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by Lala082008
Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Estimated time for braces
Replies: 77
Views: 8169

Re: Estimated time for braces

My plan is now to get Invisalign. I have a pretty complex case, and was told it would take at least 2.5 years. Anyone else plan to be in Invisalign for this long?
by Lala082008
Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign G5 for Deep Bite
Replies: 11
Views: 4245

Re: Invisalign G5 for Deep Bite

I wanted to post a follow up about my planned treatment, especially in case others who have similar problems (severe deep bite, overjet, Class II Malocclusion, crowding) may be trying to find out if they can do Invisalign instead of braces. I saw an orthodontist today who is one of the top 1% Invisa...
by Lala082008
Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: White arch wire
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: White arch wire

Wow, thanks for all the helpful replies! It's good to know that it doesn't really matter either way.
by Lala082008
Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: anyone tried an acceledent?
Replies: 98
Views: 31675

Re: anyone used an acceledent?

It sounds like the independent study done recently showed no benefit to using acceledent: http://kevinobrienorthoblog.com/acceled ... new-trial/
by Lala082008
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign G5 for Deep Bite
Replies: 11
Views: 4245

Re: Invisalign G5 for Deep Bite

Here's a picture from my consult. I will post a follow up once I talk to 1 or 2 more orthodontists.
by Lala082008
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: What to do before you even get braces?
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: What to do before you even get braces?

I'm getting my braces next week and I'm working on whitening my teeth at home before then. I feel like my teeth are pretty yellow and so I feel like I'll be a bit more confident with the braces if they're not so yellow.
by Lala082008
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: when did you realize you wanted to get your smile fixed?
Replies: 31
Views: 2566

Re: when did you realize you wanted to get your smile fixed?

I've disliked my teeth since I was a teen, but my main problem has always been my bite. I don't like the way my chin looks in profile. Last year I had LASIK and it was such a great experience to not have to wear glasses anymore. It made me realize how worthwhile it is to invest in yourself like this...
by Lala082008
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces instead of surgery?
Replies: 8
Views: 928

Re: Braces instead of surgery?

I was told as a teenager that I would need braces and jaw surgery. I got neither, and now (as an adult) I am set to get braces soon. My ortho said she didn't think I would need surgery. And the other ones I consulted said likely I wouldn't need it either. Has anyone else had this experience, where t...
by Lala082008
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Estimated time for braces
Replies: 77
Views: 8169

Re: Estimated time for braces

I was told 24 months, but I feel like it may end up being longer than that. Several other places I went said 24+ months or 2.5 years. I'm scared that I just can't handle having braces for that long (and I don't even have mine yet - schedule to get them put on next week).
by Lala082008
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Braces after Invisalign?
Replies: 5
Views: 3029

Re: Braces after Invisalign?

For those of you who got braces after invisalign, did you have to pay for them again or was that part of your original contract?
by Lala082008
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign G5 for Deep Bite
Replies: 11
Views: 4245

Re: Invisalign G5 for Deep Bite

Yes, they did offer Invisalign as an option. They weren't preferred providers or anything like that. I'm wondering if I should try consulting the ortho listed as a "top 1%" Invisalign provider in my area.
by Lala082008
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Time to blossom - lilyflower's story
Replies: 68
Views: 7786

Re: Time to blossom - lilyflower's story

Wow, Lilyflower, reading your story totally inspired me to try and look into finding an orthodontist who does the G5s. I have a deep bite like yours (maybe a bit deeper) and moderate crowding on top. Also my top teeth tilt in a bit (I'm not sure what that's called). I don't think I can upload a pict...
by Lala082008
Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign G5 for Deep Bite
Replies: 11
Views: 4245

Invisalign G5 for Deep Bite

Hi everyone! I'm supposed to get my braces on next week, but I've been reading about the Invisalign G5 for deep bite on this forum and wondering if that might be an option for me. I'm really scared of the idea of wearing braces for 2 years, but at the same time I have some bite/TMJ issues that I kno...
by Lala082008
Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: White arch wire
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

White arch wire

I'm going to get ceramic braces in a week or so and wanted to ask if anyone had experience with a white/clear arch wire versus the metal one. My ortho only offers the metal one, but to me the white one is less visible. Is it worth trying to find an ortho that uses this?