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5 out of 5 stars Invisalign
Dr Hubert is a fairly young doctor but I like him a lot, he is in practice with his father. I have complete confidence in him and that he will do a good job for me. I have done a HUGE amount of research about invisalign and everything he has told me has been in line with what I have learned on my own. He has been very informative about the whole process and has not given me any surprises. He gave me a very thorough initial exam and did not try to stick me for any unnecessary dental work. He did recommend that I get a deep cleaning prior to beginning invisalign which I did and I know I needed it. Also on my initial visit he had another patient who had just completed her whole invisalign treatment and she allowed him to show me her before to after little video they do that shows the movement of the teeth. It was pretty amazing. She said she had no problems or discomfort and her results were impressive. Her teeth looked perfect, she was 71 years old btw. He took impressions in October and I went in on 3Nov14 for the invisalign. I don't have any pics of my teeth but there are 31 sets of aligners and my treatment plan is 14 to 21 months. Dr Hubert said there is a lot of flex in the length of treatment because of how teeth move in each individual and how dedicated each patient is. I have read about some people who do not like to wear them during the day and that lengthens their treatment time dramatically or maybe even sabotages the whole process. I just put my second set in today (15Nov). During my appointment on 3Nov14 he put 14 attachments on and did some grinding on the sides of a few teeth (can't remember what thats called) so the teeth can move. I have spent so much time in dentists chairs, the whole thing was really no big deal. So what is it like to have the aligners in your mouth? Like any change in my mouth, it at first feels like a major change but I quickly get used to it. I didn't have any pain or discomfort what so ever with my first set and I was kind of disappointed, I wanted to feel some movement LOL. The only thing with me is for some reason for the first few days I was not keeping my mouth closed and breathing through my mouth dried my lips and mouth. I just concentrated on keeping my yap shut and that problem went away. The attachments feel weird and feel huge when the aligners are not in but I look in the mirror and laugh when I see how tiny they are. I am at the point now where my mouth feels normal when I have the aligners in and feels weird when they are out. As soon as I am through eating, I brush my teeth and can't wait to get the aligners back in. Today is the first day with set #2 in and I can tell that they are a little tighter but nothing dramatic. If it is like this through the whole process, it will be a piece of cake. As others have mentioned, people don't notice I have them in. I went the whole first week expecting someone to say something about them and when they didn't I had to tell them and then they would look close and see the attachments. I have read some reviews on this site (and others) about pain, paranoia and various drama. I just don't know where that is coming from. I think it is a fairly simple and straight forward procedure and to be honest I don't think it is a big deal as long as it works as it is supposed to. I am very glad I decided to give it a try.