Ripped OFF - Bottom Teeth Never Corrected, Despite 27 Aligners
I had my uppers for about 9 months and my upper...
- 15 Jul 2009
I had my uppers for about 9 months and my upper teeth were okay- could have been better. I still have one tooth that never turned.
My bottom teeth, however, were never corrected. I had 27 aligners and my dentists told me I was ready for retainers. My bottom teeth look exactly the same as they had when I started. I have a deep bite, three of my teeth need to come down, and one needs to come up- plus it over laps.
My dentists basically said I was being a perfectionist. I recently moved to another state and saw an ortho. He told me that I should have never been in Invisalign for my lower because there is no way the aligners could have fixed my teeth. He said all of my issues are not something the aligners can correct. Essentially they are flimpsy pieces of plastic that can turn teeth and move them slightly. They are not for major corrections.
Basically, if you are considering Invisalign, go to an ortho, not a dentist. I was duped and now have to spend ANOTHER 1800 dollars to fix my teeth after being in Invisalign for over a year.
Also, something my dentist did not tell me: if you need a refinement (when they recast your teeth for adjustments) you are allowed one and then have to pay more money. You also have to pay additional money for retainers. They never told me that either.
This is an expensive investment and make sure you get more than one opinion from orthodontists. They are trained to correct teeth and have years of school to do so- unlike dentists who take a certification course and follow an instruction manual.
I will have to say this was the WORST investment of my life.
Performed a procedure that was not going to work and I lost thousands of dollars because of it. They also ignored my phone calls and lied to me on several occasions.