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by bbsadmin
Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:13 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Brush Picks Toothpicks
Replies: 7
Views: 4223

It's funny, I knew about this product last year but tried it and didn't like it very much. It seemed too flexible and wouldn't dislodge the food very well because it got easily bent. But I guess you guys have different experiences!
by bbsadmin
Sat Apr 09, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Jennielee81 got my LLBR...it's GOLD! Pic on 16
Replies: 194
Views: 118394

Your teeth generally look pretty good, especially your bottoms. You're going to see dramatic results with your uppers in no time. Take plenty of pics now, because in 6 to 9 months, your smile will look so different!

Thanks for posting the pics!
by bbsadmin
Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: orthognathic Surgery
Replies: 17
Views: 13988

whitebread wrote:Hey, I too will be having a lower jaw surgery later to correct my underbite. I'm anxious about that.

Good luck with the journey.
Hi, Guest. I had just set up this new forum and forgot to update the permissions. Please register and you can continue to post. :wink:
by bbsadmin
Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:52 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Sonicare Advance VS Sonicare Elite
Replies: 7
Views: 3557

I have used both. I like the Elite better because the stem from the brush head down to the base unit is smaller and easier to maneuver in your mouth. It is a bit lighter than the Advance, as well. But either one will do a fine job. There has also been a lot of talk on the board about a newish produc...
by bbsadmin
Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: removing braces
Replies: 1
Views: 1898

by bbsadmin
Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:11 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Welcome to the Oral Surgery forum!
Replies: 2
Views: 2407

Welcome to the Oral Surgery forum!

By popular demand, I created a new forum for oral surgery. Feel free to post your questions, your comments, your fears, your observations, or your oral surgery story. You can post photos by hosting the images with imageshack.us or photobucket.com, or similar services. If you have already created a w...
by bbsadmin
Tue Apr 05, 2005 5:53 pm
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: My daughter's expander story
Replies: 1
Views: 6123

My daughter's expander story

My daughter, who is almost 9, had a cross-bite. Her pediatric dentist recommended that she get this corrected now. So in December, I took her to my orthodontist. We did the full panoramic x-rays. Then an appointment for mouth molds. Then another appointment for spacers. Then finally the expander was...
by bbsadmin
Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:00 am
Forum: Click HERE for Registration Info and Message Board Rules
Topic: How to Include an Avatar
Replies: 0
Views: 11105

How to Include an Avatar

You can download any SMALL avatar that is hosted on a website. The avatar is added on your Profile page (at the very bottom). When I say SMALL, I mean that it must be about the size of a postage stamp. If you don't have a website on which to host an avatar, I suggest these two: http://www.imageshack...
by bbsadmin
Sun Mar 27, 2005 9:54 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Unsuccessful Invisalign
Replies: 30
Views: 23042

I heard a statistic that Invisalign is only successful in about 50% of the cases. (Can't remember where I heard that; it was a couple of years ago). I'm sure that Align Technologies doesn't like me spreading that information (and I'm not sure how accurate it is). However, as I say, Invisalign isn't ...
by bbsadmin
Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: OrthoSil Silicone
Replies: 8
Views: 8089

Try a cotton ball or cotton facial square.

Yes, it can be a little tricky to get the hang of applying the silicone.
by bbsadmin
Sun Jan 09, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: A Few Words About At-Home Whitening Kits
Replies: 14
Views: 6251

Most dentists recommend that you don't use whitening toothpaste when you have braces on.
by bbsadmin
Sat Jan 08, 2005 3:40 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: hidden braces
Replies: 19
Views: 11431

I know we have several lingual wearers here on the site....anyone care to comment?
by bbsadmin
Sat Jan 08, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces put on yesterday - First timer
Replies: 5
Views: 2557

You're welcome, and good luck with your treatment!
:-1
by bbsadmin
Fri Dec 31, 2004 1:38 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hi I am new from PGH
Replies: 3
Views: 1804

Hi and welcome! Regarding the self-ligating brackets....any ortho treatment depends on the individual's mouth. You're right that the manufacturers don't guarantee a specific reduction in treatment time...they really can't, because everyone's treatment is different. I think that in general it CAN red...
by bbsadmin
Tue Dec 28, 2004 6:37 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: A Few Words About At-Home Whitening Kits
Replies: 14
Views: 6251

I decided to expand this post into an article, which will appear in January's update of ArchWired. The new article has a lot more info, so be sure to check it out!