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|Subject: ||RE: Lagat - singles and 60mpw??|
Do you know how long people have to wait to get braces??? A lot of people have to wait long periods of time despite having "the financial ability" because the jaw and teeth are shifting constantly for years for people.
I couldn't get braces until I was 19 because my jaw was shifting and teeth were moving till then. And even then I only had the top row and had to wait for half a year just to get the bottom row. Then I had to have oral surgery done to fix a jaw misalignment. Then I had to get more braces. And all of this was after I had been wearing a centric jaw splint since I was 15. The
Process finally ended when I was 22. Only then did my teeth stop shifting after multiple surgeries and procedures. (did I mention wisdom teeth also have a factor? Had to get those out too at age 18 just to get the braces to fit properly. And I had six of them, all impacted. )
I know people who went through similar things who are just now
Able to get braces because ther teeth have stopped shifting. At age 40. It's not uncommon at all to wait that long as many people have these problems and it doesn't make sense to get braces at one stage in life only to have your teeth shift back in place when you get them off.
And lagat has already gotten a positive, which while it was a false positive, still rang some bells. That means agencies like WADA are going to keep an extra close eye on him and give him more frequent testing. You'd have to be a fool to do something like hgh and get braces and be as public about it as lagat was. That's asking for trouble. Besides, the gap he had is well known in any race photo and something like that requires time
To fix. That means initial procedures as well before actual
Braces and those can take a LONG time to do just to start the actual bracing procedure.
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