Braces combined with removable appliances

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Braces combined with removable appliances

#1 Post by nikaM2306 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:49 pm

I am wondering if anybody had an experience of having braces together with removable appliances at the same time, like Schwartz expander or 3 way expander, for me it seems they may interfere with one another, like 3 way expander pushing teeth forward and braces "restrict" them ?

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Re: Braces combined with removable appliances

#2 Post by jem » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:44 am

Not me. But there have been people on this site who have combined fixed braces with removable bite plates. With regard to expanders, it would seem that orthodontists usually combine fixed expanders with fixed braces or provide removable expanders before fixed braces rather than at the same time.
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
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