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by bbsadmin
Sat Aug 12, 2023 4:12 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces Round 2.. Cankers suck.
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Braces Round 2.. Cankers suck.

Made it a sticky. Good suggestion!!!
by bbsadmin
Sun Aug 06, 2023 10:02 pm
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: Expander causing ear pressure
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Expander causing ear pressure

I'm not a dentist, but my first thought is that your jaw muscles might be sore from clenching or whatever, causing the feeling of pressure in your ears. If it continues, ask your dentist or orthodontist.
by bbsadmin
Fri Mar 10, 2023 12:14 am
Forum: Board Bug Reports, etc.
Topic: Weird "Blocked Blacklisted IP Address" Problem is Solved!
Replies: 0
Views: 426

Weird "Blocked Blacklisted IP Address" Problem is Solved!

Hey everyone! I've been getting reports that longtime members have gotten a message that looks like this when they try to make a post: Your IP 99.205.286.51 has been blocked because it is blacklisted. For details please see http://www.spamhaus.org/query/bl?ip=99.205.286.51. At first I thought it was...
by bbsadmin
Tue Feb 07, 2023 8:34 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Reversing Extractions of premolars with ortotropics & bioblok
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Reversing Extractions of premolars with ortotropics & bioblok

Much research over the years about orthotropics. It's not real science, from what I understand. So please be careful.
by bbsadmin
Mon Feb 06, 2023 9:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Reversing Extractions of premolars with ortotropics & bioblok
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Reversing Extractions of premolars with ortotropics & bioblok

Orthotropic is snake oil. Stay far, far away, IMO!
by bbsadmin
Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Poll: Did You Have An Allergic Reaction to Invisalign?
Replies: 56
Views: 76519

Re: Poll: Did You Have An Allergic Reaction to Invisalign?

I started my treatment Nov 2020 and a few months in I could tell something was wrong - almost immediately when putting them in I would get a variety of reactions from blurry vision, my tongue would tingle and shortness of breath. At first I would try to deal with a Zyrtec but then I told my OD who ...
by bbsadmin
Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign - serious effects on my body
Replies: 5
Views: 9458

Re: Invisalign - serious effects on my body

Thank you so much for posting about your adverse reaction to Invisalign. I hope that you are able to successfully resolve your symptoms and feel better again soon! Please keep us posted!
by bbsadmin
Sun Aug 14, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lip piercings and braces?
Replies: 1
Views: 2027

Re: Lip piercings and braces?

I wouldn't advise it. You're asking for trouble. If you want to get a lip or tongue piercing, wait until your braces are off.
by bbsadmin
Sat Jul 23, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: hardware removal
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: hardware removal

I'm not any sort of expert in jaw surgery (and didn't have it myself except for some extractions) but you might want to look into finding a physical therapist who does TMJ type treatment. There are some around if you search. They might help loosen up your jaw and help your shoulder when you are at t...
by bbsadmin
Thu Mar 31, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Looking for advice on treatments for 8 y.o
Replies: 3
Views: 3880

Re: Looking for advice on treatments for 8 y.o

Orthotropics is not really based in solid science, and you are wise to be skeptical of it. Holistic thinking is good for some things, but jaw problems is not one of them. IMO, you should be getting opinions from qualified orthodontists. Get several opinions. There is no harm in seeing 3 or 4 orthodo...
by bbsadmin
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 44 and few questions on braces
Replies: 7
Views: 7624

Re: 44 and few questions on braces

Hi, I registered on this website a month ago and I decided to go for braces (It is not really a decision but more related to my tooth 21 that needs an implant). I'm creating a blog related to this topic that can be found on this great archiwired forum. But I have some questions. Now that things get...
by bbsadmin
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Remove amalgam from molar
Replies: 3
Views: 5382

Re: Remove amalgam from molar

I don't think that these things are related. When I had braces (granted, it was more than 10 years ago), my orthodontist didn't have a problem with it. I opted to have my amalgam fillings changed to white composite afterward because of the way it looked. But that was totally my own decision. You sho...
by bbsadmin
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Posting a survey? You need to be vetted first.
Replies: 0
Views: 144580

Posting a survey? You need to be vetted first.

Hi everyone! It has come to my attention that a researcher is mass-posting a survey for the members of this message board. Before anything like that is posted on this site, I must vet the member who is posting. I do this to protect you guys from possible scammers or people with dubious agendas. I pe...
by bbsadmin
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Getting a sleep study done
Replies: 2
Views: 8962

Re: Getting a sleep study done

My husband and I have both had sleep studies. You go to the facility in the evening and they hook you up to a lot of wires all over your body. That is a bit awkward. Then you eventually fall asleep. IDK about other places, but at our facility it was OK to take a sleeping pill. They monitor your brai...
by bbsadmin
Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: I wouldn't recommend linguals
Replies: 6
Views: 15606

Re: I wouldn't recommend linguals

I'll jump in with my 2cents. I got braces when I was in my early 40s. I chose ceramics on top and had metal on the bottom. To be honest, after a couple of months I wished I'd gone with metal on top because when the ligatures (o-rings) stained (which happened constantly), the ceramic braces looked di...