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by scorpetteFL
Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: PLEASE help. Bad invisalign story - enamel wearing off
Replies: 3
Views: 3658

PLEASE help. Bad invisalign story - enamel wearing off

I don't even know where to start - I posted my story here before - I moved and had to switch orthos. Invisalign just didn't work for me for some reason. Don't know why. My ortho kind of gave up ... he didn't order the invisalign retainer but another spring retainer which made my teeth move back. The...
by scorpetteFL
Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Treatment beyond the two free refinements?
Replies: 0
Views: 677

Treatment beyond the two free refinements?

Hey, has anyone here pursued treatment beyond the two refinements that come with the initial fee? I'm not sure of what to do - my upper teeth have definitely come a long way, but for whatever reason they are just not straightening - something is definitely weird with my treatment plan as I moved and...
by scorpetteFL
Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How visible are attachments?
Replies: 24
Views: 13394

Blargh! I am on my second and last refinement, and am covered in attachments! I have 6 on top, right covering the front, and seven on the bottom! I am so eager to be done now that in a way I don't care, but they make invisalign extremely visable. Also get food stuck, I've had some pop off twice, the...
by scorpetteFL
Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What happens after all refinements are used up?
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

What happens after all refinements are used up?

So I am on my second refinement and saw my clinchek this week - I have had so many problems with this ortho - and it's really clear that my teeth are not going to be straight at the end of this refinement. I don't have any more that are included after this. I don't know what to do, this has been suc...
by scorpetteFL
Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Help! Need 2nd opinion on my ortho
Replies: 12
Views: 1715

Thanks guys... I'm very concerned about him losing that premier status but it's so difficult to switch, it will cost a ton. the good news is my new refinement trays came in and so far tray 1 of 8 new ones is amazing. that's cuz I had to get more attachments, I now have attachments on nearly all of m...
by scorpetteFL
Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Dawn Direct experiment for cleaning Invisalign
Replies: 8
Views: 2811

I just use tartar control/whitening toothpaste and they stay very clean. I've also used baking soda on them.

My top one just cracked the other day (yikes) but I've had it for nearly 1 1/2 months while I wait for my refinement trays.

Really hoping it doesn't break in two before wednesday.
by scorpetteFL
Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Help! Need 2nd opinion on my ortho
Replies: 12
Views: 1715

The IPR is good but when you get started on treatment, invisalign has set specific times that the IPR should be done. In my case, my ortho never consults the records...he takes a look in my mouth, makes a face, and saws away. So I think he just does it at will. I went for a second opinion and she sa...
by scorpetteFL
Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Help! Need 2nd opinion on my ortho
Replies: 12
Views: 1715

I'm not sure, but I think to be a Premier Provider they just need to do a certain number of cases per year. But this guy's attitude sounds shoddy - he should be ready, willing and able to answer your questions and address your concerns. Thanks, I have a consultation on Friday (2nd opinion) with ano...
by scorpetteFL
Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:36 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Help! Need 2nd opinion on my ortho
Replies: 12
Views: 1715

Help! Need 2nd opinion on my ortho

I don't know what to do. My teeth are still not done and I'm waiting for trays for my second and last refinement. I am concerned because my orthodontist keeps doing IPR at will when I go in there and doesn't look it up on the treatment schedule. He's also had his assistant do it. It like he just saw...
by scorpetteFL
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: 22/24 & there's no way there'll be done in 2 aligner's t
Replies: 10
Views: 1827

Refinement - how many before they charge more? My ortho told me you only get two on top of the initial treatment. I'm about to start my second one.
by scorpetteFL
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: grr - time for my second refinement...
Replies: 0
Views: 872

grr - time for my second refinement...

...if this doesn't work I don't know what I'm going to do. I'm supposed to be done, but I'm not. I already had a refinement on just the top so this is the last one without costing $$. I am WORRIED. Had impressions taken today. My ortho keeps doing additional IPR beyond what is in the plan and I'm co...
by scorpetteFL
Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How much weight have you lost since starting Invisalign?
Replies: 11
Views: 4690

How much weight have you lost since starting Invisalign?

Me: 15 pounds! My ortho forbid me to lose more and told me to drink protein shakes.

I stopped snacking, but I do pig out at meals. Snacking really makes a difference...
by scorpetteFL
Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Why be embarrassed to admit you have Invisalign?
Replies: 17
Views: 4762

I tell everyone. At first I was having problems with speech so I wanted people to know I wasn't intoxicated...now my speech is normal, but I often mention it when I turn down a snack or something (by the way I lost 15 pounds on these things)
by scorpetteFL
Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: anyone have speedbumps on front BIG teeth??
Replies: 26
Views: 8043

I've got them on both upper front teeth now - I didn't until refinement. You get used to them. By the time I got them I was so frustrated with my lack of progress on the uppers that I wouldn't have cared if he made them neon green, I swear it...
by scorpetteFL
Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Can invisalign torque my canines?
Replies: 19
Views: 10836

I'm having this problem with one of my upper canines - I'm in refinement now and they had to add 6 attachments to my upper teeth. Jury is still out as to whether it's working! My ortho didn't mention rubber bands, hm. My lower teeth are progressing perfectly.