Originally Posted by willow24
Thanks for the reply! Thats awesome you're 50% covered! My insurance co hasnt emailed me back yet
I am going to call them instead-
Have you noticed changes? Do you like them?
I am so sorry this reply is so delayed. I have obviously not been on this board in ages and I just saw this!! Please forgive the very very tardy response.
In answer to your question I do notice changes. I am now on #21 as far as aligners and for the bottom teeth I have to wear 27 of them so I am almost finished on the bottom. Top teeth I have to wear 56 so I have a ways to go there!!
At first I did not think I noticed it much but then I tried to put in aligners from a month ago on too see if there was a difference and they did not align. So that was a good test to see that things are moving. The orthodontist also said it is going along as it should. If there are slight changes that need to be done when I am finished with all the aligners, I will have to wear them for a little longer.
I do like them especially as you can take them off to eat and floss. The reason I am wearing them is that I have some gum problems and having the teeth less crowded will help that the dentist said. I already notice decreased bleeding with my gums. So yes, I am very happy with them and they are I think much easier to tolerate than traditional braces would be. I would have gone that route though but the dentist felt that these would be better if I was a candidate for them as one can floss easier with them as you can take them off to do so.
Hope this helps and again so sorry for the delayed response!!