Generally, how many sets of wires are used?

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stellarxoxo
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Generally, how many sets of wires are used?

#1 Post by stellarxoxo »

Curious as to how many sets of wires are used? I'm going tomorrow for my 3rd set (been braced almost 9 MONTHS now). I was initially given an 18-22 month sentence. I'm curious if my treatment time will go down since my teeth have already straightened out?

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Beckett
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Re: Generally, how many sets of wires are used?

#2 Post by Beckett »

Totally depends on your particular teeth and treatment plan and how your teeth respond to treatment. I've had a finishing wire in my lowers for forever because they just didn't need as much work. I thin he'll have to do a new one in another appointment or so because it's not long enough any more to reach the two new brackets on my back molars. There's a starter wire under the regular one for now, when things line up back there I assume he'll switch to a new single wire again and he'll just have to put identical finishing bends in the new one.
Braces for 18 months/4 days.

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jem
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Re: Generally, how many sets of wires are used?

#3 Post by jem »

I had damon braces and had a new wire every adjustment until I got onto my final stainless steel wire which I had for about 3 adjustments and which was bent differently each time. So about 10 wires in total.

Jem
Sectional brace with Damon clear brackets fitted to front 6 upper teeth 3 January 2012
Brackets added to premolars 2 April 2012
Estimated treatment time originally 6-9 months
. Brace removed on 22 July 2013 after 18 months and 19 days
Now enjoying bonded upper retainer plus part time essix/hawley( I have both)

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stellarxoxo
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Re: Generally, how many sets of wires are used?

#4 Post by stellarxoxo »

Just went for my adjustment. I have elastics now and the rectangular archwires now, but they said my next appt could be my final wire. I am so thrilled!

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