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by Mimo1985
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Just got Invisalign after Innovation-C braces
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: Just got Invisalign after Innovation-C braces

FlyByNight wrote:Congrats on the switch! It must be nice being able to see your teeth after all that time with the braces.
Yeah you have no idea lol. Really happy with the change!
by Mimo1985
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Just got Invisalign after Innovation-C braces
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Just got Invisalign after Innovation-C braces

Hi all - I had been posting in the self-ligating brackets group for a while but yesterday my ortho switched me to Invisalign! I cannot describe how pleased I am with the switch. Nothing wrong at all with the braces except I just didnt want them anymore. My ortho charges the same price for treatment ...
by Mimo1985
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Advice on my situation?
Replies: 10
Views: 1818

Re: Advice on my situation?

You teeth need to move and stabilise for around 6 months I think. Maybe your top teeth don't need that much movement? Dentist can change the bite in a lot of ways. Not sure why you wouldn't just have fixed braces on both teeth. It's much easier for the dentist I would have thought and God wearing I...
by Mimo1985
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment
Replies: 21
Views: 5417

Re: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment

Got my Invisilign on yesterday! Did a lot of IPR on the bottom and it was incredibly uncomfortable. Im sure it will be worth it. I have two buttons glued to my teeth for the rubber bands which feel basically the same as braces - yet they dont. My teeth are sore like braces but I have to say I am pre...
by Mimo1985
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment
Replies: 21
Views: 5417

Re: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment

Thank you! Im looking forward to it. I dislike these plastic trays as they are very thick and I cant bite down but its ok :) I hope Invisilign is not like that haha My lower retainer is very thick too. I think my retainer from my first set of braces was quite thin, and it didn't last long as a resu...
by Mimo1985
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment
Replies: 21
Views: 5417

Re: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment

atrixa wrote:They're looking really nice so far! Good luck with the invisalign!
Thank you! Im looking forward to it. I dislike these plastic trays as they are very thick and I cant bite down but its ok :) I hope Invisilign is not like that haha
by Mimo1985
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How many attachments before you wish you had normal braces
Replies: 30
Views: 18438

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

I started 9 months ago with Innovation C self ligating brackets (they are sort of clear but not nearly as much as Damon Clear). I am going to be brutally honest and say I really didnt want them. I wished all of the time I could have opted for Invisilign but my teeth were too crowded for them. Now my...
by Mimo1985
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Teeth trying to relapse quickly after invisalign
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

Re: Teeth trying to relapse quickly after invisalign

Ask about lingual retainers - that might be an option your ortho is willing to place. I know I will be getting both bottom and top wire retainers attached to the behind of my teeth. I am terrified of my teeth going back to the way they were too.
by Mimo1985
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign Ruined my midline?
Replies: 2
Views: 1836

Re: Invisalign Ruined my midline?

I cant say for sure I know what your ortho is planning, but my very vague guess would be that your ortho probably knows about it and it will get fixed during the refinement stages? As far as Ive been told - orthos typically do all of the "heavy" work first then do the minor adjustments later. Its po...
by Mimo1985
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment
Replies: 21
Views: 5417

Re: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment

Today I went in to get my brackets removed so we can switch to Invisilign. Taking off the Innovation - C brackets, I will not lie, was pretty painful. They apparently use some different adhesive for self-ligating brackets and it hurts a lot more to get them off. Once that was over they polished my t...
by Mimo1985
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment
Replies: 21
Views: 5417

Re: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment

Hey all! So I miscalculated my ticker down there and I actually am halfway through treatment. Im at month 8 and have another 8 theoretical months to go. I saw my ortho today and she switched out my wires on both top and bottom for some pretty hefty ones. Previous to this current set, we had to rebon...
by Mimo1985
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment
Replies: 21
Views: 5417

Re: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment

Month 5! Teeth are looking pretty nice so far. Still need to work on the slip and get those teeth tucked under but were on our way :)
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by Mimo1985
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment
Replies: 21
Views: 5417

Re: Ongoing Braces Journal w/ Pics - Crossbite, Openbite, Crowding, Misalignment

Your teeth move at warp speed!!! I know its creepy isnt it?? Well this week things have been slowing down a lot - not much movement from my lower arch but there are probably some subtle things moving around. I apparently and not getting a wire changed out just yet but Im hoping by month 4-5 maybe t...
by Mimo1985
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Just Got Innovation - C
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: Just Got Innovation - C

Excellent news, glad to hear it. I would be impressed if my ortho mentioned Tesla in any conversation about braces :D ! I'm happy for you that your ortho is taking the time to explain things and allay your concerns. Onward and upward! Thank you! Yeah she is really nice about taking time to talk to ...
by Mimo1985
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Open bite extractions, small mouth, big tongue, and a vague oath
Replies: 10
Views: 482

Re: Open bite extractions, small mouth, big tongue, and a vague oath

Im so sorry about all of you issues with orthos - I know it can get really expensive really quickly. Regarding your tooth being extracted - feel free to clarify if I didnt understand this correctly but did you try and get a second opinion already and all of the orthos said consults would be around $...