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A Comprehensive Review - Denver, CO
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 1 year ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $4,500
- Summerbrook Dental (Denver, CO)
Before I decided to get Invisaligns, I had a ton...
- 28 Aug 2011
Before I decided to get Invisaligns, I had a ton of questions and anxiety, looking everywhere to find a review that would answer all my questions. Hopefully this one does for those of you still thinking.
Teeth Condition: crowding on both top and bottom. I was afraid Invisalign would only treat minor teeth problems, but it was able to treat my condition, so definitely go in for a consultation (they're free)
Treatment length: 39 trays (2nd longest case in my dental office) & estimated year and a half treatment (I'm on my 23rd tray)
Cost: I was lucky enough to find a dentist that charges the same price for all cases (so I'm pretty sure you can too!), from mild to difficult and long term (like mine).
Out of Pocket: $2000 - year and a half payment plan through CareCredit without interest.
Monthly Payment: ~111.00
Is it painful? I haven't felt any significant pain, no. Your teeth are sensitive and ache the first few days of your new trays, but after that you can hardly feel them. I would recommend beginning to wear new trays at night so the first 6-8 hours that they're in, you'll be sleeping. I haven't had any problems with the trays being sharp and cutting my cheeks or tongue. If the trays go are too long, you can cut the back or have your dentist sand it down for you. It's been 9 months and no additional cavities (like many have stated).
Is it annoying to brush after every meal? Yes, but you get used to it. Carry around a small toothbrush and travel size toothpaste.
My experience with Invisalign has been a very positive one. It really depends on how well you take care of your teeth...make sure to brush often and floss everyday (this is important).
Saliva is a mildly toxic substance in your mouth that naturally cleans it, but with the trays blocking the saliva, more food can get stuck between your teeth. If you don't floss often, you're at risk for tartar building up on your gums and getting gum disease.
You are supposed to wear the trays 20-22 hours a day, but sometimes I travel and am unable to do that. It hasn't caused major problems, but I would still advise wear them at any possible time to get results faster.
As with anything, you need to be patient, persistent, and work hard at it in order to get good results. I'm very happy with my results and the experience has been very easy for me.
Hope this review helps answer some questions! Whether you're still afraid/skeptical or have already decided on getting them, getting a consultation is worth it. See if this is right for you!
One month away- two trays left! I'm down to my...
- 15 Feb 2012
I'm down to my last two trays and couldn't be happier. My teeth look great and I even got four wisdom teeth taken out during my treatment. Will update with a final picture!
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My doctor has been absolutely wonderful, along with his team at the dental office. Everyone is very pleasant and helpful. The care is top notch, they're really looking out for your dental health. The payment process is a breeze.