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by myhollywoodsmile
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Narrow arch; what is tipping out of teeth?
Replies: 5
Views: 4188

Re: Narrow arch; what is tipping out of teeth?

I had my arch widened quite considerably, but I must say I am not sure whether it was done by this tipping method. It looks much better though and after two years I have had no issues with my upper teeth or root problems.
by myhollywoodsmile
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What Keeps Teeth From Rotating Back After Treatment
Replies: 5
Views: 4139

Re: What Keeps Teeth From Rotating Back After Treatment

I wear an Essix on my upper teeth at the moment, bottom teeth are still going. I think they actually look better than when I finished treatment, only in that the retainer actually pinched the two front teeth together more than they were in my last aligner. I think if you have an essix though, it is ...
by myhollywoodsmile
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Opinion, please
Replies: 2
Views: 1346

Re: Opinion, please

I think unfortunately you are going to have to wear that bill. After all you have gone through with Invisalign, you will struggle to prove that it was negligence by your dentist. I too have a crown and have to replace it which isn't cheap. I was however warned about that upfront and that it wouldn't...
by myhollywoodsmile
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign and q clinic
Replies: 1
Views: 1600

Re: Invisalign and q clinic

Wow, that's awful. How did you pay? If you paid by credit card it should be fairly simple to get it back by contacting the credit card company. Also, what did you sign? Did you check the contract that you signed carefully (if you signed one) I'm really sorry this has happened, I hope you get some re...
by myhollywoodsmile
Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: I'm 51, husband thinks I'm too old for braces.
Replies: 39
Views: 7782

Re: I'm 51, husband thinks I'm too old for braces.

I'm almost 40 and I have been wearing Invisalign for two years. I LOVE the way my teeth have changed! My husband said "just what every man has always wanted, a wife with braces" but... I ignored him, and even he was amazed at how invisible they are. Don't listen to your husband! Really, having worn ...
by myhollywoodsmile
Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: I'm 51, husband thinks I'm too old for braces.
Replies: 39
Views: 7782

Re: I'm 51, husband thinks I'm too old for braces.

I'm almost 40 and I have been wearing Invisalign for two years. I LOVE the way my teeth have changed! My husband said "just what every man has always wanted, a wife with braces" but... I ignored him, and even he was amazed at how invisible they are. Don't listen to your husband! Really, having worn ...
by myhollywoodsmile
Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Dentist if I am on a serious budget?.......
Replies: 6
Views: 2102

I'll be honest, I would wait and save to go with the ortho. Only because I get a lot of emails on my blog from people dissatified with their results through a dentist. Do you have a university near you? Some of them offer treatment under the supervision of their lecturers as case studies. This can b...
by myhollywoodsmile
Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: I'm a newbie with a brushing question
Replies: 8
Views: 3949

Actually, according to my dentist this is true, you shouldn't brush for 30 mins after coke etc. He advised me to swill out my mouth thoroughly, to remove everything that I could. Put my aligners in, then wait 30 minutes before going and brushing them. This is what I do now and it seems to work fine....
by myhollywoodsmile
Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:29 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Filing between teeth if I have huge back fillings?........
Replies: 5
Views: 2418

Not everyone has it. I had no scheduled IPR at all in a treatment of 80+ aligners...
by myhollywoodsmile
Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: I see progress!
Replies: 10
Views: 2952

They definitely look straighter and a lot whiter too! I used nitewhite but need to redo it now so I think I'll try the electric toothbrush too. :)
by myhollywoodsmile
Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: drinking with aligners in.
Replies: 17
Views: 11195

I'm surprised your ortho said you could drink anything and eat... mine is adamant that it should only be water. Anything else traps sugars between the aligners and teeth. Also, hot liwuids can warp the shape of the aligners...
by myhollywoodsmile
Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Out of Braces..on to Invisalign
Replies: 2
Views: 1581

Good luck, hopefully you will find Invisalign a lot easier than your traditional braces....
by myhollywoodsmile
Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Shape of my aligner
Replies: 4
Views: 1697

Did he offer you the option of going back or wearing it a bit longer? Sometimes some teeth just need a bit more time.... That seems very early in treatment to be talking about teeth not moving, but I suppose your dentist knows your teeth best.
by myhollywoodsmile
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign G3: The next generation of Invisalign
Replies: 4
Views: 2668

Interesting. Thanks Dr Tam
by myhollywoodsmile
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Finished invisalign-how long do I have to wear the retainers
Replies: 8
Views: 6110

You can order extra Viveras from Invisalign. They have a copy of your last tray. In fact, you can get a subscription where they send you a certain number a year.

I don't know how long they keep the records though- will we be able to order them in 20 years?!