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Offline Ingo

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Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
« on: 08. April 2007, 23:28:09 PM »
In Germany we could watch a change in using kinds of braces. In former times removable braces were more common. But nowadays just everyone is treated by fixed braces. Simultaneously there was another change. In the seventies it was a blemish to wear braces. Nowadays it's more common, and therefore it's more accepted. I think this is - among other things - due to the use of fixed braces that cannot be hidden as easily as removable braces can be. Therefore you got used to see braces.

On the other hand there was an opposite developement: Children in the seventies often were to be seen wearing retainer cases attached by neck laces (shown in http://anonym.to/?http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2898942430079295785TYvrAJ). The children could take out their (removable) braces easily and saving it in their retainer cases temporarily. But nowadays - when braces are common and almost accepted by everyone - retainer cases on neck laces went out of fashion in spite of being so convenient.

Due to the fact that stateside braces (and I hope removable ones as much as fixed ones) are more accepted than in Germany, I wonder, whether retainer cases on neck laces are common, too.

Do you have any experiences about this matter? What about the situation stateside or in other countries?

In addition to this you may read about an experience in Germany in about 1987: https://www.bracesforum.net/smf/braces_storys_braces_special_english/real_sightings-t4167.0.html;msg36159#msg36159

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Re: Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
« Reply #1 on: 10. April 2007, 05:17:04 AM »

...here are some pics of these retainer cases talked about.
They are available in many colors to protect your removable braces.








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Re: Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
« Reply #2 on: 11. April 2007, 02:00:51 AM »
Here`s a part of my "retainercase-collection":

http://anonym.to/?http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/4034/1005777lr3.jpg

This is the red "Kukis" one:

http://anonym.to/?http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/352/1007090yy2oc3.jpg

As I remember, I posted a picture of me wearing the Kukis-Box round my neck at Braces Picture Special last year.

I like retainercases very much. Next one on my wishlist is the apple-shaped green box that some kids had when I was a young girl.


@lose_spange: I have one of the Dentaurum Boxes, too. My one is pink  ;D .


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Re: Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
« Reply #3 on: 11. April 2007, 13:46:07 PM »
Nice, bee is back  :)

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Re: Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
« Reply #4 on: 11. April 2007, 21:07:39 PM »
yes !!! great :D
 am a french fan of braces , and girls with retainer, headgear....

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Re: Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
« Reply #5 on: 12. April 2007, 12:36:07 PM »
Thanks, guys!  :)


What about retainercases in other countries?

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Re: Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
« Reply #6 on: 15. April 2007, 12:40:11 PM »
Ist der Ruf mal ruiniert lebts sich gänzlich ungeniert

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Re: Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
« Reply #7 on: 22. April 2007, 08:32:41 AM »
A picture showing an upper retainer in its case:

Retainer in Spangendose // retainer in retainer case:
http://anonym.to/?http://www.flickr.com/photos/xerxes/465766852

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Re: Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
« Reply #8 on: 24. April 2007, 00:26:29 AM »
Earlier today, I met a girl wearing a transparent retainer case around her neck. Unfortunately, she grabbed the case as she levelled with me so I couldn't see it properly. I hadn't even known those dangling boxes came transparent, too.

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« Reply #9 on: 25. June 2007, 10:18:54 AM »
I'd like to see someone wearing just a retainer on their necklace, threaded through the archwire, kind of like dog-tags ;D

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Re: Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
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Re: Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
« Reply #11 on: 11. October 2007, 05:11:40 AM »
Why are the cases so big? It seems like such a waste of space for such small items.

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Re: Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
« Reply #12 on: 11. October 2007, 06:32:04 AM »
I don't know.

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Re: Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
« Reply #13 on: 26. December 2007, 19:42:40 PM »
Never seen anyone do that....

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Re: Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
« Reply #14 on: 24. April 2008, 00:22:42 AM »
I have seen some people do it, looks quite cool....

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Re: Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
« Reply #15 on: 04. March 2010, 20:25:26 PM »
i saw a  girl with retainer case in supermaket last week :)

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Re: Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
« Reply #16 on: 21. March 2010, 15:47:18 PM »
I've never seen one here in the UK - a shame.

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Re: Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
« Reply #17 on: 11. June 2010, 06:44:39 AM »
I´ve had seen several over the years

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Re: Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
« Reply #18 on: 18. May 2012, 19:22:14 PM »
never see one in italy

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Re: Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
« Reply #19 on: 06. June 2016, 20:13:39 PM »
I live in the US and was a kid in the 80s. I have never, then or now, seen this done. As a kid, if I did see something like that, I probably would have thought it was incredibly dorky.

But perhaps it is smart. Because what I did see was kids taking out their removables (retainers, bionators, frankels, etc) and setting them on their lunch tray while they ate. And then throwing them away by accident. I wonder if that is still a problem today?

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Re: Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
« Reply #20 on: 06. June 2016, 20:30:25 PM »
I think this is a problem especially in the US. In the US very much wrapping is thrown away after each meal. In Germany it is unusual to do so.

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« Reply #21 on: 06. June 2016, 20:47:46 PM »
Oh... yes, in the US we do throw away a lot of packaging, but not in a school cafeteria. Just the uneaten food and the milk carton get thrown out. The tray itself gets washed and reused, or at least it was that way in my school back then.

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Re: Wearing retainer cases on neck laces
« Reply #22 on: 01. June 2017, 01:10:06 AM »
It was common in Spain like 10 years ago, but not now...