- Mar 28, 2009
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1 - if u stop using retainers (no matter invisalign or braces) your teeth will relapse regardless. so imo its not an invisalign thing.I did Invisalign before and will never do it again. I subsequently did braces as my teeth relapsed after (1) I stopped using my retainers post-Invisalign. Invisalign is more discreet but it’s super inconvenient. You have to remove when you eat or drink anything besides water. In the morning when I drink coffee, gotta remove, then rinse my mouth and place it back. It’s ridiculous. (2) When you eat out, it’s hard to find a toilet to brush your teeth and put it back on. I mean it’s kinda weird to be brushing your teeth in public too. End up I couldn’t wear it for the recommended 21 hours a day and so my treatment was frequently extended and results not ideal. (3) Invisalign is good only if you have a minimal social life. That is, you are always home otherwise it’s hard to fit it into a normal person’s lifestyle. I did braces after that and it was the best option.
2 - agree, but then again don't need keep listening to your orthodontist exactly de lah. when i eat out i just rinse my mouth with water and floss thats it. go home then brush
3 - this one i sadly agree lol. luckily i've been wfh for the most part since early last year so thats why i chose to do it now. with all the restrictions and lockdown, can't meet anybody much anyways.
also can cover your invisalign / braces insecurities with a mask
my 2 cents.