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by copperpenny
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How Many Hours w/o Invisalign is "Bad"?
Replies: 18
Views: 50301

Re: How Many Hours w/o Invisalign is "Bad"?

I'm on Week 2 of my 1st aligner. I'm definitely NOT an expert, but I did give up drinking coffee and tea for this. I'm even too scared to drink my pre-workout drink because the powder colors my lips, let alone what it will do to my attachments. I get my non-water fix at dinner, sometimes lunch. It s...
by copperpenny
Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 36F - Did anyone else feel vain/guilty about getting braces?
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Re: 36F - Did anyone else feel vain/guilty about getting braces?

Thanks everyone for the comments. I'm on day 2 of my invisalign. I'm glad it happened...but now I'm trying to figure out to hold my mouth. I've been manipulating my mouth for so many years, that I now don't know how to smile or set my face when I'm not smiling. LOL. I still have people telling me "W...
by copperpenny
Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Day 1 & EVERYTHING was done OUCH
Replies: 4
Views: 1572

Day 1 & EVERYTHING was done OUCH

Today, I received my Invisalign aligners. The assistant put on my "buttons" (9 of them) AND the orthodontist came over and shaved 8 of my bottom teeth. That kinda freaked me out because he said I had "smaller" teeth. Based on all the post and YouTube videos I watched, I thought the buttons and shavi...
by copperpenny
Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign in January - How to prepare
Replies: 3
Views: 1447

Re: Invisalign in January - How to prepare

Thank you!! This is very helpful. I just got my practice aligners while I wait for my real ones to come. These feel so weirddd! I dunno how I'm going to do 22 hours...lawd.
by copperpenny
Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 36F - Did anyone else feel vain/guilty about getting braces?
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Re: 36F - Did anyone else feel vain/guilty about getting braces?

So, I went to my consultation and he said I only needed braces for a year and he recommended Invisalign...He said for a year in braces and my type of gaps I didn't need to get metal. Surprisingly he also asked me if I was sure I wanted to give up my gap. Me: Yep, it's time for it to go. Lawd. What i...
by copperpenny
Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign in January - How to prepare
Replies: 3
Views: 1447

Invisalign in January - How to prepare

So, when I first decided to get braces, I read everything I could about metal braces, especially the Damon brand. I was so excited to start on this journey and begin stocking up on everything I needed to survive 2 years in braces. Then I get to my appointment and the orthodontist says: You only need...
by copperpenny
Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What did you pay for your treatment?
Replies: 43
Views: 13317

Re: What did you pay for your treatment?

1. 12 months 2. $5800, 1250 is covered by insurance. 3. Invisalign 4. I have a large gap between too 2 front teeth. Only slight tilt to bottom 2 front teeth...but since he's bringing top teeth back a bit, he has to move bottom to match. And maybe a canine that's rotated barely. A part of me wanted t...
by copperpenny
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 36F - Did anyone else feel vain/guilty about getting braces?
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Re: 36F - Did anyone else feel vain/guilty about getting braces?

I guess that's what bugs me is when ppl with straight teeth and such tell me I don't need braces...And that I look fine without...inside I'm like why am I not allowed to have a complete smile too? I know I'm internalizing it...but as a dentist told someone I know: they aren't saying your smile is ni...
by copperpenny
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 36F - Did anyone else feel vain/guilty about getting braces?
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Re: 36F - Did anyone else feel vain/guilty about getting braces?

Thanks for your kind words! I think I've spent so much of my life trying to ignore my gap, that it's quite weird to know it won't be there anymore. It will no longer be a part of my identity...that is sooooooo weird. But I'm so excited about having straight teeth to match my smile. Now the discomfor...
by copperpenny
Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: 36F - Did anyone else feel vain/guilty about getting braces?
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

36F - Did anyone else feel vain/guilty about getting braces?

So, I'm going for my consultation on Thursday with the possibility of getting braces same day. I'm actually okay with this...but I have a few concerns: 1)A silver filling that you can see from the font. Past dentists have asked to replace it but I never did. It's twin cracked a year ago and was repl...