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Offline maika123

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« on: 30. September 2018, 20:53:22 PM »
Wich elastics have you had during your treatments? Presently having across elastics for my midline and a box on esch side

Offline Pascal1619

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Re: Elastics
« Reply #1 on: 09. January 2019, 16:55:42 PM »
I don't which I'll get when I start my second treatment in April.

Offline osiris

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Re: Elastics
« Reply #2 on: 10. January 2019, 00:18:21 AM »
I had class 2 elastics and eagle strong and bear strong at the end

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Re: Elastics
« Reply #3 on: 10. January 2019, 19:18:50 PM »
Gorilla strong :D

Offline maika123

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Re: Elastics
« Reply #4 on: 28. January 2019, 18:04:17 PM »
Wich configuration?

Offline Hops

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Re: Elastics
« Reply #5 on: 19. March 2019, 11:16:14 AM »
I had several configutations. I wish I could have midline elastics. They look so neat across the front of the teeth.

Offline mrmajestic723

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Re: Elastics
« Reply #6 on: 19. March 2019, 23:48:04 PM »
I currently have giant tortoise heavy elastics in triangles. 

Offline Qwertj

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Re: Elastics
« Reply #7 on: 14. September 2020, 00:25:16 AM »
I had 4 elastics on both right and left side.

Offline Flaneur

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Re: Elastics
« Reply #8 on: 29. October 2020, 22:08:49 PM »
I have Medium elastics 3/16‘‘ from 3M Unitek on both Sides. (Upper jaw 3+4 to Lawer jaw 4+5  )

Offline nyar

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Re: Elastics
« Reply #9 on: 30. October 2020, 01:30:16 AM »
I just had two class III elastics, one for each side, from the lower canines to the upper molars. Had to wear them only at night for three months.

Offline thejester19

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Re: Elastics
« Reply #10 on: 03. November 2020, 06:14:11 AM »
I had Class II from canine to first molar for all but 2 months of my 2 year treatment.  The last 6 months was nighttime only.

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Re: Elastics
« Reply #11 on: 22. November 2020, 16:39:28 PM »
Cant remember but i think i have 3 class II

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Re: Elastics
« Reply #12 on: 23. November 2020, 04:03:43 AM »
Currently I have two sets of class 2 elastics, from my lower 6 to my upper 4s and another tom my upper 5s

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Re: Elastics
« Reply #13 on: 16. December 2020, 07:15:54 AM »
Currently rocking one on each side, going from second hook on top to last hook on bottom for an underbite? Strength is Galapagos Giant Tortoise.

I've heard that if you don't wear them you can end up with springs as an unremovable alternative? Is this standard or based on the individual case? tbh springs sound pretty fun compared to elastics, though I'm to the point where NOT wearing them hurts pretty bad.

Offline duncombec

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Re: Elastics
« Reply #14 on: 16. December 2020, 10:20:21 AM »
There are various forms of spring that can be used to do a similar job to elastics, but they are by no means a standard progression.
I think most orthodontists would just keep telling you to wear them, and your treatment time would just be extended.
Certainly the majority of people I knew who didn't wear their elastics just ended up with extra months in braces.

Offline joerider

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Re: Elastics
« Reply #15 on: 16. December 2020, 14:22:48 PM »
How is the feeling with elastics? Do they get more tension, if you open the mouth? And if yes, does it hurt to open the mouth completely?

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Re: Elastics
« Reply #16 on: 21. December 2020, 08:16:27 AM »
How is the feeling with elastics? Do they get more tension, if you open the mouth? And if yes, does it hurt to open the mouth completely?

I was elated to finally get elastics! I felt my treatment had gotten pretty boring so with the introduction of something fresh, I happily wore them as directed. The initial pain was masked by the normal tension that accompanies your average wire change, so by the time my teeth weren't as tender, the elastics felt very natural to have in constantly. I discovered upon running out of elastics the week before my last appointment, that at this point it actually hurts a great deal to NOT wear them. The clinic was very quick to give me ample bags for future use. Even after having had them for more than a month, I'm still finding myself opening and closing to hear the stretch and squeaks of the worn rubber. When you first put in a new set, the tensions' only really noticeable if you keep your mouth open, since if you're like me, they're only attacked to individual hooks on either jaw, so the tension is more focused on specific teeth. I DEFINITLY wouldn't say that they "hurt". Like I said, at this point it hurts more to NOT wear them, so the initial tension when installing a new set actually feels very nice. After a few hours they start to really lose their tension, and admittedly I'm not as good about replacing them every 4 hours,  :P but I do like to think I make up for it by having them in while eating mostly, since they get way more activation. Only time they've come out while eating is when I've eaten strawberries, since the shape of them is perfect for pushing my rubber bands off of their hooks, so be warned!

As you can imagine, I'm TRULY hoping I can be prescribed a more noticeable appliance besides the transpalattal bar I'm already set to have before my time in braces comes to its close. Wish me luck!  ;D

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Re: Elastics
« Reply #17 on: 23. December 2020, 00:57:32 AM »
My last configuration was a strong band going from my top left canine to a bottom right tooth to center my bite. Definitely hurt in the beginning

Offline Bracey_Stacey

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Re: Elastics
« Reply #18 on: 24. February 2021, 13:45:02 PM »
i have 2 medium elastics in triangle configuration, looking forward to getting upgraded to heavy elastics ;D