Member since 11/3/2012


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Reviews & Stories

My Long and Disappointing Experience with Invisalign - New York, NY

In case anyone finds it useful I want to share my (long) experience of invisalign. I should have had braces as a child but was too stubborn to wear them so my bite was left untreated. As an adult I was very unhappy about how I looked when I smiled, especially with my upper teeth which were very overcrowded. One of my incisors was pushed back behind the neighboring teeth, and one was twisted at... READ MORE

Recent comments from wws27

I started treatment with invisalign and then switched to braces when my treatment went off track. For me there was no difference in pain (i only had pain when putting in a new aligner or when they changed the wire on the braces,... READ COMMENT

I started my teeth straightening with invisalign with my dentist, but when it went off track I switched to an orthodontist with metal braces. For me there was no difference in pain (both were only painful when putting in a new aligner... READ COMMENT

It also helps to soak them in water every time you take them out to eat, if possible. This way you remove any saliva before it dries. Once saliva dries on the aligner it's harder to get off, even if you brush them. Sometimes you can't... READ COMMENT

Thanks for the updates Barbara! I had my teeth straightened with a combination of invisalign and braces. Have been wearing the retainer day and night for 4 months. Now just starting to wear it only at nights. It's nice to finally have... READ COMMENT

That's a great idea with the toothpaste! I also heard of people buying bleaching solutions such as nite white and bleaching their teeth at home using their retainer. You just have to be careful not to put too much bleach in the retainer... READ COMMENT