Location: Florida, FL
Member since 8/16/2012


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Reviews by CraftyMama

It's a HUGE Commitment - Ocala, FL

Five weeks into my Invisalign experience, I currently have mixed feelings. I wore traditional braces for almost 3 years as a teenager (I'm now 54) and as many others have said, retainers were not used past the first year (mine broke anyway and I didn't have the money to buy a new set--I was in... READ MORE

Questions from CraftyMama

Travelling Overseas While Wearing Invisalign?

My husband and I want to take a 3 week vacation to Europe. I've been wearing Invisalign for 8 months and have another 3-4 months left, then 6 months+ with the retainer fulltime... READ MORE

Recent comments from CraftyMama

Very well said, Deidre. I also wore the first few of my retainers or 3 weeks. I had a cautious ortho, but I'm glad. At my age, I felt it was better to move slower rather than rush it. A few more months, but well worth it. READ COMMENT

I was worried also. But I always brushed AND flossed every time I ate anything. I got a water pick and used it about 3-4 times a week at night only. I also used Listerine Total Care-2x a day- and a gel I got from my dentist called... READ COMMENT

I wore my retainer for about 6 months just like the Invisalign--although I had them out a LOT more than the aligners (about 2 hours 3-4 times a in reality, I guess I only work them about 16 hours a day). I went by "feel" -- if... READ COMMENT really does get better. In the beginning, my jaw hurt so bad, I couldn't open it to eat a sandwich or yawn. I was in tears. I don't remember when it got better...maybe around the 3rd or 4th tray??? But it did and I... READ COMMENT

Good for you. That's what I loved about Invisalign...the flexibility to make it work for my lifestyle. Sounds like you've made it a positive best as you can. READ COMMENT