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WAY off topic....Invisalign (plastic braces)

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Couldn't think of a better place that FM to ask this grin

It looks like a few of my upper teeth are slowly moving in ways they shouldn't be and I might need to do something to stop and reverse it. I figure the sooner the better, but I don't know if I could handle braces.

Has anyone ever used or know of anyone who's used Invisalign?? I haven't heard about it for a while, but it sure seems like it would a lot more convenient that metal braces. Thanks for any info!

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From what I know you may get acceptable results but to get things right the first time (for sure) real braces are the way to go.

Being you are in I'Falls you will want to check around and go with someone who is trained and experienced in working with them. You may have to travel some distance to achieve that. I would stay away from the dentist who went to weekend courses to learn about it and does a couple cases a year. Talk to a reputable orthodontist (college trained), not an orthodentist (dental profession term for a practicing general dentist who learned orthodontia doing weekend classes).

Steve

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thedeadsea,

Thanks for the reply. I actually made a call to Bemidji to set up an appointment with a real orthodontist. I'm hoping to just get looked at to see if it's an option. I don't think it'll take very much or very long to set things right, that's why I'm considering the Invisalign over conventional braces.

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I would think if your teeth haven't moved much that invisalign would work okay. Not sure if you can wear the Invisalign as a retainer after they are straight, but it sounds like you might need something long term to keep them in place.

I've had my braces off for a couple years now and still wear a retainer every other night. It's crazy how fast those teeth can shift!

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