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by djspeece
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: is there a place on here to ask an orthodontist a question?
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: is there a place on here to ask an orthodontist a question?

Short answer is no. However there is a board here, now locked, called "Ask and Ortho" or something. Perhaps you might find an answer to your question, especially if you use the search funtion.
by djspeece
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm Here To Help
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: I'm Here To Help

Very nice!
by djspeece
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Worthwhile to get braces at 38?
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Worthwhile to get braces at 38?

What an interesting post -- well written and engaging! Of course you'll need to find an ortho who understands your issues and is willing to listen to you, and to modify treatment and/or office visits as may be needed (e.g., private room vs. open bay setting, which is very common). In my mind this is...
by djspeece
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Post Your COVID-19 Orthodontic Stories or Concerns
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Post Your COVID-19 Orthodontic Stories or Concerns

Great idea, Lynn. And can you imagine dealing with teenagers who are due to get their braces off, but must wait? Double whammy for parents.
by djspeece
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: COVID19 - can't get my braces off for foreseeable future!
Replies: 10
Views: 529

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

Best wishes to all of you for good health, and patience.
I'm heading into my first hospital (Aultman, in Canton Ohio), where my career started 50 years ago, to volunteer my services as an RN. Wish me luck.
by djspeece
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been" - Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead
Replies: 193
Views: 34368

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

Glad to hear that you are making progress! Congratulations.
by djspeece
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Whoa-oh - we're halfway there...:-)
Replies: 4
Views: 2062

Re: Whoa-oh - we're halfway there...:-)

Great progress, keep up the good work! Best of luck to you.
by djspeece
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: The New ArchWired is Live! Check It Out!
Replies: 4
Views: 2160

Re: The New ArchWired is Live! Check It Out!

Very nice! Great organization, very intuitive.
by djspeece
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hello! Braces in mid to late fifties
Replies: 11
Views: 2759

Re: Hello! Braces in mid to late fifties

Agree, things have really quieted down, but there are still people reading the posts...just not responding for some reason.
by djspeece
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Got Braces in College at 21
Replies: 5
Views: 2012

Re: Got Braces in College at 21

Congrats on your mid-course correction, and best of luck to you!
by djspeece
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: INPUT NEEDED: New Message Board Ideas???
Replies: 4
Views: 2212

Re: INPUT NEEDED: New Message Board Ideas???

Consider a more prominent page that addresses the beginning phases of braces, to include a sticky for things like; - Questions to ask your ortho before signing a contract; treatment options - What are the common aspects of the treatment contract, and what should I pay most attention to - How do I ev...
by djspeece
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Post braces - Root Canals??
Replies: 1
Views: 2115

Re: Post braces - Root Canals??

The situation with your retainer should be discussed with your ortho -- I don't think it is normal to have that sort of discomfort this far out from debracing. You may want to consider another type of retainer, or at least be refitted for a new one. I hope you do not need a root canal, so perhaps th...
by djspeece
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I need three root canals
Replies: 2
Views: 2000

Re: I need three root canals

So sorry to hear this -- hard to tell if this is due to negligence on the ortho's part or just bad luck, one of the risks of braces. I would ask the endodontist about the likelihood of needing even more root canals (beyond #7) should you continue with braces. It's just so unfortunate that this was n...
by djspeece
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: I'm doing it, this time for real
Replies: 1
Views: 2134

Re: I'm doing it, this time for real

Congratulations on your decision! I sit on the opposite end of the runway, aged 69 and have been debraced for over 3 years after a 3 year course of treatment. Your concerns are quite legitimate, of course, and I think part of your decision on the selection of an orthodontist would be based on how we...
by djspeece
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Recently debraced questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2639

Re: Recently debraced questions

Any consideration for a second opinion on how to handle retention issues?
Best of luck to you.