Member since 4/9/2010


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Reviews & Stories

Invisalign Doesn't Always Work. Now I Need Metal Braces at 48.

At 46 years old I was bequeathed some money and decided to spend some on getting my teeth improved (something I'd always wanted but couldn't previously afford). Invisalign was offered to me as an alternative to what I'd asked for.After the initial consultation, impressions, x-rays, etc., my provider (not an orthodontist, but a dentist) said that Invisalign thought the case was too complex but... READ MORE

Recent comments from JudeW

Yes, the attachments take some getting used to, but they will get easier/smoother. I remember mine being very rough and sharp at first and I too cut my mouth when eating, but I got used to them (learned to chew differently, I think). I... READ COMMENT

It's really great that so many people are posting on here, as our individual experiences of Invisalign are all different. It's very useful for anyone considering Invisalign to know that it may not necessarily be as 'invisible' as the... READ COMMENT

Having read your post above, alarm bells started to ring. I too had no or very little pain with my aligners, until I had a mid course correction (only 14 or so weeks in), when the second set of aligners didn't fit properly at the top.... READ COMMENT

Looking at what I wrote originally, above, and the posts from 'starting over' and other posts on this site, an important theme seems to emerge which is GO TO AN ORTHODONTIST not a dentist. I've just been to see an orthodontist now,... READ COMMENT

Wow, you had it worse than me really, bearing in mind your teeth were reasonably OK when you started. Mine were (and still are!) very crooked so in my case its less that a lot of damage has actually been done to me, more that a... READ COMMENT