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Offline hercimur

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Re: Headgear Wired In
« Reply #30 on: 20. November 2020, 00:22:27 AM »
Don't know if this is relevant, but what is the general consensus welding the facebow in/on? One would have to be a very unruly patient, i'd think at least.

Well, I remember back in the 80's (yes, I'm old enough to remember the 80's) you would hear about welded or wired in headgear as a compliance measure.  I can remember being at my cousin's house and my aunt and uncle mentioning it to her.  I think is was up there with the "boogey man" as a scare tactic.  My cousin claimed to know of an orthodontist who supposedly did this, but I never witnessed it first hand.  Imho, it's an urban legend (hate to burst anyone's bubble.)  Anyway, it's a nice fantasy and makes for some good fiction so I'm not gonna try and shout it down or anything. 

I have heard or read somewhere that wired in HG is actually regarded as being dangerous and would not be done for that reason.  If you think about the odd situation where it might get caught on something and couldn't be removed, you'd be in for some serious pain and/or injuries.  Also, would you sentence someone to a prolonged period of not being allowed to engage in any sports or activities where being accidentally hit in the face could do the same thing?  What about musical instruments or simply riding a bike.  I think you'd have to have a really extreme case where non-removable HG was an absolute medical necessity and not just a compliance issue.  Otherwise, it would probably be unethical.

Still, a nice fantasy tho  ;)

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Re: Headgear Wired In
« Reply #31 on: 21. November 2020, 06:10:35 AM »
I have seen a lot of yahoo answers saying that people’s orthodontists have wired their headgear in. Not sure if it’s true though!

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Re: Headgear Wired In
« Reply #32 on: 21. November 2020, 16:43:25 PM »

Hercimur, you might want to read this post:

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Re: Headgear Wired In
« Reply #33 on: 21. November 2020, 19:56:42 PM »
Well, I remember back in the 80's (yes, I'm old enough to remember the 80's) you would hear about welded or wired in headgear as a compliance measure.  I can remember being at my cousin's house and my aunt and uncle mentioning it to her.  I think is was up there with the "boogey man" as a scare tactic.  My cousin claimed to know of an orthodontist who supposedly did this, but I never witnessed it first hand.  Imho, it's an urban legend (hate to burst anyone's bubble.)  Anyway, it's a nice fantasy and makes for some good fiction so I'm not gonna try and shout it down or anything. 

I have heard or read somewhere that wired in HG is actually regarded as being dangerous and would not be done for that reason.  If you think about the odd situation where it might get caught on something and couldn't be removed, you'd be in for some serious pain and/or injuries.  Also, would you sentence someone to a prolonged period of not being allowed to engage in any sports or activities where being accidentally hit in the face could do the same thing?  What about musical instruments or simply riding a bike.  I think you'd have to have a really extreme case where non-removable HG was an absolute medical necessity and not just a compliance issue.  Otherwise, it would probably be unethical.

Still, a nice fantasy tho  ;)

Yeah, I see these fantasies written all the time, and it just wouldn't work from a practical and safety standpoint, as you said.

What about musical instruments or simply riding a bike.

Just need a better bike helmet?  ;D

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