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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.

Offline MagnetMouth

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Re: What is the craziest real appliance that you have gotten? For how long?
« Reply #15 on: 22. November 2020, 16:46:09 PM »
Eek i had a mouthful! A bonded expander with 8 fully banded teeth, then elastics and finally a headgear!
I had my expander for the duration of the treatment and hated it, it was way too bulky and gave me a lisp which i was quite shy about, however i loved my headgear and wore it for a full 2 years all the time even to school!

Offline Rachels

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Re: What is the craziest real appliance that you have gotten? For how long?
« Reply #16 on: 04. December 2020, 09:08:56 AM »
I recently got a twin block that has an upper tongue crib.

Offline prahm

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Re: What is the craziest real appliance that you have gotten? For how long?
« Reply #17 on: 23. December 2020, 01:01:10 AM »
I had a palate expander and headgear with braces. I refused to wear the headgear so the solution was herbst.

Offline Bryce

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Re: What is the craziest real appliance that you have gotten? For how long?
« Reply #18 on: 20. January 2021, 23:36:24 PM »
At one time I had an fixed upper expander with springs pushing on the back of my front teeth, the expander was connected to a reverse pull headgear, the style that outline your face and lower metal braces. I was a terrible patient

Offline claudiofranck

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Re: What is the craziest real appliance that you have gotten? For how long?
« Reply #19 on: 30. January 2021, 00:15:13 AM »
I got a tongue crib about 6 months ago. It is the biggest most intrusive I have seen. It long almost touching my jaw when I close my mouth and not only ont he front as it us usual but all the way around from band to band. When I close my mouth u cannot touch any teeth with my tongue. I will have at least a year but most likely the full treatment about 3 years with the tongue crib and 2.5 with braces. My ortho won't even talk about getting it off for a year and she will evaluate, but she is adamant and everytime we talk she says she wants it for the duration. We will see, for I have made the decision to at least have all this year, it makes it easier for me to eventually maybe accept to have it for the duration. It is extremely uncomfortable but I got used to it in about 2 months. After dreading and avoiding it for years once I got it it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be and now seeing the results just removing the constant pressure from the tongue as well as the reminder to put it where it should I am so happy to finally have done it.