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Invisalign ROCKED, People Are Overly Dramatic - Boston, MA
- Worth It
- Cost: $1,500
I had invisalign for a little over a year to...
- 25 Dec 2011
I had invisalign for a little over a year to correct an open bite and spacing. They're obviously not INVISIBLE but they are much better than braces. I could take them out for important pictures and I could eat whatever I wanted to. I don't understand these claims of the attachments "scratching" peoples mouths. These attachments are tooth colored and cemented onto your teeth to act as brackets would act on braces; their job is to MOVE your teeth. The trays cannot do that on their own. I had attachments on my canines, a few in the back, and one on my front teeth. My attachments never scratched the inside of my mouth. I only experienced minor discomfort with the attachment on my front tooh for the first day that I had it: it felt weird and I could feel it against my the inside of my lip but the sensation went away the next day. My trays would only get gross if I didn't wash them or if I ate then put my trays on. I only had to wear upper ones and a lower one at night as my lower teeth were fine. I don't recommend all these methods of cleaning the invisalign that people list. Just simply scrub them gently with a soft toothbrush and some toothpaste. The other methods can discolor and damage your trays. Not to mention it's a huge waste of your time when a little toothpaste and water can easily clean them. YOU CAN KISS FINE WITH THEM! JUST TAKE THEM OUT IF YOUR OBVIOUSLY GOING TO BE GETTING INTIMATE FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME. My boyfriend used to get so frustrated when I would refuse to even peck him goodbye when I was going off to work because I was convinced he could taste/feel my invisalign but he didn't even CARE. (Did I mention I had no dating woes/problems getting my boyfriend) People genuinely didn't care I had invisalign, in fact they were mostly fascinated by all of it. They would ask questions and want to see the trays and hear my experience, it was kind of humorous to me. I don't regret the experience at all! The only cons I had were the only pain I experienced ever was with my first set. The edges were very sharp and cut my tongue up but my dentist filed them down and they were comfortable again. DO NOT FILE THEM YOURSELF THEY WILL BECOME EVEN MORE PAINFUL OR YOU WILL BREAK THEM AND SET YOURSELF UP FOR A LONGER TIME OF WEARING THE BRACES. I had a great dentist and did a lot of research, make sure you get a good one to, and trust your gut. If the dentist acts shady, doesn't provide info., then don't do it! I feel like many people had negative experiences because of the dentists they went to.
My Doctor: name not provided
Very informative and caring. Always responded to my emails/phone calls if I had any concerns and always made time for me.