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by Trickycoolj
Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Kleenite on Invisalign?
Replies: 1
Views: 1748

Re: Kleenite on Invisalign?

Used it several times now with no staining. Even left a previous set of trays in a glass of kleenite overnight and didn't see any problems or staining. Would be easy to travel with since its powder or find at a drugstore if you forget cleaning stuff in a trip.
by Trickycoolj
Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Phase 2 at 30, never too late.
Replies: 14
Views: 3408

Re: Phase 2 at 30, never too late.

Went in for my first 6 week checkup yesterday! Dentist could already see movement! It's so slight I can barely tell unless I use my magnifying makeup mirror but my bottom incisors have all spread apart enough that there's no contact, the floss doesn't "pop" anymore. Actually that's happening on top ...
by Trickycoolj
Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Lig colours (colors)
Replies: 1303
Views: 562619

Re: Lig colours (colors)

My favorite combo when I had brackets many years ago during phase I was teal and black. I got the "cool lady" for my adjustment and somehow she was able to fit two ligs vertically on each bracket and made a neat pattern! Not sure if she did that so I would have more colors on my 4 brackets or becaus...
by Trickycoolj
Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How long before you started seeing movement?
Replies: 5
Views: 3607

Re: How long before you started seeing movement?

Definitely noticing more space between each tooth when flossing at Tray 3. Especially next to the two spots I had IPR on the first day. I don't really notice any straightening yet. My mom did when she finally saw me 5 weeks in (tray 3) but I think with the aligner in it kind of masks the positioning...
by Trickycoolj
Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Jumping sides soon!
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: Jumping sides soon!

Almost done with 3 of 35 and honestly I wish I would have given brackets serious thought. Mostly because I'm a snacker and an advid coffee drinker and a beer snob. Love having Friday/Saturday movie nights or binge watch sessions with a few local craft brews. Now I have to chug it with my dinner and ...
by Trickycoolj
Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Phase 2 at 30, never too late.
Replies: 14
Views: 3408

Re: Phase 2 at 30, never too late.

Thanks for the encouragement! Can't wait to post some pics once I'm allowed! Might start a separate blog too. :) Oh man tonight on the way home I grabbed teriyaki to go and I totally wanted to reach in and eat a potsticker at a really long red light. Oh wait Invisalign. Bummer! Smelled so good after...
by Trickycoolj
Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: Kleenite on Invisalign?
Replies: 1
Views: 1748

Kleenite on Invisalign?

Found a product at the drugstore this evening called Kleenite, looks like it's a bottle of crystals of some sort. Says it's safe for orthodontic appliances including clear aligners and I don't see persulfate in the ingredients list. I do see baking soda (sodium bicarbonate, yay British YouTube cooki...
by Trickycoolj
Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: Phase I and Phase II Ortho Treatment
Replies: 16
Views: 18993

Re: Phase I and Phase II Ortho Treatment

I had phase I in the early 1990s at 9. I don't know what exactly all my appliances did, burnin know I had an overbite/jet and not enough room with severely overlapping upper incisors. 4 brackets, headgear, bite plate, and LLA for a year made it so I never needed extractions (except impacted wisdom t...
by Trickycoolj
Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?
Replies: 1079
Views: 167401

Re: Poll: At What Age Did You Get Your Braces?

Jumped on the Invisalign train at 30. 3 down, 35 to go!
by Trickycoolj
Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Phase 2 at 30, never too late.
Replies: 14
Views: 3408

Phase 2 at 30, never too late.

Started my adventure in what could be my Phase 2 treatment 5 weeks ago, at age 30. Been feeling a little lonely in the adventure since I'm using Invisalign and no one around me on a regular basis is even in traditional braces let alone Invisalign. So I've been lurking here a bit and totally inspired...