It has literally only been 24 hrs since I put my 1st tray in. My mouth is decorated with sores. I have blisters on both back sides of my tongue, on the tip of my tongue, and a red raw patch on the underside where it scrapes against the lower tray. There are also blisters on both sides of my top cheeks as well as both sides of my bottom cheeks. I'm pretty much just sitting here with my mouth... more
It's $1,500 down and then $283 a month interest free for one year. Total cost is $4,950
I have wanted straight teeth forever, I have always suffered from straight teeth envy. Most of my peers had braces in their preteens. Throughout high school and onward I have always been jealous of girls with perfect smiles.
I turned 26 in December, 2014. Finally my molding date is booked! I had three... more
At 24 years old, I decided it was time to do something about my teeth. I've always been so uncomfortable smiling in pictures of in person, laughing at a joke etc. due to my heavily crowded teeth (top) and overbite. Since I'm working now, I can finally afford orthodontic treatment without my parents having dish out thousands of dollars. I was so excited to start, until the process began.
I got... more
I have always had issues with my teeth. I developed an overbite from early on, just as my father has. But when I was younger, my parents couldn't afford to pay for braces for ALL their kids (me and my two siblings who all needed it) so none of us got it. Then sometime between 18 and 21 I started developing gum loss / periodontal issues, especially with two of my bottom front teeth. By the time... more
I went to dentist and had a consultation about having invisalign he told me that invisalign can fix my problem he will need to pull out my 2 teeth on the top and the total cost for the treatment is $5400 with retainer and teeth whitening included,but Im having a doubt how the invisalign will help pull my teeth.I have another consultation with orthodentist on next week to have a second opinion... more
Just got my first tray yesterday. I'm trying to correct my overbite and some crowded bottom teeth. So far, I'm pretty happy with the treatment. The aligners are almost invisible. They're easy to put on and take off. As for the pain, it is constant, but manageable. I seem to have developed a slight lisp - really hoping it goes away once I get used to it. I also find myself rubbing the edges... more
I was always shy about my smile, having an under bite, I would not smile a lot in pictures. My sisters had braces when they were younger, but I always felt that my teeth would adjust accordingly. Once I graduated and got a job, I paid off my student loans and I was thankful. So, I decided to spend something on myself for once, so I could be able to smile confidently. After contemplating and... more
I've always been self conscious of my fangs (protruding upper canine teeth). I've never had any problems smiling -- EXCEPT when taking a photo straight on, which is an angle where my crooked teeth are most obvious. On top of that I have a pretty deep overbite that I'd like to fix, although it doesn't jut out that much.
After saving for a bit, I finally took the plunge and got Invisalign a... more
Haven't kept up much with progress picture. First progress picture is of tray 13/32.
Early trays were very aggressive and had my teeth sore for days. After tray 6 they started to hurt less and less, until i hit tray 12 thats when the pain starting reoccurring and lasting for days.
So far progress is on point with that of my clincheck.
Looking good so far , appointments are quick and pain... more
I am on day 6 of tray 1/28 and slowly am starting to get used to wearing these all day/night. The one thing throwing me off are the elastics that I have to wear to fix my overbite, I was not expecting to have to wear these so trying to get used to both the plastic trays and the pressure/tightness that comes with elastics has been a challenge. So far I have not heard anything about having to... more
I just stopped my treatment with invisalign after 2 1/2 years and more than 60 aligners. A year ago I noticed that something was wrong. The doctor took impressions and had manufatured another 40 set of aligners. Still the same wrong direction. Now there were only 7 remain to complete my treatment, but I noticed that the whole bottom teeth were shifted to one side and every new aligner pushed... more
I have been into different consultations for braces since 2006 and was not able to do it because of financial situation. It has been 7 years and my teeth are overcrowded, crooked at the front and have a huge overbite where you cannot see my lower front teeth anymore. Most dentists I've gone to recommended braces but still decided to go with Invisalign mostly because of the price difference. I... more
Just wanted to post because I found other people's reviews so helpful when making my decision to do Invisalign.
Mild to medium crowding of the front teeth, top and bottom.
Wisdom teeth came in which may have had something to do with it. I had metal braces when I was young and my teeth were perfect afterwards but I noticed in the last 2-3 years they moved and became crooked pretty... more
I'm at the halfway point now and wanted to share my experience and tips and tricks for anyone considering Invisalign. Overall I think this is a great product and wonderful for anyone who wants to straighten their teeth as discretely as possible.
The aligners are held into place with "buttons", which are small amounts of clear bond which are applied to your teeth. These buttons are... more
The first few days were very difficult. It was not gettng adjusted to the trays, it was also not being able to chew gum, snack, or have a glass of ice tea on a hot day...My teeth were tender, I felt deprived and grumpy, didn't like rushing my meals to get the trays back in on time. I also had a lot of trouble getting the trays out at first. Now in my second week, the trays seem to be a bit... more
I wasn't sure if I want to go ahead with braces or invisalign, finally Dr. Mobini at Apple Creek Dental advised me to go ahead with the invisalign and now I am having it, absolutely comfortable and I love it. I would recommend them for sure and their website is 416invisalin.com and they are base in Toronto. more
I am 28 years old, and started my Invisalign treatment at 27. During my adult years, my teeth started to bother me more and more and after hearing about Invisalign it took me a couple years to finally decide that I would try it.
I chose Invisalign mostly because I have seen people with white acrylic braces and I felt as if they were still very visible. My reasons for choosing Invisalign... more
I've written a review in this forum before..about a year ago... or I should say -about 38 aligners ago. I've started my 4th! set of refinement trays - that means I've will have received 80 trays in total and taken 3 years!
sure my teeth look great in the front when I smile...lots of close friends notice the difference BUT I can't close my bite at the back on the right side. My molars... more
In my teens I had metal dental braces to correct both an overbite and some upper row gaps at mid line. I was given a retainer back then, but stopped wearing it many years ago. Over the year my teeth returned back to their original post braces position. I did not want to wear metal braces again for many reasons and opted for invisalign when my trusted dentist began to offer the procedure in his... more
It took a couple of years convincing but my dentist finally persuaded me I would be a perfect patient for Invisalign. I had a pretty smile but I did have a little cross-over with my front teeth and some crowding on the bottom. I began treatment March 1st 2010 with my first of 36 trays. Yes I was dismayed with this many since I was expecting around 24. fast forward Aug 2011...refinements I find... more