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by liner
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Braces at 59
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: Braces at 59

I was 51 when I started invisalign.
It is all worth it.
by liner
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Will elastics work for an adult with overbite?
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: Will elastics work for an adult with overbite?

I am 52 and they absolutely work! If you wear them as per your ortho's instruction, they should work pretty good. My ortho told me that she actually didn't think it would work as well on me. I am very compliant and wear my invisalign 22+ hours a day and elastics as directed. I am in the refinement s...
by liner
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: On 2nd refinement set
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: On 2nd refinement set

Wow! 5 years? I am currently in my refinement stage (22 aligners) after 60 aligners (initial). I am hoping that after the 22 I will be done, but I guess there could be more? My teeth are straight now and it's minor things.\ My ortho also said that at the end, there will likely be some "shaping" or s...
by liner
Tue May 08, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Braces for the third time
Replies: 14
Views: 1428

Re: Braces for the third time

Wow. Feel bad for you.
I guess just keep thinking about the outcome.
by liner
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: waiting for refinements and wearing aligner at night only
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: waiting for refinements and wearing aligner at night only

thx for your reply.
I don't believe they are retainers, as they are just the next few aligners.
I am sure it's fine, but after one year with invisalign, I definitely don't want to move backwards! thx
by liner
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: waiting for refinements and wearing aligner at night only
Replies: 3
Views: 163

waiting for refinements and wearing aligner at night only

I am now at the refinement stage, finally! My ortho told me that the new aligners will take about 6 weeks to arrive and she gave me 3 sets of aligners and said that I need to only wear at night (12 -15 hours). She gave me 3 sets as wearing the same aligner for 6 weeks would not be ideal. Today is th...
by liner
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Concerns about orthodontist and staff
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Concerns about orthodontist and staff

You are paying big bucks for a service so indeed they should answer all concerns and questions.
Yes, I would politely say that you have some concerns.
Sorry to hear this.
My ortho and staff are the best.
I also email my ortho when I have concerns, so this may be an option for you as well.
by liner
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: invisalign refinements
Replies: 0
Views: 202

invisalign refinements

Hi I have an appt with the ortho for the refinement stage in a few weeks which will involve another scan of the teeth. I had 63 aligners, but bc I am very compliant and using accelerant daily and changing my aligners daily and wearing aligners 22 hours+ per day, I have been progressing well and orth...
by liner
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Anyone else bracefree this summer?
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: Anyone else bracefree this summer?

i hope before then but I don't know!
I am going for refinement with invisalign on March 22 so I am hoping that it's only a few more aligners i need.
Yikes.
My teeth are really fairly straight now so I am going to assume it will be short.
by liner
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How painful can invisalign get?
Replies: 20
Views: 9476

Re: How painful can invisalign get?

Really no pain.
I am on aligner 50 so I think I am an authority now.
Only slight pressure, but pain, no.
Easier than I thought.
by liner
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Finally fixing my teeth.
Replies: 25
Views: 4273

Re: Finally fixing my teeth.

Your teeth look great! Congratulations on getting to this point! I am approaching the refinement stage and curious how long the refinement stage will be. I initially had 63 aligners, top and bottom, but now ortho said that I will can finish at 54 and then refinement. I am currently on aligner 50. I ...
by liner
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Parents of Kids in Braces
Topic: Ortho treatment at same time as child
Replies: 9
Views: 2481

Re: Ortho treatment at same time as child

Yup. Me and my 14 and 15 year olds are all in treatment together. To be quite honest, at first I was so embarrassed but now proud! My daughter and I are in invisalign and close to completion and my son is in braces to fix a bite. He has bottom braces and getting top soon. He had a carrier on the top...
by liner
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: two buttons on the inside of my mouth
Replies: 1
Views: 521

two buttons on the inside of my mouth

I just had an ortho appointment and totally on track! I am on tray 45 of 63 (yes, poor me - that's a lot) and she gave me 8 more aligners (for me, that's only 40 days since I change every 5 days) and told me that I may not need the rest and that we can move right into the refinement stage. I am very...
by liner
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Poll: Did You Have An Allergic Reaction to Invisalign?
Replies: 47
Views: 35320

Re: Poll: Did You Have An Allergic Reaction to Invisalign?

Don't give up.
Talk to your orthodontist and she/he should be able to figure something out for you.
The first few weeks are tough because you are getting used to a foreign object in your mouth.