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Which kind of braces are more attractive?

I like them both
86 (20.6%)
I prefer fixed braces
236 (56.5%)
No, i think removable braces are better
92 (22%)
It would be better, if they were both invisible
4 (1%)

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f-1

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« Reply #30 on: 02. June 2006, 16:25:56 PM »
Normally I would say fixed headgear, but thre are only these two possibilities, so I had to choice fixed braces.
Maby you can make another choice with headgear included.
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« Reply #31 on: 02. June 2006, 23:18:14 PM »
Hey F-1,
i thougt a fixed headgear is a fiction to make lil kids afraid... or is this a real orthodontic appliance?

ApuruPaiSan

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« Reply #32 on: 08. June 2006, 20:30:05 PM »
definetly fixed braces

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« Reply #33 on: 08. June 2006, 20:35:04 PM »
But how do you have a shower then? Or eat?

ApuruPaiSan

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« Reply #34 on: 08. June 2006, 20:41:33 PM »
you take the strap off and leave the facebows in i think, or change into a waterproof one which ive heard about in alot'a stories. dunno if they exist though.

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« Reply #35 on: 08. June 2006, 21:23:44 PM »
Hey Marty,
are these stories correct?

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« Reply #36 on: 09. June 2006, 17:36:31 PM »
Om the German board, a linkwas posted to a document from an orthodontist. It reads:

"Wir wünschen uns mit Ihnen, zu einem guten Ergebnis kommen zu können. Dazu benötigen wir Ihr Verständnis als auch zuverlässige Mitarbeit. Nur so können wir vermeiden, das Headgear im Extremfall so befestigen zu müssen, daß der Patient es selber nicht entfernen kann."

With my relatively bad German knowledge, I believe this translates to:

"We want to help you to success. Therefore we need your understanding and cooperation. Only in this way can we avoid in having to fix the headgear extreme cases so the patient can't remove it."

(See http://anonym.to/?http://www.orthodont-toll.de/headgear.pdf)

Haven't seen anything about this anywhere else, and I believe it is mainly a threat directed towards disobedient patiens (who are plenty, not least when it comes to headgear). I mean, fixing the HG seriously inflicts with the rest of the patient's life with respect to eating, drinking, doing sports etc., and I do not believe othodontists are willing to do that.

Perhaps it was different earlier when braces were not as developed as today. Perhaps some orthodontists even bond them for a couple of days to get the patient to wear them in public. But I can't imagine it would be more.

bracesbabejen

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« Reply #37 on: 14. June 2006, 02:12:04 AM »
fixed metal braces:) although I like fixed clear braces too, but am happy with my choice to go with silver!

cp927

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« Reply #38 on: 21. June 2006, 09:24:57 AM »
I prefer headgear...

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« Reply #39 on: 03. October 2006, 03:20:21 AM »
i like headgear too

Todesengel

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« Reply #40 on: 25. October 2006, 14:08:54 PM »
I love the silvery-metal look! It is beautiful! Especially with no colors or little hooks and rubberbands. I am not a big fan of headgear but some girls look really cute with it. I don't really like removable braces.

isa

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« Reply #41 on: 18. November 2006, 20:14:32 PM »
i love fixed braces

macvador

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« Reply #42 on: 17. January 2007, 03:44:14 AM »
really like both.. if my girlfriend had to wear i would like her to wear the fixed one and palatal expender and elastics  ;) so would have shiny metal and " lisp "  ;D ;D

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« Reply #43 on: 03. February 2007, 11:46:33 AM »
definitely fixed braces

Braces4Life

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« Reply #44 on: 04. February 2007, 05:12:33 AM »
I like the braces that stay in. Plus I like the metal (silver) kind.