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by chinglnc
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Interproximal reduction (IPR)
Replies: 3
Views: 1382

Interproximal reduction (IPR)

Hello What is your experience with IPR? I have crowded upper and bottom teeth. I went to two orthos, Ortho 1 suggests I need to take out 4 teeth (2 upper, 2 bottoms); Ortho 2 suggests to use IPR to solve the crowded issue. Ortho 1 seems to suggest that extraction is the only way to resolve the 'flar...
by chinglnc
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Does wax fix the speech problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 1826

Re: Does wax fix the speech problem?

KHbraced wrote:It helped me quite about when I first got my lingual braces. I've never heard of wax causing any problems from wearing it too often, I think you can wear it as often as you need to!

I guess the only downside is that we have to take it out when eating/drinking?
by chinglnc
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Set back about lingual treatment
Replies: 13
Views: 2107

Re: Set back about lingual treatment

SinkFullOfDinner wrote:Agree with Shelley.

Even with all that experience, the process has taken unpredictable twists and turns (I won't bore you
You won't bore me at all! I want to be as prepared as possible!!!! what was your experience? Did the actual process turned up to be very different or unexpected?
by chinglnc
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Set back about lingual treatment
Replies: 13
Views: 2107

Re: Set back about lingual treatment

Agree with Shelley. btw, my "novice" alert was on high with Ortho 2 saying lingual and invisalign are only suitable for mild cases. Elite invisalign providers are not limited to mild cases once they get a lot of experience with the technique. Same for lingual approach. When he says "during the trai...
by chinglnc
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Set back about lingual treatment
Replies: 13
Views: 2107

Re: Set back about lingual treatment

Shelleyt wrote:Forgot to mention, look up to see if either (or both) are board certified.
Thanks for your advice!!

What is the best way to check whether they are certified? both claims they have experience but how do I check for their qualifications?
by chinglnc
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Set back about lingual treatment
Replies: 13
Views: 2107

Set back about lingual treatment

I need some advice and wondering someone has gone through the similar experience: 1. Ortho 1: Xrayed- the ortho checked my teeth and telling his assistant about what he found...his advice are: 1. No tooth extraction needed 2. Lingual treatment is fine (and he fact he feels lingual is one of the best...
by chinglnc
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Incognito Lingual Braces
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: Incognito Lingual Braces

Shelleyt wrote:Incognito are gold and harmony are silver- there aren't any ceramic or tooth colored lingual brackets on the market that I'm aware of
Thank you!
by chinglnc
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Incognito Lingual Braces
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: Incognito Lingual Braces

FYI, iBraces and Incognito are different names at different times for the same system. The brand name was just changed a few years ago, I think when the company that developed them was bought by 3M. I had Incognito linguals, but can't compare directly to other linguals; however, the main difference...
by chinglnc
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Incognito Lingual Braces
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Incognito Lingual Braces

Hello

Has anyone used Incognito Lingual Braces? How does it compare to other braces such as iBraces?

Thank you
by chinglnc
Mon May 29, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Chewing gum alternative
Replies: 3
Views: 1922

Re: Chewing gum alternative

That's good to know! I thought it would stuck in between braces.

I read that in some cases chewing gum actually helps to build the muscles around your mouth during treatment? Did you have experience with that?
by chinglnc
Mon May 29, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Last month and not satisfied!
Replies: 1
Views: 1361

Re: Last month and not satisfied!

Hi Faisal

Where are your photos?
by chinglnc
Sat May 27, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Tips for finding reliable orthodontist
Replies: 3
Views: 1322

Re: Tips for finding reliable orthodontist

I really looked for the personality of my orthos. I went to a father and son, Rykiss orthodontics who have many locations in my city. They're the nicest doctors I've ever met and always listen to what you have to say. I'd have a consultation with both of them and decide from there. Thanks for shari...
by chinglnc
Sat May 27, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: How effective is invisalign?
Replies: 7
Views: 2458

Re: How effective is invisalign?

Thanks for sharing, nybizzle. It's a shock to me that "Invisalign certification is amazingly just an 8 hour course that any dentist can take."- I would have never thought that!!! I wonder whether it's the same case for other braces type, e.g. traditional metal train type or lingual. Do I need to ask...
by chinglnc
Fri May 26, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: How effective is invisalign?
Replies: 7
Views: 2458

Re: How effective is invisalign?

Thank you for sharing your experience!
by chinglnc
Thu May 25, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Lingual Braces
Topic: Tips for finding reliable orthodontist
Replies: 3
Views: 1322

Tips for finding reliable orthodontist

Hello I have found two orthodontist who provide lingual braces at about the same price. The online review for these two orthodontist are almost equal, although the number of people reviewing them is relatively small so I am not sure how reliable they are. I don't have any friends who have had experi...