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by wildcat03
Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How many aligners would have been too many for you
Replies: 9
Views: 4713

Re: How many aligners would have been too many for you

[quote="wwapd"]I'm getting fitted for aligners next week. I'm really excited. My ortho did say if I need 60 trays, he'd suggest regular braces because, in his experience, people my age (25) start to lose interest, get distracted, or simply cannot remember to use the aligners for 22 hours a day. I'm ...
by wildcat03
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: invisalign and teeth colour
Replies: 19
Views: 25786

Re: invisalign and teeth colour

I've had Invisalign for 7 months now. I'm pretty good about brushing after I eat, etc. I never drink anything but water with my aligners in. My teeth are the same color or maybe a little whiter than they were when I started. One or two of my attachments have yellowed a little bit, and there are a fe...
by wildcat03
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: For everyone who has invisalign, is it really worth it?
Replies: 5
Views: 2889

Re: For everyone who has invisalign, is it really worth it?

Had conventional braces as a teen. Two straight years, and my orthodontist totally jacked up the end. I wasn't committed to the results, so wasn't very good about wearing my retainer and had some health issues that interfered as well. Now I'm finishing up week 12 of Invisalign and see a huge differe...
by wildcat03
Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Experiences with whitening?
Replies: 1
Views: 948

Re: Experiences with whitening?

I haven't whitened since I got my attachments, and I don't plan to while they are on. If you do, you can be certain that once the attachments are off you will have yellow patches where they were. I'd rather wait it out while the attachments are on, then whiten everything once they are off. That's wh...
by wildcat03
Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How many attachments before you wish you had normal braces
Replies: 30
Views: 18173

Re: How many attachments before you wish you had normal brac

I'm only getting 7, and none on my first 4 teeth (top or bottom). I do have a fairly wide smile, though. I think that those of us with adult braces probably stare at everyone else's teeth a lot more than anyone stares at ours. I went to work on my first day with invisalign and sort of assumed that e...
by wildcat03
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How long before your first tray?
Replies: 13
Views: 3737

Re: How long before your first tray?

It was 3 weeks to the day for me. My orthodontist does a fairly high volume of invisalign, though, so his may go through faster, and he's experienced in making the treatment plan for it.
by wildcat03
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Invisalign in my 30s
Replies: 0
Views: 883

Invisalign in my 30s

I'm in my early 30s. Had braces as a pre-teen and teenager and due to an unfortunate accident I ended up with a root canal and the inability to wear my retainers. Teeth settled and I have been very unhappy about it for a few years. Finally decided to do something about it! Got my first set of aligne...