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Reviews & Stories

More Invasive Than I Expected - Columbus, OH

I am on aligner set 3 out of 15. So far, my feeling is that this method is much more of an invasive orthodontic treatment than I expected based upon how it is marketed to consumers. I chose Invisalign because I thought it would be literally nearly invisible, would not affect my speech beyond the first few days, and would be removable for special occasions, leaving me looking "normal" at those... READ MORE

Questions from ScienceGal2013

What Happens Logistically While One is Waiting on a Retainer or a Set of Refinement Aligners? How Does Other Cosmetic Work Fit?

I have 3 more aligner sets until I will be done (moving to retainer) or head for minor refinement. I have many attachments, and I will also need cosmetic leveling of the edges... READ MORE

Recent comments from ScienceGal2013

Thank you! I was pretty surprised to be told I could go right into nighttime wear, and my teeth do get sore or feel "weird" if the retainers are out for 2-3 hours, so I agree with you that more time per day seems like the better... READ COMMENT

It sounds convenient that you can refine the top while finishing the bottom, though, so at least you aren't adding overall treatment time. READ COMMENT

As far as I can tell, Essix and Vivera are really similar except that Essix can be made in the dentist's office (with equipment and expertise), while Vivera is made by the company that makes Invisalign. Vivera might be made of slightly... READ COMMENT

I found that the lisp went away within a week or two. If I had my aligners out for a bit and then put them in and went right into talking a lot (like reading a book aloud), it took a few minutes for my speech to be completely normal. No... READ COMMENT

Thanks! It does feel good to be almost done. I've been pretty self-conscious through the whole process, especially about my attachments (because they seem excessive), but even just smiling at people while wearing the aligners. READ COMMENT