Hi Everyone. I have been inspired to track and share my journey with Invisalign after reading all of your posts. I have always had a deep bite and am pretty sure I should have had braces when I was a kid, but my Brother was the one who got them because his teeth were worse than mine. I have always been self conscious of my two teeth on the sides of the top front because I thought the flared... more
I'm at the end of my treatment and I'm reading some reviews and I'm a little sad that they sound the way they do. Of course this will hurt. People wearing metal braces complain about their excruciating pains when they have their wires tightened, why would anyone not think the same with Invisalign?? It will hurt because your teeth have never been forced to move before. I will tell you though,... more
Had braces as a child. Thought this would be a faster correction of recurrent overjet. Not the case!
After a year of wearing buttons and aligners, overjet still pronounced and unattractive. Was originally told it would take about 9 months for treatment, then a year and now waiting to hear back from dentist on the progress and a plan. Guess it will require at least 18 months of treatment.... more
Just got back from my orthodontist and was really expecting to get invisalgin; however, he recommended a new aligner out called MTM Clear. Was curious if anyone has heard of this or has tried it? I know it is new, but wanted to get a better idea if it will even work. Doc said I wouldnt need the attachments on my teeth that i would need with invisalign and offered a cheaper price....Hmmm? ... more
I just started recently on my treatment (11/18/13) and so far so good. I see little changes in the spacing and I know it will take time to notice a bigger difference in appearance later on. My treatment was $3,390 which includes absolutely everything : consultation; x rays ; moldings, ect for 22 trays or 11 months. My teeth have a pretty big over bite, and a lot of spacing that needs to be... more
Invisalign is inferior to regular braces. Stick with regular braces, get ceramic if you’re an adult and they’ll hardly be noticeable.
I started my treatment April 2012 with a 9 month treatment plan ($4,700). It’s now October 2013 and there’s no end in sight. My second “refinement” set of trays has failed (two refinements were done at no charge). There are gaps between some of my... more
I had braces before but stopped treatment when i was in grade school . I don't remember my teeth shifting back but then a realized one day around 18 or so how crowded my teeth were.
I also see my canine teeth stick out and sometimes it gets stuck on my lip. My crowded teeth on the bottom you can't see sometimes but it really bothers me and I notice people's teeth too( bottom or top). So I... more
Invisalign fixed my upper teeth (all I wanted in the first place) but I feel I have NO hope for my terrible posterior open bite. I would recommend invisalign for anyone that doesn't have an open bite (the vast majority of people). But if you're like me, good luck finding any help besides getting your jaw broken.
I need help concerning how to close my posterior open bite. Now, first... more
I cannot wait to start Invisalign. I have been wanting to start treatment for awhile now and found the perfect place to do it at. I will update every time I begin a new tray.
So I started my first tray on January 28 and at first, the pain was uncomfortable. By nighttime, I was so used to it, it didn't bug me at all. I have to go through 11 trays for my bottom teeth and 19 trays... more
I am 27 years old and got my traditional braces off 11 years ago. I wore my retainers up to four years ago when the top one broke and my orthodontist was no longer in business (so my patient history- gone!). I did not want to start over so I just let it go. I have had a slight relapse with my top front tooth turning out. Not bad but bothersome to me. I have researched Invi more
I started Tray 1 last night, and there is no pain or discomfort and they are truly invisible. I never had braces as a child and am now over 40 and want perfect teeth. I am a good candidate, as I just have back teeth that cave in, bottom teeth that are crowded, and my front teeth are all just a little out of alignment. It should take 18 months. more
I've had invisalign for almost 2 years now, and I have to admit it works. But spare yourself the agony, and go for braces, it'll save you atleast $1000, if not more. Brace's will guarantee a straighter alignment as well.
What I find a pain in the behind is remembering to put Invisalign back on after I eat and after brushing my teeth. They can get pretty yellowed and dirty, who... more
I was excited to finally been given a chance to straighten my teeth, at 50 and having crooked teeth I couldn't wait to start the treatment. This after hesitating and going back and forth wondering if this would work. After all I know I have had TMJ most of my life. But after being assured by my Orthodontist that I should not have a problem, after all the Invisalign "move the teeth and not... more
So far I am not happy with the Invisalign. I have had no pain which is the good news. The bad news is the buttons keep falling off and I have been back to the dentist every day this week. I do not have time for this. I wish I had done more research.
Okay so the first week with the buttons I hated my Invisalign. They did fall off many times. Finally, the hygenist put them in... more