When did you start wearing elasticits?

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Woobster
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When did you start wearing elasticits?

#1 Post by Woobster »

Obviously, I know everone's treatment is different, and there's no one answer to this.

I'm just wondering how far into treatment you had to start dealing with elastics?

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mapleleafman888
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Re: When did you start wearing elasticits?

#2 Post by mapleleafman888 »

I got my elastics at a little over 3 months, it was 100 days exactly since start of treatment.
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chichi
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Re: When did you start wearing elasticits?

#3 Post by chichi »

I got my first set around 3.5 months
Had Damons (ceramic upper, metal lower) from June 27, 2013 - January 20, 2015
15-18 month sentence, official time in braces was 18 months, 3 weeks, 3 days
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ljms
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Re: When did you start wearing elasticits?

#4 Post by ljms »

I'll be getting elastics when I get my bottom braces on in early February. That will be about five months after starting treatment.

samoorelaw
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Re: When did you start wearing elasticits?

#5 Post by samoorelaw »

I still haven't had to wear elastics, but that's due to my needing jaw surgery. I predict I will need them after my jaw heals from my upcoming surgery to fine-tune my bite.
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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Matilda
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Re: When did you start wearing elasticits?

#6 Post by Matilda »

I'll be getting my first elastics next month so that's 17 months into treatment.
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nellarmonia
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Re: When did you start wearing elasticits?

#7 Post by nellarmonia »

I got my first elastics at my first adjustment and I've been in them (different configurations) ever since. Just passed the 7 month mark on Monday. Always elephants.. ugh!

jtsang
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Re: When did you start wearing elasticits?

#8 Post by jtsang »

It's been 4 months and 3 weeks for me. I just started elastics today. There's a sea lion on my bag of elastics. Size 1/4" 6.4 mm heavy.. not sure what that means..
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TheKT
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Re: When did you start wearing elasticits?

#9 Post by TheKT »

I was in them on day 1.

TMJJill
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Re: When did you start wearing elasticits?

#10 Post by TMJJill »

I had my upper braces for 11 months before getting my lowers. Ironically, I ended up starting elastics during my first month in braces. They just put some brackets on my back molars so I could do the lower molar to upper canine configuration. I wore that one for almost my entire treatment. I didn't start in with my other elastic configurations until a couple months into my lower treatment. I was lucky enough to utilize all 20 of my hooks though. :wink:
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kathydell
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Re: When did you start wearing elasticits?

#11 Post by kathydell »

I've had elastics in two different configurations ever since my 2nd adjustment and I'm just finishing my 10th month of treatment. I have a feeling I'll be in them almost my entire treatment.

Anna5
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Re: When did you start wearing elasticits?

#12 Post by Anna5 »

I got them when I was 4 months into my treatment.

anedia
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Re: When did you start wearing elasticits?

#13 Post by anedia »

I will be getting them at 5 months into my treatment
First Consultation: July 16th, 2013
Second Consultation: August 21st, 2013
Extractions (Wisdom + baby tooth): August 22nd, 2013
Brace Date: September 4th, 2013
First Adjustment: October 18th, 2013.
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BracesB4Thirty
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Re: When did you start wearing elasticits?

#14 Post by BracesB4Thirty »

I got mine 5months into my treatment...
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PatientPatient
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Re: When did you start wearing elasticits?

#15 Post by PatientPatient »

Got mine on day one.
Damon clear upper, metal lower. Treatment took 12 Months 3 days. Debraced 17.06.14

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