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by ohioinvisguy
Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Wha is a "virtual C chain"?
Replies: 2
Views: 5021

Re: Wha is a "virtual C chain"?

I believe this is what I had at the very end of my treatment with invisalign. My ortho removed a section of my last few aligners starting with my premolars and ending with my second molar. This closed up my spaces perfectly! Hopefully you will get great results too!
by ohioinvisguy
Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: My refinement......is 27 trays. How is that even possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 18849

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

I just finished with invisalign and had two refinements, both refinements were 20+ aligners long - my initial set of aligners was a series of 24. In total I had around 70 aligners over almost three years. I was extremely dedicated to wearing my aligners. It just took longer to move my teeth, but I h...
by ohioinvisguy
Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: New guy to Invisalign
Replies: 2
Views: 2022

Re: New guy to Invisalign

When I first began invisalign I carried around disposable toothbrushes that already had toothpaste on them and brushed after each meal - dining in or out. But after a few months I just started putting back in my aligners and brushing when I got home from eating out. I tried to at least rinse my mout...
by ohioinvisguy
Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Digital impressions
Replies: 8
Views: 2164

Re: Digital impressions

I found the digital scans to be more uncomfortable than the traditional mold impressions. One the flip side, the digital scans result in a much better fitting aligner. Its a trade off. In the long run Id go for the improved fit of the aligners over the comfort of the impressions.
by ohioinvisguy
Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: gunky trays after just 5 days
Replies: 9
Views: 4937

Re: gunky trays after just 5 days

Invest in a sonic toothbrush and use it along with regular toothpaste daily to clean your aligners. I have been wearing Invisalign for almost three years and have only used this method to clean my aligners. No scratching, discoloration, damage of any kind has occurred to my aligners - period. I brus...
by ohioinvisguy
Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Bad breath + going on a night out with Invisalign
Replies: 8
Views: 31168

Re: Bad breath + going on a night out with Invisalign

bucky, i notice i have what i will call stale breath after a few hours if i dont drink something such as water periodically. my mouth seems to get dry. try taking a drink or two of water just to re-wet your mouth throughout the day. maybe try swishing it around like you would do with mouthwash. if y...
by ohioinvisguy
Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: number of refinements
Replies: 10
Views: 2998

Re: number of refinements

I understand your frustration. I had 24 aligners in my first round of treatment. I started refinements a week ago, and have 23 more aligners! The tech in my ortho's office said it is the "perfection side" of my orthodontist. I do want to make sure and get my money's worth in terms of having all my t...
by ohioinvisguy
Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign iOC Digital Tooth Scanner
Replies: 5
Views: 2747

Re: Invisalign iOC Digital Tooth Scanner

I wanted to post a quick follow up to my experience with the digital scans versus the traditional impressions I had the first time around. I went to my ortho yesterday to get my new aligners for my first refinement. Let me tell you it is like night and day how well the new aligners fit (the ones mad...
by ohioinvisguy
Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign iOC Digital Tooth Scanner
Replies: 5
Views: 2747

Re: Invisalign iOC Digital Tooth Scanner

I will be getting refinements in three weeks, and my ortho just started using this new scanner instead of taking impressions. I will write an update to this post once I have it done! I had my refinement scans done today using this new digital technology. Personally I wasn't too keen on this. The pr...
by ohioinvisguy
Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Brace-Free!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2427

Re: Brace-Free!!!

your teeth are beautiful! i have invisalign, and will doing refinements shortly. i am aiming for teeth like yours! my top arch is good but the bottom still needs work. thanks for your picture, that is the result i want in the end!
by ohioinvisguy
Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign iOC Digital Tooth Scanner
Replies: 5
Views: 2747

Re: Invisalign iOC Digital Tooth Scanner

I will be getting refinements in three weeks, and my ortho just started using this new scanner instead of taking impressions. I will write an update to this post once I have it done!
by ohioinvisguy
Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Is the expensive cleaning system worth it?
Replies: 6
Views: 4078

Re: Is the expensive cleaning system worth it?

I bought a six month supply of Retainer Brite when I first started wearing aligners. I noticed that I still had to use a toothbrush to get the aligners 100% clean and free of build up (even in combination with a sonic cleaner). I have since stopped using the cleaning system and instead just use toot...
by ohioinvisguy
Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: lost set 9 of 18top/14bottom
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

Re: lost set 9 of 18top/14bottom

Unfortunately i dont know if there will be a charge or not. I suspect it will depend on your provider though. Sorry i couldnt be of more help!
by ohioinvisguy
Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: lost set 9 of 18top/14bottom
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

Re: lost set 9 of 18top/14bottom

If it were me i would go back to your previous aligner. At least this way you know your teeth won't regress any further than they already have (regress beyond the position in which they were at in the previous aligner that is). Thats just my opinion though.
by ohioinvisguy
Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Bad Breath only AFTER remove aligners to eat
Replies: 7
Views: 8687

Re: Bad Breath only AFTER remove aligners to eat

bbsamin - My point of disagreement was with your statement that a toothbrush would scratch aligners. As for your posted study about what can grown and be found on aligners, I guess I'm not that OCD to feel that I need to disinfect my aligners. Keeping them clean and free of dried saliva suffices for...