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

Yes, eating bananas, plain oatmeal and fruit was pretty boring. Close to zero sodium, but I really think it helped. I got used to sleeping almost sitting up. I also drank 8 oz of water every 2 hours for the 1st month. I also lost a... READ COMMENT

Are you eating an extremely low sodium diet? That's what I did for the 1st month or 2. Also, I slept with my head elevated for about 3 months. READ COMMENT

Correct, usually much longer than 2 weeks for sure. READ COMMENT

You're welcome and good luck !!! If you try Rapid Lash, give it a few weeks to notice any difference, and if you do, keep using it. READ COMMENT

Yes I have. I have used both. I think Latisse either needs a doctor's prescription or must be purchased from a doctor. Rapid Lash can be bought in lots of places. I get it from It does not perform miracles, but any... READ COMMENT