The Great Big Xmas IGMMIMMTY Competition

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Lisa65
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#16 Post by Lisa65 »

I think Rory has me beat, I've got the screws and facebow but he's got far more hooks than me!

PARR
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#17 Post by PARR »

and then PARR checks in

28 self ligating brackets 4 of them at the incisors with hooks which may never be used, 4 molar bands with tubes, spring loaded combi headgear, archwire of course, couple power chains...but but but...

that's all

but chef has a tpa and 28 self ligating brackets and 4 hooks and 4 elastics archwire of course and and and...nada

dang

lionfish
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#18 Post by lionfish »

Where was this comp a few weeks ago??

One crown and 8 fillings.

bracedintx
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#19 Post by bracedintx »

26 metal brackets
2 metal molar bands
2 partial metal lacings
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2 archwires

Non-metal, but still "hardware":
2 powerchains
2 box elastics

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dubnobass
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#20 Post by dubnobass »

Boo, I can't win this - I have 18 metal brackets, 8 molar bands, and (I think) 16 titanium plates screwed into my skull and lower jaw. No appliances or headgear, and those are compo-winning bits of kit :)
Braced May 2005
Bimaxillary surgery Aug 2007
Debraced Jun 2008

Lisa65
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#21 Post by Lisa65 »

Delag, do you think Rory would stoop so low as to add extra hardware in order to win this contest? :roll:

I'm sure we have one member here on AW with a double facebow headgear. I can't remember who it was though. If he's still here then he should definitely win this prize.

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#22 Post by rsprouse »

The fame and notoriety that will come with winning this competition is worth the excess aggravation from having so much hardware in my mouth. It is worth the risk of adding new hardware. I think the winner should get an Archwired.com magnet to stick on their face.

That being said, anyone that puts up with a headgear gets my vote. Whenever I see somebody in one I feel the same way as when I see a dog with a cone around their head (ala "One Crazy Summer").

Best,
Rory

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#23 Post by bracedintx »

rsprouse wrote: I think the winner should get an Archwired.com magnet to stick on their face.

Best,
Rory
:-* :biglaf: :-* :biglaf: :-* :biglaf:

An amendment to my last post: I have hooks on all but my 4 front incisors--still not enough to win...
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Lisa65
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#24 Post by Lisa65 »

I forgot about Mottsrods Ken, but I'm certain there was somebody a year or so back who also had a double-facebow HG. I remember seeing a pic he posted of it, but i can't for the life of me remember who it was.

edit - found him. It is Jose and there's a pic here

viewtopic.php?p=143164&highlight=#143164

He hasn't been around in a while though.

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#25 Post by thesallymonster »

I don't think I can win this, but here we go:

16 traditional metal brackets (6 of them have hooks)
2 heavy rectangular archwires
1 elastic powerchain on the top arch
6 ligatures on bottom arch
1 Herbst appliance, banded to first molars

This is what my Herbst appliance looks like, in case anyone doesn't know (these pics are from almost three months ago):

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Now in elastics, too! Since 2/25/09.

breda206
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#26 Post by breda206 »

I know i'm not gonna win but I'll just let ye know what I have at the moment for the craic!!

17x - Metal Brackets 4 w/ hooks
4x - Molar Bands w/ lingual cleats and buccal tubes
1x - Maxillary Power Chain from 1st molar to 1st molar
2x - wire ties

Currently wearing 2 elastics, from upper 1st molar to bottom canine on both sides. Was wearing a mandibular power chain from canine to canine but stopped that for a while
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#27 Post by PARR »

gee, head gear is simple compared to a Herbst gizmo...it shows and looks wicked but a Herbst is a jaw brace. That should take the prize.

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#28 Post by thesallymonster »

gee, head gear is simple compared to a Herbst gizmo...it shows and looks wicked but a Herbst is a jaw brace. That should take the prize.
I like how you call my Herbst a "gizmo" :lol:

My Herbst doesn't really function as a jaw brace so much as it puts certain forces on my teeth to move certain ways. Although it has helped my tmj a bit, as my jaw feels more comfortable in its new position.

Personally, I think that anyone who goes out in public wearing headgear deserves a prize, I could never do it! No ones sees a Herbst appliance unless I show it to them, it's discreetly inside my mouth.
*The Sallymonster*

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Lisa65
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#29 Post by Lisa65 »

Did it take a while to get used to Sally? Your teeth look lovely BTW.

So far I have wimped out of wearing the HG out in public. I almost wore it to Homebase today when i went out to get some peanuts for the birds, but bottled it at the last minute. :oops:

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#30 Post by thesallymonster »

Did it take a while to get used to Sally? Your teeth look lovely BTW.
Thanks! It didn't take too long to get used to my Herbst. As you can see from the pics (which are from when I first got it), my molars didn't touch at first. It took a little less than two weeks for my back molars to touch and I could finally eat regular food again! The Herbst has a lingual bar type thing on it, so I talked funny, but only for the first week or so. And the Herbst loves to trap food all over the back of my mouth (way WAY more than regular braces alone ever did), which is still annoying :yuck: but I deal with it.
*The Sallymonster*

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