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by xtina81
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How often do you have your teeth cleaned?
Replies: 5
Views: 2254

Re: How often do you have your teeth cleaned?

My dentist is also my Invisalign provider. I go in every 6 months. You're oral hygiene really ramps up with Invisalign (or it should!) so my last cleaning was nothing. Also, the straighter your teeth are, they easier they are to keep clean anyway.
by xtina81
Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign Assist vs regular Invisalign
Replies: 5
Views: 5930

Re: Invisalign Assist vs regular Invisalign

I'm guessing you wouldn't, Dr. Tam, but it seems from reading these boards, that most providers, experienced or not, would wait until the refinement stage to fix the issue rather than going back and correcting things unless it was a severe issue that the aligners completely weren't fitting anymore. ...
by xtina81
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign Assist vs regular Invisalign
Replies: 5
Views: 5930

Re: Invisalign Assist vs regular Invisalign

I'm on Invisalign Assist... the benefit I've seen is that after tray 10, they were able to see that couple of my teeth were not tracking correctly, and at that point, updated my plan instead of waiting for refinements to correct these two teeth.
For that reason, I see it as a plus!
by xtina81
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What did you pay for your treatment?
Replies: 43
Views: 13188

Re: What did you pay for your treatment?

1) 12-15 months
2) $4550
3) Invisalign
4) Large gap between two front teeth was the major concern for me, although I have other teeth that need straightened as well.
by xtina81
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: I prefer my teeth with Invisalign
Replies: 11
Views: 6557

Re: I prefer my teeth with Invisalign

I prefer mine with my trays in. The gap between my front teeth looks smaller with them in. YOu can see pics on my blog at http://xtina81.blogspot.com/
by xtina81
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: All done :)
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

Re: All done :)

I was just wondering if you have pics. I don't know if you have the same kind of gap that I do, but mine is in the middle of my two front teeth and I would really like to see the finished product!

Also... no refinements???
by xtina81
Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: New here and to invaslign
Replies: 8
Views: 1993

Re: New here and to invaslign

Have you tried filing down the edges with a nail file? That's what my dentist suggested and a couple of seconds on the trouble spots works wonders! :)
by xtina81
Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What led you to choose invisalign or similar?
Replies: 7
Views: 2690

Re: What led you to choose invisalign or similar?

Mine was the fact they are pretty unnoticeable. They were about $500 more than traditional braces, which was worth the discreteness to me, being an adult. And treatment time was about half.
by xtina81
Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Tray 6 and uneven bite
Replies: 6
Views: 2622

Re: Tray 6 and uneven bite

When I went in for my last appointment I was asked if my bite felt weird now and told that it was going to change throughout the process. You're probably fine, but it's always a good idea to ask if you're uncertain about anything.
by xtina81
Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Digital impressions
Replies: 8
Views: 2110

Re: Digital impressions

I had both the digital impressions done, and the molds. I wish I would have only done the digital, tons easier! They put the scanner on each tooth and wait for a beep that the scan worked. They take a scan of each side (outside, biting surface, and inside). When they are all done, the computer puts ...
by xtina81
Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Links to Braces Blogs and Diaries
Topic: Invisalign - My Journey to a Picture Perfect Smile
Replies: 0
Views: 4565

Invisalign - My Journey to a Picture Perfect Smile

Here's my blog about my Invisalign Journey. My major issue is a large gap between my two front teeth.

Happy Reading! :)

http://www.xtina81.blogspot.com
by xtina81
Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: gunky trays after just 5 days
Replies: 9
Views: 4870

Re: gunky trays after just 5 days

When I am at home and take mine out to eat, I put them in a cup of water, it makes cleaning a lot easier. About every three days is when they seem to start smelling bad and I will soak them in denture cleaner for about 10 minutes. Other than that, whether in a cup of water or not, I just use a tooth...
by xtina81
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How often do you interact with your orthodontist?
Replies: 15
Views: 6098

Re: How often do you interact with your orthodontist?

I go in every 6 weeks, but I have only had one follow up appointment since first getting my trays/attachments. Everytime I have went in, the assistant comes and talks to me and checks things over, then the dentist looks everything over as well, but she seems to look more throuroughly than the assist...
by xtina81
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Sick... Do you use (sugarless) cough candy with Invisalign?
Replies: 6
Views: 8000

Re: Sick... Do you use (sugarless) cough candy with Invisal

Good to know these are ok, I was wondering when I had a cold a few weeks back, but suffered through without.