bloggers Needed!

Hi everyone! I've been hard at work on the re-design of ArchWired.com (not the message board, but the very outdated main site). Our new site (launching by the end of the year) will include more content, and I'm especially hoping to get input from YOU! I'm looking for guest bloggers to write about a ...