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Offline RaspberryJam

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Tubes for attaching to Damon?
« on: 30. March 2018, 22:57:59 PM »
I have damon braces right now and I'd love to find some way to attach fake headgear to them.  Is there any kind of way to do it?

Offline MikeB

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Re: Tubes for attaching to Damon?
« Reply #1 on: 31. March 2018, 00:14:07 AM »
I was able to do this with one of my wife's sets of fake braces, which didn't have headgear tubes. Basically, I used a wire cutter to clip the inner bows on the facebow, then I curved the ends into a "U" shape with needle-nose pliers. She'd wear it by placing the "U" behind the upper canine brackets, between the archwire and teeth. Attach a strap (we usually used cervical, but sometimes combi) and it's surprisingly sturdy and secure. Just be careful not to clip the inner bow too short.

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