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by gglass
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ramblings On Avoiding Exaggeration, Quackery and Malpractice
Replies: 23
Views: 22647

Re: Ramblings On Avoiding Exaggeration, Quackery and Malpractice

Impressive post from just a consumer. Your spot on
by gglass
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So where is everyone from, how old and braces?
Replies: 263
Views: 34129

Re: So where is everyone from, how old and braces?

41, Alabama, male, braces 3 times (my fault..didn't wear my retainers)
by gglass
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Beware "Holistic" Dentists
Replies: 34
Views: 22359

Re: Beware "Holistic" Dentists

Theodent is a Fluoride free toothpaste that uses theobromine, a derivative of chocolate. They have some amazing studies. I believe in Fluoride just letting everyone know there is a Fluoride free option and its researched backed.
by gglass
Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Pain from headgear? Normal?
Replies: 6
Views: 3606

Re: Pain from headgear? Normal?

I guess they still use headgears? I thought those went out in the 80's, sorry, hang in there
by gglass
Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: braces in 2 weeks - nervous!
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: braces in 2 weeks - nervous!

Soft foods and alleve. Take two morning of with big breakfast. You will do great
by gglass
Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How often are your checkups?
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

Re: How often are you're checkups?

ask your ortho how often you are changing aligners? Everything should go pretty smooth and If the trays aren't fitting call and schedule a checkup.
by gglass
Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Wisdom teeth extraction for overjet?
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Wisdom teeth extraction for overjet?

Extraction of wisdom teeth for anterior tooth retraction.... RUN to a second opinion
by gglass
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Waterpik in the shower
Replies: 6
Views: 2531

Re: Waterpik in the shower

If you use the waterpik, the studies have shown the best results come with mixing half water half Listerine.
by gglass
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Can retainers fix flaws braces could not?
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: Can retainers fix flaws braces could not?

I personally wouldn't let he/she take my braces off until I was happy. Retainers can move a little. The only thing with retainer movement, is how stable is it? You paid for it, get it right.
by gglass
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: braces or invisalign
Replies: 10
Views: 5837

Re: braces or invisalign

BRACES! 1)faster 2)less expensive 3)get better result
by gglass
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: Frustrated with slow progress
Replies: 3
Views: 3825

Re: Frustrated with slow progress

How long has she been in treatment? Looks like baby teeth were pulled. Unfortunately the cards have been delt here and your just going to have to hang on. The clinician probably could have waited and shortened her treatment time and kept you from this stage IMO, but your here now so keep telling her...
by gglass
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Bonded Upper Retainers - Not on canine?
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: Bonded Upper Retainers - Not on canine?

You should be concerned, If your chief complaint was your cuspids drifted towards your gums there is a high chance for relapse. Letting your bite settle with no retention? They could make you a retainer that wraps around your teeth (wrap-around Hawley) that would allow your bite to settle but still ...