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Offline henkbyblos

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #120 on: 15. August 2018, 22:56:45 PM »
wow it sounds like they tried 'everything' on you! if you don't mind me asking, what was the worst part of the treatment for you? I've always thought a Herbst looks very uncomfortable but as you pointed out it requires less 'co-operation' so you just have to get on with it!!

For me, the high-pull headgear was really the worst part. As you said, the Herbst was uncomfortable but didn’t offer an option. Just had to go with it.
But to go out every day with the headgear (even when I was younger and it was relatively normal) wasn’t really fun. And even when I was further in the treatment and only had to wear it at home/during the night, I didn’t like it at all  ;D
I personally don’t really understand all the headgear fanatics here  ??? no offense  :D

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #121 on: 01. November 2018, 20:57:55 PM »
I've had braces for 15 months, full metal and elastics.

Offline Azul

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #122 on: 15. November 2018, 14:01:17 PM »
I had clear braces with elastics for 30 months.

Offline Alfster

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #123 on: 08. January 2019, 18:26:01 PM »
I have braces at the moment and I’m so insecure about them

Offline carking

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #124 on: 09. January 2019, 16:44:53 PM »
I can understand being insecure about having braces, especially as an adult. I didn't start my treatment until I was 21. At the end of the day, no one really says anything and you're in pursuit of a perfect smile, so who cares. Smile with confidence!

Offline Braceletta

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #125 on: 14. February 2019, 21:24:26 PM »
I had removables for maybe 7 years - because I didn't wear them enough. Lower with a screw to push the front teeth forward, upper Hawley with various springs. They were doing pretty well until I went to university - then I only wore them at night - and not many nights.
By the time I came back they didn't fit, so I stopped going to appointments, and that was the end! They have relapsed, but not terribly, but I may go for treatment again - probably.
My first treatment was free (in the UK), but the next one wont be. Hoping I can get it done with removables but hardly any orthos seem to use removables on adults.

Offline GonUchiha

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #126 on: 21. February 2019, 03:33:06 AM »
I just got braces, and it feels wierd, i already had an idea of what it would feel like, but until you got them on, you really get to know the senstion it produces. I just got them like 2 hours ago, so lets  see if the pain increases  ;D

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #127 on: 27. February 2019, 02:26:36 AM »
My treatment starts yesterday. For the moment I do not have brackets but orthoclonic brace on top only like this :

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It's invisible but kind of disturbing because of the lisp. Not easy to talk properly.

Brackets are going to come on top in several month, when there will be more space. During that time, I will have an orthoclonic brace on bottom, then braces on bottom.

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #128 on: 18. March 2019, 23:46:08 PM »
Just got them late last year and have always been fascinated with the way they work.

Offline Embers

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #129 on: 19. March 2019, 02:35:51 AM »
never braces, but I did have my jaw wired shut for about two months when I was sixteen. It was a nice experience, but I just wish I didn't have a broken jaw when it happened.

Offline ortho218

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #130 on: 19. March 2019, 14:02:26 PM »
never braces, but I did have my jaw wired shut for about two months when I was sixteen. It was a nice experience, but I just wish I didn't have a broken jaw when it happened.

wow yeah that sucks!
If you don't mind me asking, how did they attach the wires to wire your jaw shut if you didn't have braces?

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #131 on: 19. March 2019, 18:47:53 PM »
it wasn't braces so much as a metal band with hooks on it for elastics. It was anchored along my upper and lower gums and then about twenty elastics used to immobilize my jaw. It wasn't "braces" per se but I did enjoy the hardware nonetheless

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« Reply #132 on: 19. March 2019, 23:10:13 PM »
oh okay I looked it up. I had something called "arch bars" that held my jaw shut with a bunch of elastics

are arch bars braces?

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #133 on: 21. March 2019, 10:12:04 AM »
oh okay I looked it up. I had something called "arch bars" that held my jaw shut with a bunch of elastics

are arch bars braces?

I had to look this up and honestly it looks way more uncomfortable than braces! Although I've never had either myself so only going on what it looks like.
I guess they are sort of braces but a very different style - like the difference between invisalign and traditional braces in a way.

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #134 on: 21. March 2019, 14:15:22 PM »
Embers I to have had my jaw wired shut as well. Ihad braces in regarda to and actual jaw surgery to fix my underbite but just like you I was wired shut and enjoyed that feeling...how dis you break your jaw?