Location: Orange County, CA
Member since 4/1/2014


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Reviews & Stories

This Procedure Has Changed my Life !!!

My now deceased mother used to always say that "youth is wasted on the young". I didn't really understand what she meant until a few years ago. I have mostly held up well over the years. I am a 56 year old former gymnast, never had children, and weigh only 10 pounds more than I weighed when I graduated from high school. I was not allowed to sun bathe during my youth- my dad lectured me... READ MORE

My Invisalign Experience - Villa Park, CA

So far, so good. I am nearing the last few days of my 2nd set of aligners. The whole thing is expected to take about 20 months. I am 53 years old. I had braces in high school on my top arch only, and was never 100 percent happy with my teeth, so I finally decided to fo something about it, almost 3 1/3 years after my initial Invisalign consultation. I selected "not sure" above, because I... READ MORE

Questions from Auntjane1960

Severe jaw pain past 24 hours with Invisalign, what do you suggest?

I am 54 years old, and my jaw has made a popping sound whenever I open my mouth for at least 40 years.  The pop is on the right jaw. I am nearing the end of my 3rd set of... READ MORE

54 yo female, nearing the end of 3rd set of aligners, when a previously unknown cracked back molar caused an abscess. (photo)

How will we determine which set of aligners to restart my treatment on, once this whole situation is over with? (My aligners will have not been worn at all for approx 14 days).... READ MORE

Why does Botox last about 11 (eleven) months for me?

I started getting regular Botox injections when I was 39 1/2 years old. I am 54 y.o now. Every 11 months !!! My nurse practitioner/ injector is amazed. She says that she has 2... READ MORE

Tooth abscess numbing shots, June 1, 2014. Will these nerves ever reconnect?

I think 1 of the numbing shots hit my inferior alveolar nerve, and I have had a numb chin and lower lip for almost 10 months. Will these nerves ever reconnect? 54 year old... READ MORE

Why do I still have holes to close up when I'm at the end of my last set of clear aligners? (Photo)

I am on set 24 of 24. Very compliant wearer. My ortho checks my teeth every 2 weeks, and never any problem with fit. My last set is in now and I still have holes to close up,... READ MORE

Recent comments from Auntjane1960

I was not the least bit nervous. Probably because I had no worries about my surgeon. I was just excited. I was also excited to be taking 2 weeks off from work and sleeping a lot and doing nothing for awhile! READ COMMENT

Go for it! The whole process is so easy and recovery is a breeze. I was shopping at The Shops at Mission Viejo on day 7, as soon as I was allowed to drive. No one noticed a thing. I am still going in for regular followup appts with... READ COMMENT

My doctor told me that it is a good sign to stay red for a few months. Bare Minerals covers the redness pretty well. READ COMMENT

I was red, then pink for about 3 months after my fractional CO2 laser. I had follow up appointments with my surgeon every day the first week, then about twice per week for a few weeks, then about once per month for a few months. He... READ COMMENT

The next thing is sun avoidance! I wore a wide brimmed hat for the 1st 6 months after. I always wear broad spectrum high SPF sunscreen too. Do not go outside or even near a window without protection. Not even to get your mail or... READ COMMENT