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by chinglnc
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Clear drinks with Invisalign
Replies: 14
Views: 4239

Re: Clear drinks with Invisalign

Also, what about mouthwash? Can I only use clear mouthwash only and would it be a problem if I leave a little bit of mouthwash residual in the invisalign tray?
by chinglnc
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Clear drinks with Invisalign
Replies: 14
Views: 4239

Re: Clear drinks with Invisalign

Thanks for advice DrJasonTam. Does sugar-free product causing cavity? My understanding is that a lot of sugar-free products contains artificial sweetener, but I am not sure whether they would cause cavity as much as a sugary product.
by chinglnc
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Clear drinks with Invisalign
Replies: 14
Views: 4239

Re: Clear drinks with Invisalign

Ahh...so it's the sugar that causing the stain. I will try to stick to water whenever possible. Thank you all for the advice
by chinglnc
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Clear drinks with Invisalign
Replies: 14
Views: 4239

Clear drinks with Invisalign

Hello Can someone tell me what kind of drinks you can have when the Invisalign retainer is on? Does it limit to drinking water only or any 'clear' drinks will be fine such as 7-up, Gin & Tonic , white wine etc? I need to do social drinks occasionally, and it usually involves drinking for a few hours...
by chinglnc
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Set back about lingual treatment
Replies: 13
Views: 1998

Re: Set back about lingual treatment

your story made me chuckle a bit...haha....it's always interesting to read the comedy story around braces...
by chinglnc
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Decision time- Invisalign or Lingual
Replies: 5
Views: 1735

Re: Decision time- Invisalign or Lingual

Hello SinkFullOfDinner, thank you for your advice. Unfortunately the two options are with two different orthos so I can't switch easily if I am not happy with the results. You are right that there is probably not perfect invisibility, I have read good and horror stories for both methods, I suppose s...
by chinglnc
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Is invisalign really invisible?
Replies: 10
Views: 2197

Re: Is invisalign really invisible?

Thanks everyone. I am very self-conscious with my teeth so it's good to know that we can advise the ortho before they approve the treatment. I have never met anyone with invisalign before so this is really useful. Thank you so much for your advice!
by chinglnc
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Set back about lingual treatment
Replies: 13
Views: 1998

Re: Set back about lingual treatment

Thank you so much for sharing this! I have read few cases where they had to switch to normal braces towards the end too- I guess there are certain things that would be difficult to fix with lingual technology!

Have you finished your treatment now?
by chinglnc
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Decision time- Invisalign or Lingual
Replies: 5
Views: 1735

Decision time- Invisalign or Lingual

Hello I have seen 3 orthos, did extensive research and now I am down to two options; Lingual or Invisalign INVISALIGN: Ortho 1 (treated 500+ patients with invisalign) Pros: 1. £3000 CHEAPER than lingual 2. Less speech problem in comparison to lingual Cons: 1. More visible than lingual option (especi...
by chinglnc
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Is invisalign really invisible?
Replies: 10
Views: 2197

Re: Is invisalign really invisible?

do you know if an invisalign patients have to wear those buttons throughout the entire treatment?

Can we choose to put button in a less visible place?
by chinglnc
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Is invisalign really invisible?
Replies: 10
Views: 2197

Is invisalign really invisible?

Is invisalign really invisible?

I looked up invisalign videso on youtube, some of them are quite visible!

Do people notice the aligner when you started the treatment?

I am considering between lingual and invisalign, and wondering which one is more invisible?
by chinglnc
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Set back about lingual treatment
Replies: 13
Views: 1998

Re: Set back about lingual treatment

Right, I went to see Ortho 3 and he has advised me to get Invisalign instead! Now I am really thinking they recommend what they can do best. I told him I heard a lot of skeptical story about Invisalign but he said it has changed in recent years. He is very confident that he can fix my teeth using in...
by chinglnc
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Does wax fix the speech problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 1756

Re: Does wax fix the speech problem?

that's useful to know.

It sounds like we can use any silicon material as wax? I read some people use earplug as the wax...but not sure how effective it is..
by chinglnc
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Interproximal reduction (IPR)
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Re: Interproximal reduction (IPR)

I read a lot of black triangle cases in this forum, does it happen to everyone with braces during the process?
by chinglnc
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Set back about lingual treatment
Replies: 13
Views: 1998

Re: Set back about lingual treatment

and the big curveball was having to switch to regular (ceramic) braces for the finish.


That's a big twist! what was the reason? I always thought lingual does the same job as the metal/ceramic braces!