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


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Reviews & Stories

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 college by that time). So, my front 4 upper teeth and 1 bottom tooth began to shift. In pictures,... 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

You're welcome. Just read your latest update. When I went for refinements, I was told 'about 3 or 4'-- sounded ok to me. They came back with 15 or 20, can't remember now. I opted not to do them because I thought I could do a few, but... READ COMMENT

Just popped in to see how you were progressing and I can't believe the transformation. Gorgeous!!! It might seem like forever to you, but it hasn't even been one year yet. Your smile looks awesome!! READ COMMENT

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