Ive really been impressed with some of the reviews on Invisalign, however I'm worried about the cost of tearing the aligners. How many have you torn? Also, worried about the maintenance involved in keeping them clean. I know when I look at how gross my sonicare can get, I worry about the investment with an invisalign... more
I'm still in the process of my invisalign and so far I'm loving it and hating it!
Great oral hygiene
Removal for dates, & special occasions
Can eat popcorn, sticky foods & candy
Barely noticeable (people are shocked when they tell them I have them on)
Simple to clean
Eating/drinking randomly is nearly impossible feeling
Always have to rinse or brush after meals/drinks
Pain every... more
I got invisalign two days ago and was pretty disappointed with what I got. I was expecting the clear invisalign trays that are advertised, but my orthodontist said that invisalign has "changed their design" and that I need attachments on my teeth to hold it in place. I wasn't quite sure what that meant but I gave him the go-ahead to put them on.
I ended up with an attachment on every... more
Im having a upper teeth behind. Ii got a invisalign on april. It seems like expensive. I should be wear a year. Im 27 year old. I have never before brace. Also i worrying about my result. Because my case not so popular. My problem is first expensive second my result. And iwish some crown in my teeth. Also whitenning
I should be wear 24aligners. I already got a 3 aligner. Left 21 more
I am having the same experience with my Seattle dentist. I got three consults--one from a professor at UW who told me braces would definitely be the way to go, another from a private dentist who came highly recommended who refused to do Invisalign for me, and the last from my historic dentist who also teaches. When he told me he needed to file my lower teeth, I was terrified--because I'd come... more
I am an RN, married mother of 2 grown children. As a child I had good, regular dental care, braces were not needed. As I got older, one of my upper front teeth gradually started to protrude, my bottom teeth became crowded and I had a crossbite. Oddly enough, it bothered me most when I saw photos of myself. I got braces at 40, then unfortunately did not wear my retainers. My teeth shifted back.... more
My teeth relapsed after having braces as a pre-teen and I wanted a solution to straighten my teeth and correct my bite without having metal braces again.Started my first set of aligners. Very easy, no pain at all. I saw the Clinicheck video, and the results look perfect. I have quite a few attachments for rubberbands, I'm not really looking forward to. The biggest change over the first couple... more
I'm a 40+ year old male who has decided to finally address crooked teeth, fangs, and other unhappy aspects of my smile. I've just started the Invisalign process.
I began by going to 3 consultations with reputable orthos in Seattle. All of the doctors arrived at the conclusion that Invisalign would help me get a substantial improvement in the orientation of the teeth, but would not help... more
I absolutely LOVED my Invisalign. When I was a kid, my parents didn't want me to get braces because I was doing modeling at the time. Years later, as an adult with her own pay check, I had grown tired of my "stair-step" bottom jaw.
My consultation and initial appointments were very informative and gave me realistic time frames. After having worn an abdominal brace for... more
After several consultations with dentists and orthodontists I decided to go with an orthodontist to provide my invisalign treatment. Although slightly more expensive with the orthodontist ($200-300 more), I value the knowledge and experience an orthodontist has and feel like I am more likely to have a successful treatment. Plus, during my consultation with the orthodontist, he mentioned... more
I had braces when I was a kid, but my bottom teeth had moved quite a bit since then, one tooth turning sideways and others becoming crooked. I had a few people over the years tease me about my "vampire" teeth -- a couple of teeth I didn't realize had started to seem like they were sticking up because they were turning.
It doesn't happen overnight, and the first tray or two hurt a bit at... more
I'm on invisalign tray 6 of 17 for uppers and 6 of 20 for lowers. Two of the teeth on the lower trays have impressions for buttons. However, it will be tray 9 before my next appointment and the ortho still hasn't attached buttons to my teeth.Is it normal to have impressions for buttons, but not have anything attached to my teeth for them to grab? The buttons were meant for smooth teeth... more
I am 20 years old, female, and in college. I have never had braces, and never needed them. I had a couple crooked teeth, but no one can really tell. However…fast forward to now, my crooked teeth are starting to chip because of the way they are in adjacent to my other teeth. Anyways, I decided to get invisalign and am on my 4th day.
So far so good, I guess. The first two days my teeth... more
My teeth had moved 30 years after my initial stint with traditional braces. I was told I was a perfect candidate for Invisaline. I am glad I did because the results are fantastic. I had my front teeth and bite aligned with little pain.
It took only 6 months to go from what I thought was crooked eye teeth to a gorgeous smile! I would definitely tell my friends to do it if they needed to. more
I had minor alignment problems with my teeth - nothing major. My dentist said Invisalign would be a good option in lieu of regular braces. After three years of Invisalign and many adjustments to the trays, I still had a couple of teeth that wouldn't straighten. I ended up going to the orthodontist for regular braces (fortunately, my dentist picked up the expense because she felt bad that... more
I'm on my 5th day of wearing the aligners and I couldn't be happier. Nobody notices that I'm wearing them unless we're up close and I point them out. The pain has been very mild - just enough to know they're working. I can already see my two front teeth getting straighter.
I feel like maybe I paid a bit too much but I feel very confident that I found a great orthodontist. He is one... more
I am at the end of my regular invisalign treatment and about to start the retainers. I wish I hadn't done it. Alot of my dissatifaction came from the fact that my dentist did a really poor job of paiting an accurate picture of the process. I simply didn't dislike my teeth enough to go through this. He didn't tell me that I would have to come in for visits every month, every time I go in I get... more
I started in March 2008 and I have 13 trays (both top and bottom), a total of 26 weeks. I am on tray set # 9.
I am completely satisfied with everything about Invisalign. Granted, the pressure (not pain) is annoying when I first switch trays every two weeks. But after the 6th set, I stopped taking advil since it's tolerable pressure.
My dentist is awesome and has been upfront with me... more
I have been doing Invisalign now for about 9 months. I wouldn't say I love it (it can be uncomfortable or even a bit painful at times) but I am incredibly happy with the results so far.
I never had braces when I was younger. And at 29, I certainly didn't want an eye-catching mouth full of metal. When I went in for a consultation, the dentist palpably exuded excitement. According to him,... more
I am at the very end of my treatment. I started in October of 2006 and it is now March of 2008. My treatment was supposed to take 10-12 months, so it has gone a bit over. However, the reason for this is that once I got through all of my aligners, we had to "tweak" a tooth, so it has taken a bit longer than expected. However, WELL worth the money, 100%. Just be sure to find an orthodontist... more