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Hi, my orthodontist put thicker...
Hi, my orthodontist put thicker wires on my braces and said he was putting something that starts with a P to help finish correcting my overbite faster at my next visit. I can't remember the name now. Do you know what it's called?
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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 10 months ago
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Pendex, Positioner and Pendulum are the only ones that come to mind. Do any of these sound familiar?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
No... a something scrub. I just want to know so I can mentally prepare myself for the pain.
Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 10 months ago

I checked with my orthodontist friend and he is unfamiliar with any appliance that has scrub in its name. I am sorry. I will opt out and see if any one else knows what you are referring to.

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Dentist: Lara Coseo, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 10 months ago
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Good evening! Are you still looking for an answer? I'd be happy to help you figure out what to expect with your braces.

Sincerely,

Dr. Lara

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