How many attachments before you wish you had normal braces

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bestofsmiles
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Re: How many attachments before you wish you had normal braces

#16 Postby bestofsmiles » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:52 am

My attachments aren't on yet, but I'm to have 15. I guess I'll have an answer when they are finally on.

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Re: How many attachments before you wish you had normal braces

#17 Postby kbracedm » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:21 am

I don't have time them on my two front teeth, so that helps, but I do have 12. I would never do metal braces though. I think whether you have attachments or metal you are hyper conscious of your mouth. I always refer to "my braces" instead of Invisalign bc it's shorter and people can. Ever tell I'm wearing them.

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Re: How many attachments before you wish you had normal braces

#18 Postby beachit13 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:19 pm

My ortho wanted to put attachments on my teeth and I said "NO!" So he went back and changed my treatment plan. I made it through my whole treatment without attachments and am very happy with my results. If your ortho tries to use attachments, ask if it can be avoided. It may take longer to get through treatment, but for me it was worth it because the attachments make you look like you have braces.

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Re: How many attachments before you wish you had normal braces

#19 Postby Smileop » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:21 am

I have 21 attachments including my front teeth and was torn between invisalign and ceramic braces and now having the amount and location of them I kinda wish I did the ceramic and saved a few extra bucks and taken the shorter treatment time

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Re: How many attachments before you wish you had normal braces

#20 Postby DrJasonKTam » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:43 pm

The truth is that experienced doctors will only place attachments on where they are needed. Remember, the treatment plan is supposed to be done by your doctor, and not Invisalign. Thinking about it from a realistic standpoint, your doctor will want to use less material and have less work with fewer attachments for your treatment also.

With very few exceptions, we don't let people in our office dictate whether we can use attachments where we need them, because if they are planned, there is a reason for them.

No matter how many attachments, Invisalign is still going to be more comfortable than braces, more aesthetic, and in some situations a better treatment modality to get results!
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Re: How many attachments before you wish you had normal braces

#21 Postby Mimo1985 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:51 pm

I started 9 months ago with Innovation C self ligating brackets (they are sort of clear but not nearly as much as Damon Clear). I am going to be brutally honest and say I really didnt want them. I wished all of the time I could have opted for Invisilign but my teeth were too crowded for them.

Now my ortho is switching me to Invisilign (its the same cost as my ligating brackets - so I didnt have to pay much more besides lab fee) and I am already a lot happier with the decision, even if I have the attachments on every tooth. But the grass is always greener!
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Re: How many attachments before you wish you had normal braces

#22 Postby invizzlerizzle » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:27 pm

I wonder why these attachments aren't done lingually.... :?: :?:

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Re: How many attachments before you wish you had normal braces

#23 Postby tbn12345 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:21 pm

they will not give the same movement if they where put on the back side of the teeth and will come off more often when you chew. Sad, but its true


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