(Closed) Anyone else experience Invisalign braces?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I never did invisalign, but regular braces are like that too.  I’m sure you will get used to it in a few days.  It always was a little painful after the orthodontist made adjustments too.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I did them. For the first few days, I won’t lie, they are hell to try and pry off. I had them in college, so in the middle of the cafeteria, I’m sticking fork/spoon in my mouth trying to yank the suckers off. But after those first days/a week, you should be able to pull them right off. They work wonders though. Just be sure to keep them clean. And you will go through this however many times you get new trays. But they are less noticable than braces, so I liked them.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’ve had mine for a year now. Before the wedding I had six attachments on my top teeth and 3 on the bottom.  They were nearly impossible to get out.  I literally would go nuts (and ruin my nails).  They would even start to tear after a week or so.  It helps to start a new tray at night…most of the pain is at the beginning.  I’ve also had some issue with them rubbing and causing canker sores which is annoying.

Overall it’s totally worth it though!  My teeth looked fabulous and straight for my wedding.  Now they’re just fine-tuning things.

PM me anytime if you have questions.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yeah, I have Invisalign (I had braces as a teen too, go me…) Yes, the first few days with a new set on I had a lisp and it was annoying to pull them out of my mouth. The very first day I wore them to work, my fourth graders were asking me why I was talking funny. (Clearly, they don’t know better about keeping their mouths closed). Anyway, it does get better. I’d say after 4 days, your teeth will have adjusted to them. I’m pretty sure most of the movement your teeth does in the aligners occurs during the first few days and the remaining days help your teeth strengthen and recover. It will be worth it in the end. I’m using mine as a retainer currently.

Post # 10
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Worker bee

I have them too. My best advice is to change to your new tray right before going to bed and take some Tylenol PM or something to that effect. You’re going to be sore for awhile but getting used to them in my sleep helped tremendously.

While it did make my mouth sore and sometimes hard to eat hard stuff, at least it was a sign it was working. Don’t get freaked out over how loose your teeth are either! It’s freaky when you wiggle them!

My uppers are done and now I’m just wearing the top as a retainer. Just think, when you get done with treatment, you will be able to use them as bleach trays! You can buy the same product your dentist uses for bleaching online for about $30 versus the $200 they charge!

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have them, as well, and HATE them. I’m in my 8th month.

At first they were just annoying because they felt so huge and awkward in my mouth, but after a month it wasn’t too bad. Somewhere in the last 3 or so months, though,  they started to make me gag constantly. I have to take them out all the time so I don’t throw up. I asked my Ortho about it, and he just said some people are like that, and he’s says they are fitting just perfectly, so there’s nothing he can do about it.

And I can’t stand the stupid little buttons on my teeth. One of them is huge and it hurts my lip if my tray is out.

I’m just praying I am so happy when my teeth are perfect that I forgot how annoying these months have been!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve been thinking about getting them for awhile now, and if you dont mind me asking, how much does it cost?

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@melbaby1009: I’m not sure how every Orthodontist charges for them, but mine has a set cost that includes everything. It doesn’t matter how many changes I might make, or if I even end up wanting traditional braces at the end to do some “perfecting,” I will only pay the one price, which was between $4-5K. I make monthly (non-interest) payments of about $150, but might just pay it off wherever I’m at when they’re actually done. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@melbaby1009: Mine were also a set cost including any refinements that may be needed. I did non-interest monthly payments through my flexible spending account. I visited two orthodontists who were both reputable one charged 5,800 and the other 6,800. I don’t remember why there was a cost difference (perhaps the whitening service, I’m not sure). 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@pinky44: Holy Je$u$. lol. I’m sorry I have a bit of sticker shock. How does the cost compare to the cost of braces if you don’t mind me asking? I’ve been considering fixing my bottom teeth. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@babymilka74: Sorry, I never got back with you. I think it would be around $3K (at my Ortho) or so for regular braces. Dental work is just plain expensive. 

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