How many did you do?

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d0minic
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Re: How many did you do?

#16 Post by d0minic »

had 8 for them for a week. hate them to the max. i can't eat anything with them in.

ajs604
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Re: How many did you do?

#17 Post by ajs604 »

Im having spacers in this afternoon from all accounts it does not sound like a pleasant expereince :roll:
Started treatment to correct open bite non surgically

My Story so far: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... 13&t=44572
TAD's inserted into upper pallet 9/5/13
Braces & intrusion appliance fitted 23/5/13 - journey has now fully begun.
1st adjustment 2/07/13

junglejulie
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Re: How many did you do?

#18 Post by junglejulie »

I think I had 8, and I can recall them hurting A LOT
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jrk7382
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Re: How many did you do?

#19 Post by jrk7382 »

I'm hoping I don't have to have any!!!

JumpTheDitch
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Re: How many did you do?

#20 Post by JumpTheDitch »

So 8 more spacers today makes 25 so far. The new 8 stay in for two weeks, then come out for two weeks, then are replaced with another 8 for two weeks, and so on. I'm not sure how long the cycle goes on for. So next month my spacer count will reach 33, then 41, etc. I only have 30 teeth in total! I really hope I get to stop before my count reaches triple figures :shock:
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samoorelaw
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Re: How many did you do?

#21 Post by samoorelaw »

Had 1 around my one crown on one of my molars: the rest of the molars have traditional brackets.
Braces removed for 3rd and final time July 14, 2016!!!!

Permanent 8 crowns front 8 teeth (upper) January 30, 2015

Braces removed again December 3, 2014!!

Partial braces re-installation September 25, 2014

Braces removed September 4, 2014!

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Orwellian
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Re: How many did you do?

#22 Post by Orwellian »

I have none so far, yet again there is still 10 days that I could get them in.
Sentence:18 months
Full metal braces
Consultation: January 15, 2014
Bonding: March 4, 2014
1st adjustment: ?
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JumpTheDitch
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Re: How many did you do?

#23 Post by JumpTheDitch »

That's good Orwellian; I assume if your ortho wanted you in for a spacer-placing appointment they'd have let you know when you made your 'installation' appointment. There's a schedule that they normally follow for appointments - consult, records, impressions, spacers, banding, etc - however your ortho does it. If they haven't mentioned spacers when they gave you your date for bracketing, take it and run! Good luck for the big day :-)
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Orwellian
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Re: How many did you do?

#24 Post by Orwellian »

JumpTheDitch wrote:That's good Orwellian; I assume if your ortho wanted you in for a spacer-placing appointment they'd have let you know when you made your 'installation' appointment. There's a schedule that they normally follow for appointments - consult, records, impressions, spacers, banding, etc - however your ortho does it. If they haven't mentioned spacers when they gave you your date for bracketing, take it and run! Good luck for the big day :-)
My ortho lives a 15 hour drive away and comes for 4 days a month to my city. His four days for March are the 3,4,5,6 so if I get them I will get them the day before my bonding, would they still do anything if they get placed the day before?
Sentence:18 months
Full metal braces
Consultation: January 15, 2014
Bonding: March 4, 2014
1st adjustment: ?
My Story:http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtop ... =9&t=46420

millersgirl
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Re: How many did you do?

#25 Post by millersgirl »

None! My ortho also doesn't use them. He said if I had an issue with snapping wires then he would but until then, no spacers. It's been just over a month and no snapped wires yet...
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JumpTheDitch
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Re: How many did you do?

#26 Post by JumpTheDitch »

8 more spacers went in this month, so officially I'm up to 33. I wonder what the Guinness Book of Records has to say on ortho spacers??
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Nozzelnut
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Re: How many did you do?

#27 Post by Nozzelnut »

JumpTheDitch wrote:8 more spacers went in this month, so officially I'm up to 33. I wonder what the Guinness Book of Records has to say on ortho spacers??
Did your ortho tell you why they're doing this for treatment? Just wondering.
Round 3 (lifetime) Damon stainless applied 3/16/20 (after 4 weeks attempting invisalign)
Upper ceramics 5/21/14, Lower stainless 5/28/14
Double jaw surgery was 6/18/15. Estimated time Jan 2016; still on at my 2 year anniversary...
Braces removed 7/20/18; upper and lower Hawley and Essix retainers with bonded lower too.
I'm emphatically against extraction orthodontics!

jessicachung
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Re: How many did you do?

#28 Post by jessicachung »

I had 4 spacers. Wasn't that bad until the 3rd day. Couldn't bite down really...

millersgirl
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Re: How many did you do?

#29 Post by millersgirl »

None! My ortho doesn't use them. I'm happy...one less painful part of the experience.
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Norrie
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Re: How many did you do?

#30 Post by Norrie »

None (one benefit of Incognito braces, I guess), but my daughter's had 4-6. She has swallowed at least three of them.
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