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Title: Upper and lower stretching plates
Post by: Gordon on 03. January 2017, 17:25:43 PM
Hello all,

Has anyone here ever ordered the 'Modified upper and lower stretching plates' from the Braces Shop?
These:
http://dereferer.org/?http://nullrefer.com/?http://dereferer.org/?http://www.bracesshop.de/images/product_images/popup_images/80_0.JPG

http://dereferer.org/?http://nullrefer.com/?http://dereferer.org/?http://www.bracesshop.de/Fake-Braces/Modified-Upper-Jaw-Stretching-Plate::78.html

http://dereferer.org/?http://nullrefer.com/?http://dereferer.org/?http://www.bracesshop.de/Fake-Braces/Modified-Lower-Jaw-Stretching-Plate::77.html

If so, are there any further pictures of them, perhaps in the mouth?
I'm interested in ordering a set but am curious as to how they look in the mouth, particularly the lower one, its not entirely clear how it sits from the models, do the pelottes push the lower lip out and that kind of thing?

If anyone has any information or pictures of these appliances in the real world I would be very grateful.

Thank you.

Gordon
Title: Re: Upper and lower stretching plates
Post by: bracedb4 on 04. January 2017, 05:52:05 AM
I ordered the pair and I was very happy with them!  The acrylic is thicker than on a hawley to accommodate the expansion screws.  One note on the upper plate I received, it was designed like the blue and red plate on the website, not like the red, green, and yellow model. The pelottes are just below the teeth on the lower plate and are designed to push out the lower lip.  I ordered headgear tubes on the upper and lower plates, with two facebows it was quite the experience.  I unfortunately lost most of my appliances in a move and I am trying to build up again or I would share pics.
Title: Re: Upper and lower stretching plates
Post by: Gordon on 04. January 2017, 15:24:22 PM
Hey,

Thanks for replying.
I like the sound of the thicker acrylic, all the better for giving you a lisp I suppose :)
I often wondered about the purpose of the pelottes, do they serve any medical function or are they purely for looks / effect on these appliances. Do they push the lip out noticibly? I like the idea of struggling to keep the mouth closed, like with headgear.

I think I would order the clear ones, I've always preferred clear or transparent pink, but the other colours do look very cool.

Thank you again :)
Title: Re: Upper and lower stretching plates
Post by: bracedb4 on 05. January 2017, 02:29:27 AM
I think the pelottes (labial pads) are used on some functional appliances, mainly for looks here though.  The pelottes do push out the lower lip and it is noticeable, you can also adjust it some for a more protruded look.  Good luck!