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by LemonTree
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Here we go again!
Replies: 0
Views: 1435

Here we go again!

Hi everyone, I started my braces journey with Invisalign back in 2009. As the years went by my teeth started to twist back into their old positions so here I am again. While I had considered getting into braces again, in speaking with my dentist we decided to work with my final aligners and use them...
by LemonTree
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Best way to clean a clear retainer - hints and tips please!
Replies: 12
Views: 3053

Re: Best way to clean a clear retainer - hints and tips please!

Ok - good to see that others have used denture cleaners too. I'm rewearing some of my old invisalign trays. Are they safe to used on them on a regular basis too?
by LemonTree
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Strange retainer instructions?
Replies: 3
Views: 2785

Re: Strange retainer instructions?

I wore my retainer religiously and noticed a shift shortly after switching to them from my last invisalign aligners. After several years my teeth are not as straight as they used to be. Knowing what I know now, I would have gone back to my dentist and asked for vivera retainers instead.
by LemonTree
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Essix vs Hawley
Replies: 4
Views: 5305

Re: Essix vs Hawley

I've never had Hawley but really noticed my Essix loosening up after several years. I've broken a few of them just through wear too.
by LemonTree
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Poll: Did You Have An Allergic Reaction to Invisalign?
Replies: 48
Views: 43738

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

I didn't think I had allergies at the time but am wondering now if I was experiencing the cumulative effects of both aligner trays and regular allergies, the first time I did invisalign many years ago....
by LemonTree
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: I started my invisalign journey a year ago!
Replies: 2
Views: 1946

Re: I started my invisalign journey a year ago!

That's a lot of trays! Let us know how it goes.

I started wth 20 trays but end up with 3 sets of refinements so it took almost 3 years before I was done!
by LemonTree
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: Tooth twisting after years?
Replies: 1
Views: 6854

Re: Tooth twisting after years?

I've experienced something similar after many years out of invisalign. I've been able to fit into my old trays and will see if they move back into place. Would you consider seeing a different ortho/dentist to provide an opinion?
by LemonTree
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: The Naked Tooth (Retainers and Life After Braces)
Topic: 15 Year Update
Replies: 5
Views: 2029

Re: 15 Year Update

Great to hear that your teeth are still well aligned after so many years! I wore my essex top and bottom retainers regularly for nine years after finishing treatment. Unfortunately, I've had a few retainers break on me over the years and despite getting new ones shortly after each incident, my teeth...