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Have you ever seen headgear in real life?

Yes (elaborate below)
64 (84.2%)
No
12 (15.8%)

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Voting closed: 29. November 2004, 05:24:13 AM

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Offline c214

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Re: Have you ever...?
« Reply #45 on: 16. February 2018, 21:42:29 PM »
A handful of times...

First time i remember seeing one was in school. A girl in the grade above came in wearing a cervical headgear, and then proceeded to wear it many days at school. She was a cool girl, very popular, so at first it was shocking that she would wear it to school, by the 2nd or 3rd time, everyone got used to it. She was very confident wearing it - just pretended it was no big deal.

At summer camp when I was probably 10, one of my bunk mates had a reverse pull mask. He was very studious to never put it on until after the lights were out, but every morning he'd wake up with it on (and then quickly stash it). I think he was more embarrassed than he needed to be - many of the kids in the cabin had braces/retainers etc..

In high school I remember once seeing a younger girl (9th grade) wearing one (again, cervical) in study hall. She was clearly embarrassed to be seen wearing it when my class came into the study room and quickly removed it.

More recently, I saw a teenage girl in the Las Vegas airport wearing a high-pull headgear getting off a plane. I think this was still the only time I've seen a high-pull 'in the wild' so the memory definitely stuck with me.

When I had braces in 2012/2013, there was one time at the ortho office where a young boy was getting fitted for a headgear. I could only hear the discussion, but he was clearly not loving the idea, and his mother was trying to reassure him that it would only be at night etc etc. He walked out with a standard cervical headgear / boring blue strap.


Offline facebowman1977

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Re: Have you ever...?
« Reply #46 on: 11. March 2018, 10:06:24 AM »
I've seen it twice.

The first was in high school around 2000, when there was a girl in the year below me who wore it on and off again at school over six months. She had a high-pull headgear and fixed braces.
The second was in 2007 in Turkey when I was on a day trip. There was a family with a small boy 10 years old wearing a cervical headgear, who wore it for the entire day except when he stopped for lunch. Not sure if he had braces.

Haven't seen any since.

Offline Zoot

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Re: Have you ever...?
« Reply #47 on: 11. March 2018, 18:33:11 PM »
Many times...

During the 1990s and early 2000s, it was not unusual at all to see kids wearing headgear in public where I live (SW Germany). In my school, a handful of kids used to wear headgear during the school day.

Sadly, they have almost completely disappeared from the streets nowadays, but it's still possible to see a headgear wearer on rare occassions.

Offline erin_wires

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Re: Have you ever...?
« Reply #48 on: 12. March 2018, 04:12:09 AM »
Just once i think! Saw a boy in Walmart with headgear but that was quite a while ago

Offline henkbyblos

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Re: Have you ever...?
« Reply #49 on: 12. March 2018, 20:30:20 PM »
As already stated here before, headgear is really common in The Netherlands. Up until a few years ago, it looked like it was a kind of “must” to start treatment with headgear (often in combination with an activator). Had the same combination myself, as well as a lot of my friends and family.

However, this seems to get less and less every year. Still, The Netherlands would be a good place to check out people with headgear  ;D

Offline Ingo

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« Reply #50 on: 13. March 2018, 08:38:14 AM »
However, this seems to get less and less every year.

Are they approximating Germany? Will the good times be gone forever in a few years, even in the Netherlands?
 :( :( :(   :'( :'( :'(

Offline tg2002

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Re: Have you ever...?
« Reply #51 on: 10. May 2018, 04:17:42 AM »
No. Only in dreams

Offline ekaj123

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« Reply #52 on: 17. May 2018, 06:59:37 AM »
The only time I saw someone wearing one was a  girl getting fitted for headgear in the chair next to me at the ortho but it was so long ago I can only vaguely remember it.

Offline libtech

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« Reply #53 on: 17. May 2018, 12:21:44 PM »
do you remember her reaction? Like was she scared, maybe excited or crying?

Offline tsk

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« Reply #54 on: 17. May 2018, 16:39:13 PM »
Yes, a few times on the continent. Memorable times are a trip to France when I was a child and a trip to Amsterdam when I was mid 20s.

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Re: Have you ever...?
« Reply #55 on: 01. November 2018, 21:05:35 PM »
I see people with headgear almost every month in The Netherlands. Headgear is really common here. Almost 25% of kids have headgear or have worn headgear at some point in their lives.