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  1. I don't even know how to feel about this...

    My orthodontist just passed away. Literally the worst news I have ever heard. Not only was he super nice and hilarious but he was the best invisalign orthodontist in the northeast, if not in the united states. I donít even know how to reaact to this. Iím on tray 30 of 35 and who knows if Iíll need refinements. But I donít want anyone to touch my mouth but him): Iím paying 7,000 dollars for him because he is the best. They said weíd all continue receiving great care but Iím probably going to vomit/cry ...
  2. Nerves....

    So it's only 2 and half weeks until i get my braces on and I'm starting to get a little nervous!!

    Is the pain really bad when the teeth are moving?
    Do you feel like you teeth are going to fall out or wobbly?
    How long is your mouth sore for?
    Am i going to speak the same?

    I could go on forever with questions, ughh i shouldn't worry too much its going to be the best decision I've made.
    I'm definitely very excited for them, very anxious to see ...
  3. Removal

    I am getting my braces off in mid July. I am not satisfied with the results. My deep overbite was not improved at all, and that was the main reason for getting the braces. My bottom teeth had been colliding with my palette, and my upper teeth were cutting my lower lip. However, I will not be continuing treatment with my orthodontist due to a series of problems I have had over these past two years. I will try and find someone else to fix my problems in the future. Hopefully things will work out better ...

    Updated 06-19-2013 at 07:21 PM by msalicia

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  4. Counting down the days!!

    After years of wanting/needing braces, I've finally sat down looked at my expenses and I am now starting treatment on July 29th!!
    I am sooo excited! I'm 19 and have quite bad crowded teeth due to a narrow jaw. I'm only getting my top teeth done has they are my main issue when I smile and all I can manage to afford right now. I had my consultation with my orthodontist today and I have decided to go with the clear ones, I'm a bit worried about the staining that they may possibly cause so if ...
  5. New to board and braces

    Quote Originally Posted by lgreer204 View Post
    I am 41 and had braces placed 6 days ago. It hasn't been uncomfortable for the past 4 days. And i haven't had anything real hard or tough to eat, just easy to eat and soft in consistency. I'm in six month braces And they had to place bite blocks on my back molars. Eating has turned into a challenge. Have found that making a swish and swallow out if liquid Tylenol and Benadryl has helped. And warm salt water rinses. Does anyone else have any advice????
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  6. Are my braces ready to come off?

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    So, my braces are coming off in a week and I'm just wondering if people think they look ready to come off?

    Thanks
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  7. tray 18 with pics /:

    Still don't feel comfortable with my teeth but after looking at my before and after I feel so much better. Moments ago when I switched into my 18th tray I was kind of upset. For my bottom teeth I am only suppose to have 19 trays, leaving me with 4 weeks until they should be complete but I don't think that is going to happen. I mean who knows but just stinks. I know refinements are common but I have 35 trays for my top teeth and I'm almost positive they wait until my whole mouth is done to do refinements, ...

    Updated 03-05-2013 at 06:31 PM by tiffany

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    Getting Started , Need Advice , Countdowns , Pictures , Progress
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  8. Nervous about attachments.

    Hi Everyone, Im new here. A little background info. Just started tray 2 tonite and so far everything is going good. I have to admit the first week i didn't know how i was going to get through 18 trays because it took some getting used to. Anyway by the beginning of the second week things started to fall into place. However, tray 3 also means i get 11 attachments. They are not on my front four on top or bottom but I'm nervous on how they will look with or without the aligners. Everyone says you get ...
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  9. New to Braces!

    Hi everyone i just got my braces on thursday the 14th yup thats right Valentines day. I got both upper and lower traditional metal braces, as well as 8 rubber spacers. my mouth is very sore and verry uncomfortable. im unable to chew/ eat anything so ive been sticking to things like apple sauce and pudding. How long dose this pain last can someone please help? i would really appriciate it. I have many questions. I'm also the first person in my family to everr get braces.
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  10. Focusing on my roots?

    Hello everyone! :) I have braces and will have 1 year with them this may I had a check up yesterday and was only to change the top wire and tighten them on too only all my other gaps are close and now my tops ones are also she said I should be getting them off this summer and on my next vist we will be focusin on my roots? Which I didn't understand they did do X-ray and said everything was perfect can anyone explain what focusin in my roots mean?
  11. Invisalign rant

    So my whole treatment has been pretty positive and I'm still very grateful for this experience. Not to mention more than happy that everyday I get closer and closer to being done. All of that said, I know IPRs are not a big deal and honestly with my trays in you can't see a thing but I can't deal with this gap in my front tooth. Like I said super small and barely noticeable but when I take my tray out you can see it. It is funny because my orthodontist did the same IPRs to a bunch of my upper teeth ...
  12. Day 1

    First day with braces!! As of right now i am in extreme pain! Ouch! Its okay though, because i am about to take a pill! Other than pain, right now im thinking about how long these braces will be on! Any thoughts? Do peoples teeth move at different rates? Every month im going to post a new picture of my braces progress!

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  13. Unhappy after braces. Stressed!

    Hey guys.
    I had my braces off four days ago and the front two teeth have already started overlapping again! I am absolutely devastated to say the least. I'm seeing my orthodontist this Friday to get the retainer, but I'm terrified he will no longer consider it his problem. Will he still fix it even though the braces are off? And any idea how it could be fixed?

    I'm only 21 and worked very very hard to pay the full $6500 myself. This is causing me a lot of stress. You can see ...
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  14. Unhappy after braces. Stressed!

    Hey guys.
    I had my [PHP]braces[PHP] off four days ago and the front two teeth have already started [PHP]overlapping[PHP] again! I am absolutely devastated to say the least. I'm seeing my orthodontist this Friday to get the retainer, but I'm terrified he will no longer consider it his problem. Will he still fix it even though the braces are off? And any idea how it could be [PHP]fixed[PHP]?

    I'm only 21 and worked very very hard to pay the full $6500 myself. This is causing ...
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  15. My new retainer is messing up my bite

    I recently lost my top retainer and was unable to schedule an appointment with my orthodontist for 3 weeks. By the time I went to my appointment, my top teeth were already painful and definitely out of place. They then took a new impression of my top teeth and had me pick it up the next day.
    I have been wearing this retainer with my old bottom retainer for 5 days now and my teeth have finally adjusted to it. The problem is that now, the lateral incisors on the right side of my mouth are ...
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