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by whiteswan
Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:01 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: SmartTrack material sloughing off?
Replies: 7
Views: 3587

Re: SmartTrack material sloughing off?

There is nothing to worry about, safety wise. Comfort wise, it is a little more of a problem. The flaking will likely go away as your bite corrects. Some people don't even get it so I think it is just related to the way your teeth hit.
by whiteswan
Tue May 20, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign & Braces: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, IMO
Replies: 11
Views: 7724

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

Great review! Just a note to the original poster...if your trays weren't fitting and you wore them religiously then your ortho was planning movements that were to big. Glad you got resolution at the end!
by whiteswan
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Two Stories in One: Our His and Hers Matching Braces
Replies: 237
Views: 23318

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

What the heck does he mean by mature jaw? That makes no sense to me.
by whiteswan
Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Help! Tough decision! Elastics Alf & Twinblock 12mm Overjet
Replies: 20
Views: 3286

Re: Help! Tough decision! Elastics Alf & Twinblock 12mm Over

I strongly suggest that you don't use elastics if you are even contemplating getting surgery. The idea is that the braces are supposed to get your teeth in the right position, which usually makes the overjet worse. Then from that ideal position, your jaws are put into the right place. If you use the...
by whiteswan
Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces to correct an open bite
Replies: 100
Views: 10775

Re: Braces to correct an open bite

Midline issues are always so noticable to the person who has the problem but are never noticable to anyone else. I didn't realize Tom Cruise had such a major midline issue until I was in braces myself. It is possible that your ortho can do a little IPR to fix the midline but you should decide if it ...
by whiteswan
Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Can I do it?
Replies: 534
Views: 70601

Re: Can I do it?

I've been following your blog and I understand that you would not want to go through all of it again. There is only so much anxiety a person should have to deal with. In hindsight, do you wish your boss hadn't agreed to take them off or are you thankful that you had your summer without them so you c...
by whiteswan
Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Lilone's invisalign experience
Replies: 50
Views: 16274

Re: Lilone's invisalign experience

Looks good! You must be happy!
by whiteswan
Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How big of a gap is still considered “good fit”?
Replies: 1
Views: 1337

Re: How big of a gap is still considered “good fit”?

I think that if the attachment is still engaged then it is ok. If the attachment is off, call your ortho. He will probably choose to move the attachment and continue on from there. You may still have the gap. That is my experience anyway.
by whiteswan
Fri May 17, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Can I do it?
Replies: 534
Views: 70601

Re: Can I do it?

Wow!!!!! Looks amazing! Now you know what is ahead of you in your post-braces life. Maybe this will help you have something to visualize for the finish line?
by whiteswan
Fri May 17, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Can I do it?
Replies: 534
Views: 70601

Re: Can I do it?

If you are mainly just closing gaps and aligning the bite, would invisalign be an option for you at this point? This way you could give yourself very short temporary breaks when needed (i.e. take an hour off and then back in).
by whiteswan
Fri May 17, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Can I do it?
Replies: 534
Views: 70601

Re: Can I do it?

Wow...you are very lucky to have such a great boss! I'm glad you are feeling good about this braces break. Are you getting a retainer while you wait? It may be difficulty to put them back on after getting to live with braces teeth for a while but, if you can do it, it might be just what you need to ...
by whiteswan
Thu May 16, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Problems with Invisalign
Replies: 9
Views: 1594

Re: Problems with Invisalign

The aligners move the teeth for the first few days and the roots for the rest, from my understanding. Patients are encouraged not to switch aligners too quickly so that there won't be any risk for the roots but I know some people do 10 days instead of 14 and don't have troubles.

Good luck!
by whiteswan
Sat May 11, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Aligned teeth but overjet
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Re: Aligned teeth but overjet

I can certainly understand not wanting to go the surgery route. The recovery for open heart surgery is apparently easier than that. I know many people are able to reduce overjet by at least half with elastics. You may not get down to no overjet but they should be able to improve it for sure. I say g...
by whiteswan
Fri May 10, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Braces after 50 OMG!
Replies: 177
Views: 18187

Re: Braces after 50 OMG!

Your mouth looks a good 20 years younger than your age...lucky you to have such fab raw goods to start with! Congrats on getting a date for the lowers.
by whiteswan
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign in the UK / London?
Replies: 25
Views: 10357

Re: Invisalign in the UK / London?

Either that last poster is a Q clinic worker or one of the last happy clients before it all hit the fan at Q clinic. It is my understanding that Q clinic was blacklisted by Invisalign and that they stopped sending any more aligners to them until they receive payments (that the clinic has taken from ...