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Offline caster72401

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New Hardware for the New Year?
« on: 04. January 2018, 14:53:41 PM »
Anyone getting any new hardware for 2018?

Offline bugbathe43

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Re: New Hardware for the New Year?
« Reply #1 on: 04. January 2018, 16:39:02 PM »
I will find out next week if I need braces again and our possibly surgery.

Offline MikeB

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Re: New Hardware for the New Year?
« Reply #2 on: 04. January 2018, 21:44:21 PM »
Not really "hardware," but my wife will be getting elastics at her next adjustment, one week from today.

Offline surfreak

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Re: New Hardware for the New Year?
« Reply #3 on: 05. January 2018, 05:12:59 AM »
 I fugured out to adjust my Interlandi Headgear properly by shortening the outer arms at one of my facebows a bit.
Now it‘s very comfortable to wear with my fakes. It‘s much better to sleep in it, than in my combination pull setup - which I still love to wear ;-)

I really wonder, why the Interlandi is not much more common...

Offline Sparky

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Re: New Hardware for the New Year?
« Reply #4 on: 20. January 2018, 17:41:19 PM »
I guess that, if all that is needed is a backwards pressure, using a neck strap technally will do the job ok, with the large advantage that it IS rather less visible, which IS important to "normal" patients. And probably both cheaper and more rugged.

I guess the advantage of the Interlandi is the possibility to change the direction of the pull force.

I have one of everything, and my favourite has always been th Interlandi: it's amazingly comfortable.

Offline erin_wires

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Re: New Hardware for the New Year?
« Reply #5 on: 20. January 2018, 21:53:08 PM »
I will be, my next ortho appointment is in three weeks and then we go from there!

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Re: New Hardware for the New Year?
« Reply #6 on: 21. January 2018, 02:32:50 AM »
I just got an anterior box elastic to close my open bite.

Offline surfreak

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Re: New Hardware for the New Year?
« Reply #7 on: 21. January 2018, 08:05:08 AM »
I just woke up after a good sleep in my whole setup.
Modified Activator with pelottes and telescopic Herbst plus Interlandi headgear.
... thinking about a consultation at an orthodontist to get something non removable.

.... still dreaming ...

Offline OtherNotion

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Re: New Hardware for the New Year?
« Reply #8 on: 21. January 2018, 23:04:06 PM »
... thinking about a consultation at an orthodontist to get something non removable.

Is that an option down the road or did they put you in something for a reason?

Offline carking

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Re: New Hardware for the New Year?
« Reply #9 on: 22. January 2018, 17:40:32 PM »
That's great. Do you have pictures of your setup?

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Re: New Hardware for the New Year?
« Reply #10 on: 26. January 2018, 11:20:56 AM »
Is that an option down the road or did they put you in something for a reason?
My dentist is not a friend of braces, as I recognized last time, when I asked her about it. Only if really necessary.
But when I will decide to do the step, I´m sure to find somebody who will find a reason for a treatment.

Offline mrmajestic723

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Re: New Hardware for the New Year?
« Reply #11 on: 26. January 2018, 20:46:57 PM »
If you visit an ortho and say you aren’t happy with your teeth they will probably evaluate and give a treatment plan, even if it is minor or cosmetic.

Offline MikeB

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Re: New Hardware for the New Year?
« Reply #12 on: 29. January 2018, 18:34:32 PM »
If you visit an ortho and say you aren’t happy with your teeth they will probably evaluate and give a treatment plan, even if it is minor or cosmetic.

Right! They're in business to make money. My wife did seven consults before getting her braces, which were hardly actually necessary, and not a single practice discouraged her from getting treatment.

Offline jay82

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Re: New Hardware for the New Year?
« Reply #13 on: 30. January 2018, 00:45:35 AM »
I agree.  Most people are going to have something that could be corrected.  Orthos aren't going to stay in business if they shoo away potential paying customers.