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by chinglnc
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign not tracked
Replies: 2
Views: 911

Re: Invisalign not tracked

thanks for sharing your experience. I wasn't aware you can use elastic with invisalign. Just saw the ortho, and he said 'not to worry' and ask me to continue wearing the aligner for another 6 weeks until we rescan the teeth for the refinement as we are too closed to christmas break... Not super happ...
by chinglnc
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign not tracked
Replies: 2
Views: 911

Invisalign not tracked

Hi My tray does not track as how it should be, there is a gap between the teeth and the tray and i could feel the tray is not as fit anymore. The gap is getting bigger as I progress- I saw my ortho last week and he did minor IPR hoping that it will leave some room for the teeth to move. He asked me ...
by chinglnc
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Unhappy after Invisalign treatment
Replies: 1
Views: 1096

Re: Unhappy after Invisalign treatment

So sorry to hear about your story, they sound awful!

Can someone help?

I've always assumed that we can keep refining until we are happy with results....
by chinglnc
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: My comic for others who have Invisalign visibility insecurities
Replies: 3
Views: 995

Re: My comic for others who have Invisalign visibility insecurities

Thanks for sharing this.

I am feeling less awkward of brushing my teeth in public now, but not flossing my teeth!
I have kids starting at me as I am brushing my teeth.

I have to admit I hate the cleaning process when I am in a stinky toilet though :-(
by chinglnc
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Here's what I did when I broke my wrist during my Invisalign treatment
Replies: 2
Views: 928

Re: Here's what I did when I broke my wrist during my Invisalign treatment

Thank you for sharing this- it's always useful to know how we can floss/brush better when don't have both hands.

How do you find using Dental Pick Flosser? I attempted to use it but find it really difficult for the back teeth....
by chinglnc
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Is invisalign really invisible?
Replies: 10
Views: 2264

Re: Is invisalign really invisible?

I have been wearing invisalign for 3 months and people who are close to me haven't mentioned it. Surprisingly my client who came to visit me last week immediately spotted the invisalign as she knew someone who has it. I suppose people who knowledge of invisalign can see it easily...some other people...
by chinglnc
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Stained teeth due to overlapped teeth
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Stained teeth due to overlapped teeth

Hi My overlapped teeth have 'pushed out' more since I started the invisalign treatment, and I can see the 'stained mark' on those overlapped areas of the teeth that used to be hidden. My question is, what do you do with those stained area? Do they disappear overtime with brushing or do I need specia...
by chinglnc
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Essential "accessories"
Replies: 5
Views: 1453

Re: Essential "accessories"

when I am outside, I have...

Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Floss
Small bottle of mouthwash

At home, I use waterfloss on top of the normal routine and I have another softer brush to 'clean' the retainer...
by chinglnc
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Dental Do-dads (Dental Products Q's and Comments)
Topic: The BEST flossing tip I didn't know!
Replies: 8
Views: 4280

Re: The BEST flossing tip I didn't know!

Can someone do a video and demonstrate how to do this? I am too stupid to follow a written instructions :-(
by chinglnc
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Clear mouthwash for invisalign?
Replies: 2
Views: 1452

Clear mouthwash for invisalign?

Hello I am wondering what kind of mouthwash do people use during invisalign treatment. I floss, brush (including tongue) and use mouthwash every time after I eat something, but I still get the residual taste in my mouth- I suppose it's really difficult to clean our mouths perfectly. What else do you...
by chinglnc
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Anyone started invisalign recently?
Replies: 0
Views: 731

Anyone started invisalign recently?

Hello I am on week 6 of my invisalign treatment- I would like to share my journey and concerns with someone who is at around the same stage as me. Do we have anyone here started invisalign treatment around the same time as me? I would be happy to read your blog, or I could PM you too. If so, can you...
by chinglnc
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Anyone else put weight ON with Invisalign?! :(
Replies: 2
Views: 1726

Re: Anyone else put weight ON with Invisalign?! :(

Hello FraggleRock, I have the same problem as you. I am not usually a 'snack' person but my workplace provide a lot of snacks, it's very tempting to eat them so I tend to eat a lot more during normal meal time so that I don't get tempted when seeing other people snacking! I am only on week 6 of my t...
by chinglnc
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What to expect during routine appointment?
Replies: 4
Views: 1470

Re: What to expect during routine appointment?

Thank you for sharing. I am wondering whether the ortho just do visual check between the clincheck and my teeth? or do they have any special equipment to measure the changes? The reason being I can't see much progress for my teeth when I compare it with the clincheck. And I have already received all...
by chinglnc
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What to expect during routine appointment?
Replies: 4
Views: 1470

What to expect during routine appointment?

Hello I will be having my first 8-week invisalign appointment, can I ask what will be involved during this session? Are they going to take X-ray to check my gum/root? How do ortho usually check progress? I haven't felt there has been any significant change, so I have no idea whether the trays have w...
by chinglnc
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: When do the trays come in?
Replies: 1
Views: 873

Re: When do the trays come in?

mine came in about 2 weeks.

What kind of adjustment did you have?