The Invisalign treatment for my teeth, top and bottom tray cost $5500 but with my insurance I only had to pay $1900, which was wonderful because I conveniently had $2000 for the year in my flex spending account. Tax free and no money spent up front was very exciting. I have to wear my trays for 6 months and I am going on my 2nd month. They feel great, I love the tightness on my teeth. The feeling that the trays are actually gripping my teeth make me well aware that the trays are working every second of the day. I take them out only when I eat and drink colored liquids which is about 1 hour a day.
My speech was funky for the first 2 days and after that back to normal. No pain, no headaches and no teeth sensitivity. They are practically invisible and I have friends and coworkers who still have no idea I have an appliance in my mouth.
I had to get 4 buttons on my teeth, they are noticeable to me and feel funny when the trays are out, so it almost serves as more motivation to put the trays back in so I can regain that slick feeling against my tongue instead of the rough buttons.
Very happy with how painless this procedure is and cannot wait to see the results. I am so shocked at how affordable and convenient this is and can’t believe I almost got braces instead. A couple of dentists (who in hindsight probably did not have expert experience with Invisalign) told me I was NOT a good candidate and would need metal braces, third time is a charm because my third consultation I was told “no problem” and had my custom trays delivered in a few weeks.
Get second, third and fourth opinions if you have to people, this is your smile you will have to live with so it’s worth the time.
I will post again when the treatment is done and let everyone know if I am totally satisfied with the results!