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Offline Jimmy m.

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #105 on: 12. January 2018, 08:16:01 AM »
I'm getting braces soon, ortho mentioned that i'll probably have them for two years....wish me luck! haha
What's the treatment going to look like?

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #106 on: 13. January 2018, 01:53:51 AM »
What's the treatment going to look like?

Probably just braces, i do have a little bit of an overbite though so maybe rubber bands at some point or possibly even headgear

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #107 on: 13. January 2018, 16:35:29 PM »
Probably just braces, i do have a little bit of an overbite though so maybe rubber bands at some point or possibly even headgear
Sounds exciting!

Offline ortho218

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #108 on: 13. January 2018, 16:58:34 PM »
I never had braces but kind of wish I had, My teeth are straight enough and everything but not perfect..maybe one day!

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #109 on: 06. February 2018, 08:46:45 AM »
hey erin how are. You? Did you end up getting your braces

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #110 on: 07. February 2018, 22:59:55 PM »
almost twelfe years ago i first got a plate, after about half a year i got an activator which i had to wear for circa one year. then i got metal braces on top and bottom for 2,5 years and after about six month in braces i got class II elastics. as a retainer i had to wear an activator at night and the clear invisaglin like retainers at daytime

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #111 on: 09. February 2018, 23:52:16 PM »
I had brace between 10 to 13yo (I am 44 now)
fixed brace, and a headgear at night for 9 month.
I was a very bad wearer ! Many fight with my parent about wearing time ! I cheat so lot in my log book :-)

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #112 on: 10. February 2018, 02:21:52 AM »
I have had them

Offline jaynic1982

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #113 on: 28. March 2018, 09:45:35 AM »
Hey hun how are you braces going did you end up ge4tting headgear have you long left >:D

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #114 on: 10. May 2018, 04:21:05 AM »
I had fixed Damon braces and elastics

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #115 on: 17. May 2018, 06:52:55 AM »
I started with an expander when I was young then a couple years later got fixed braces for 3 years. I wouldn't wear my elastics so I ended up getting twin forsus. 

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #116 on: 11. June 2018, 12:14:16 PM »
I had them twice. First time in the late 60's and in the early 2000's.

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #117 on: 11. August 2018, 18:44:21 PM »
had a removable expander for a 6 months and then fixed braces for a year, wearing elastics for about 3 months. now wearing retainers.

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #118 on: 11. August 2018, 23:42:33 PM »
I kind of had the full program myself  :P

Started off with an activator and high-pull headgear. Later on I also got a neck strap headgear, but didn’t have to wear them at the same time. The activator also had an expansion screw fitted, which I needed to start turning after the first months.
As I didn’t really stick to the required wearing time from my orthodontist, she gave up on my treatment with those appliances after 1,5 years.

As an alternative, and an option that required less “cooperation”, I got a Herbst appliance with expander, later followed by metal brackets on top and bottom. After the Herbst was removed, I had to wear rubber bands (again, did not do that all the time :D).

That all lasted 4-5 years and I got fitted with fixed retainers. After they came loose from time to time and the top one even broke eventually, I got removable retainers as well.
Still wearing them once a week at night.

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Re: Who here has actually had braces themselves?
« Reply #119 on: 12. August 2018, 16:05:01 PM »
I kind of had the full program myself  :P

Started off with an activator and high-pull headgear. Later on I also got a neck strap headgear, but didn’t have to wear them at the same time. The activator also had an expansion screw fitted, which I needed to start turning after the first months.
As I didn’t really stick to the required wearing time from my orthodontist, she gave up on my treatment with those appliances after 1,5 years.

As an alternative, and an option that required less “cooperation”, I got a Herbst appliance with expander, later followed by metal brackets on top and bottom. After the Herbst was removed, I had to wear rubber bands (again, did not do that all the time :D).

That all lasted 4-5 years and I got fitted with fixed retainers. After they came loose from time to time and the top one even broke eventually, I got removable retainers as well.
Still wearing them once a week at night.

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!!