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by Invisibeth
Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign Newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 7277

Hi, and good luck with the treatment! I'm on about 6 of 18, and so far, so good! My correction was really minor, with one front tooth just beginning to cross over the other. Nobody could really notice it, but I could , and also noticed that in photos, it was "progressing," so I figured I better nip ...
by Invisibeth
Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Concerns over IPR??
Replies: 9
Views: 2301

Concerns over IPR??

Has anyone ever had problems resulting from IPR? I finally discovered what IPR was when I when in yesterday and they explained they had to "shave" a bit from between my 2 front teeth-- my first and only IPR, he told me. However, my ortho didn't do it, but one of the assistants/technicians. I was a b...
by Invisibeth
Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: ortho or dentist?
Replies: 8
Views: 1613

The main question I would ponder would be this: How much experience and expertise does your dentist/ortho have? I have friends who are dentists, both of whom know a bit about Invisalign (and in all fairness, don't do it. One friend says it was just one more thing to learn about and he already does a...
by Invisibeth
Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Does IPR hurt?
Replies: 7
Views: 5014

WHAT is an IPR? I keep seeing it and don't know what it means!

Thanks....
by Invisibeth
Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Cleaning Question
Replies: 1
Views: 944

I don't know how much those cleaning crystals are, but I've been using Efferdent twice/day. Just drop in my aligner, leave it for 15-30 mins while I'm eating, and they're spankin' clean! I'm really pleased because I'd heard that these things can get icky, and when I finished my last one, it was as g...
by Invisibeth
Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: A year into it...
Replies: 1
Views: 1114

Thanks for your tips! I hope your treatment ends up how you want it to. You have a great attitude! I cannot believe the stories I'm hearing about "wait times." Yikes! You're right about the denture cleaner. I'm on my 2nd aligner, and I started using Efferdent with the first one, and it works great. ...
by Invisibeth
Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:50 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How Many Hours w/o Invisalign is "Bad"?
Replies: 18
Views: 51184

You all make good points. I've got these things for only 9 months, so I should behave diligently like any pregnant woman would for that time (Ha ha!). Idon't mind having them in at all. They don't even seem to matter when I smile in pictures. In fact, because my problem is so minor and invisible to ...
by Invisibeth
Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How Many Hours w/o Invisalign is "Bad"?
Replies: 18
Views: 51184

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

Hi. I'm only on my 2nd liner. I've been pretty diligent, probably easily wearing these 22 hours/day during the week. On a Friday or Saturday, I've had it out for about 2 hours/max at one time. I'm going to a wedding next Saturday (I change the liner on Monday). What happens if I leave this liner out...
by Invisibeth
Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: About to switch to #2/18 aligners....
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Heh heh. I may know that feeling: when I got laser eye surgery more than 10 years ago, I felt sad about giving up my contact lenses... I see your point about the pain. The first one? I dreaded even brushing my teeth, because removing them hurt sooo much. I put this 2nd one in yesterday morning, went...
by Invisibeth
Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: About to switch to #2/18 aligners....
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

I am lucky. There was a misunderstanding, and I had told my ortho that if I needed front attachments, I wasn't going to bother. The correction I need is so negligible that I was on the fence about it. I put my liner in this morning, and while it's a wee bit tight, nothing like round 1. I actually th...
by Invisibeth
Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Good Candidate for Invisalign Express? (PICS)
Replies: 2
Views: 3942

Fwiw, I have almost perfectly aligned teeth (trying to attach ClinCheck, but can't). They are almost perfectly straight, but I notice (and sometimes in photos) that my one front tooth is *slightly* crooked (misaligned). Just to move it a few mms, it's taking 9 months, and 18 aligners. I don't know a...
by Invisibeth
Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: About to switch to #2/18 aligners....
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

About to switch to #2/18 aligners....

I've had my top aligners for 2 weeks (tomorrow), and am gingerly examining the bag for #2, making sure the numbers match, etc....It turns out that my ortho was able to order NEW aligners without the attachments, and the treatment time is exactly the same! (18 weeks-- hooray!). So obviously, the atta...
by Invisibeth
Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Any Canadians experiencing long wait times for refiners?
Replies: 19
Views: 3558

Karen, I'm curious to see if your trays came yet. As I mentioned, I'm in Ontario. We made some treatment changes, so my ortho emailed me today and said, with my approval, they're ordering a brand new set of aligners. I have an appt in 3 weeks, and unless there is a delay, they should be there. Any p...
by Invisibeth
Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Any Canadians experiencing long wait times for refiners?
Replies: 19
Views: 3558

Karen & Meryaten, First, I see your point, Meryaten, about how delays could occur (easily!) at the dentist's office. I have mentioned how expensive my liners are, but having said that, the office runs like clockwork and, honestly, *every* staff member, from the receptionist to the technicians to the...
by Invisibeth
Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Any Canadians experiencing long wait times for refiners?
Replies: 19
Views: 3558

I cannot believe yours is that expensive! My goodness. You said you didn't get a second opinion? Devushka No, didn't get a 2nd opinion. Locally, I figured it was all the same (small market). But I probably should have gone to Michigan, given the Canadian $. When I was a teen, I had my ortho work do...