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by hotsteve
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What did you pay for your treatment?
Replies: 43
Views: 13088

Re: What did you pay for your treatment?

1) 10 months
2) $4,500 (was in the UK, about £2800)
3) invisalign
4) upper and lower, slight overcrowding but not complex
by hotsteve
Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Disadvantages to cosmetic composite bonding?
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Re: Disadvantages to cosmetic composite bonding?

Thanks both for the responses! :) Meeting my ortho this week so will be having a chat with him about it then.

Can't believe I'm going into my last month of Invisalign treatment already!
by hotsteve
Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Disadvantages to cosmetic composite bonding?
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Disadvantages to cosmetic composite bonding?

Hi all I am currently nearing the end of my Invisalign treatment. My Dentist (as well as my ortho) briefly suggested doing some composite bonding on my front teeth after the treatment, purely for aesthetics. I came across the following article (which btw I highly recommend if you are also having cos...
by hotsteve
Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Thinking of re-brace my teeth with extration
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Re: Thinking of re-brace my teeth with extration

Hey! :) I think usually with invisalign, extractions aren't necessary, unless there is severe overcrowding. So I imagine that because you have had IPR before, any extractions (and 4 at that!!) may be a bit excessive? I don't know really, but I guess if you only need a couple of millimetres extra spa...
by hotsteve
Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Pain in teeth 5 months after debanding
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Re: Pain in teeth 5 months after debanding

Aw god really sorry to hear that :( this is the bad side of ortho treatment. Let us know how you get on, hope everything turns out ok!
by hotsteve
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Digital impressions
Replies: 8
Views: 2100

Re: Digital impressions

Hey sweetcynic, there's a few comments in this thread about it: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=42217 I think its summarised quite well with everyone's comments here... at worst its a little uncomfortable if you have wisdom teeth, otherwise there is nothing but benefits. And if ...
by hotsteve
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How many attachments before you wish you had normal braces
Replies: 30
Views: 18174

Re: How many attachments before you wish you had normal brac

I actually considered this myself before going for Invisalign, as I had seen some horrible examples of attachments in photos (where they did not even match the tooth colour). When I got my attachments, I just thought "at least with regular braces, people would know I have braces.... now people think...
by hotsteve
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Teeth have moved while using Invisalign Vivera retainers
Replies: 4
Views: 23199

Re: Teeth have moved while using Invisalign Vivera retainers

Hey John That is one of my regular moans on here actually... unfortunately retainers need replacing a lot more frequently than one would expect. Interestingly (based on "research", apparently...!), Invisalign suggest Vivera's be changed every 3-6 months, and this is for a very highly regarded retain...
by hotsteve
Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign (or Essix retainer) melting in the heatwave?
Replies: 1
Views: 2878

Re: Invisalign (or Essix retainer) melting in the heatwave?

wow! just got back from a weeks holiday where it was over 40c (104f) every day and mine were fine!

I think usually plastic like this do generally carry warnings about extreme temperatures though, but unless they're in direct, amplified sunlight I can't see that happening...
by hotsteve
Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Braces Off and Cannot Occlude Properly
Replies: 2
Views: 1601

Re: Braces Off and Cannot Occlude Properly

ahh tibia that really sucks :( am sorry to hear that! I hope things go a little smoother for you this time around.
by hotsteve
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Tray 6 and uneven bite
Replies: 6
Views: 2602

Re: Tray 6 and uneven bite

Hey Farrah, How has this been going? I don't really have any advice, all I can say is that I would imagine your bite would change mid-way through treatment. If you think about it, some teeth are going to have to move at different times to others, which inevitably will change your bite. Either way, w...
by hotsteve
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: iTero Digital Impressions
Replies: 7
Views: 3640

Re: iTero Digital Impressions

I have had mine done with a scanner too (not sure if it was called itero or not either!). For me it was not quite so easy, despite having a huge mouth lol. Its very much like a hand-held barcode scanner as mentioned earlier, and so because I have all of my wisdom teeth through already, it was bloody...
by hotsteve
Sat May 12, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Just got Retainers
Replies: 1
Views: 1177

Re: Just got Retainers

Damn thats a shame, I am surprised they are that bad! What type of retainers are your permenant ones going to be, do you know? e.g. hawleys (one with metal), essix (clear retainer), or bonded (metal glued to your back teeth)? All have their pros/cons, but I imagine the hawleys and bonded would have ...
by hotsteve
Sat May 12, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: How long did you wear your retainers?
Replies: 3
Views: 2593

Re: How long did you wear your retainers?

Yeah retention really is (or should be ;) ) for life. Ultimately, your teeth are always moving (with or without having had braces). So for us who have worn braces, there is a big chance of relapse (teeth going back to how they used to look) if we do not always wear retainers. Here's the good news th...
by hotsteve
Sat May 12, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign ruined my bite...I don't understand what happened
Replies: 5
Views: 6519

Re: Invisalign ruined my bite...I don't understand what happ

Hey there There was a recent post where another user complained about problems with their bite with some advice: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=42107 May I ask, when you say "since you had invisalign", have you now finished treatment? Or are you still wearing them? I am absolut...