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saycheeeeeese Thu 06-Dec-12 11:50:32

Hope this is tbe right place to put this, i just recently started invisilign treatment for my horrible teeth and an keen to hear other people's experiences, share support whatever the type of braces you have decided on!!

hopes thread won't crash and burn smile

Crutchlow35 Thu 11-Apr-13 15:18:15

I am 2 weeks into 12 wearing an inman aligner. I am finding it ok. Not wearing it as much as I would like as I just can't speak with it in so duri g the working day it is out but I see a big difference to my teeth already.

saycheeeeeese Thu 11-Apr-13 18:48:35

Baking that's how I felt it made ne feel claustrophobic at first, if that makes sense.

Crutchlow welcome, 12 weeks wow that's quick! I have another year of invisalign and I've done nearly 6 months already.

Bakingnovice Thu 11-Apr-13 19:15:06

Yes claustrophobic that's how I feel. Just weird and very irritated.

saycheeeeeese Thu 11-Apr-13 19:29:19

I know it well honestly it does get better. I spent the first week with a mega headache and the desire to rip my face off and bite someone very hard.

I bet your teeth are vair vair beautiful though!

FayeKorgasm Thu 11-Apr-13 19:35:53

I had invisalign on my top teeth 4 years ago. It was amazing and my teeth look perfect.

Some of the braces hurt more than others, and were more fiddley but it was the best thing I could do for my confidence. Most people didn't even realise I was wearing them.

I now have a permanent bar cemented behind my teeth, to keep them in place, but I don't really notice it now.

Enjoy your lovely new smile in a few months time smile

saycheeeeeese Thu 11-Apr-13 19:41:03

Faye im very pleased so far it has been relatively painless, as you say some trays are sore but most are ok. I find the trays following IPR tend to be the worst but still probably easy compared to traditional braces.

Did you choose the bar over a retainer?

Yonisausageroll Thu 11-Apr-13 20:23:57

That's the beauty say cheese of the aligner. 12 weeks instead of 2 years. I too will need a retainer after.

saycheeeeeese Thu 11-Apr-13 20:43:30

I asked my dentist about the inman but my teeth were too bad, my teeth were pretty awful but looking better by the day!

SoVerySleepy Sun 14-Apr-13 16:43:14

Hello, can anyone give me some advice please? I am getting a bit desperate as I hate my teeth so much sad

I have slightly wonky bottom teeth, v wonky upper teeth (a bit like this picture here) and the top teeth slightly overbite.

But I am put off by three issues:

- I have half a false front tooth with a semi-permanent cap from when I was fourteen. The cap sticks out a lot (making the wonkyness worse) and is discoloured. But I had to have in-gum injections to have it in, which freaked me out a lot (plus filing etc.) and I am worried that any brace will mean I have to have the cap replace/will not be possible with the cap.
- Related to the above, I am a total wuss about drills, teeth and needles. I have never had a filling and the cap was awful - I just don't like feeling helpless (plus have relatives with horror stories from bad dentists)
- Which leads me to 3: I don't have a dentist I know or trust. My old one retired a few years ago and I travelled back to that practice (at my parents) until recently, which I can't do any more. So I don't know how to look for a good dentist. Any recommendations if I give my location please? I am about six months overdue on my checkup because I am petrified of getting a rubbish dentist (DP's is awful - so many issues).

My back teeth are fine, all my wisdom teeth are still in (one is wonky but dormant so I've left it) and I am fanatical about oral hygiene. Any advice appreciated - you all seem to know your stuff!

saycheeeeeese Sun 14-Apr-13 22:21:53

Hi SoVerySleepy

Your case does sound complicated,I don't think you would qualify for invisalign because of the cap but don't quote me, have you ever spoken to an orthodontist?

I was terrified of drills etc however getting the braces has most definitely helped me get over my fear of the dentist and it helps that he's drop dead gorgeous as I had to go fortnightly at the beginning. My attitude, almost similar to my attitude towards pregnancy and childbirth, has been no pain no gain.

It will be worth it in the end. I think you should book an appointment with a few orthodontists, shop around and see whar your options are. Good oral hygiene tends to be a requirement for most braces so you're already there with that.

Let us know how you get on!

Doearwigsmakechutney Mon 29-Jul-13 20:17:42

I'm just resurrecting this thread (I was on it under a previous name) to ask about passive Invisalign aligners.

I thought I had 23 aligners in my course. I've just finished my 19th and been told I don't need the others, as they were 'overcorrecters'. Does anyone have any experience of this?

I thought the animated teeth moving video took me right through to 23 aligners, so feel a bit short changed to stop now. I also think my front teeth aren't quite right.

The dentist who started my treatment has returned to nz and I had a different person today. I asked a couple of times about the other aligners and didn't feel altogether happy about the answer. Any experience of this gratefully received. I think I'll email to clarify as well, as I feel a bit confused! Thanks

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