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by bbsadmin
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will elastics work for an adult with overbite?
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: Will elastics work for an adult with overbite?

Elastics definitely work for anybody in braces at any age, depending on your individual case and the reason why they are used. What doesn't work for older people: palate expanders. Once you are above age 19 or 20ish, your palate is totally fused. After that age, you would need SARPE surgery to re-op...
by bbsadmin
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Recommendations for cleaning products & routine
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Recommendations for cleaning products & routine

If you brush clear aligners or retainers, you will be putting microscopic scratches in them which will make them prone to harbor more bacteria, and could cloud them up eventually. It's best not to brush those type of retainers or aligners. Also, toothpaste is abrasive and does not kill bacteria whic...
by bbsadmin
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Not been wearing elastics as instructed
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Not been wearing elastics as instructed

By not wearing the elastics as your orthodontist instructed, you have only cheated yourself. But don't beat yourself up about it too much. It's very common for people to wear the elastics less than directed. You should NOT wear them more hours than instructed unless you call your orthodontist and ge...
by bbsadmin
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Retainer/Aligner cleaner that also whitens teeth - what do you think?
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Retainer/Aligner cleaner that also whitens teeth - what do you think?

It's a foaming product that you put inside your clear retainer/aligner. You keep it in your mouth. It whitens your teeth gradually while killing the bacteria on your retainer with hydrogen peroxide.
by bbsadmin
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Retainer/Aligner cleaner that also whitens teeth - what do you think?
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Retainer/Aligner cleaner that also whitens teeth - what do you think?

I was wondering how you guys feel about a foaming retainer/aligner cleaner that also gently and gradually whitens teeth?

Would you want to buy such a product? If not, what are your reservations about it?
by bbsadmin
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Introducing Dentibrite Triple Action Cleaning Crystals - Persulfate-Free, Dye-Free
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Introducing Dentibrite Triple Action Cleaning Crystals - Persulfate-Free, Dye-Free

DentaKit.com now carries dentibrite™ triple action cleaning crystals, an easy and fast way to clean your retainer or aligner. Dentibrite uses a patented formula that kills 99.99% of germs and odor causing bacteria. It removes stains and plaque build-up, and it's persulfate-free and dye-free. It come...
by bbsadmin
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Introducing Dentibrite Triple Action Cleaning Crystals - Persulfate-Free, Dye-Free
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Introducing Dentibrite Triple Action Cleaning Crystals - Persulfate-Free, Dye-Free

DentaKit.com now carries dentibrite™ triple action cleaning crystals, an easy and fast way to clean your retainer or aligner. Dentibrite uses a patented formula that kills 99.99% of germs and odor causing bacteria. It removes stains and plaque build-up, and it's persulfate-free and dye-free. It come...
by bbsadmin
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Introducing Dentibrite Triple Action Cleaning Crystals - Persulfate-Free, Dye-Free
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Introducing Dentibrite Triple Action Cleaning Crystals - Persulfate-Free, Dye-Free

DentaKit.com now carries dentibrite™ triple action cleaning crystals, an easy and fast way to clean your retainer or aligner. Dentibrite uses a patented formula that kills 99.99% of germs and odor causing bacteria. It removes stains and plaque build-up, and it's persulfate-free and dye-free. It come...
by bbsadmin
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dental wire
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Dental wire

I doubt that anyone on this forum could really answer your question. It might be better for you to contact a dental school in your area to get this information.
by bbsadmin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Fastbraces
Replies: 22
Views: 2014

Re: Fastbraces

I didn't want extractions either, but after many orthodontic consultations over the years (and...finally getting braces and my orthodontist trying to treat me without extractions) -- it turned out that extractions were necessary. Six months into my treatment, I got 4 second bicuspids extracted. It w...
by bbsadmin
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Dental wires are poking into my cheeks - Need advice for orthodontic treatment!
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Dental wires are poking into my cheeks - Need advice for orthodontic treatment!

You can find dental wax in most pharmacies (at least that's true in the US). This product works very well for wires poking into the back of your cheeks (it's hard to get wax to stick there). It's relatively new and sticks to the poking wire quite well: https://www.dentakit.com/orpaof12.html Orthodot...
by bbsadmin
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign Allergy Side effects upper respiratory symptoms?
Replies: 72
Views: 105252

Re: Invisalign Allergy Side effects upper respiratory symptoms?

Perhaps you should send your medical bills to Align Technology. This sort of thing has been going on for years, but they don't admonish patients because (I think) they consider it a "rare" anecdotal reaction. I'm sorry that you had to take antibiotics for no reason. Be sure to eat yogurt for a coupl...
by bbsadmin
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Has anyone heard of having a braces allergy
Replies: 13
Views: 4821

Re: Has anyone heard of having a braces allergy

My advice would be to start with the simplest solution. Change his rubber bands (ligatures) to non-latex and see if that helps. If another few days go by and he's still having symptoms, then see about changing the brackets and wires to a non-allergic metal. Sometimes allergy tests show false negativ...