I just started my treatment a week ago, and so far I am pleased with the decision to go with invisalign over the traditional braces. I have read other reviews and this also gives me ease with my decision.
So far, I have noticed the slight pressure on my teeth, but its not bad at all. I did have a slight lisp for a few days, but it bothered me more than others who said there barely noticed. ... more
My top teeth were straightened out within 6 months, and my bottom ones (which were much worse) were straightened within a year. Very easy, and never had to have braces. However, be careful when you take out the trays if you put them in a napkin while you're eating. I had to fish them out of the garbage can at a restaurant once! Also, you must keep wearing them at night as a retainer to keep... more
I am 17 years old and had to have a round 2 of braces . When I was 11, I had the regular metal braces put on and had them for 2 years. Once I got them off, being the irresponsible 7th grader that I was, I never wore the retainers that you are suppose to wear through out the day and night after braces and my teeth moved back to even worse then they were before I ever had braces! My bottom got... more
Next Thursday I am finally getting Invisalign. I have been wanting to do this for about 2 or 3 years now but didn't have the money to do it. I had braces when I was in high school but lost my retainer when I went to college and never replaced it. So of course my teeth shifted ;(. I am glad I found this sight to ease my nerves lol and I plan to post my progress through my journey! I will have... more
Pros: I found that if I wear my trays as soon as I finish eating dinner and keep them on until I wake up the next morning, I was able to fit into my new trays in two weeks without having to wear them all day! When I don't feel like wearing them, I have the freedom to take them off. You can ask your dentist if you can see what the last trays will look like! Great motivation! = )
After two years in Invisalign my doctor left town and referred me to a different Orthodontist who informed me that I was going to have to get traditional braces to fix what the Invisalign had done. Instead of moving my teeth together the Invisaligners had tilted my teeth into the gums. No matter what the Dr says Invisalign does not work on all issues, I have spent alot of money, and more... more