Get Braces!! Not Worth It, Will Not Get As Good of Results, Alot They Don't Tell You

My experience was terrible!  My ortho was...

My experience was terrible!  My ortho was terrible!  He did not tell me any of the negatives up front.  I had braces as kid, over years had "mildly overlapping" of upper front teeth and some crowding on lower due to not wearing retainer and small mouth.  Thought invisalign would be discreet and since in sales and in front of a lot of customers this was important.  During initial consulation was told it would take 6 months for upper year for lower.  It took 3 years.  To start off what they don't tell you is that they put these clear bumps on your teeth to hook the trays on, then they don't tell you that they file your teeth to make your teeth move faster.  I did NOT want my teeth filed, especially my upper.  I said ok to filing my lower, my ortho ended up filing HUGE gap inbetween my upper two teeth!!!  He also filed one tooth smaller that the other - you can't fix that, it not like a bad haircut that will grow back. It was terrible.  It was so embarrassing to take my trays out for customer lunches etc.  Not discreet at all.  Braces would have been less noticible!!!!  Also they can not get your teeth as straight with invisalign.  I wanted a more square shape.  My ortho kept telling me "well if you had braces I could do that" well why the heck do they charge double for invisalign if they can't get good results?  and if you have to go around with a gap in your teeth, that is definitely noticible. not invisible!!!  Now I have teeth that are still not straight and have permanent retainer on top teeth to keep gap from coming back (this is so wrong considering my teeth were overlapping before now i have permanent gap and two different size teeth).  SAVE YOUR MONEY, FOR 1/2 COST, LESS TIME, BETTER RESULTS GET BRACES, I WISH I HAD!!!!!

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Now I'm scared :/
My teeth aren't SOOO bad. I just have awhich tween several bottom teeth and a gap between my two front teeth which are slightly turned inwards. I also have an overbite. Other that that, my teeth are okay. Do you think invisalign could fix this? So far, I have been to two orthodontists. The first orthodontist I went to (an elite preferred invisalign provider who is also top 1% of north America and one of the best in vancouver) said that I would be a great candidate for invisalign but that I would have to switch my bottom teeth to braces after 10 months to fix my over-jet. The other orthodontist (preferred invisalign provider) said that invisalign would work but it wouldn't make my teeth perfect and straight. I am so paranoid. I want to choose the perfect orthodontist that suits my needs. Who should I listen to? The first orthodontist or the second orthodontist? :SSS
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Now I'm scared :/
My teeth aren't SOOO bad. I just have awhich tween several bottom teeth and a gap between my two front teeth which are slightly turned inwards. I also have an overbite. Other that that, my teeth are okay. Do you think invisalign could fix this? So far, I have been to two orthodontists. The first orthodontist I went to (an elite preferred invisalign provider who is also top 1% of north America and one of the best in vancouver) said that I would be a great candidate for invisalign but that I would have to switch my bottom teeth to braces after 10 months to fix my over-jet. The other orthodontist (preferred invisalign provider) said that invisalign would work but it wouldn't make my teeth perfect and straight. I am so paranoid. I want to choose the perfect orthodontist that suits my needs. Who should I listen to? The first orthodontist or the second orthodontist? :SSS
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This is ridiculous. it took 3 yrs to finish invisalign when all you had to do was straighten out a few teeth? You know why it took so long? because you didnt wear your invisalign properly. you should not take it out for not more than 30mins at a time and it should only be taken out during meal time and brushing your teeth. you should be wearing you invisalign 22.5hrs a day everyday. im a dental assisant and invisalign works wonders when patients follow directions. patient will come in when sores on their inner lips and thats because they havent been wearing their invisalign, the clear brackets put in the teeth rubs against the lips and irritate it, and when we tell patients they havent been wearing their invisalign, they lie to our faces. i have seen invisalign fix the worse crowding and and over lap because the patient did what thet are suppose to. my cousin just finished his invisalign and his teeth looks great. dont listen to those with bad experiences that took yrs to finish, we only had 1 patient that took almost 2 yrs and that was because she was a beauty queen. she couldnt wear her trays because she was always in front of the cameras and doing public speaking. but at least she owned up it and didnt lie about wearing them when she really didnt.
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