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by Speck
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Recommendations for cleaning products & routine
Replies: 7
Views: 1193

Re: Recommendations for cleaning products & routine

Interesting. Perhaps a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution would be a compatible cleaner/disinfectant in which one might soak aligner trays? Seems reasonable.
by Speck
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Recommendations for cleaning products & routine
Replies: 7
Views: 1193

Re: Recommendations for cleaning products & routine

Doesn’t Invisalign recommend using a toothbrush and toothpaste? In any event, that’s exactly my approach mornings when I get up and evenings just before bed.
by Speck
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How many attachments before you wish you had normal braces
Replies: 30
Views: 22546

Re: How many attachments before you wish you had normal braces

[quote=dyna post_id=503050 time=1530508346 user_id=32103]You got elastics with Invisalign? Didnt know that is possible. [/quote] I suspect it’s not all that uncommon. Should you decide to opt for Invisalign treatment be prepared for measures of both inconvenience and discomfort. The biggest bummers ...
by Speck
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: How many attachments before you wish you had normal braces
Replies: 30
Views: 22546

Re: How many attachments before you wish you had normal braces

I consulted an orthodontist to remedy crowding, both upper and lower. The doc also will treat malocclusion and alignment issues. Twenty-one attachments have been placed and the ones on upper teeth are conspicuous to such a degree that I’m a bit self-conscious. The ortho also fixed metal anchors to a...
by Speck
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Invisalign-type Braces (Clear Aligners)
Topic: Tooth Shaving
Replies: 7
Views: 2677

Re: Tooth Shaving

The orthodontist in charge of my treatment performed IPR on quite a few teeth both top and bottom (lots of crowding) and the procedure wasn’t a big deal. However, breathing the enamel dust is something to avoid, mostly because of the unpleasant odor. I suspect most orthos will be conservative with I...
by Speck
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Howdy

[quote=EmilyTravels post_id=503019 time=1530359505 user_id=30228] 21 attachments? Any reason you didn't go with regular clear brackets? Not criticizing, just curious! [/quote] Hi, Emily! When I signed up, the ortho made mention of attachments but not number and locations of them. Though somewhat dis...
by Speck
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Howdy

New member intro.
I’m looking forward to browsing the forums and interacting!
And, BTW, I just started with Invisalign. Twenty-one attachments. Feels more like Hivizalign! :lol: