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Buying from braces shop
« on: 08. August 2016, 09:12:29 AM »
Hello, 
I'm
After purchasing braces from the braces shop, what are people's experience? How easy is it?  What have people ordered? How can I order but I cannot have them delivered to my home - I'm
Based in Manchester uk any help would be great thanks
Andy

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« Reply #1 on: 08. August 2016, 15:24:49 PM »
My experiences with the braces shop have been good.The braces are made by a proper dental technician in the same way and with the same materials as the real thing. The key to getting a well-fitting brace is to take good impressions. What type of brace are you planning to get? I have bought retainers. They send you an impression kit. It is not easy to take good impressions but you get plenty of spare material so you can have two or three goes at it. You then return the completed impressions and kit by post in the same box and they make your brace. so there are 3 lots of international post each taking nearly a week. And the technician is sometimes quite busy so expect it to take  a month or maybe a bit longer between placing your order and getting the finished brace.

 If you don't want the impression kit and finished brace sent to your home, why not get them sent to the address of a trusted friend? Alternatively, you could ask in your local post office how you could get something sent to you without it going to your home address.

The packaging is plain, but they have to say on international packaging what the contents are. So the first box will have "impression kit" written in  small writing on the sticker attached to the box. I think the sticker on the box enclosing  my finished braces said " impression return"

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Re: Buying from braces shop
« Reply #2 on: 23. August 2016, 09:14:08 AM »
I would love fixed braces on a retainer with springs and headgear tubes

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« Reply #3 on: 30. August 2016, 08:32:16 AM »
I have just sent back my impressions to bracesshop so now have the agonising wait!! I thought I would share my experience so far.

I too am in the UK and am using a company called Mail Boxes Etc and their One Drop service. They charge £2 to receive and hold a parcel and you get it sent straight to them.

So..... I've gone for the Modified Twin-Block with pelottes and Telescope Appliance along with cervical headgear. I ordered the impression kit also.

I was impressed with how fast the impression kit arrived... After 4 working days. The box did have a customs label on it which described the contents as "impression kit". The box contained instructions, impression trays (3 sizes) and the impression stuff?!

It was tricky taking the impressions. The first time around I was too slow and the stuff has set too much to bite into it! But second time lucky! It certainly was fun doing the impressions! I think I filled the upper tray too much as I was gagging on it as it oozed out the tray. But worth the exprerience.

Boxed the impressions up, labelled the box and took to the post office!

That was Friday so not sure how long it takes from now.

I'm looking forward to wearing the braces out and about and looking forward to people's reactions to a mouthful of plastic and metal. I'm going to put myself in situations where I've got to talk - eg asking for directions, ordering food etc. I do plan on wearing the headgear too when I'm out of town.... Not sure how I would explain it if I bumped into someone I knew!

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Re: Buying from braces shop
« Reply #4 on: 31. August 2016, 23:31:57 PM »
Does anyone know if, once you mail your impressions back, the Braces Shop automatically keeps the plaster mold of your teeth so that you do not have to make a new one if you want to order something else later, or is this something you need to specify?

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« Reply #5 on: 01. September 2016, 10:08:29 AM »
yes they do keep your mould for future orders

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« Reply #6 on: 02. September 2016, 13:40:34 PM »
thanks all for your help. Ive sent an email to the braces shop as i would like fixed brackets with the telescopic appliance on a retainer with headgear tubes - just waiting for an email back and then possibly place an order

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Re: Buying from braces shop
« Reply #7 on: 12. September 2016, 08:34:59 AM »
Still unsure whether to get some - if I do what type would people suggest?

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« Reply #8 on: 12. September 2016, 13:28:40 PM »
I ordered the Modified Twin Block with Telescopic appliance, along with the cervical headgear - I'm going to try and get the high pull headgear too to wear both straps but only when I'm out of town!! I'm hoping I won't be able to speak properly with them in and wear them in public. I've been told it's going to be sent out this week so will have them next week!! I can not wait! I'll post pictures of anyone's interested?

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« Reply #9 on: 12. September 2016, 22:50:18 PM »
My "dream" order would be a hybrid twin blocks/fixed braces with a tongue crib and pellottes. Go big or go home, right?

But I think I'm gonna start with a set of retainers :)

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Re: Buying from braces shop
« Reply #10 on: 13. September 2016, 09:46:50 AM »
Hi Cassandra!

Your "dream" sounds interesting. For sure a very mouthfilling and lispmaking construction, as it should be ;-)
But I think, that the pelottes will keep you from touching and feeling the braces with your lips... Think about if you really want that.
The Modified Twin block with Telescopic appliance is a very nice apparatus - maybe you can also order tongue cribs with it - and don´t forget the headgear.



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Re: Buying from braces shop
« Reply #11 on: 13. September 2016, 18:52:09 PM »
I'm going to start with the brackets on a retainer

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« Reply #12 on: 14. September 2016, 23:01:04 PM »
That's something to think about, Surfreak. Another thing that has occurred to me is whether or not I would actually be able to tolerate wearing something so obstructive. I had real braces as a kid, and I got used to those fine, but my retainer always kind of drove me crazy. Something about how the plastic wasn't really attached, so it would move around slightly. Add to that a tongue crib, a twin block to keep my teeth from closing, and all the rest - I mean, what if I could only keep it in for an hour or so? What if it hurt my jaw or my tongue or both? What if that made it incredibly impractical to wear? Then I'd have this glorious appliance in my possession but I'd be wishing I'd gotten just regular fake brackets that I could actually wear all day!

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« Reply #13 on: 15. September 2016, 10:26:06 AM »
That's the fun of it though Cassandra. To have that experience of all that comes with these complicated appliances. For me when I wear my retainers along with my headgears all of those small negatives come with it but it is still so satisfying and blissful :)

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Re: Buying from braces shop
« Reply #14 on: 02. October 2016, 01:03:55 AM »
hey cassandra thanks for sharing ... i'm finding myself with the exact same hesitation ... what can i get that is just almost too much ... without going overboard and hating it ... i still do want to enjoy it of course

i guess whatever it is might seem overwhelming when we first get it ... part of the experience is getting used to it right?

i wish i could try them all but it's a bit expensive ... makes it stressful trying to choose where to start

anyway good luck ... looking forward to what you decide and hearing how it goes

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« Reply #15 on: 03. October 2016, 04:37:28 AM »
Yes I know what you mean about the fine line between "interesting enough" and too much.
I have had various Hawleys for quite a few years and also just simple top and bottom plates without front arch wires to wear all the time even around people I know.
I also have a bionator which is a whole different ball game. Its really like a top and bottom Hawley combined together. There's a breathing slot at the front. It's really comfortable and when it's in it looks like normal Hawleys with arch wires around top and bottom teeth BUT it holds my jaw rigidly with my teeth a little way apart. I have got used to talking with it in but I can only wear it away from people I know. It's obvious that I can't move my jaw but, of course, almost no one would ask why.
If they did, it would be easy to just say I was recovering from a jaw injury.
I can manage about 24 hours with it in but of course I can only have soup or liquids!

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« Reply #16 on: 05. October 2016, 04:11:14 AM »
So...... my braces have finally arrived!!

I picked them up yesterday lunch time and went straight back to the car to try them on - they are a perfect fit!

The modified twin blocks with telescopic appliance is not only a mouthful to say but a mouthful of plastic and metal. I drove to a shop and wore them to ask the lady behind the counter for something - I could see her obviously looking, but she didn't say anything.

Once I got home after work, I tried it all with the headgear to finish the look.

I'm travelling out of town with work next week so am hoping to pluck up the courage to wear the headgear in public.

To anyone who isn't sure about ordering from bracesshop - stop hesitating and just do it. The quality and workmanship is excellent - the down side is it takes a long time from ordering to arriving - mainly down to international postage.

I'm going to take some photos of the brace in if anyone is interested?

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« Reply #17 on: 05. October 2016, 04:30:29 AM »
oh yes, pics please! That's such an interesting appliance and it's hard to picture what it looks like when worn. I've never seen something like it in real life.

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Re: Buying from braces shop
« Reply #18 on: 05. October 2016, 19:13:07 PM »
Yes, pictures would be awesome!
Of the plaun brace as well when it is worn!
What especially do you like on braces?

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« Reply #19 on: 08. October 2016, 12:50:21 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: 13. October 2016, 22:23:25 PM »
I wore the headgear in public!!! I went to a shopping centre out of town - went in a few shops and bought a few things. Got a lot of stares but I really wanted someone to talk about it to me which was disappointing! A very surreal experience!!

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Re: Buying from braces shop
« Reply #21 on: 16. October 2016, 09:50:58 AM »
Well ...... I be done it and decided to place an order.

Received an email to confirm the order last weekend and the impression kit is in its way hopefully this week.  Ordered fixed brackets on a retainer with headgear

Will keep you all updated

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« Reply #22 on: 16. October 2016, 23:35:54 PM »
@mr-metal
That's awesome. Hope to hear more about your adventures and see more photos. I'm also contemplating having fakes made.

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« Reply #23 on: 26. October 2016, 23:20:14 PM »
ow,,,, exited.....  :o

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« Reply #24 on: 27. October 2016, 08:23:09 AM »
My
Kit has arrived and the impressions have been done.  I will post them back today and then wait .  I've ordered brackets on a retainer with headgear tubes


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« Reply #25 on: 27. November 2016, 01:07:06 AM »
Hallo,

schade. Ich habe am 27.10. eine Bestellung gemacht, meine 4. oder,5. Bestellung. Bislang war immer alles ok, dieses Mal leider nicht. Ich gehe am 10.12. in Urlaub und wollte meine neue Spange dort tragen. Leider macht mir der Shop einen Strich durch die Rechnung.
Ich habe am 27.10. bestellt. Am 13.11., über zwei Wochen später kam die Nachricht, dass meine Abdrücke nicht mehr vorhanden sind. Komisch,aber ok. Ich sage zu, mir ein neues Abdruckset zukommen zu lassen.
Am 17.11. bekomme ich die Nachricht dass das Abdruckset versendet wurde. Bis heute, 26.11. kam nichts bei mir an.
Gestern jedoch, 25.11. wurden die gesamten Kosten von meinem Konto abgebucht.

Ich finde eine Frechheit. Keinerlei Nachrichten vom Shop, alles sehr unzuverlässig, aber Hauptsache Kohle eingezogen.

Schade, bislang war alles zuverlässig, aber leider wird mein Urlaub nun anders als geplant.

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« Reply #26 on: 27. November 2016, 03:02:02 AM »
Oh nein :-(
Das ist echt sehr sehr schade!

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Re: Buying from braces shop
« Reply #27 on: 27. November 2016, 11:36:53 AM »
Turner - hast du den Shoptechniker hier im Forum schon angeschrieben?

https://www.bracesforum.net/index.php?action=profile;u=6600

allerdings war er scheinbar auch schon eine Zeit lang nicht mehr eingeloggt!

Aber wenn du mit Bankeinzug bezahlt hast kannst du notfalls ja immer noch den Betrag rückbuchen lassen..

Wäre allerdings schade wenn die Qualität sinkt..  Meines wissens wird der Shop von verschiedenen Personen betrieben also der Techniker ist nicht Betreiber..

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« Reply #28 on: 27. November 2016, 13:40:55 PM »
Der Zeithorizont scheint im Moment tatsächlich ein Bisschen schwierig zu sein - wohl viel zu tun derzeit. Was uns ja nur recht sein sollte, denn wenn der Laden brummt, geht er nicht pleite. In meiner Erfahrung gerade jetzt aktuell (November 2016) ist die Qualität nach wie vor erstklassig und der Service zuvorkommend und freundlich. Insofern würde ich mal für Verständnis werben wollen, wenn unser bekannt guter ShopTechniker aktuell mal für sein Handwerk etwas mehr Zeit braucht. Ich bin sicher, man tut was man kann.

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« Reply #29 on: 27. November 2016, 15:39:14 PM »
vorallem arbeitet der Techniker vermutlich nicht ausschließlich für den Bracesshop (ich glaub ein so hohes Bestellvolumen wirft er jetzt auch nicht ab  ;) )sondern hat vermutlich einen eigenen Betrieb oder arbeitet in einem..

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« Reply #30 on: 28. November 2016, 10:01:47 AM »
Hallo zusammen,

ich habe immer gute Erfahrungen gemacht mit dem Shop, jedoch bedenkt mal das wir bald Weihnachten haben und auch da kommt es vor das es zu Verzögerungen kommt, denn Turner ist sicher nicht der einzigste der jetzt auf neue "Spielzeuge" wartet. Habt etwas Geduld dann ist das um so schöner wenn etwas neues unter dem Baum liegt

euch allen eine schöne nuschelnde

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« Reply #31 on: 28. November 2016, 19:52:21 PM »
Lasst Ihr Euch von Mami und Papi oder Partner eine Zahnspange zu Weihnachten schenken?
Ist ja nciht gerade so das klassische Geschenk oder?

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« Reply #32 on: 29. November 2016, 16:05:46 PM »
Der eine oder andere, der einen Einkauf vor sich herschiebt, wird wohl zu Weihnachten sich selbst ein heiß ersehntes Spielzeug gönnen. Das dürfte aber bei einem Labor, das für KFO-Praxen arbeitet und nebenher ein paar Spielzeuge produziert, nicht wirklich ins Gewicht fallen. Ob Weihnachten oder das nahende Jahresende Einfluss auf das Auftragsvolumen seitens der KFO-Praxen hat, vermag ich nicht zu beurteilen.

Mal ganz ohne Wertung - was könnte ein Rolle spielen?

- Patienten sollen sich außerhalb der Schule an die Spange gewöhnen können - dafür ist es noch zu früh, und das müsste dann ja auch vor Herbst-, Oster- und Sommerferien zutreffen...
- Stichtag Jahresende - Krankenkassenbudgets warden zum Jahresende eher knapp, denke ich, für die prinzipielle Zahlungsbereitschaft ist in der Regel wohl der Geburtstag Stichtag...
- Viele Arbeitnehmer bekommen zu Weihnachten Sonderzahlungen, Selbstzahler könnten diese nutzen, um die Behandung zu beginnen...
- Sofern das Labor Arbeitnehmer beschäftigt, könnte der Abbau von Resturlaub zu Kapazitätsengpässen führen, sofern übers Jahr nicht ausreichend darauf geachtet wird...

Da das Abdruckset ja aber verschickt worden sein soll, könnte es auch noch sein, dass es einfach auf dem Postweg vorloren ging. Wie die Abbuchung da reinpasst, weiß ich auch nicht, ergibt sich evtl. aus den Zahlungsbedingungen...

Grüße

Dominik

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« Reply #33 on: 30. November 2016, 09:28:21 AM »
Bislang ist nichts bei mir angekommen.
Leider kommt auch auf E-Mails keine Reaktion.

Somit werde ich das Geld wohl einfach zurückbuchen lassen und die Sache vergessen.
Schade.

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« Reply #34 on: 01. December 2016, 00:08:01 AM »
hast du polo den admin hier angeschrieben? Ich glaube er ist der Inhaber des Shops..

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« Reply #35 on: 01. December 2016, 14:17:24 PM »
Habe mir vor einigen Wochen noch eine Spange anfertigen lassen. Dabei gabs keine Probleme.

Gruß

Clenti

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« Reply #36 on: 03. December 2016, 10:52:29 AM »
"Bislang ist nichts bei mir angekommen.
Leider kommt auch auf E-Mails keine Reaktion.

Somit werde ich das Geld wohl einfach zurückbuchen lassen und die Sache vergessen.
Schade."

Hallo Turner,

ist aus den Spangen nix geworden?
berichte uns doch mal was nun passiert ist.

liene Grüße

Labialbogen


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« Reply #38 on: 07. December 2016, 00:00:07 AM »
Mittlerweile habe ich Nachricht vom Techniker bekommen, die Kommunikation zwischen dem Techniker und dem Shopbetreiber scheint nicht so gut zu sein.
Habe das Abdruckset erhalten, postwendend die Abdrücke gemacht, alles zurück geschickt und hoffe dass ich gerade noch rechtzeitig alles bekomme.

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« Reply #39 on: 07. December 2016, 14:44:59 PM »
Hallo Turner,
dann wollen wir dir mal die Daumen drücken, dass du deinen Urlaub bespangt angehen kannst.
Gruß
Clenti

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« Reply #41 on: 07. December 2016, 20:20:53 PM »
Wow, glad to hear that. It looks great. May I ask where are you from that it was so quick?

Finland

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« Reply #42 on: 07. December 2016, 22:30:43 PM »
Finland

Did you had to fill in the VAT Registration number?

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« Reply #43 on: 09. December 2016, 15:40:46 PM »
Did you had to fill in the VAT Registration number?

No i did not fill in anything.

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« Reply #44 on: 10. December 2016, 20:25:22 PM »
Hello,

I am surprised to see the posts above, i ordered my modified twin block and few days later i received the impression kit, which i shipped back the day later.
The email contact was quite good and 2 weeks later i received my brace.
Wearing it write now, (as almost every night)

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im very satisfied :)

Thanks for posting the pictures. I am interested in the same appliance for my wife once her braces come off (sometime next year), so it was great to see what it looks like especially with the facebow. Do you find that's comfortable to wear?

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« Reply #45 on: 11. December 2016, 18:15:57 PM »
Does it say Bracesshop.net as sender on the parcel when it arrives?
And do you have to write Bracesshop as reciever when returning the impression kit?

And when ordering the fixed upper and lower braces, you can choose a colour, is it the colour of the plastic part behind your teeth or the rubber bands on the brackets?

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« Reply #46 on: 11. December 2016, 19:28:13 PM »
Thanks for posting the pictures. I am interested in the same appliance for my wife once her braces come off (sometime next year), so it was great to see what it looks like especially with the facebow. Do you find that's comfortable to wear?

I had to make some adjustments, to make it comfortable, meaning a Dremel tool and some high grade sand paper.
The bite was a bit off so both upper and lower brace would not be flat if I bite down. And my mouth would be open a lot...
The angle between them i had to adjust.

Now its very comfortable. I can close my lips  and i sleep with the twinbock and headgear on as well. No problem.
Its nice that you can adjust how tight you want to have the fit, with the expanders.

Just make sure your impressions are good, then you will be fine.

Let me know if you need any more info etc... Im glad to help out.

Br,

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« Reply #47 on: 11. December 2016, 19:31:22 PM »
Does it say Bracesshop.net as sender on the parcel when it arrives?
And do you have to write Bracesshop as reciever when returning the impression kit?
I live in a small town where everybody knows eachother and would have to pick it up at post office, not too keen on showing everybody...

And when ordering the fixed upper and lower braces, you can choose a colour, is it the colour of the plastic part behind your teeth or the rubber bands on the brackets?

No it says the name of the technician´s place.
But its soo small, and its in a normal white small box. Nobody will notice.
It does say "Dental impression 10€ for custom value only" but trust me, nobody will notice anything.

Br,

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« Reply #48 on: 22. December 2016, 23:23:35 PM »
Hello,  I've had mine for nearly a month.  Went into a nearby village the other day wearing top and bottom .  Went to Tesco and the lady on the till noticed but didnt say anything.

Decided to go to the chemist and noticed they sold wax for braces so I asked the girl behind the counter who was very helpful noticed she also wore braces.  I was lisping like mad and kept apologising spent about 5 mins chatting about her braces and her treatment amazing

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« Reply #49 on: 23. December 2016, 22:02:40 PM »
do you think that you will ever go out with the headgear?

Im wearing my mod twinblock sometimes in a shop, but its absolutely impossible to talk with it.

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« Reply #50 on: 23. December 2016, 22:41:03 PM »
probably not - that was one of the reasons for just getting the fixed brackets on a retainer as i wanted to try and wear it in public.

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« Reply #51 on: 25. December 2016, 02:40:13 AM »
Was that the first time out in public with them?
If so, that was probably quite a challenge and a buzz?

I think fake 'fixed' brackets must be quite fun as you can hardly take them out if you get the urge to, when you are around the same people.
Do you ever go away on your own....that might be the next challenge, to wear them for an extended time and you would have to keep them in to appear real.

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« Reply #52 on: 28. December 2016, 10:54:21 AM »
hi,

yes this was my first time out with them, i wore them for most of the day but only in the afternoon i went into a shop and luckily the girl behind the counter wore them also.  we chatted about where to get wax from, i also mentioned i had just had them fitted and was getting elastics in the future she also said she had elastics but doesn't wear them - i will go back to the same shop again :)

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« Reply #53 on: 31. December 2016, 00:53:39 AM »
I've driven through to Leeds and worn my modified twin block with headgear quite a lot. I've been into Boots the Chemist to ask about toothbrushes and on Christmas Eve went into Subway and ordered a sandwich - i noticed the girl serving was wearing retainers  so when I apologied for not being able to speak properly she said she totally understood!

I get a lot of stares from people but nobody has ever talked to be about it! Best one was in a que at a till and a small boy behind was asking his Mummy why the may in front was wearing a funny thing in his mouth! I turned around and smiled and the Mummy was bright  red with embarrassment!

Anybody else in the U.K. Willing to meet up and go public with braces??

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« Reply #54 on: 31. December 2016, 18:41:56 PM »
So, nach einigen Mails hatte ich dann doch Antwort bekommen. Die Spange kam nachdem sich der Techniker am Ende sehr bemüht und eingesetzt hat gerade noch rechtzeitig, so dass ich mit Spange in den Urlaub konnte.

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« Reply #55 on: 02. January 2017, 18:03:30 PM »
Na, wo sind den die Bilder mit Spange?
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« Reply #56 on: 03. January 2017, 13:44:31 PM »
Ich habe am 10.12. bestellt und noch keinerlei Antwort bekommen. Auch eine Nachricht an den Shop Techniker blieb bisher unbeantwortet :(

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« Reply #57 on: 03. January 2017, 19:16:28 PM »
Ich habe am 10.12. bestellt und noch keinerlei Antwort bekommen. Auch eine Nachricht an den Shop Techniker blieb bisher unbeantwortet :(

no worries, im sure they will contact you soon.
I am sure that during x-mas and the 2016>2017 its been busy for them.

Have patience, its worth it :)

Can i ask what you ordered?

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« Reply #58 on: 05. January 2017, 19:09:45 PM »
I've driven through to Leeds and worn my modified twin block with headgear quite a lot. I've been into Boots the Chemist to ask about toothbrushes and on Christmas Eve went into Subway and ordered a sandwich - i noticed the girl serving was wearing retainers  so when I apologied for not being able to speak properly she said she totally understood!

I get a lot of stares from people but nobody has ever talked to be about it! Best one was in a que at a till and a small boy behind was asking his Mummy why the may in front was wearing a funny thing in his mouth! I turned around and smiled and the Mummy was bright  red with embarrassment!

Anybody else in the U.K. Willing to meet up and go public with braces??

I obviously need to get up north sometime, and meet up with you.... definitely need to go out again with my headgear!

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« Reply #59 on: 12. February 2017, 09:11:23 AM »
I've managed to go for a whole day with them in on a course :)

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« Reply #60 on: 17. March 2017, 13:23:54 PM »
About 3 or 4 years ago, I was giving training abroad, where nobody knew me: I was able to be a "retainer wearer" for most of 2 weeks! That was nice..

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« Reply #61 on: 19. March 2017, 20:55:35 PM »
About 3 or 4 years ago, I was giving training abroad, where nobody knew me: I was able to be a "retainer wearer" for most of 2 weeks! That was nice..
Does your wife know you wear them,do you wear them at home,have you still got them.What started your braces fetish,excuse all the questions, just nice to know I'm not alone.

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« Reply #62 on: 28. April 2017, 14:49:19 PM »
My wife has no idea about my braces fetish, I have to be very careful to keep my "equipment" hidden. Luckily for me, she not the nosey sort!

My current collection includes:
- 2nd hand activator, bought online (sort-of fits, after a bit of filing, so I can appreciate what one is like)

- removable "expanders" (locked expander on top, lower is more like a retainer) with HG tubes. These are now getting old, (One HG tube on lower has broken off, and one of the clasps with the tubes on the upper has its wire broken, but can still be used with HG if I'm gentle) and no longer fits that well.

- a pair of Hawley Retainers: the problem with these is that I've had 2 or 3 crowns fitted, and despite filing the plastic and bending the wires, it's no longer a great fit

- a pair of clear plastic essix retainers, bought online recently: these fit well, although I did need to remove a bit from the upper when I got a molar crown recently! I had an older pair of these, much thinner, (which are pretty much dead now) and which I could hardly feel, but the plastic on the new ones is a lot thicker (1mm) and is much more noticeable (by me). Others would probably not notice them unless looking for them, and it's kind of nice to be able to wear them "incognito"... they are sufficiently "invisible" that I have worn them in town where I live... I'd never dare wear anything that's visible locally though!

- two facebows, a interlandi, a highpull, and a neck-strap.

I sometimes wear them at home (if no one else is here!!!), or when I'm away on business. Don't wear them out in public as much as I used to though.

What started my fetish? When I was about 10, I remember a kid at school who had some sort of removable appliance: I vaguely remember seeing it, but not close up at all.... and I started wondering what it would be like to have that in your mouth. Later, at my secondary school (so 14 or 15) there were a few kids with braces (always removable, noone had fixed braces back then), and I still remember the first time I got a good look at a retainer: a kid was in the toilets, rinsing his mouth, and the retainer was sat on the sink!

I remember trying Plasticine etc with paper clips, to pretend I had a retainer! (making sure no one ever saw me, of course)

Back then, well pre-internet, I assumed that I was the only wierdo with a love of braces.... it was MANY years later that I found out that I wasn't alone!

(Along with all this, but much less intensive, I had a thing for glasses and hearing aids. I now wear glasses and hearing aids, but I've never needed braces!)

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« Reply #63 on: 26. May 2017, 08:03:07 AM »
I'm looking to get an appliance for the first time. I had braces and have a lower Hawley retainer and upper Essex retainer. I'm curious about an activator or modified twin block. Thinking of getting an upper Hawley first to see how it fits. Any advice...?

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« Reply #64 on: 27. May 2017, 02:23:20 AM »
It does depend on your interest and when and where you will wear the appliance.

Do you want to just wear at home? If so, then anything goes!
Do you want it to be a shared experience?

If you want to go out and be noticed, then the activator is good fun. As soon as you try to speak it will be noticeable and of course you would have to take it out to eat. Drinking is possible.
Twin blocks might be a similar experience althought some eating may be ok.
You might be wanting the experience of having to take an appliance out in public. If so, then go ahead with either and show them off!

On the other hand, if you want the feeling of wearing an appliance and ability to go about life almost as normal, then an upper Hawley is great, either with or without the lower one in.
You won't have to take it out and put it in in public. You can eat most soft things with it in and, in fact, most people will not think twice about it.
You will feel the plastic plate in your mouth, you will feel a bit self conscious about speaking with it until you get used to it and you will still feel that everyone notices it. However you will soon get used to it and it's a good one for longer term wear.

I have an activator (although I have never been absolutely sure of its name), and upper and lower Hawleys.
Activator is more extreme so i like it for occasional wear, at home or well away from anyone i might know. My preference is for long term wear so I prefer the Hawleys. Personally I can keep the top one in almost permanently away from home, and the bottom sometimes. For me the bottom one affects speech more so I choose my occasions more carefully. If I did happen to run into someone I know, I could still be fairly relaxed about it.
If, like me, you are into the "keep it to yourself" feeling and you like the "long term" challenge, you could get a top plate with side clasps and without a front wire and also a Hawley. Wear the Hawley whenever you like, but the plastic plate at all other times as a bit of a challenge.

Perhaps all of them....and you will never get bored!


What are your thoughts?


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« Reply #65 on: 27. May 2017, 07:41:09 AM »
It will just be at home. I was thinking of a Hawley with head gear. But the twin block looks pretty cool.

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« Reply #66 on: 16. June 2017, 22:24:52 PM »
What's the best thing to buy from the bracesshop that will give you a noticeable lisp?

Has anyone had an activator with tongue crib and pelottes if so what is it like?

Thanks

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« Reply #67 on: 21. June 2017, 17:01:33 PM »
I placed an order on June 16 and it says the order hasn't been processed and I haven't received a reply from customer support after I messaged them. Does anyone know how long it typically takes to process an order or is anyone else having difficulties with their order?

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« Reply #68 on: 21. June 2017, 22:23:36 PM »
Hi,

I am in the exact same situation I sent them an email today and they said there was a delay with the impressions as they run out.
They said the material should arrive 'soon'and an email will be sent out as soon as they have been sent.

What did you order?

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« Reply #69 on: 22. June 2017, 01:10:16 AM »
Been very impressed with the service - braces were sent last Monday arrived today, they fit brilliantly and pleased with the look - thanks

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« Reply #70 on: 22. June 2017, 01:46:20 AM »
What sort did you order.Will you wear them in everyday life,like at work and at home round your family,maybe you could post pics,I'm thinking of ordering Hawley type retainers top and bottom with wires myself.Just slightly worried my wife will be their when the impression package is delivered,she's knows I like braces and retainers but maybe not that much.Had Hawley type before and loved the feel of the large plate and double wires over the front teeth.Still not seen a brace like I had,it was similar to a Hawley but had two wires fixed to each other so that when you placed them both over the teeth they tightened on together to make one wire,which then became very tight,maybe others also had something similar,interested to know if you have.

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« Reply #71 on: 22. June 2017, 02:01:14 AM »
Been very impressed with the service - braces were sent last Monday arrived today, they fit brilliantly and pleased with the look - thanks

Hi if you don't mind me asking what location are you in? I'm having problems receiving the impression kit!

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« Reply #72 on: 22. June 2017, 07:53:16 AM »
I'm in the Uk what about you

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« Reply #73 on: 22. June 2017, 08:21:44 AM »
I bought Modified Twin-Block with pelottes and Telescope Appliance but with fixed brackets and headgear tube - fits very well and difficult to speak.  Went into town wearing it last night and had a few stares - went into a shop and got a drink

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« Reply #74 on: 22. June 2017, 13:19:50 PM »
I'm in the Uk what about you

Same as me. Can't wait to get them just want the impressions done!

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« Reply #75 on: 22. June 2017, 16:35:32 PM »
Hi,

I am in the exact same situation I sent them an email today and they said there was a delay with the impressions as they run out.
They said the material should arrive 'soon'and an email will be sent out as soon as they have been sent.

What did you order?

Thank you. I received the same email. I ordered an upper hawley with headgear. You?

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« Reply #76 on: 22. June 2017, 23:18:59 PM »
Ordered an activator with tongue crib and pelottes!

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« Reply #77 on: 21. July 2017, 19:06:45 PM »
Love my new braces

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« Reply #78 on: 24. July 2017, 16:08:37 PM »
What did you get?

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« Reply #79 on: 25. July 2017, 07:04:36 AM »
Ordered my wife a upper Hawley fake braces with an expansion screw and headgear tubes. Fit is better than I expected.

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« Reply #80 on: 25. July 2017, 17:15:11 PM »
I bought Modified Twin-Block with pelottes and Telescope Appliance but with fixed brackets and headgear tube - fits very well and difficult to speak.  Went into town wearing it last night and had a few stares - went into a shop and got a drink

I have been thinking about getting a modified twin block after my hawley with headgear comes. Did it fit well right out of the box? Do you have pictures?

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« Reply #81 on: 26. July 2017, 07:33:01 AM »
I've also been wondering about the modified twin block. I plan on ordering as soon as the store is accepting new orders again - not sure if I should go with the modified or original twin block. I'd like to be able to wear them in public and interact with people while wearing them, reading other people's experiences seems to indicate that it is very difficult to speak clearly while wearing the modified twin blocks, but that it is possible.

Do you have experience with this? Or has anyone here bought the original twin blocks rather than the modified ones? Or perhaps there is another plate that I am missing?

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« Reply #82 on: 26. July 2017, 11:48:11 AM »
Hi,

I bought the modified ones, and requested to make them massive and thick. See here the result:

http://anonym.to/?http://anonym.to/?https://s18.postimg.cc/5tgumdprd/20161124_212525.jpg
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And i just love them.
i wear them as much i can and i highly recommend them.

Adivse: request of a wax plate. so you can position your lower jaw where you want to have it. As the herbst is keeping your lower jaw front. (dont do it too much as your jaw really is being pushed forward. I just placed my lower front teeth in line with my uppers.)

Speaking is possible but very lispy and not that easy.

I love the full filling of acrylic in my mouth, the shop did a great job!

Hope you find this info usable, please feel free to ask more :)

Kind regards,


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« Reply #83 on: 26. July 2017, 16:53:30 PM »
Thank you Bracejazzz, your setup looks great. Will you please expand on the "wax plate"... what does it allow you to do/how? What is the difference?

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« Reply #84 on: 26. July 2017, 17:53:50 PM »
Yes, I'm also curious! I like the look of the herbst like hinges, but I don't think I would wear the hinges in public, just the plates. That's kind of why I'm thinking about just doing the regular twin block. Maybe they would be able to put an expansion screw on the lower plate for me.

Bracejazz, do you wear them in public at all?

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« Reply #85 on: 27. July 2017, 10:41:03 AM »
Yip,

Yday went shopping with TB+HG. No problem.

About the wax plate, you will get this with your impression kit, when requested.
you just warm the wax, place it in your mouth, and bite down. But remember to push your lower jaw a bit forward. (I alligned my front lower and upper teet)
Then when you receive your braces, you will notice that your lower jaw cannot be pushed backwards further then you make the impression. They kinda lock your lower jaw from moving back.
I love the feeling as its a constant reminder you wear braces.

Kind regards,

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« Reply #86 on: 27. July 2017, 17:01:19 PM »
Thank you for that information, much appreciated!

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« Reply #87 on: 28. July 2017, 01:50:12 AM »
Yes. I remember when I got impressions for my activator / bionator (not sure), they used a wax plate to get the top and bottom registration right.
It does hold my bottom jaw a bit further forwards than feels "normal".

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« Reply #88 on: 06. August 2017, 22:29:54 PM »
Just ordered a twin block through them! Very excited to receive it.

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« Reply #89 on: 18. August 2017, 18:13:48 PM »
I received my impression kit last week and just got an email that BracesShop has received my impressions and is starting on my upper hawley retainer with high pull headgear. I can't wait for it to arrive!

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« Reply #90 on: 26. August 2017, 20:35:45 PM »
Sounds great - keep us posted!!

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« Reply #91 on: 27. August 2017, 11:00:37 AM »
sounds very expensive!

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« Reply #92 on: 27. August 2017, 11:31:50 AM »
My order got delivered to me yesterday -  activator with tongue crib & pelottes

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« Reply #93 on: 27. August 2017, 15:52:50 PM »
Hi there,

This sound unusual and definitely doesn't tally with my experience. It's true, one should be handy with pliers to make the final adjustments that can't be made from the plaster model alone - which the orthodontist would make at the chairside normally. Also, I have very sensitve spots in my lower yaw and I've had to grind away acryllic to make some braces fit painlessly. That said, the general fit has usually been very good for me.

All in all, you should probably get back to them, desribing your problem in detail. In my experience, the will offer to make adjustments charging only the shipping.

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« Reply #94 on: 01. September 2017, 22:44:45 PM »
Got my twin block about 4 days ago, it's been so exciting ;D! I have not worn it out yet, I've been working a lot since then, but I'm hoping to get the opportunity to soon. My partner has seen me wear it a few times. It holds my bite open a bit and the wires protrude just a bit, so it feels like I have a very full mouth. Also, the amount of acrylic is incredible. Almost everywhere my tongue can touch is either wire or acrylic, which feels amazing. It really affects my speech as well, it is fairy lispy and definitely sounds like I have a large acrylic plate in my mouth. I imagine that people will be able to tell right away when I am speaking to them. They are so awesome!

My one concern is that the top plate doesn't sit completely against my palate, and I've been going back and forth about sending it back to get it fixed. On one hand, it makes my speech very lispy, and I have some problems with drool, but on the other hand I imagine it would be even more comfortable if I were to get it fixed. The lower plate also irritates the spot under my tongue, but I'm hoping I can just file that away a little bit. It's also a pain to send them all the way from the states, and then be without them for probably 2 - 3 weeks. Anyone else have this problem?

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« Reply #95 on: 02. September 2017, 00:28:13 AM »
Sounds great that you have got something that is that good. All I can say from experience is that when you get one that really fits it feels so much more part of you.
One of mine didn't fit so well up to the top of my mouth. Once I got one that did, I really got to feel what it was all about. It also stayed in place much better with no shifting around.

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« Reply #96 on: 03. September 2017, 10:32:58 AM »
After wearing my activator for a while it is a good fit it takes a lot of getting used to! But it is great. Its a real mouthful of metal

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« Reply #97 on: 13. September 2017, 00:52:35 AM »
My upper and lower retainer with brackets come this morning, been wearing them all day. Great fit!

I work on my own and get to speak with a lot of people so was nice to wear them infront of others!

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« Reply #98 on: 03. October 2017, 15:54:08 PM »
Hi everybody,
I just received my twin block modify, the port is very impressive, it filled all the mouth. I dribble a lot, and closing the mouth is difficult because of the pelottes. I tried with the high pull headgear: that makes a lot of material in the mouth !!!. I imagine with a facebow with bite plate this must be complete!
i had bought a upper and lower active plate, they are peasant to wear but the twin block modified is perfect !

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« Reply #99 on: 03. October 2017, 17:00:17 PM »
That sounds awesome

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« Reply #100 on: 31. October 2017, 17:14:40 PM »
I just received my upper hawley with high pull headgear. The retainer fits great and i'm happy with the quality. I will be ordering from BracesShop again in the future.

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« Reply #101 on: 05. January 2018, 18:50:13 PM »
Definitely happy with the products from braces shop. Here is my upper hawley with headgear: http://anonym.to/?http://anonym.to/?https://postimg.org/gallery/2uy160u2c/

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« Reply #102 on: 05. January 2018, 20:14:20 PM »
aren't those way too long headgear- bars bother you? I cut them a few mm after the end of the HG-Tubes with some pliers and then rounded the sharp edges with a file - now the FB fits perfectly without poking into cheeks :)


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« Reply #103 on: 06. January 2018, 20:12:54 PM »
Just order fake braces and headgear

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« Reply #104 on: 07. January 2018, 20:26:23 PM »
Just order fake braces and headgear
Can you please post some pictures when you get them?

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« Reply #105 on: 08. January 2018, 17:48:11 PM »
aren't those way too long headgear- bars bother you? I cut them a few mm after the end of the HG-Tubes with some pliers and then rounded the sharp edges with a file - now the FB fits perfectly without poking into cheeks :)

Yes, they stick out too far and hit my cheeks. I'm going to cut them. Did you have any problems with the bars fitting through the tubes after you cut them?

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« Reply #106 on: 24. July 2018, 17:53:01 PM »
I ordered the modified twin-block with pelottes and just sent back my impressions. Looking forward to the experience!

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« Reply #107 on: 25. September 2018, 07:58:33 AM »
I just got my modified twin-block with pelottes and wow! It fits great although I did take a little bit off the top of the upper pelotte because it was jamming into my gum. It definitely fills the mouth and it is very difficult to manage anything with the headgear attached. http://anonym.to/?http://anonym.to/?https://postimg.cc/gallery/3aion7u0c/


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« Reply #108 on: 28. September 2018, 18:47:04 PM »
Wow, that looks awesome! Thanks so much for posting pictures. Looks like it’s going to be a fun device.

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« Reply #109 on: 30. September 2018, 05:07:09 AM »
It looks great dude! Congrats on obtaining such an awesome setup. Looks like a blast to wear and glad to see your enjoying it : )

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« Reply #110 on: 30. September 2018, 12:09:10 PM »
@carking

as in interest - is it loose in the mouth like an activator or does it stay in place like an active plate?

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« Reply #111 on: 01. October 2018, 16:48:31 PM »
@Miketehcat and @libtech Thank you, it be awesome so far!

@xxxforce It stays in place like an active plate because it covers the upper and lower teeth but then you can open and close you mouth because it's like a herbst appliance. I hope that helps...

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« Reply #112 on: 02. October 2018, 09:15:03 AM »
@xxxforce It stays in place like an active plate because it covers the upper and lower teeth but then you can open and close you mouth because it's like a herbst appliance. I hope that helps...

so you "click" the upper/lower parts in like an active place and it stays there.

Thats what i want - maybe christmas present  :D

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« Reply #113 on: 02. October 2018, 16:47:26 PM »
@xxxforce Correct!

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« Reply #114 on: 02. October 2018, 23:21:39 PM »
May I ask where you got the hg facebow?

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« Reply #115 on: 04. October 2018, 16:54:36 PM »
@embraceable On bracesshop.net

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« Reply #116 on: 11. October 2018, 00:12:32 AM »
Hi guys!

I've ordered an active plate last Thursday and still haven't received any shipping confirmation. I contacted them but haven't got a reply either. How long does it take them to ship the impression kit?

Thank you!

 

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« Reply #117 on: 11. October 2018, 06:29:39 AM »
I have heard nothing but positive feedback and validation towards the "Bracesshop" even though i have never ascertained anything from there but I personally believe that the best place to buy headgear, whether its facebows, straps or a facemask is "ebay". Its all great products and hella cheap in price.

Jusy an FYI...

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« Reply #118 on: 11. October 2018, 11:27:23 AM »
I have ordered from there a few times. Because it is from a foreign country, I have found that it can take a while for the items to get across the border. There are also certain times of the year that they are busier. Halloween is one of those times. Be patient and it will come. Check the current location of your shipment at the top of their website to find out just where it is.

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« Reply #119 on: 11. October 2018, 17:19:52 PM »
I have ordered from them twice and I didn't receive shipping confirmation, just order confirmation. Depending on where you are located, it can take a few weeks to get the impressions.

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« Reply #120 on: 17. October 2018, 23:21:03 PM »
Do the expansion screws operate, or are they somehow locked to stop you screwing up your teeth?

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« Reply #121 on: 18. October 2018, 09:16:55 AM »
Do the expansion screws operate, or are they somehow locked to stop you screwing up your teeth?

they're not blocked in any way, they can be turned as you want.. (and most time you want  ;))

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« Reply #122 on: 30. December 2018, 13:42:47 PM »
Can i get lower impresions made with my fixed retainer on? Someone have this problem??
I am thinking about buying the braces with the telescopic herbst aplliance... someone could post some images with this appliance in his mouth?

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« Reply #123 on: 31. December 2018, 21:08:31 PM »
I was able to get lower impressions and an appliance made with a fixed retainer behind my lower teeth no problems.  I ordered ordered the modified twin block with herbst appliance.  I don't have any pics to share unfortunately, I lost my appliance in a move.
To achieve greater success, lower your expectations.

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« Reply #124 on: 01. January 2019, 12:31:07 PM »
It is a shame you lost the braces bracedb4.... Is that true that the modified twin block with herbst appliance moves your lower jaw forward?? I have just finished invisalign with rubber bands to correct Class ii and i like to try again the experience of correcting my bite with the herbst

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« Reply #125 on: 11. January 2019, 20:25:17 PM »
I've also done it and ordered the modified twinblock.. i Got the impression kit today but unfortunately they forgot the wax plate i asked for.. i wrote a note in the return package that i want the lower jaw being pushed forward. if they can do it without the wax bite okay if not they should send me some wax..  taking the impressions was a bit of pain.. first round i used way too much material so the tray didn't fit right.. second round i used right amount but not proper positioned.. third round finally was ok.. i hope the impressions are okay :)

So now the waiting process begins..

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« Reply #126 on: 14. January 2019, 17:00:00 PM »
@xxxforce The waiting process is the hardest part! I remember waiting for my modified twin block...it was hard, but well worth the wait! What other appliances do you have?

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« Reply #127 on: 14. January 2019, 19:43:20 PM »
I agree about the wait.
I can remember almost bursting with excitement during the couple of weeks between me having impressions taken and getting my first appliances.
A long time ago, now, and I actually went to the lab for the impressions and then back for the fitting.
All of that added to the excitement though. And then again when I went back for some different ones.

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« Reply #128 on: 16. January 2019, 06:40:11 AM »
I also agree with you, totally!
To which lab did you go for the fitting? To the Lab of the shop?
I really would enjoy getting skme new braces fit by professionals.
Even the possibility to see some of the  option in nature before deciding...

Looking foreward to an exciting trip to Berlin ????

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« Reply #129 on: 16. January 2019, 18:27:51 PM »
It was a few years ago.
It was a lab which made appliances for many dentists and orthodontists but they have now stopped doing this for individuals unfortunately.

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« Reply #130 on: 16. January 2019, 18:43:39 PM »
Damn! :/ have anyone in the forum asked bracesshop if you can make the impressions at the lab in Berlin?
me and my girlfriend tried to do the impressions at home with the last braces we bought, but the braces we got didn't fit.

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« Reply #131 on: 17. January 2019, 09:31:11 AM »
as far as I know they don't offer this option - but it should be no problem that you can go to a local dentist/dental lab at your place asking for paid impressions to be made and getting a plaster model!

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« Reply #132 on: 17. January 2019, 11:06:31 AM »
Many dental offices will make you a set of impressions. I had some work done that required impressions be made, and all I did was ask them to make me a second set for myself. They will be curious and want to know why you want them. Just tell them that you would like a copy to see what your teeth look like now.

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« Reply #133 on: 17. January 2019, 11:48:42 AM »
Many dental offices will make you a set of impressions. I had some work done that required impressions be made, and all I did was ask them to make me a second set for myself. They will be curious and want to know why you want them. Just tell them that you would like a copy to see what your teeth look like now.

You could also tell them that you do boxing, karate, hockey or something similar and need a custom fitted mouthguard. If you order professional mouthguards online, you'll actually be asked to send impressions.

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« Reply #134 on: 17. January 2019, 17:53:26 PM »
Zoot that is a good idea, but yeah my girlfriend and I have the same dentist as her parents, so dont know if he would tell her parents if he made her an impression for a mouthguard for some sport she doesn't go to  :)

And in Denmark we really can't go to another dentist place, because we have it over our health care system and you can only have one dentist at the time. 

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« Reply #135 on: 18. January 2019, 09:32:45 AM »
you surely would have to pay yourself for an impression so it would not be a problem to go to another dentist ;)

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« Reply #136 on: 18. January 2019, 22:09:27 PM »
I returned my impressions to the Braces Shop before Christmas and have yet to receive confirmation they have received them. I have emailed and they have responded saying I shouldn't worry but it does seem an awfully long time for post to get from England to Germany!

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« Reply #137 on: 08. February 2019, 21:10:37 PM »
Meine mod. Twinblock ist heute endlich angekommen :)

My mod. Twinblock has finally arrived today :)

Ganz Schön massives Teil im Mund - aber passt perfekt!

Really massive in mouth but fits really well :)

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« Reply #138 on: 09. February 2019, 15:01:21 PM »
xxxforce can yoy post some photos of your mouth wearing the twin block??

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« Reply #139 on: 09. February 2019, 21:20:48 PM »
sorry i won't post pictures of me wearing it..

From Outside you don't really recognize something. You can Close the lips.

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« Reply #140 on: 09. February 2019, 21:32:54 PM »
Habe ihn gestern und heute schon getragen allerdings ist meine Kiefermuskulatur durch die leicht offene Stellung bzw das leichte vorschieben des Uk ziemlich beleidigt, ich hoffe das gibt sich bald bzw tritt ein gewöhnungseffekt ein.. Kann das jemand der ebenfalls einen Twinblock hat bestätigen?

I've worn it today and yesterday some hours already but now my Jaw-Muscles are quite sore and painful from being held slightly open and the lower jaw being pushed forward a bit.. I hope i get accomodate to that soon.. Can anyone comply this "problems" too?

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« Reply #141 on: 10. February 2019, 10:37:39 AM »
Hallo xxxforce!

Erstmal herzlichen Glückwunsch zu deiner neuen Errungenschaft.
Ich kann gut mit dir fühlen, da ich die gleiche Apparatur mei Eigen nenne.
Ich brauchte auch ein paar Tage, bzw. Nächte, bis ich mich daran gewöhnt hatte.
Insbesondere mit dem Headgear dauerte die Eingewöhnung zum Schlafen eine Weile.
Mittlerweile schlafe ich mit besser als ohne.

LG

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« Reply #142 on: 10. February 2019, 10:56:08 AM »
also die "gewöhnung" ist nicht das problem da ich ja schon andere Spangen vom Shop hatte kann ich problemlos damit schlafen :)

Nach dem rausnehmen ist meine Muskulatur bzw das Gelenk ziemlich beleidigt und kauen etc macht keinen sonderlichen Spaß -  Vermutlich da ebne der Mund nicht komplett geschlossen wird durch die recht hohen aufbisse :) ich hoffe das gibt sich :)

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« Reply #143 on: 11. February 2019, 16:44:40 PM »
xxxforce Congrats on the new appliance! Very cool with mixed colors too. I have the same appliance and my mouth was a little sore after wearing it at first but I don't have any issues now.

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« Reply #144 on: 11. February 2019, 17:04:19 PM »
thanks!

unfortunately i had to send it back to the technician today because i noticed that the lower connection point where the screw of the telescope bars is had already been broken. That could happen but i hope not too often.. So waiting begins again

I also mentionend in my notice i added in the package about the pain problem...

still today not wearing it for more than 24hours now my tmj and / or the muscless are quite sore while chewing or pressing the teeth together a bit more.. even it hurts when pressing against the tmj with my fingers.. and i beliefe this sort of pain should not occur.. but interestingly while i was wearing the appliance it didn't hurt at all.. maybe the height of the bite blocks is too much..  So it's definitely better the technician looks over it because i'm wearing it for fun not wanting to cause any (permanent) damage to my jaw...
As i've worn already an activator and double feed plates from the shop and actaully never had any pain at all before..

So lets wait..

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« Reply #145 on: 11. February 2019, 17:34:29 PM »
Oh that's too bad. Hmm, yeah probably best for him to look over it and you definitely don't want to do any harm for sure

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« Reply #146 on: 17. March 2019, 14:12:13 PM »
i have the same one now for 3 years.
and i filed the biteblocks a bit down.
I sometimes sleep with them over night and i notice my bite is a bit off, but that is again fine after a few hours of not wearing the device.

Otherwise a lovely feeling. and i have been wearing it in public now plenty of times with the HG.

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« Reply #147 on: 10. May 2019, 15:16:18 PM »
I would love fixed braces on a retainer with springs and headgear tubes
Did you buy your retainer?

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« Reply #148 on: 10. May 2019, 20:21:03 PM »
I just got my modified twin-block with pelottes and wow! It fits great although I did take a little bit off the top of the upper pelotte because it was jamming into my gum. It definitely fills the mouth and it is very difficult to manage anything with the headgear attached. http://anonym.to/?http://anonym.to/?https://postimg.cc/gallery/3aion7u0c/
beautiful images!
how does it feel in your mouth?
the inner bow of facebow was with loops/stop or you ask for them?
I would this appliance, but with habit crib...or is too?

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« Reply #149 on: 11. May 2019, 19:24:41 PM »
@Twin Block Girl: Thank you. It feels great; it fits well and definitely is a mouthful and takes some getting use to but after a while it doesn't feel that big. The face bow came with the loops/stop, I think that's standard. It would be interesting with a habit crib, I haven't seen that done. What treatment have you had or what appliances do you have/want to get?

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« Reply #150 on: 12. May 2019, 19:49:14 PM »
@Twin Block Girl: Thank you. It feels great; it fits well and definitely is a mouthful and takes some getting use to but after a while it doesn't feel that big. The face bow came with the loops/stop, I think that's standard. It would be interesting with a habit crib, I haven't seen that done. What treatment have you had or what appliances do you have/want to get?
I bought a fake brace with headgear for my husband!!!
I Will buy a modified twin block with tongue crib (Or is too much?)

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« Reply #151 on: 13. May 2019, 16:11:51 PM »
Oh cool. How does he like it? Is it just a retainer?