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by turbocycle
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Fresh Guard by Efferdent
Replies: 5
Views: 1968

Re: Fresh Guard by Efferdent

I just got a tweet from @sonicbrite that it was acquired by @danleePulse (Danlee Medical Products).

I also tried Fresh Guard and I didn't like it either. In fact, it seems like the product would get into the air and I would inhale it!

Hopefully Lynn starts to carry SonicBrite again soon!
by turbocycle
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Fresh Guard by Efferdent
Replies: 5
Views: 1968

Re: Fresh Guard by Efferdent

Thanks!

If I can find Fresh Guard, I will try it and report back.
by turbocycle
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Fresh Guard by Efferdent
Replies: 5
Views: 1968

Fresh Guard by Efferdent

Since Sonic Brite is no longer available, I was searching for alternatives, and learned about Fresh Guard by Efferdent.

Has anyone tried it? What do you think of it compared to Retainer Brite?

Lynn, do you plan to carry this product?

Thanks!
by turbocycle
Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Anyone have 4 or more refinement stages?
Replies: 1
Views: 1166

Anyone have 4 or more refinement stages?

I was just prescribed a 4th refinement (at ~20% additional cost to my treatment :( ). In general, is it common or rare to require 4 or more refinement stages? I was completely compliant with my wear schedule throughout treatment. Note: I'm on the "Assist" product. Does the 3 refinement limit apply t...
by turbocycle
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: New invisalign material - SmartTrack
Replies: 4
Views: 2513

New invisalign material - SmartTrack

I just got my new set of aligners, made with SmartTrack. The aligners go on and off much easier.
by turbocycle
Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Midcourse vs refinement
Replies: 2
Views: 2047

Midcourse vs refinement

I had an interesting situation that I wanted to share... My original treatment plan was done using impressions (11U/13L) After 10U/10L, I had a midcourse scan using the optical scanner and I was prescribed two more trays on the lower and no more on the upper. After that, I had another scan done for ...
by turbocycle
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What led you to choose invisalign or similar?
Replies: 7
Views: 2697

Re: What led you to choose invisalign or similar?

My reasons:

1. Ease of cleaning since the aligners are removable
2. Cosmetically less visible than traditional braces
3. Treatment time. My understanding is that Invisalign can be faster than traditional braces in some cases (is this an accurate statement, Dr. Tam?)
by turbocycle
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Wha is a "virtual C chain"?
Replies: 2
Views: 4808

Wha is a "virtual C chain"?

I'm almost completed with my treatment, but I have a bit of a gap between two teeth where IPR has been done throughout my treatment.

My dentist said i may need a "virtual c chain" to correct the gap.

What is that?

Thanks!
by turbocycle
Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: gunky trays after just 5 days
Replies: 9
Views: 4888

Re: gunky trays after just 5 days

There's also the official Invisalign cleaning crystals. That's what I use.
by turbocycle
Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: iTero Digital Impressions
Replies: 7
Views: 3660

Re: iTero Digital Impressions

My dentist just got the iTero system, and my scan was done while the iTero trainer was present. In my case, I experienced a bit of discomfort while the clinician scanned my molars because of the limited space to get the scanner back there. It probably didn't help that the clinician wasn't well train...
by turbocycle
Sun May 27, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: iTero Digital Impressions
Replies: 7
Views: 3660

Re: iTero Digital Impressions

I had an orthodontist tell me that the itero scanner can be more accurate than impressions, because the mold can distort somewhat.

I'm curious if the scanner makes a big difference in the final outcome of the treatment?
by turbocycle
Sun May 06, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Hello! I have no pain with 1st trays , is this normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 1514

Re: Hello! I have no pain with 1st trays , is this normal?

When I got alignment number 2, it felt tighter than the first one. I also didn't get my attachments until a few days after the first aligner.

I also experienced mild headaches when starting each new aligner.
by turbocycle
Sat May 05, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Let's be honest about how many hrs per day we wear aligners!
Replies: 5
Views: 5528

Re: Let's be honest about how many hrs per day we wear align

My own personal opinion, I suspect that they inflate the number somewhat to allow for some "user error". They realize that we are human, and if they didn't allow for some cushion, there could be many unhappy customers when they run into problems. I think of it like the speed limit -- yeah, you try t...
by turbocycle
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign Assist vs regular Invisalign
Replies: 5
Views: 5981

Invisalign Assist vs regular Invisalign

Are there any differences in treatment outcomes between "regular" invisalign, and "Invisalign Assist"? My dentist is using the "Assist" product on me. Should I view this as a good, bad, or indifferent? If I understand correctly, this version is for less-complex cases and provides more "hand-holding"...
by turbocycle
Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Paying for Invisalign
Replies: 12
Views: 3866

Re: Paying for Invisalign

I'm in the US, and I am paying for my Invisalign using Flex Spending Account. This is a great way to use tax-free dollars to help pay for the Invisalign treatment. And since you can use the entire amount of your election at once, I was able to negotiate a "cash discount" with my dentist.