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by sammywantstraightteeth
Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Paying for Invisalign
Replies: 12
Views: 3869

Re: Paying for Invisalign

Your teeth will move if left to themselves. Not necessarily to their original positions, and in my case most likely not - as I had 2.5mm worth of tooth removed in total to make room to fix my overcrowding, so they'd settle in a new position. My teeth remain where they are meant to be. For the first ...
by sammywantstraightteeth
Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign on the go
Replies: 5
Views: 1913

Re: Invisalign on the go

I also recommend a little pack of tissues or napkins - a lot of places I ended up brushing my teeth only had hand dryers, and that made it awkward when my face and hands and particularly my cleaning stuff were wet and I wanted to dry it all off before putting it back into the bag. As a precaution I ...
by sammywantstraightteeth
Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Paying for Invisalign
Replies: 12
Views: 3869

Re: Paying for Invisalign

Hi Mike, How is your treatment going? It is probably rather late for you, but might help others with a similar query - my dentist did a deal where I paid a couple of deposits, and then cash installments. I paid £350 for my impressions, treatment plan etc. Then I paid £500 to order the aligners and g...
by sammywantstraightteeth
Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:35 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: I prefer my teeth with Invisalign
Replies: 11
Views: 6577

Re: I prefer my teeth with Invisalign

I felt the same at the end of my treatment - I thought my teeth looked (and felt) way better with the aligners on. But then the attachments were removed, and they looked instantly better. You'll get used to the naked teeth look :) Remember how strange your aligners felt when you first had them? Your...
by sammywantstraightteeth
Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: I hate getting my impressions done
Replies: 16
Views: 5941

Re: I hate getting my impressions done

It made me wonder why this couldn't have been done from the start?! I'd guess its easier for them to do the impressions in the normal dental position, but if the patient is having problems they can be done in the seated position instead - probably just makes it a little more awkward for the dentist...
by sammywantstraightteeth
Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: If i hear "your teeth look fine" one more time!!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2907

Re: If i hear "your teeth look fine" one more time!!!!!

I also got similar comments in the beginning, until I opened my jaw up wide and showed them a new view of my teeth, then they were like 'oh yeah... that's pretty bad... I never realised'. Mainly because for years I'd unconsciously been smiling closed-mouthed and hiding my teeth. Most people have bee...
by sammywantstraightteeth
Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm all done!
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

Re: I'm all done!

But, the way your teeth sit in the front seemingly on top of each other, is that going to create problems down the line in wear and tear of the front teeth? Or are you just holding your teeth that way. I just don't see the normal 2mm overbite that makes a good bite. I was never assured of a good bi...
by sammywantstraightteeth
Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign and rotated canines? Confused!
Replies: 11
Views: 9297

Re: Invisalign and rotated canines? Confused!

Hi plugnickel69. As promised, photos are now on my blog - see link in my signature.

In particular you would be interested in this one:

http://pics.livejournal.com/sammiesbrac ... 024xxh/g41

where you can clearly see my stubborn rotated canine.
by sammywantstraightteeth
Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: I'm all done!
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

I'm all done!

After 11 months in Invisalign I am now officially in retainers. My full story can be found at my blog, along with lots of photos, linked in my signature. Brief run down - I chose to have my teeth sorted out because my gums were in bad shape and I was having a lot of difficulty keeping my teeth clean...
by sammywantstraightteeth
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: nearly finished invisalign
Replies: 2
Views: 1184

Re: nearly finished invisalign

Don't worry, I'm in for the long haul. I'm so excited thinking about a time when I can just wear these things at night! But I'm paranoid about relapse so I think for a while I will actually end up wearing my retainers more than I need to. I haven't really been given a strict schedule to keep, I'm ju...
by sammywantstraightteeth
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: June Debrace Club!
Replies: 15
Views: 3588

Re: June Debrace Club!

My invisalign attachments were all removed on the 21st June as I'd hoped, and my retainers ordered. Just phoned the ortho and they have arrived, wohoo! Going to collect them straight after work. Even though they aren't going to be that much different to the aligners which I've been wearing anyway, I...
by sammywantstraightteeth
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign and rotated canines? Confused!
Replies: 11
Views: 9297

Re: Invisalign and rotated canines? Confused!

My lower teeth were overcrowded, with each one more and more rotated as you move out from the centre (see my blog below for some photos and my clin check images). I've just completed 11 months of invisalign treatment - and all of them have just about ended up where they are supposed to be - except o...
by sammywantstraightteeth
Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: number of refinements
Replies: 10
Views: 2952

Re: number of refinements

I can understand why you are upset! I've heard of similar situations before. I guess that first time around they were making their predictions on how the average person's teeth move. Now that you have had 10 months of treatment your ortho knows a bit more about which teeth are proving stubborn and h...
by sammywantstraightteeth
Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What can I expect with IPR?
Replies: 9
Views: 3095

Re: What can I expect with IPR?

IPR is a very odd feeling. Not at all painful - you just feel pressure as they push the tool against the space. I had a total of 5 gaps created, each 0.5mm in size. It was about 3 months before they were closed.
by sammywantstraightteeth
Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: A positive note for all of us in Braces...........
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: A positive note for all of us in Braces...........

My story is similar - except I was much much worse before braces. I never flossed, and I usually brushed twice a day, but sometimes I would go 'forget' and fall asleep before the night time cleaning. I've been in Invisalign for 11 months (just finished, pick up my retainers this evening wohoo). Duri...