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by Valiere
Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How many attachments before you wish you had normal braces
Replies: 30
Views: 17179

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

I just got my attachments today. I have a severe case, so I have attachments all across my visible top teeth. They are certainly noticeable, particularly when the aligners are on. Honestly though? I still wouldn't go back to braces, not even if you paid me. My attachments resemble very clear braces ...
by Valiere
Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Oh god, just got them on today, oh god oh man oh god
Replies: 52
Views: 2772

Re: Oh god, just got them on today, oh god oh man oh god

Welp, I got my braces off, and let me tell you, was that an experience. Every time they removed a bracket, it felt they had shattered my tooth, and they had to spend a ridiculous amount of time with a diamond saw fiinishing off the bits of glue. I'm almost certainly going to be getting attachments o...
by Valiere
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How long before your first tray?
Replies: 13
Views: 3693

Re: How long before your first tray?

My office said a whopping 5-6 weeks. These things better fit like a dream.
by Valiere
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Ceramic are weaker than metal brackets?
Replies: 31
Views: 2507

Re: Ceramic are weaker than metal brackets?

Does your $9000 include two seperate sets of braces? That might account for the high cost. Even then, the price is still outrageous. My ortho is willing to replace my current ceramic/metal ones with Invisalign for $750 (in addition to what I paid for the original brackets). So the actual wholesale ...
by Valiere
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Oh god, just got them on today, oh god oh man oh god
Replies: 52
Views: 2772

Re: Oh god, just got them on today, oh god oh man oh god

I'm just wondering why not all clear brackets, they are virtually invisible to me. I had seen people around town with them and didn't even realize they are actual braces. Some orthos don't offer all-clear brackets. I think the justification is the clear (AKA ceramic) ones are more vulnerable to bre...
by Valiere
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Anyone with Invisalign for overjet/flaring?
Replies: 3
Views: 2182

Anyone with Invisalign for overjet/flaring?

I'm switching from ceramic/metal to Invisalign. My ortho, a premier provider, said my overjet and flaring could be corrected with invisalign, provided regular braces are used for a couple months at the very end to rotate a lower canine. As far as I know, my bite is okay. For those of you in the same...
by Valiere
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Oh god, just got them on today, oh god oh man oh god
Replies: 52
Views: 2772

Re: Oh god, just got them on today, oh god oh man oh god

It's a wicked cycle. I won't be confident if I have a metal mouth. :cry: And forcing myself to avoid smiling and to talk while showing as little of my teeth as possible is probably not conducive to appearing confident either. Anyway, they'll be off in two days. I'll report on just how terrible it is...
by Valiere
Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Oh god, just got them on today, oh god oh man oh god
Replies: 52
Views: 2772

Re: Oh god, just got them on today, oh god oh man oh god

All right, I'm getting them off Thursday and getting prepped for Invisalign.
by Valiere
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Oh god, just got them on today, oh god oh man oh god
Replies: 52
Views: 2772

Re: Oh god, just got them on today, oh god oh man oh god

I'm not trying to trivialize your experience, but you've only had them on for 3 days at this point. I'd advise you to give it a month or so before you make the decision to remove them. And have you thought about what you will do if your ortho says you are not a candidate for Invisalign? Would you k...
by Valiere
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just feeling the need to brag about my progress
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: Just feeling the need to brag about my progress

Wow! That's awesome progress!

Congrats! :mrgreen:
by Valiere
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 Months with braces! I am so happy with my progress
Replies: 124
Views: 12162

Re: 6 Months with braces! I am so happy with my progress

Not sure, but I didn't notice any imbalance before you pointed it out, and I doubt many others would either.
by Valiere
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What Did You Stop Doing Since Braces
Replies: 16
Views: 1403

Re: What Did You Stop Doing Since Braces

Smiling. :|
by Valiere
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Oh god, just got them on today, oh god oh man oh god
Replies: 52
Views: 2772

Re: Oh god, just got them on today, oh god oh man oh god

Thanks again, guys -- especially you, Fosterp. Comfortwise, I'm doing a little better today, because I decided to go hogwild with the wax. As a result, it looks like I'm smuggling marshmallows in my cheeks, but hey, comfort reigns in a job where I spend most of my time alone in my office. Gonna leve...
by Valiere
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: My mouth look different after braces ( looks swollen )
Replies: 9
Views: 8301

Re: My mouth look different after braces ( looks swollen )

Oh god, that's me too. I can close my lips (with difficulty), but moving my lips to speak has been greatly encumbered.

I've got that puffiness around the mouth area. Please tell me this goes away.
by Valiere
Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: 6 Months with braces! I am so happy with my progress
Replies: 124
Views: 12162

Re: 6 Months with braces! I am so happy with my progress

Wow, what progress! I can see how you're excited!

(Your blue bands look cool, too)