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by Aditi
Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: having bad teeth
Replies: 15
Views: 5325

Re: having bad teeth

I'm really excited for you. I saw changes fairly fast after the first couple aligners. Now that I am almost to aligner 13 it's like I have a different set of teeth and I am really happy with what is happening so far. Except for it being so annoying to wear them, lol.
by Aditi
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign & Braces: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, IMO
Replies: 11
Views: 7776

Re: Invisalign & Braces: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, IMO

15? That is a lot of brushing, are you concerned about the enamel on your teeth? What kind of a brush are you using?
by Aditi
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: having bad teeth
Replies: 15
Views: 5325

Re: having bad teeth

Hi Mike, no one ever said anything to me about my teeth but my uppers were pretty good. Like you, over time my lowers started to get crowded and I got really self-conscious about them. Hence Invisalign. I am glad you are so happy to get started, I think it will be totally worth it. I was pretty sou...
by Aditi
Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign & Braces: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, IMO
Replies: 11
Views: 7776

Re: Invisalign & Braces: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, IMO

I don't mind brushing my teeth and yeah I guess I do all the time since I snack a lot but I can see where that might be an issue for some people. Never thought about it because I can easily brush at home or work and also when I go out (for a few hours) I just don't wear them so it is a non-issue for...
by Aditi
Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: I hate getting my impressions done
Replies: 16
Views: 5963

Re: I hate getting my impressions done

halfway through getting my upper impressions done for Invisalign, I started to gag so my dentist raised the chair to it's upright position and continued taking the impressions in that manner - an altogether more comfortable experience! It made me wonder why this couldn't have been done from the sta...
by Aditi
Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lau's Story
Replies: 135
Views: 41098

Re: Lau's Story

There is considerable improvement, that is great. :jump: And you are not old.
by Aditi
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: New to Invisalign - Hi
Replies: 14
Views: 2976

Re: New to Invisalign - Hi

I totally agree with Tennessee. I would not take anyone's advice who told me to switch every week. For one thing you can cause inflammation doing that and if you google it you can see some of the adverse root outcomes with too fast of an advancement. I think it was irresponsible of the assistant to ...
by Aditi
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: The pain is making me so sour...
Replies: 27
Views: 4339

Re: The pain is making me so sour...

Today is Tuesday, Day # 4 of the new set and things are better. Ugh, it is just getting through the first few days that drive me bonkers and to the point of wanting to rip my teeth out. I still have the chewing issue which actually gets worse the looser the aligners get but I will take the annoying ...
by Aditi
Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: The pain is making me so sour...
Replies: 27
Views: 4339

Re: The pain is making me so sour...

Thank you for the tip about the zilactin! And yes, exercise and endophins, that is seriously a good suggestion. I guess I get to feeling so depressed I just sit and work on my projects but really some activity might be a good idea, I am pretty sedentary. Thanks again!
by Aditi
Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: The pain is making me so sour...
Replies: 27
Views: 4339

Re: The pain is making me so sour...

Hi there I feel better now. Sorry for shouting, I did not realize my type font would be so big. Maybe I will edit it to be smaller again. @Chicago - I used to switch on Friday nights but I decided with the pain I was feeling with set #9 that I should wait for Sat (yesterday) morning after I had slep...
by Aditi
Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: The pain is making me so sour...
Replies: 27
Views: 4339

Re: The pain is making me so sour...

I get moody too. Up and down, up and down. Moody and irritable. So I woke up early because of the pain from this new set of aligners, set #10 of 20. I am in tears and...I took another percocet. I only have 4 left now. I have 9 more aligners to go. Dentist has already given me 2 bottles of percocet (...
by Aditi
Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: number of refinements
Replies: 10
Views: 2986

Re: number of refinements

This is not my thread but I do have to say that when a person has intractable pain for 20+ weeks and is on percocet and tramadol for it that there is something wrong. My attitude is not changing because this process is twisting one of my bottom teeth and it is not going back straight now for 4 align...
by Aditi
Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: The pain is making me so sour...
Replies: 27
Views: 4339

Re: The pain is making me so sour...

Hello ChicagoB, really nice to meet you. Your words have certainly inspired me. Especially today! I needed to hear what you have to say because this morning I switched to a new aligner (#10 of 20). Halfway there, but this morning the pain was really intense. You are right though, it is worth it to s...
by Aditi
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: number of refinements
Replies: 10
Views: 2986

Re: number of refinements

Good lord I never even considered the thought of "refinements", I'm sour enough as it is about this whole process. :yuck: I was considering stopping halfway through but my dentist convinced me to keep on with it. Halfway through and my teeth are looking pretty good so I think when I am done I'll say...
by Aditi
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Hi All I am New here!
Replies: 3
Views: 1028

Re: Hi All I am New here!

Hallo toshinden, greetings. You are on aligner 5? How do you like it?