Post # 1
Has anyone had Invisalign or is planning to get it before thier wedding.
I got my first tray today and I’m strugging without my morning cup of tea and snacks…..but maybe thats a good thing for the waiste line.
How long before you notice a change?
Post # 3
@kittybee: You will prob see a difference in about 2 months or so, stick wiith it! 🙂
Post # 4
i go in monday to ‘order mine’ i guess. i already had the consult and molds taken 🙂 im excited. my top teeth should only take about 2 months to notice a difference, at least thats what my dentist says… and the bottom are worse off so theyll take a little longer to look right 🙂 im excited!
Post # 5
i wear a bottom tray at night. you’ll get used to it! my teeth always hurt for a few days after i get a new one, but once your teeth adjust you start to forget it’s there.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
How long do you need to have it in after the 2 months for the changes to be permanent? Would some bees also share how much it costs? 🙂
Post # 7
@bellagio: “Would some bees also share how much it costs?”
Post # 8
Ugh, I want these so bad!
Post # 9
@bellagio: It cost me $5000 for a 8 month treatment plan. Very pricey 🙁 but I financed through Care Credit.
Post # 10
i had invisalign (i finished about a year ago)…i had a pretty severely rotated front incisor and i had to get my teeth “shaved” a few times in order for it to rotate back to its normal position. i used invisalign for 9 months and now i currently just sleep with the retainers at night since i’ve been done for a year.
it cost me $4650…pretty expensive, but well worth it. nobody really noticed that i had them in, except people who currently had invisalign. when i would change to new trays i would have a slight lisp for a couple days, which was a little embarrassing, but i was the only one to really care/notice.
a huge tip: change your trays at night so they are less sore in the morning when you have to take them out to eat. if you change them in the morning they are sore all day as you take them in and out to eat.
i had a hard time noticing differences because i got used to my teeth while they were moving. so i kept my original retainer and would compare it to the new one each time i got one. people i hadn’t seen in a while would comment on the difference within about 2-3 months of me wearing the retainers, so i know there were changes early on. the difference at the end was drastic.
i’m so happy i did invisalign…it is worth the money and time. and it gives you great dental hygiene!!! all that brushing and flossing stays with you after you’re done!
congrats and good luck!!! you’ll love the results!
Post # 11
I purchased Invisalign a couple months before I got engaged (complete surprise but perfect timing to start Invisalign) b/c I always wanted to correct a couple teeth. I’ve now had invisalign for 6 months and have a 11-12 month treatment time total. I started seeing a real difference about a month ago. My Ortho told me you don’t usually start to see “major changes” in your teeth until about halfway into the treatment time. I actually gave up my morning coffee and snacks b/c I became too lazy to constantly get up to brush my teeth while at work. Also another Invisalign user told me that my teeth and attachments (“Invisalign bumps”) will discolor quickly while using Invisalign. I really didn’t want to speed up that process by drinking coffee too. I’m going through Crest Whitestrip withdrawl!
I also agree that absolutely no one has noticed except for one Invisalign user that asked me if I had them in. I really have no lisp except sometimes on the phone. I’m just keeping my eye on the prize…straight, contoured, and whitened teeth at the end of the process. Don’t worry you’ll start to get used to it and it will become part of your routine. I promise the aligners will hurt less and less per new tray. Just think of how great your smile will look on your wedding day! 🙂 Let me know if you have any other questions b/c I would be happy to help!
Post # 12
Forgot to add:
Original cost for full (top and bottom) 12-month tx was $5000. I was able to finance through ChaseHealthAdvantage and also purchased a Dental Discount Plan. The Dental Discount plan only cost $85 and my Ortho honored the discount and took $1000 off of the total price…
Overall it cost $4085! This includes all visits, new aligners every two weeks, extended treatement/aligners (if needed), professional whitening and contouring, and a 2-yr tx plan with retainers at night. It was def very expensive but I don’t have one regret so far!
Post # 13
I got mine in the UK and they were £2500 for a 6 month treatment.
I’m not finding it too painful but taking it out is tricky so I don’t think I’ll really feel like doing it more often that 3 times a day.
Can anyone tell me how many hours they had them out for per day? I think 2 hours in total seems quite tough.
Post # 14
I had invisalign a few years ago. It cost me $5000 but I signed up for their 2 year payment plan so it definitely helped with the cost. It was the best thing I ever did. I had a space in between my front teeth and now nothing is there. I still wear the retainer they gave me every night because if I go a few nights without it and put it back in I notice how tight the retainer is. Take your own before and after picture, it’s amazing!
Post # 15
@Demarca11: That doesn’t sound bad at all considering all the visits and maintenance that you are getting included. Hmmm…
Post # 16
have anyone’s teeth shifted back after they were done? My FSIL had invisalign and two of her teeth moved right back about 2 months later and now she got metal braces which she has to wear for almost two years