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by k80
Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Toothbrushes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1525

Re: Toothbrushes?

Thank you all for the input! I've been very curious about Waterpik too. May need to look into it!
by k80
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: invisalign and teeth colour
Replies: 19
Views: 25786

Re: invisalign and teeth colour

I definitely noticed a difference in teeth color. My sister was always sooo jealous of my white teeth, lol! Then a few weeks into Invisalign, she looked at me and said, "You need to change back to your good toothpaste." (I used the Crest White products.) But I hadn't changed! So I've just decided to...
by k80
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: need advice! 5 hour tests with invisalign...
Replies: 3
Views: 1648

Re: need advice! 5 hour tests with invisalign...

Definitely use a straw! I've drank Hawaiian Punch before through a straw, and as long as I was careful, it didn't even touch my aligners.
by k80
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Does Invisalign cause cavities?
Replies: 6
Views: 6633

Re: Does Invisalign cause cavities?

I've heard you have a higher chance of cavities with Invisalign. Not that it's Invisalign's fault or anything. It's just how your teeth are! I knew this going in, so I planned to get super careful about my teeth. On a good day, I brush 3x/day. My doc said even just one time will suffice as long as I...
by k80
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:27 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?

I got mine in TWO! They told me 4-6 weeks, but also told me I'd come in the DAY they were sending a package out, so I might get mine a little earlier. I waited and waited. Called at 2.5 weeks because I was about to die to get them! And they told me, "Oh yeah, they've been here since FRIDAY!" What! :)
by k80
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Toothbrushes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1525

Toothbrushes?

One of my favorite things about Invisalign is being able to really brush my teeth! I've wanted to invest in an electric toothbrush for awhile... what are your thoughts?

Do you like these toothbrushes? Do you own one? And do you have a recommendation for me? :)
by k80
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What did you pay for your treatment?
Replies: 43
Views: 13088

Re: What did you pay for your treatment?

1) Sentenced to approx. 24 months. Bought Acceledent ($795 at my doc), moved down to 1 year (June - March). 2) $6,280 3) Invisalign 4) Slight overcrowding in lower arch. One tooth needed a ~45-degree rotation. Major gaps in the upper arch. Space between two front teeth. Later, I'll have clear braces...
by k80
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Do you need a certain of personality for Invisalign
Replies: 5
Views: 1827

Re: Do you need a certain of personality for Invisalign

I hadn't thought about that! I do tend to follow directions well, especially when it's something I'm paying this much for! I may keep them out for an extra hour here and there, but I'm right on track. On Tray 19 of 41, and the doc is pleased!
by k80
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Poll: Did You Have An Allergic Reaction to Invisalign?
Replies: 47
Views: 34864

Re: Poll: Did You Have An Allergic Reaction to Invisalign?

I've had nothing! Not even irritation from the attachments. The only things I've experienced were the increased saliva when I first got them (that subsided after a few days), and a couple of raw spots on my gums, just from the tray being fit a little weirdly. But we were able to file it down a littl...
by k80
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How many attachments before you wish you had normal braces
Replies: 30
Views: 18170

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

I have 15. I think I'd have as many as it took. I really got Invisalign for the fewer appointments I would have to go to, having a full-time job and all. But I'd definitely be more self-conscious if I had some on my two front teeth! I do have them on the neighboring teeth, but they're fairly small a...
by k80
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Braces after Invisalign?
Replies: 5
Views: 2981

Re: Braces after Invisalign?

I'm aware this is a little late, but I wanted to reply anyway. When I went to my doctor, he told me that two of my back most teeth had not extruded all the way. I'd never noticed, but there's literally only the tops sticking out. So, to correct this, he suggested I go ahead with Invisalign (FOR TWO ...