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Offline Ingo

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Which parts of braces are the most interesting for you?
« on: 03. May 2007, 23:00:05 PM »
Which parts of braces are the most interesting (or fascinating) for you?

In case of fixed braces: Is it the brackets, the molar bands, the archwires, additional wires, elastics? What region do you consider as most interesting? The upper or lower jaw, the front part or the teeth at the side? Or altogehter?

In case of removable braces and hawley retainers: The upper or lower jaw? The plastic or the wires? The labial bow or whatelse? Perhaps the srews?

In case of headgear? The inner bow, the outer bow, the point where both meet, the parts around the neck or head?

And of course: Which kind of braces do you like most?


In my opinion a part of fixed braces to be worth seeing is the brackets on the lower jaw's front teeth. The lower front teeth are narrow and therefore there are many brackets near to each other!

Nevertheless I like all kind of braces, but fixed braces less and retainers more. I think it's because they are not so common.

Todesengel

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Re: Which parts of braces are the most interesting for you?
« Reply #1 on: 04. May 2007, 00:08:28 AM »
I like the top braces the most. The molar bands especially and the wires, especially if there is a missing tooth or a spring or hook too. I like fixed braces the most, but I also love bonded retainers and a Herbst appliance.

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Re: Which parts of braces are the most interesting for you?
« Reply #2 on: 02. August 2007, 04:03:21 AM »
Fixed braces: Pretty much a tie here, it is really hard to decide. The brackets and archwires look and feel so interesting against the lips, and elastic hooks on the canines are a definite added plus. I am with you on the lower front brackets, they look really cool so close together. It is fun to play with the inner cleat of the molar bands, and bicuspid bands add that extra shine. I guess my favorite part is the headgear tubes on the upper molar bands, the way they push into the cheeks and they look like a jet engine hanging off of each molar

Retainers: I had a classmate in high school that had a Ricketts retainer. I liked the way the wire looped back around the canine and made it different from the Hawley.

Headgear: The new force module headgear looks totally lame. Cervical headgear with an elastic strap and a double loop facebow is way cooler, just like a friend of mine had.  I managed to put his on a couple of times on the sly, and I loved the feeling of the thick wire and the double loops.

Overall: A big shiny metal mouth of course! They look extra good during the last half of the treatment and the teeth are getting straighter, but still shiny with elastics going from the upper canines to the lower bands.

tyrael

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Re: Which parts of braces are the most interesting for you?
« Reply #3 on: 04. August 2007, 01:50:35 AM »
Powerchains instead of single ligatures are the best, because they add are much more full look, especially if its dark colored chains.

2nd place would be the bands, they are big and rish in details, I was happy when my ortho said that I need to wear 8 bands on all my molars for 3 years, until I got them and wished I would only have 4 of them, because now the wire pokes my inner cheeks and I can do nothing against it :(

Offline Orthobraces

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Re: Which parts of braces are the most interesting for you?
« Reply #4 on: 15. September 2007, 03:57:19 AM »
Regular Metal braces

Elastic at the corner of the mouth
Powerchain on both top and bottom-silver coloured

complete with a combo headgear (facebow is really important)

PS a pair of herbst would really help too.

Hilly

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Re: Which parts of braces are the most interesting for you?
« Reply #5 on: 16. September 2007, 10:05:04 AM »
I've been wearing fixed braces for over two years ... so I've got to be honest and admit that no part interests me any more ... the interest waned a few months after I got braces. :-[   They have been no problem at all ... no discomfort at all ... I love the bright colours of the ligs and powerchains and wearing neon elastics ... but the interest of having to wear them 24/7 is long gone and been replaced with continual cleaning ... so that my social life remains as great as it always was! ;D

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Re: Which parts of braces are the most interesting for you?
« Reply #6 on: 04. October 2007, 04:39:51 AM »
On a regular set of metal braces, I think that the molar bands are the most interesting. That's not counting headgear, etc..

Offline fullbracessamantha

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Re: Which parts of braces are the most interesting for you?
« Reply #7 on: 20. October 2007, 06:57:13 AM »
i am wearing fixed upper and lower metal braces and elastics. the elastics are definitely the most interesting, i love the constant pull and springy feeling,

Hilly

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Re: Which parts of braces are the most interesting for you?
« Reply #8 on: 21. October 2007, 15:08:48 PM »
I've had braces for over two years and powerchains for 19 months ... and they're awesome!

I love the colours and how the colour runs from bracket to bracket.  The pc's also do amazing work at closing gaps!

Offline paperpony

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Re: Which parts of braces are the most interesting for you?
« Reply #9 on: 29. August 2011, 03:59:22 AM »
The bulk and discomfort of the molar bands is primary for me.  Those sensations are the most difficult to replicate with fakes, unless you are willing to risk tooth movement.  In reality, they are the least-complained about parts.

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Re: Which parts of braces are the most interesting for you?
« Reply #10 on: 16. October 2011, 04:14:43 AM »
Definitely the plastic of a top hawley retainer.
I have never needed one but I have worn a thick bite plate for six years full time.
I can talk better with it in and my mouth gets sore if I try eating without it.
Have got an articulator as well.- (top Hawley and bottom all in one with breathing hole at the front)
Its good sometimes for a change !

Offline lamargitario

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Re: Which parts of braces are the most interesting for you?
« Reply #11 on: 18. October 2011, 01:55:30 AM »
Elastics, powerchains and molar bands are my favorite. I also like headgear :D

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Re: Which parts of braces are the most interesting for you?
« Reply #12 on: 31. October 2011, 21:21:08 PM »
Definatly Face mask. Nothing better than a bunch of elastics hooked to molar bands and appliance holding a ridiculous metal mask on your face with a chin cup and forehead pad. So noticeable...

Offline coffeemate

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Re: Which parts of braces are the most interesting for you?
« Reply #13 on: 17. May 2012, 21:01:47 PM »
For me it's the metal brackets on the top front teeth - canine to canine.

Offline duncombec

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Re: Which parts of braces are the most interesting for you?
« Reply #14 on: 17. May 2012, 23:15:53 PM »
For some reason I find the wires most interesting - all those loops, thicknesses, shapes, curves, elastic hooks - where would fixed braces be without them.

Where fixed braces are concerned, I have to admit to liking the closing stages of treatment where the wires are thick, the teeth are almost straight, perhaps a couple of elastic bands hanging off them...

Never seen a real headgear, but I have to agree with tingrin - the force module headgear looks so cheap and easy. At least the old metal version with that triangular loop connecting it to the facebow looked more substantial.