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by bbsadmin
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Please help. Terrible chronic pain. 10yrs post op sliding genioplasty.
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Re: Please help. Terrible chronic pain. 10yrs post op sliding genioplasty.

Have you reached out to the manufacturer of Avitene? Their website does say that there can be an allergic or rejection reaction to it: https://www.davol.com/product-listing/sp/avitene-ultrafoam-collagen-sponge/ Adverse Reactions The most serious adverse reactions reported which may be related to the...
by bbsadmin
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal Poisoning from braces???
Replies: 18
Views: 27013

Re: Metal Poisoning from braces???

sarahorsomeone wrote:The Hawley retainers are usually plastic and wire.

Actually, it's acrylic and wire.
by bbsadmin
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Metal Poisoning from braces???
Replies: 18
Views: 27013

Re: Metal Poisoning from braces???

Metal poisoning can and does happen. You're confusing nickle allergy with nickle poisoning. Blood test showed my son had a nickle level of 28 in his blood - the allowable limit is .7. He was dying from this. It was a fluke that someone mentioned he could be allergic, and our doctor at Stanford's Lu...
by bbsadmin
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces are making me miserable :(
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: Braces are making me miserable :(

If you don't mind me asking, how old are you?
by bbsadmin
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Hate braces
Replies: 21
Views: 1319

Re: Hate braces

Do you have braces purely for aesthetic reasons, or because your teeth are misaligned (which will cause jaw problems as you age)? Remember that braces are not just about perfect looking teeth. There is a whole jaw function aspect to it. Your teeth are dynamic and will continue to shift as you get ol...
by bbsadmin
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Xmas in July at DentaKit: Free Shipping, Today Only!
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Xmas in July at DentaKit: Free Shipping, Today Only!

DentaKit.com is having its annual Christmas in July sale. Use coupon code: SNOWMAN to get FREE standard shipping on ALL orders to US addresses. Ends at midnight Pacific time tonight (Wednesday July 19th). Not valid for Expedited or International orders. Cannot be combined with any other coupon codes...
by bbsadmin
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: This seems dangerous to me - Invisalign-type treatment by mail
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

This seems dangerous to me - Invisalign-type treatment by mail

I just became aware of this company: https://snapcorrect.com Here's the first thing that came to my mind: who is doing the treatment plan when you sign up for this? Is it a board-certified orthodontist, or at least a dentist? No x-rays, no assessment of bone health?? Nowhere on their site does it te...
by bbsadmin
Mon May 22, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Swollen lymph nodes...dental spacers.
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: Swollen lymph nodes...dental spacers.

You should find out whether the spacer is made of latex. You may have a latex allergy. Please call your orthodontist immediately.
by bbsadmin
Sat May 13, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Is there any functional difference between invisalign and braces?
Replies: 8
Views: 1876

Re: Is there any functional difference between invisalign and braces?

I don't think that most orthodontists would use Invisalign after extractions. It can be difficult to close spaces properly -- it takes a lot of finesse.

I had 4 extractions and traditional braces, and it STILL took an extra year to close the gaps!
by bbsadmin
Tue May 09, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: ATTENTION: Does your username contain a special character?
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: ATTENTION: Does your username contain a special character?

p wrote:Hi! I'm trying to change my username, but can't find an email or "contact us" button to request the change?
email webmaster at archwired dot com to request a username change.
by bbsadmin
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gums receding?
Replies: 10
Views: 1431

Re: Gums receding?

Back before I actually got braces, I had seen several orthodontists throughout the years. They all told me that I would need 4 teeth (second bicupsids) removed because my teeth were very crowded on bottom. When I finally started treatment, the orthodontist I went with agreed to "try it" without extr...
by bbsadmin
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Free Dental Treatment in San Mateo, CA
Replies: 0
Views: 350

Free Dental Treatment in San Mateo, CA

The CDA (California Dental Assoc) is having free dental treatment at the San Mateo Events Center this weekend (April 22 and 23). Here is a link:

http://www.cdafoundation.org/cda-cares/ ... -san-mateo
by bbsadmin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: How Do I...?
Topic: Is there any app available to open this forum on?
Replies: 3
Views: 1591

Re: Is there any app available to open this forum on?

No, we don't have an app for this forum.
by bbsadmin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Click HERE for Registration Info and Message Board Rules
Topic: ** NEW MEMBERS DO NOT HAVE FULL PRIVILEGES ON THE BOARD **
Replies: 1
Views: 79441

Re: ** NEW MEMBERS DO NOT HAVE FULL PRIVILEGES ON THE BOARD **

I also want to add that new members MAY NOT post one or two word "throwaway posts" just to "get up to" the number of posts required to turn their name green and become a regular registered member. If we see this happening, your account will be deleted and your IP address and email address will be ba...
by bbsadmin
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Day 1 and I already want to rip them off! Help!
Replies: 20
Views: 1089

Re: Day 1 and I already want to rip them off! Help!

If you're having trouble with the wax, you could give these a try. Looks like most people wear them as they sleep. Not sure how recommended they are. https://www.amazon.com/COMFORT-LIP-SHIELD-MOUTH-GUARD/dp/B00H2S7TC0 We sell them at DentaKit, plus a bunch of other types which might also help, and ...