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Offline Francorbalan

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Re: favorite appliance
« Reply #30 on: 05. July 2020, 15:57:54 PM »
Full bands with upper and lower expander and interlandi headgear for a long long time!

Offline Wired_hg

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Re: favorite appliance
« Reply #31 on: 12. July 2020, 22:53:25 PM »
Something about interlandi headgear really intrigues me.  Of course daytime wear would be a must!

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Re: favorite appliance
« Reply #32 on: 13. July 2020, 15:33:06 PM »
Im going to have to say a fixed twin block. Probably with an expander. Shame I'd never be able to experience it.

Offline elio23145

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Re: favorite appliance
« Reply #33 on: 17. July 2020, 11:52:25 AM »
definitely retainer, and permanent retainer as well

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Re: favorite appliance
« Reply #34 on: 27. July 2020, 14:53:32 PM »
Coming back here I recently discovered something called an EVAA appliance, which is like a fixed activator. Thats definitely my new favourite.

Offline Tin_Grin8444

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Re: favorite appliance
« Reply #35 on: 29. July 2020, 09:19:03 AM »
Headgear for sure. There's plenty of versatility involved in the color of straps down to the type of facebow involved, and the sheer "can't hide this embarrassing thing poking out of my mouth" factor is incredible. Tongue cribs are for sure a second, since lisps are just amazing to listen to, but the visual aspect and "unhidability" of headgear makes it king for sure.

Offline duncombec

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Re: favorite appliance
« Reply #36 on: 29. July 2020, 09:53:25 AM »
I have to agree with headgear of any form, but most preferably combination straps, with the straps a nice obvious colour against the patient's hair colour "so it can be seen easily they are wearing it".
Second choice would be a fixed expander, just because of the sheer awkwardness of having to talk and eat with it and either expand it or have it expanded

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Re: favorite appliance
« Reply #37 on: 29. July 2020, 23:51:31 PM »
Headgear (naturally) seems to be a common theme as the most favorite appliance.  What specific configurations do you prefer and why?  Types of straps, facebows, maybe a reverse-pull facemask, colors, etc.

Offline Tin_Grin8444

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Re: favorite appliance
« Reply #38 on: 30. July 2020, 12:34:50 PM »
Headgear (naturally) seems to be a common theme as the most favorite appliance.  What specific configurations do you prefer and why?  Types of straps, facebows, maybe a reverse-pull facemask, colors, etc.

Definitely the combination (high pull and cervical) variant. A set of colored straps that clash noticeably with the wearer's hair color makes the appliance eye-catching from any angle, so there's no use in turning around to try and hide it. In a perfect world, double headgear, or facebows in both jaws, would be the ideal, both impeding speech and creating a very awkward, uncomfortable, and flashy mouth, but since high pull is just more common, that has to take the cake. I think the favorability of headgear comes from its implied history of embarrassment and its established reputation as a symbol of social ridicule. As for why, I'm certain there's some underlying psychological factor that none of us are particularly eager to discuss. (Probably having to do with some sort of common trauma that resulted in our collective liking for braces involving embarrassment) I think it could significantly damper the fun if one were to get sucked too far down into their own curiosity on the matter, though I'd be lying if I said I myself wasn't curious about it. Who knows? Maybe the answer is more positive than we think. One can only hope.

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Re: favorite appliance
« Reply #39 on: 31. July 2020, 17:43:30 PM »
Headgear (naturally) seems to be a common theme as the most favorite appliance.  What specific configurations do you prefer and why?  Types of straps, facebows, maybe a reverse-pull facemask, colors, etc.

I'd have to say double facebows. The strap configuration being a neck gear and high pull combination. Never seen it in person but enjoy the concept.

I don't have colour preferences.

Offline Morpheus2118

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Re: favorite appliance
« Reply #40 on: 01. August 2020, 19:08:55 PM »
For me there are three Appliances; Headgear; Tongue Crib and a Facemask.