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by djrobsd
Wed May 23, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Post invisalign swelling gum issue - need help
Replies: 0
Views: 258

Post invisalign swelling gum issue - need help

So, I have an interesting story. I was fairly active on here years ago while receiving my Invisalign treatment. I had occasional issues with pain during treatment, like most people do, but rarely had any issues with my gums themselves except when I would accidentally improperly sit a tray and pinch ...
by djrobsd
Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign patient with periodontal issues, periolase??
Replies: 2
Views: 991

I may have answered my own questions by calling another dentist/periodontist. This guy that I just talked to is certified on the Periolase laser and has performed hundreds of treatments. He is also an Invisalign premier provider who is very familiar with Invisalign. The Periolase is much more succes...
by djrobsd
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign patient with periodontal issues, periolase??
Replies: 2
Views: 991

Invisalign patient with periodontal issues, periolase??

Hi everyone, I've only got 4 more trays to go with my Invisalign. Unfortunately, while on the program, one of my perio pockets has gone from a 6 to an 8. The x-ray shows some bone loss. The ortho/dentist recommended I go see a periodontist. The perio guy says I need SURGERY, and we're waiting for th...
by djrobsd
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Others Over Age 50 With Invisalign - 3 Weeks Per Aligner??
Replies: 14
Views: 11443

Honestly, it all has to do with how COMPLIANT you are. If you keep your trays in for the recommended 22 hours a day, you will most likely be able to change them every 2 weeks. The less complaint you are, the more it will hurt when you change trays. Pain is normal for the first 1-3 days after changin...
by djrobsd
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How to clean you aligners?
Replies: 26
Views: 4612

Soniccare toothbrush does wonders... And only $40-50 bucks.
by djrobsd
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Iced Coffee Through a Straw?? Also 22 hours a DAY!!
Replies: 17
Views: 30520

I can certainly say a LOT about this subject since I am a heavy coffee and alcohol drinker... I am half way done with my treatment, and everything seems to be going fine. I do drink vanilla iced coffee from Starbucks with a straw. I will usually take my trays out no later then 1 hour after drinking ...
by djrobsd
Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Getting a Frenectomy in a couple weeks
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Getting a Frenectomy in a couple weeks

My dentist forgot to do this at the beginning of my treatment, and I'm going to tray #10 tonight, and he said it's getting to the point where it will hinder treatment if I don't remove the tissue under my lips. Did anyone else get this done during, before, or after inviaslign? Any thing to watch out...
by djrobsd
Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: OWIE! My new aligner (#7 of 29) is sharp on the edges!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1168

Interestingly enough, it was only #7... 8, and 9 haven't been that way... Switching to 10 tonight!!!!!! YAHOO!!!! 10 of 29..
by djrobsd
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Alcohol and invisalign
Replies: 15
Views: 71932

I think the key question is ... How long does it take before it does damage to your teeth? 5 minutes? 1 hour? 4 hours? If it's 4 hours, then definately I would think you could drink and every hour or two just wash them out. I've been going out to clubs and having a couple of drinks since I started m...
by djrobsd
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: OWIE! My new aligner (#7 of 29) is sharp on the edges!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1168

OWIE! My new aligner (#7 of 29) is sharp on the edges!!

My new aligner I just put in last night is sharp on the edges, and it's tearing up my tongue. I finally had to take it out to get some relief. Is there anything I can do, such as file the plastic down, or wax or something to help?
by djrobsd
Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Nite White ACP & Invisalign
Replies: 2
Views: 2178

Nite White ACP & Invisalign

My friend at work gave me an extra syringe of her Nite White ACP (10%). I've used this before I got Invisalign and it seems to work good, although quite a bit of sensativity the next day. Has anyone used this while on the Invisalign program? Is it best to wait until the end of treatment or can I sta...
by djrobsd
Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What can you drink without staining the aligners?
Replies: 11
Views: 4261

I was worried about this myself when I got mine. I drink every day when I come home from work, I like to have a couple glasses of wine, or a few ocean. Call me a nighttime alcoholic! LOL I haven't had any issues so far. I've gone both ways. I've taken the trays out, and drank for 5 or 6 hours, and t...
by djrobsd
Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Has Anyone Else Done the Kaiser survey?
Replies: 6
Views: 1327

I didn't qualify, but I think the owner of this message board should disable/ban the person who is sending unsolicited PM's to people on this site, as it's not really cool.
by djrobsd
Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: sick more often from invisalign?
Replies: 3
Views: 4087

Drink lots of water. :) I've had mine for 14 weeks and have never had any issues like that, but I've always drank a lot of water with them in. Honestly, knock on WOOD, I don't know what's up with my body's immune system, but I haven't been sick for over a year, even way before I got Invisalign. I'll...
by djrobsd
Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Correct overbite and/or straighten teeth?
Replies: 15
Views: 6698

I have elastics with Invisalign. How they are used would depend on what you are trying to do with the elastics. In my case, I have little plastic hooks glued to the bottom of my lower canines and they cut a slit in the upper trays next to the first molars. The bands attach to the slit on the upper ...