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by bbsadmin
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Thoughts on orofacial myology?
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Re: Thoughts on orofacial myology?

You may want to read this thread: https://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=47522 Also, search this message board for the following words: orthotropics Mew As far as I can tell, it is all considered pseudoscience. One thing I will mention, however, is that if tongue position is causing y...
by bbsadmin
Tue May 12, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Why would braces make a gap between front teeth
Replies: 17
Views: 3531

Re: Why would braces make a gap between front teeth

You need to look at the entire treatment time as a process. Gaps may appear and then disappear as your treatment progresses, and it's normal. There's no guideline for a gap getting "too big" before it's closed down. Sometimes a temporary gap is necessary for the alignment of other aspects of your te...
by bbsadmin
Sun May 10, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hello! Braces in mid to late fifties
Replies: 16
Views: 3879

Re: Hello! Braces in mid to late fifties

We can see your photos!
by bbsadmin
Fri May 08, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Allergies

What sort of retainer do you wear?
by bbsadmin
Thu May 07, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Allergies

An allergy to latex or nickel can become life-threatening if you have repeated exposure over time. It's nothing to take lightly. Be sure to tell both your orthodontist AND your regular medical doctor. Your brackets and arch wired can be changed out for non-nickel ones that are hypoallergenic. Your e...
by bbsadmin
Thu May 07, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Allergies

Yes, it sounds exactly like an allergy to either nickel or latex.
by bbsadmin
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How is everybody doing??? Hanging in there???
Replies: 1
Views: 810

How is everybody doing??? Hanging in there???

I just wanted to say Hi to everybody on the board and was wondering how you're all doing in this crazy time of COVID. So let me tell you a little bit about myself. My husband and I are mostly just staying home, in the SF Bay Area. Our kids are grown and living on their own, so it's just the two of u...
by bbsadmin
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1875
Views: 473077

Re: SARPE Surgery

We have a new article about SARPE Surgery on ArchWired.com at: https://www.archwired.com/glossary/surg ... expansion/
by bbsadmin
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Post Your COVID-19 Orthodontic Stories or Concerns
Replies: 15
Views: 1738

Re: Post Your COVID-19 Orthodontic Stories or Concerns

So I was supposed to get my braces off early in the summer. I definitely don’t think that’s going to happen now. I had an appointment scheduled in mid-March, then my orthodontist office closed because of the lockdown. I was rescheduled for mid-April, but the lockdown is extended until May (although...
by bbsadmin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How often do you clean your hawley retainers?
Replies: 4
Views: 4495

Re: How often do you clean your hawley retainers?

You need to clean them every single day.
by bbsadmin
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm Here To Help
Replies: 2
Views: 1306

I'm Here To Help

If you are an orthodontic patient and can't get to your orthodontist or dentist for supplies (and you can't find them in local stores or online), I can help you. As you may know, I have run DentaKit.com for almost 20 years, and I have accounts with all the major dental suppliers. Just let me know wh...
by bbsadmin
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: COVID19 - can't get my braces off for foreseeable future!
Replies: 10
Views: 1589

Re: COVID19 - can't get my braces off for foreseeable future!

A friend of mine was scheduled to get her braces off this week before her wedding. She went on a rant about how all appointments are cancelled with the exception of emergencies and that getting her braces off is not considered an emergency. Her wedding is still on in 3 weeks and has no clue how she...
by bbsadmin
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: DentaKit.com is open and shipping during COVID-19!
Replies: 0
Views: 1227

DentaKit.com is open and shipping during COVID-19!

DentaKit.com is open and shipping all in-stock products. The warehouse we work with in Pennsylvania does extensive trucking, as well as shipping of many types of healthcare products and foods. Therefore, they are exempt from the lockdown rules because their business is considered essential (at least...
by bbsadmin
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Post Your COVID-19 Orthodontic Stories or Concerns
Replies: 15
Views: 1738

Post Your COVID-19 Orthodontic Stories or Concerns

With many areas of the world going on some form of lockdown, orthodontic patients are being told that their appointments and procedures are being canceled. Some dental offices are closing and people can't pick up their next sets of aligner trays, or get their adjustments done. In fact, the ADA (Amer...
by bbsadmin
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 194
Views: 35526

Re: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead

twedledee, where are you in Italy? What is it like for you being an orthodontic patient there while the country is on lockdown? My husband and I were in Venice and Padua in early February (part of a larger European trip we took to other countries). We got home Feb. 10th. As you know, there wasn't a ...