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by andrea26
Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: My refinement......is 27 trays. How is that even possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 18613

Re: My refinement......is 27 trays. How is that even possibl

Hi, yes it does seem like a lot but you have to trust you ortho. I had about 11 sets of refinements. Try and be patient, time flies and I am sure the end result will be worth it.
:)
by andrea26
Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Finished a year ago, worried about teeth moving back
Replies: 5
Views: 2760

Re: Finished a year ago, worried about teeth moving back

Thank you for your reply. It's very confusing to hear 2 completely different opinions. I have read somewhere that you really need to replace your retainers every 3-4 months as they do wear out. This will obviously be very costly. Should I contact my ortho and get him to order me some more retainers ...
by andrea26
Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Finished a year ago, worried about teeth moving back
Replies: 5
Views: 2760

Finished a year ago, worried about teeth moving back

Hello, I finished my treatment 1 year ago. My ortho gave me 3 sets of retainers to wear 3 nights a week. So far I have been wearing only 1 of the sets as he reassured me that each set will last for a couple of years. However, today I took some photos of myself and compared them with those a year ago...
by andrea26
Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: asking for new set of refinements after treatment finished?
Replies: 1
Views: 1524

asking for new set of refinements after treatment finished?

Hi everyone, I have finished my treatment 6 months ago. I wore one set of refinements. I was so happy to finally finish with the treatment that all I wanted to is wear no more trays. However, as time goes on , I am starting to notice that there are still little corrections that could have been done ...
by andrea26
Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:54 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Only wearing top aligner?
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

Re: Only wearing top aligner?

If you are not happy with how they look, insist that you have another set of refinements. At the end of the day, you paid a lot of money for this. Don't make the same mistake I did- I only had one set of refinements but as time goes on I wished I insisted to have another set as I can see there could...
by andrea26
Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Going from invisalign to ceramic braces
Replies: 6
Views: 6623

Re: Going from invisalign to ceramic braces

definately go for it. As mentioned above you won't be so restricted with ceramic braces. Especially if it's a case of only 3 months. You never know, you might really get better results than you would have with invisaling. Good luck!
by andrea26
Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: 5 months for refinements :(
Replies: 7
Views: 3657

Re: 5 months for refinements :(

I would be quite annoyed aswell. I am in the UK and I received my refinements 2 weeks after getting my impressions done.
by andrea26
Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:03 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Can invisalign correct overbites?
Replies: 13
Views: 17019

Re: Can invisalign correct overbites?

I had an overbite - however my ortho thought that it was not my main issue and by the end of the treatment, I had beautifully straight teeth but the overbite was still there. I insisted that refinements correct this as I paid a lot of money for the treatment. And after extra 8 sets of refinements my...
by andrea26
Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:48 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: First day without trays!
Replies: 4
Views: 1807

Re: First day without trays!

I finished my treatment few months ago and have to wear my trays at night time. I still brush and floss after every meal, I guess that's a habit that just stays with you after constantly brushing and flossing during the treatment. Once I finished I just found it so nice to be able to have a snack/dr...
by andrea26
Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Loose Tooth
Replies: 17
Views: 25667

could be what the others mentioned but it might just be a loose tooth due to the treatment. I had that with some of my teeth during the treatment, some were getting quite loose and if i wriggled it with my finger it would move. Remember your teeth are moving, changing position so they are looser tha...
by andrea26
Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:32 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: I'm a newbie with a brushing question
Replies: 8
Views: 3964

I definately wouldn't wait 30min.You would be loosing all that precious time. Yes, definately right thing to do after you finish your invisalign but the whole point of it is to wear your trays as much as possible. I have finished my treatment and didn't do any damage with brushing straight after eat...
by andrea26
Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Using alligner as a retainer
Replies: 5
Views: 1883

The only difference between the aligner and retainer is that retainer are made from a stronger material as they need to last a long time. I received 3 identical retainers when I finished my treatment. As suggested above you can try having it done somewhere else but in the meantime I would just wear ...
by andrea26
Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Is this possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 1589

Of course it's possible. Even if you will need refinements it will still be a really short treatment. Good luck :D
by andrea26
Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Using alligner as a retainer
Replies: 5
Views: 1883

Yes, you can. But you are supposed to be given retainers once you finish the treatment.
by andrea26
Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: I see progress!
Replies: 10
Views: 2967

Wow how white they look! I never really used the whitening gel and my teeth also got really white during my treatment. Good luck with the rest of your treatment!