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Offline YBNO

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Re: What is it about braces & appliances that people like.
« Reply #15 on: 27. January 2018, 20:26:44 PM »
Good question, with a lot of different answers I guess.  And all of them will be right in their own way :)

My fascination started quite early in school seeing some of the older kids wearing braces and even some of them headgear.
When I was around 11 I went to a local orthodontist myself as I was told I needed braces.  The ortho was a older guy, that I was actually related to.
I thought I'd get braces straight away at the first visit, so was a bit disappointed when I came home with nothing.  I had to have a tooth pulled, had to wait a while for the appointment for that.  And after that we moved to a different place, and the original ortho retired.  So eventually when I was 13/14 I went to see a new orthodontist, he said I ideally neeeded braces, both upper and lower.  I didnt have that many friends back then, and was very self conscious.  Some of the other kids in my class were getting theirs off, so I protested and never got them.  To this day I still regret that decision, but not sure what it might have done to my braces fascination.

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Re: What is it about braces & appliances that people like.
« Reply #16 on: 05. February 2018, 18:08:45 PM »
I have been attracted to braces since middle school. I think seeing my friends get expanders, braces and appliances intrigued me, especially because I didn't get braces when everyone else did. One of my friends brothers had quite a few different removable appliances and I was fascinated by them. There was something about the thought of having an appliance or braces that got to me and the sight of a girl wearing braces, especially with powerchains or elastics, is very attractive. I finally got braces and part of my treatment included a jones-jig and nance appliance. It was very satisfying to have a metal contraption acrylic on the room of my mouth. That was followed by full ceramic braces, powerchains and elastics. My ortho gave me an upper essix and lower hawley retainer. I has always wondered what it would be like to have an upper hawley, so I ordered one from the braces shop. What a feeling that is and I can't wait to order something like a twin block to see what it feels like to really have a mouth full of metal and plastic.

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Re: What is it about braces & appliances that people like.
« Reply #17 on: 05. February 2018, 21:29:53 PM »
I'm not sure what exactly is it with braces but I think it's mostly the feeling and the awkwardness .

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Re: What is it about braces & appliances that people like.
« Reply #18 on: 20. July 2020, 01:00:12 AM »
It's about not being in control. No matter what personality you have, once you have braces you have to sit at the orthodontist with your mouth open and have no choice but to accept what someone else is doing to your mouth. Not knowing what is going to happen in an appointment. You might end up with some sort of elastics, sometimes a thicker wire or other stuff. But many times you will only find out while you are sitting there with your mouth open.

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Re: What is it about braces & appliances that people like.
« Reply #19 on: 20. July 2020, 09:41:31 AM »
It's about not being in control. No matter what personality you have, once you have braces you have to sit at the orthodontist with your mouth open and have no choice but to accept what someone else is doing to your mouth. Not knowing what is going to happen in an appointment. You might end up with some sort of elastics, sometimes a thicker wire or other stuff. But many times you will only find out while you are sitting there with your mouth open.

Ypu described my experience so well. The length of my treatment only came up after the fixed braces were applied and wired. The headgear I received was never discussed and simply installed. I remember stepping out of the office into a full waiting room with my headgear, just waiting for the ground to open up and swallow me. It didnt, instead it created vivid memories and probably the reason I'm on this forum.  ::)