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by chinglnc
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Align Technology Introduces Changing Invisalign Every 7 Days
Replies: 6
Views: 3223

Re: Align Technology Introduces Changing Invisalign Every 7 Days

An interesting email sent to providing doctors last week. I knew it was coming and thought about various motivations for it. We have patients changing on all sorts of aligner cycles for many years. However, we still do not feel comfortable changing aligners every 7 days in all situations. We have a...
by chinglnc
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign progress app questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1109

Re: Invisalign progress app questions

this is new to me!!

Would be interested to know how people track the progress of their teeth!
by chinglnc
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Clear drinks with Invisalign
Replies: 14
Views: 4596

Re: Clear drinks with Invisalign

Thank you so much for the warning invizzlerizzle!

I am surprise some ortho actually encourage their patients to keep the tray in when eating as long as the brush their teeth after!
by chinglnc
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Tray snug fit feeling gone in day 3
Replies: 0
Views: 1163

Tray snug fit feeling gone in day 3

Hello Today is the day 3 of my tray, and the feeling of the snug fit is gone, except the back of my teeth always made me feel I can't close my mouth properly. I am not sure whether that means my teeth has moved or I have been too rough with my tray when taking in and out. I have quite a severe inner...
by chinglnc
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Invisalign Accelerator?
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Invisalign Accelerator?

Hello

Has anyone here use an Invisalign Accelerator before?

Just came across this in youtube and it sounds amazing- but not sure whether they are just product placement though

Propel V Pro5
by chinglnc
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Brush your teeth right after meal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

Brush your teeth right after meal?

Hello

I am getting my first tray tomorrow, very excited!

Since we only have 2 hours for cleaning & eating etc, do you brush your teeth right after every meal? Or do you wait for 1/2 hour first?

Thank you
by chinglnc
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Clear drinks with Invisalign
Replies: 14
Views: 4596

Re: Clear drinks with Invisalign

I was thinking of similar thing- but gin and tonic.....
by chinglnc
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: ClinCheck final results shows flaring out
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

Re: ClinCheck final results shows flaring out

Thank you dreonsu! That's useful. I am learning more and more terminologies as I am going through the process! I think I have both overbite and overjet....(see pictures) and I also have an 'overlapped' teeth on the lower jaw. I have Skeletal class I and I was hoping to move back my teeth so that my ...
by chinglnc
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: ClinCheck final results shows flaring out
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

ClinCheck final results shows flaring out

Hello I had my first ClinCheck today- I've attached a picture of the Start and Finish picture. You will notice that the 'finish picture' still shows 'overbite' and it's also looking flaring out. I asked my orthodontist whether I can fix the overbite, he said 'it's fine to have them so that we don't ...
by chinglnc
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What to expect with ClinCheck appointment?
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

Re: What to expect with ClinCheck appointment?

As a patient, make sure the tray is "tracking", meaning that the trays fit over the teeth intimately. There will be attachments that we place on the teeth to enable better control over teeth. You will see them as tooth colored bumps on your teeth. Make sure that these attachments are all there and ...
by chinglnc
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What to expect with ClinCheck appointment?
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

Re: What to expect with ClinCheck appointment?

That's really useful. Thank you both. Am I correct to think that the trays come in several sets... Set 1 (treatment plan) - if everything going according to plan, there won't be additional sets Set 2 and onward - are all 'refinement' sets Have I understood it correctly? As a patient, what are the si...
by chinglnc
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Can Invisalign help with bite issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 1409

Re: Can Invisalign help with bite issues?

I think it really depends on your Orthodontist's skill!

I read that for invisalign treatment, a lot of it is down to the Orthodontist's skills and experience, rather than the actual 'invisalign' tool.

If you could, speak to a few orthodontist to get a better idea of your treatment option.
by chinglnc
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What to expect with ClinCheck appointment?
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

Re: What to expect with ClinCheck appointment?

Thanks for sharing. My orthodontist definitely hasn't talked about refinement stage so I am quite clueless what it means. It sounds really strange to me that there are three refinement stages!! Another question: Once we 'happy' and 'agree' with the ClinChek, does it mean it's too late if we change o...
by chinglnc
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What to expect with ClinCheck appointment?
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

Re: What to expect with ClinCheck appointment?

Thank you! I have read a lot of 'refinement stage'.

I am confused of what this really means- Surely the 'refinement' should be part of the treatment process until it's perfect?

Is this just a tactic that used by orthodontist that the treatment takes xx months + xx months of refinement?
by chinglnc
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: What to expect with ClinCheck appointment?
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

What to expect with ClinCheck appointment?

Hello everyone Had my first time with the invisalign process, took all pictures and scans. My question is: 1. What should I expect during the next ClinCheck appointment? 2. How do I know whether the treatment plan is 'good'? I was a bit surprised to find out my orthodontist pointed out I can do the ...