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Offline Embracer

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Pelottes
« on: 03. March 2011, 15:50:05 PM »
What is the function of pelottes as part of orthodontic appliances?

nanegor

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Re: Pelottes
« Reply #1 on: 11. May 2011, 19:54:35 PM »
I have a Skel Activator with a Pellotes. The pellotes is a  plastic ball in the middle of the upper jaw plate which I believe is used to treat tongue thrust.
I think pellotes is a German word??

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Re: Pelottes
« Reply #2 on: 12. May 2011, 17:33:43 PM »
I have a Skel Activator with a Pellotes. The pellotes is a  plastic ball in the middle of the upper jaw plate which I believe is used to treat tongue thrust.
I think pellotes is a German word??

No, it isn´t... the pelottes are the plastic-parts behind the lips


yes, it is.


nanegor

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Re: Pelottes
« Reply #3 on: 12. May 2011, 21:26:49 PM »
How sure are you?
I have several appliances with plastic guards either in front of or behind lips, and only one that was advertised as "with pelottes".
That was when I ordered it, the Skel Activator.
There are several activator with pellotes advertised now in the shop and they all have the plastic ball.

Offline julian

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Re: Pelottes
« Reply #4 on: 13. May 2011, 14:39:41 PM »
I dont think, Pelottes is a german word, the double tt seem frensh to me, and I dont know, what the word means, exept these these two plastic parts on braces.

nanegor

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Re: Pelottes
« Reply #5 on: 14. May 2011, 03:21:56 AM »
Yes it is a French word but why it appears in a German web site as a orthodontic term beats me.
French: from pelote ‘pelote’, ‘ball’,

nanegor

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Re: Pelottes
« Reply #6 on: 14. May 2011, 03:36:39 AM »
This site has all sorts of tongue  and thumb training devices.
http://anonym.to/?http://parortholab.com/habit.aspx

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Re: Pelottes
« Reply #7 on: 16. May 2011, 16:41:02 PM »
Well German is a complicated language, and therefore I guess they where searching for an easy term to name that part of braces.
Does someone know, who actually invented them?