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by 45wantsnicesmile
Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: No Brackets I went with Invisaligns
Replies: 22
Views: 6323

Re: No Brackets I went with Invisaligns w/Brackets

I had an orthodontist appointment on Friday and they put in a new wire. I get the brackets off on May 7th and then they will do new molds for retainers. I pick up the new retainers a week later!
by 45wantsnicesmile
Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: No Brackets I went with Invisaligns
Replies: 22
Views: 6323

Re: No Brackets I went with Invisaligns- Now w/Brackets

Well I got a couple of brackets today. I still have 1 tooth that isn't properly rotated, so these will be on at least for 5 weeks when I see the orthodontist again. It's not too bad.
by 45wantsnicesmile
Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: No Brackets I went with Invisaligns
Replies: 22
Views: 6323

Re: No Brackets I went with Invisaligns

I'm in retainers now. They took the brackets off at my last appointment. Its nice to be a free range eater again. I can finally enjoy the samples at COSTCO again.
by 45wantsnicesmile
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: No Brackets I went with Invisaligns
Replies: 22
Views: 6323

Re: No Brackets I went with Invisaligns

Well, I'm still wearing brackets & a wire on 2 teeth with a power chain to close the extraction gap. I go back in 6 weeks. I'm currently wearing Vivera retainers at night. When I go back to the orthodontist, he will remove the brackets and it sounds like I'm going to wear a rubberband on the opposit...
by 45wantsnicesmile
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Vivera Retainers After Invisalign with Rubber Bands
Replies: 0
Views: 1449

Vivera Retainers After Invisalign with Rubber Bands

At my next ortodontist appointment, they are taking off all my buttons and a small section of braces that I have been wearing to close an extraction. I expect to get my Vivera retainers at that appointment, but I did hear the ortho say that they would add a hook and elastics. Has anybody else had Ru...
by 45wantsnicesmile
Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: No Brackets I went with Invisaligns
Replies: 22
Views: 6323

Re: No Brackets I went with Invisaligns

Had another orthodontist appointment today received sets 21 -23. I go back on February 27th and they will take off the brackets, wires and remove the attachments. Once all that is done they will be doing molds for my Vivera retainers. It sounds like once I get the Vivera's they are going to add a ho...
by 45wantsnicesmile
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Two Stories in One: Our His and Hers Matching Braces
Replies: 237
Views: 23747

Re: Two Stories in One: Our His and Hers Matching Braces

I love that you and your fiance are in this together. Please keep us updated and more pictures once you are braced.
by 45wantsnicesmile
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: MY NEW JOURNEY
Replies: 8
Views: 927

Re: MY NEW JOURNEY

Good Luck on the new journey. I did the Invisalign too. I started the process in January 2010 and received my 1st sets of trays on March 2, 2010. I should be done in mid February. If you're interested in my journey, its posted on The Bracket Club, title is No Brackets, I went with Invisalign. Well I...
by 45wantsnicesmile
Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: My Invisalign to braces journey
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: My Invisalign to braces journey

I went with Invisaligns too and wore rubberbands at night for about a year. I was originally told 18 months and was told 36 trays. At the end of about 13 months, it was decided that the trays weren't fitting well and I had to wait for refinements 23u/19l. I'm on #20 right now and have brackets on 2 ...
by 45wantsnicesmile
Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 2nd time with Braces...
Replies: 6
Views: 1090

Re: 2nd time with Braces...

Another set or 2 and you might notice the difference. As long as they feel pretty tight when you change sets of trays, you will know they are working. I have about 40 days until I should be done with my Invisaligns. I'm hoping that I don't need to do another set of refinements. I currently am wearin...
by 45wantsnicesmile
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: No Brackets I went with Invisaligns
Replies: 22
Views: 6323

Re: No Brackets I went with Invisaligns

I went to the orthodontist today to pick up sets 17-20 of my refinements and got root helpers (actual braces on 2 teeth) to close a gap. One is ceramic the other is metal. I go back again on January 16th. I think the braces will stay on until the end. They don't hurt, they are just more difficult to...
by 45wantsnicesmile
Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What led you to choose invisalign or similar?
Replies: 7
Views: 2738

Re: What led you to choose invisalign or similar?

I had thought about braces for years and never did anything about it. One day there was a Groupon for $1,000 off Invisalign treatment including the evaluation and free records. It was for an orthodontist that has the highest rating by Invisalign so I decided to see if Invisalign would work for me.
by 45wantsnicesmile
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: KOB's 2nd treatment at age 28. Won at a silent auction!
Replies: 15
Views: 2491

Re: KOB's 2nd treatment at age 28. Won at a silent auction!

Congrats on the deal of the century. I wish you good luck on your 2nd adventure in braces.
by 45wantsnicesmile
Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Am I the only one
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

Re: Am I the only one

They lose the sandy feel fairly quickly. They will smooth out as you take them in and out.
by 45wantsnicesmile
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Hi...I'm Paul
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Re: Hi...I'm Paul

Hi Paul, I'm in Invisalign too. I was originally given 36 upper/36 lower, with 13 attachments. I also had rubber bands for about a year. I had one stubborn tooth that just wouldn't turn, so now I'm in refinements on set 9 of 23. When I got the 1st set of refinements I also got 2 more attachments. Th...