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by anastasia
Thu May 27, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: One more week till I finish Invisalign!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1285

Hey, I am finished in a week too :D

I have the same experience as you, my teeth are straight and also a lot whiter! Must be all the brushing and flossing ?

Anyways, I am really satisfied and can't wait to get rid of the attachement and smile to the world. Definitely worth it!
by anastasia
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Where and how much did you pay for Invisalign?
Replies: 12
Views: 4394

1. Norway
2. About 6800 USD (40 000 NOK)
3. 1 year + 6 months refinements (25 trays + 12 trays)

Norway is generally a very expensive country, and the market for Invisalign is small so there is no competition
by anastasia
Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: From what number of tray did you see a difference??
Replies: 9
Views: 18489

I didn't really see a difference until tray 13 or something like that. In my case (basically crowding) all the back teeth needed to be moved first. I could feel that things were happening, and could tell that the trays were different. I always compared the new trays with the very first one to see th...
by anastasia
Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: newly debraced! pointy cuspids - can they be filed down??
Replies: 5
Views: 3458

When I was nearing the end of my first round of Invisalign, I realized that I had freakishly long and pointy fangs. I never thought so before, I guess they were more noticeable when my teeth were straight or something. At the end of my treatment when I got the attachement removed and my teeth cleane...
by anastasia
Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How long did you...
Replies: 36
Views: 10351

I was actually told I could wear them only at night from day 1, but that I should pay attention to how tight they felt and consider wearing them during the day too in the beginning. I ended up typically wearing them every night and part of the daytime (when most convenient), say 16 hours on average....
by anastasia
Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Summer & Invisalign
Replies: 7
Views: 2831

Chewing gum and water for me too.

And making some sacrifices, like cutting down on my beloved ice creams..
Ah well, at least my thighs are happy
by anastasia
Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:59 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: I prefer my teeth with my aligners in!
Replies: 15
Views: 7431

My teeth look better with them in too. Straighter, whiter, more shiny. Without they look so.. puny! I also feel it's more comfortable to have the trays in, they're my little plastic friends hugging my teeth :lol: I might actually miss them, but I won't miss all the hassle when it comes to eating and...
by anastasia
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Aligner fitting issues
Replies: 9
Views: 21105

When I had about 5-6 trays left in my treatment, I discovered that there was some air/space in the upper aligner under my two rotated lateral incisors. I showed it to my orthodontist, and he said we should just finish the treatment as planned and see. All the last aligners fit snugly on all my other...
by anastasia
Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign on Vacation
Replies: 3
Views: 2148

In my experience I tend to take my trays out more and leave them out for longer when I'm on vacation. Maybe it's the whole "lets relax and enjoy ourselves"-mindset, and because you tend to eat more. Dining out can mean a lot of time with no trays, especially if you have appetizers and dessert. And t...
by anastasia
Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: 4 more sets to go but not happy with how my teeth look like
Replies: 6
Views: 3242

I had a similar experience. Everything was going smoothly up until the last few trays, when I realized that even though my teeth were very much improved they were not going to be as hollywood-straight as the clincheck suggested. My ortho said the same thing, and that I could get braces or refinement...
by anastasia
Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Frequent Flyers with Invisalign
Replies: 6
Views: 5515

I fly a lot, and do a lot of the same things you do. It was hard in the beginning, when I followed all the rules diligently (floss and brush the second you finish your meal!!) and didn't want to remove my aligners in public. After a while I got used to pop them out whenever, wherever. I always get t...
by anastasia
Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Are refinements included?
Replies: 2
Views: 1230

Are refinements included?

I love my ortho, he's the best, but he really does not know much about invisalign due to lack of experience. I'm scandinavian, we don't do invisalign here! Anyway.. I've been through 25 trays, my teeth are much improved and I'm pretty happy - but they're not as straight as they were supposed to be. ...
by anastasia
Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Anyone else become a dental critic?
Replies: 6
Views: 1558

I've always scrutinized other people's teeth, because I've been so obsessed with mine and comparing them with others. But I'm not a critic, I often think that crooked teeth are quite charming. That is, on others - not on me! I've also become even more critical of my own teeth now. I always thought t...
by anastasia
Thu May 14, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: When did you start to notice a difference?
Replies: 12
Views: 3176

My arch needed to be expanded before my two crooked teeth could be pushed into place and rotated. It took maybe 15 (out of 25) trays before the crooked teeth really started to move. But only now, on tray 20, are they starting to look noticeably straighter - even for other people who don't spend thei...
by anastasia
Thu May 14, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: a bit worried now...
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

I've done the same thing, and I asked my ortho about it. What he said was that the teeth would be moving back to where they "are used to be" when I have the trays out. He figured that having the trays out for 10-12 hours straight would set the treatment back twice as much, i.e. a whole day. He stron...