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Offline Braces4ever

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I had a bonded expander for 9 months and it was extremely hard to eat and talk for the first three weeks.

Offline Saskia

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Same here!

Offline Person

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I had a removable bite plate. I had it for about 6 to 9 months, I don't remember exactly.

Offline Orio

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I had a Nance appliance for half a year

Offline carking

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I had a jones jig and nance appliance for almost a year and then braces

Offline DemBones

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Headgear, elastics, lip bumper, 5 years.  But it would not have been 5 years if I actually wore the headgear. 

then 5 surgeries, having my jaw wired shut once for 6 weeks. 

Offline Dillon16

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I had a twin block appliance for a year, and had to wear it full time (although I must confess I didn't wear it for meals that often). Despite this I liked the appliance.

Offline Wired_hg

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Not sure how "crazy" it is but I wore two zig-zag finishing elastics for about the last 6 months of treatment.  With each hooked on 7 brackets it was very tight and almost like my jaw was wired shut.

Offline Headgear-compliance

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I wouldn't say crazy, but I was only informed I was getting headgear as my orthodontist got the mouthpiece and headstraps out. I walked out of that office in headgear into a full waiting room, a truly frightening experience.


Offline bugbathe43

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Headgear for two years and a tonguecrib for seven months.

Offline ortho218

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I wouldn't say crazy, but I was only informed I was getting headgear as my orthodontist got the mouthpiece and headstraps out. I walked out of that office in headgear into a full waiting room, a truly frightening experience.

sounds like an interesting experience, tell us more! there's a story in there somewhere!

Offline elio23145

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herbst appliance  ;D

Offline nyar

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Re: What is the craziest real appliance that you have gotten? For how long?
« Reply #12 on: 17. August 2020, 23:46:19 PM »
I wore an expander for 7 months when I was 12... back then I didn't really enjoy it of course but now I'd love to get one lmao!

Offline henkbyblos

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Re: What is the craziest real appliance that you have gotten? For how long?
« Reply #13 on: 25. August 2020, 23:59:25 PM »
Had to wear an activator, including expansion screw and high-pull headgear for about two years - pretty much full-time for the first year at least.
Had to continue to use the headgear when I got fixed braces.

Maybe not particularly crazy, but really hated it at the time. The Herbst afterwards was a breeze compared to that  ::)

Offline Retainer101

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Re: What is the craziest real appliance that you have gotten? For how long?
« Reply #14 on: 31. August 2020, 16:48:32 PM »
I had a Sagittal removable brace. Basically a big removable expander for 12 months.