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by Leelee
Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:27 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: goodbye braces :-D
Replies: 15
Views: 5164

Your teeth are gorg'!! And no cavities? You should get a cookie for that...Seriously...one with chocolate chunks. Mmm. Congrats! 8)
by Leelee
Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: One tooth shorter than other
Replies: 9
Views: 13195

Here's a great website which I reference often: http://www.mynewsmile.com. It's maintained by a retired cosmetic dentist, and has a referral page for recommended cosmetic dentists in each U.S. state. I even found my Invisalign dentist there :)
by Leelee
Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How to clean you aligners?
Replies: 26
Views: 4686

I use my Sonic Care toothbrush and The Natural Dentist toothpaste, which doesn't have SLS. I figure, if I'm going to be brushing my teeth up to 4 times more often w/Invisalign, it's a good idea to prevent irritating my gums w/detergent. :roll: Anyway, I brush my aligners at night before going to bed...
by Leelee
Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:48 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Start Invisalign tomorrow :)
Replies: 7
Views: 1638

I'd always say a fluoride rinse is a good idea (use it last thing at night before bed) if you don't already use one. I have been using The Natural Dentist Fluoride mouthwash for braces before bed, and I think it has probably kept cavities from forming, but I won't know for certain until my next den...
by Leelee
Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Not Happy!
Replies: 6
Views: 1415

I'm sorry that you're feeling so down about your treatment, but try to think about the end results. Honestly, that was my greatest motivator to brush my teeth right after eating/drinking and put the aligners back in. Well, that and not getting cavities :wink: There's really no way to make your attac...
by Leelee
Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign and Weight Loss
Replies: 15
Views: 18761

I have lost maybe 10-18 lbs. since starting Invisalign. I'm seeing it as a good thing :D I'm on my last tray, so I don't know if I will gain the weight back or not. But I will be wearing my retainers for at least 3 months full time before I switch to night only, so I doubt I will gain it back quickl...
by Leelee
Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:08 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Unsatisfied with Invisalign
Replies: 16
Views: 4377

I would like for my teeth to be straight of course but to shift back the way they were. i dont like how invisalgn has sinked my teeth, it makes my mouth look sunken. is it possible for braces or anyother appliance to do this? It's really strange how Invisalign makes your bite feel. That could be wh...
by Leelee
Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Unsatisfied with Invisalign
Replies: 16
Views: 4377

i havn't been wearing each aligner for at least 20 hours a day. then i lost a few so i went back & forth on wearing previous alingers Ahh, I see. Well then, I think traditional braces would be a great option to look into. Can't exactly forget to keep those on :wink: Maybe ceramics would be somethin...
by Leelee
Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Unsatisfied with Invisalign
Replies: 16
Views: 4377

"If someone who's been wearing Invisalign incorrectlyl(ike myself)"

What do you mean by "incorrectly"?
by Leelee
Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: do you brush after everytime you eat? i find this impossibl
Replies: 20
Views: 7342

Haha, I was reading the responses on here and remembering when I had just started Invisalign, and had to balance flossing, using my electric toothbrush (which I bring everywhere), and putting the trays back in...and all this in a disgusting fast food bathroom, where there was one sink, and I had to ...
by Leelee
Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: have you gotten more dental cleanings?
Replies: 6
Views: 1216

I haven't had more cleanings than normal, and I just had my 2nd cleaning of the year yesterday, which went very well. I had some deepish pockets on my last visit a lil over 6 months ago (mostly due to not being to the dentist in a while for insurance reasons), and the hygenist said that my teeth loo...
by Leelee
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How many refinements are provided with Invisalign Express?
Replies: 3
Views: 4348

Yeah, the extra $$$ is a drag, to be sure. I'm glad that you still had great results though :D Congrats! I'm looking forward to hopefully having success in the end as well. Still have 6 trays to go though :roll: I actually had an appt. w/my dentist today, and asked the assistant whether or not refin...
by Leelee
Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How many refinements are provided with Invisalign Express?
Replies: 3
Views: 4348

I got Invisalign Express, and from what was explained to me, no refinements are included, period. The reason why Express doesn't include anything is because it is substantially cheaper than getting a full set. Any more than 10 trays, and I would've been charged at least $1,000.00 more because then i...
by Leelee
Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Monthly Braces Poll
Topic: August Braces Poll
Replies: 20
Views: 21833

I had already planned on buying a nice electric toothbrush after using other cheapy battery/rechargeable ones like Crest Spin Brush Pro and not being very satisfied. At the suggestion of my hygienist, I bought a new Sonicare at Costco (2 handles for basically the price of 1) and have continued using...
by Leelee
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: New to invisalign.. and with some personal questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2225

Lol...Well, I can't comment on the BJ part because I don't have any experience w/that in regard to Invisalign. However, I can say that kissing was a lil' odd at first w/the trays in, but only because it felt weird for me I think. My boyfriend said he didn't notice any difference, so kissing should b...