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by stickytiff
Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:59 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: I'm a Newbie! - a couple questions...
Replies: 11
Views: 5222

Re: I'm a Newbie! - a couple questions...

agree with a lot of what's been said here :) I had 15 months of upper and lower invisalign and have finished now, so pleased witht he result. its worth every moment of hassle or doubt - keep going peeps! after several months I devised a great routine for putting in new trays, which as you know can f...
by stickytiff
Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Eating with Invisalign in?
Replies: 14
Views: 17992

Bellalalala wrote:I eat with mine in all the time
are you able to bite apples, or meat? can you chew meat well enough to swallow? just curious, tried it once and seemed impossible :?
by stickytiff
Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Dry Mouth Issues - New To Invisalign
Replies: 10
Views: 34044

I had a dry mouth too at the beginning of my treatment last April. I soon got into the habit of carrying water with me, but after several months I realised I didn't need it any more. I think my mouth finally got used to having an extra thing there! I had excess saliva too and this seemed to pool ins...
by stickytiff
Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Chewing gum with invisalign
Replies: 6
Views: 10072

I wouldn't even try it! Gum would stick. what a nightmare to clean off. The invisalign instructions say no gum for this reason, although you could pop trays out to chew. my dentist has given me 'chewies' to help bed the trays firmly; they are like little white squashy plastic tubes, so you could try...
by stickytiff
Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: A practical question..
Replies: 12
Views: 2317

hi Mona. Welcome to Invisalign! Each new tray for me is quite tight, although getting easier to take out as my teeth get straighter. So on the first 2 or 3 days of each tray, I try to limit the time my tray is out of my mouth, as the quicker I put it back in, the easier, as my teeth have had less ti...
by stickytiff
Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: anything I should buy to get ready for my aligners?
Replies: 6
Views: 1438

good luck with your first tray, It81. you will soon settle into a routine after a few days, and after a couple of weeks you'll forget about them for most of the time :o)
by stickytiff
Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What do people do with their old Invisalign trays?
Replies: 3
Views: 6763

lol! I've kept the first set to compare and relunctantly throw the others away - just keeping the previous 2, just in case...
by stickytiff
Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Exessive Saliva!
Replies: 10
Views: 17862

lol like your funny conversation princess lauren

i haven't told anyone at work. they think i'm detoxing because i'm only drinking water. have lost weight too as no biscuits at playtime!
by stickytiff
Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: About to take the first step toward Invisalign/advice :)
Replies: 6
Views: 1394

hi sentience it does take a lot of courage to start with something as big and important as this, so well done for taking those first steps to book some appointments for initial consultations. I saw my invisalign provider, who is an orthodontist, 4 times before saying i was ready to go ahead - i went...
by stickytiff
Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Exessive Saliva!
Replies: 10
Views: 17862

is it just me or does anyone else get spitty bubbles inside the trays? My lower tray is quite visible (I think) as my teeth are quite crooked so there is a wider expanse of plastic to be seen. I've noticed people looking at work, and I'm sure they are thinking "what's that on your teeth?" but no-one...
by stickytiff
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:32 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: cracked and ripped aligner
Replies: 9
Views: 5802

hi, i too had my first 2 lower trays crack at the front, the crack was at the lower side and about 2mm long; my teeth are quite crooked so i was having to pull very hard indeed with my fingers to remove the tray. I think i was bending the tray while pulling and as soon as i noticed the crack, i took...
by stickytiff
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: what can you eat or drink with trays in?
Replies: 17
Views: 4321

My orthodontist -- who is an Invisalign Premier Provider and one of the top 100 providers in the U.S. -- recommends eating with them in. The reason is simply that they work better. . lol smilesunset!! That's really interesting, do you mean they work better because you wear them nearly 24 hours? i h...
by stickytiff
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Exessive Saliva!
Replies: 10
Views: 17862

hi vanibella yes, I'm the same - very spitty insdie the tray but dry outside. sometimes it's such a relief to take the trays out and have a big drink of water. I am definately drinking more water throughout the day with invisalign. I never really feel very thirsty without but I have started carrying...
by stickytiff
Sun May 31, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: what can you eat or drink with trays in?
Replies: 17
Views: 4321

thanks everyone that's very helpful. I'll check out the other threads about eating. IO'm sure I spooted somewone on here who said they eat with them in, but I feel reassured to do as my dentist said, water only!! I did try a crisp today as an experiment. it made my trays so dirty inside, from just o...
by stickytiff
Sat May 30, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: what can you eat or drink with trays in?
Replies: 17
Views: 4321

what can you eat or drink with trays in?

my dentist told me water or white wine only! I'm on tray 4/26 and have been experimenting a bit, as I'm sure everybody does, to see what I can eat and drink. Generally I'm finding the whole experience very postitive - great to feel the pressure of a new tray as it does its work on my teeth. :D I've ...