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 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
I got Invisalign on the first of April of this year and am now on my sixteenth set of trays. I have to say right off the bat that they are a worthy investment and worked really well for me. When I was first told I had to get braces, the orthodontist I had at the time was very negative about Invisalign and said traditional braces were the way to go. However, I'm a vegetarian and nuts are a... more
I never got braces as a child, because I was entering high school and didn't want to be the kid with the brace-face. As I got older, I realized that was a mistake. I never had horribly crooked teeth, but I had crowding on the lower front teeth, and my two front teeth were slightly turned out and forward.
At age 20, I got Invisalign. At first the trays were uncomfortable, and I wondered... more
So far so good...However, my ortho intial consult said my treatment would be 1.5 to 2 years. However, with only 12 trays for the top it means 6-8 month completion, and 24 trays about a year. I felt that the quoted price was over compensated for the time which is not reflected in my treatment!My invisalign treatment includes 12 trays for the top and 24 trays for the bottom. My main concern... more
1st week uncomfortable, speech problems. Tenderness of lips and gums. Hoping it will all be worth the pain in the end. Treatment by ortho for crowding of lower teeth, and spacing on top.I have 2 exposed wisdom teeth, the lower one is impacted. I have already started my invisalign treatment, and my ortho now recommends that the 2 wisdom teeths be removed b/c the trays are not covering them... more
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