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Invisilign, anyone got one, had one or can recommend a good dentist in sw London

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crispycake Sun 03-Feb-13 18:56:00

Thinking of ringing up a few dentists tomorrow to arrange consultations but any recommendations would be good.

How were your experiences wearing invisilign?
Pros and cons?

I've also watched a few videos on YouTube and everyone had little hooks put on their teeth for the invisilign to clip/hook on to.
Are these really noticeable?

Also when you take the invisilign out to eat do your teeth feel weird at all?

Sorry for the questions and thanks if you've replied smile

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FellatioNels0n Tue 12-Feb-13 05:23:01

Well to be fair he didn't say how many trays. He just said that there were two price bands, under 20 and over 20, and I would definitely need 20+, and
therefore I would pay the higher price. But he said it would cost the same no matter how many over 20 I had.

Are we assuming that '20 trays' means 20 top and bottom = 40?

grotbagz Mon 11-Feb-13 18:14:48

fell mine was that for 52 trays - I wonder if it would be worth emailing a few places just to see the spectrum?

themousetookastroll Mon 11-Feb-13 09:42:11

I'm on tray 4 of 24. Mine is costing just under £4k - dentist in central London if that works for you. I'm really happy with them. No-one has noticed or commented on them, despite the attachments. I find them a little tight when I change trays, but they are then pretty unnoticeable. The only difficulty I have is cleaning them really thoroughly, as it's hard to get the toothbrush in to them properly/without too much force. They can also only do so much if you have an overbite.

The only other downside is that - if you're me - you become obsessed with looking at other people's teeth!

lowercase Sun 10-Feb-13 23:05:15

Bo,I think they would start the top then introduce bottom.
That's what they did with me.

Fellatio, that sounds £££ for 20 trays.
Get a second opinion.
check out 'realself' site where you can post pics of your teeth / gather info.

Missbopeep Sun 10-Feb-13 21:26:56

Does anyone know if you can have one level done at a time- ie upper jaw only then lower jaw? My lower jaw is quite good and I think would respond quickly- but the upper jaw might take 2 years I was told.

FellatioNels0n Sun 10-Feb-13 16:05:30

I've just come back from consultation. He said mine will cost the equivalent of just over 5k. I have no idea how reasonable that is, and how much of a cut the the practice you go to takes after Invisilign's costs, and I have no idea whether there is any benefit in getting a second opinion or waiting until I am in the UK to do it. confused

He said I would need a minimum of 20 trays top and bottom to correct my cross bite.

lowercase Sun 10-Feb-13 14:27:16

the first night i woke up thinking i had a hair in my mouth.
i caused blisters the first week or two, unable to leave them alone!
thought i would never get used to it, but i have.

Missbopeep Sun 10-Feb-13 09:05:59

Just resurrecting this with another question.

What does it actually feel like to have plastic in your mouth all the time?

I have used the teeth whitening trays at home and TBH I would not find it great to have that sensation from Invisalign for 2 years if it feels like that. I never slept with the trays in.

Is Invisalign thinner and not so noticeable as teeth whitening trays? Anyone know/

lowercase Fri 08-Feb-13 17:47:07

Ah, I wonder if the expensive was for full invisalign and the cheaper for invisalign lite?
I could have done with full as my bottom teeth have all moved round a space...the lite does not deal with such movement.
As with a previous poster I have found the treatment quite hard going ( inconvenient ) already see big difference at tray 7.
Thanks for feeding back crispy.

crispycake Fri 08-Feb-13 17:38:46

Thought id report back.

Had my 3 consultations today.

All went well. Prices were a little different. Two under £3000 and one over £4000 plus extras. Also timings, 2 said around 6 months and the more expensive guy said 12 months.

I think I'm going to go for it smile not with mr expensive though as he wanted over half the money straight away. I'm going to go with perfect smile I think.
It's exciting. It'll be so nice to smile with my teeth smile

FellatioNels0n Fri 08-Feb-13 10:40:07

I am actually hoping that my face shape will be changed by the treatment. I have noticed a gradual change in what was my jaw line and mouth shape over the last few years, and it is definitely more wonky now. It has always been a bit wonky but it's getting worse. I'd love a nice straight mouth.

FellatioNels0n Fri 08-Feb-13 10:37:59

I am so glad to see this thread - I was thinking of staring one myself a few days ago.

I am going to see an Orthodontist on Sunday for a consultation. I have always had a cross-bite and a wonky top palette - it is concave on one side, but as my widom teeth have come down it has pushed my teeth even more out of line, and now one of my incisors sticks out, my front teeth are starting to cross, and my molars are pushing inwards, onto my tongue. I often wake up with a sore, ulcerated tongue where I have been biting down on it all night. It is also starting to affect my speech as my tongue feels too big for my palette. confused

I am certain I will need some extractions first. My main concern is price. i live in Qatar and everything is much more expensive here. As the stuff is sent from the US anyway I wondered if I would be better to wait until the summer and get it booked in the UK, or even go somewhere like Thailand to have my initial consultations. Things always seem to be cheaper there! Not sure, if as it all comes out of the US anyway, whether it will ultimately make any difference to price wherever I go.

Did any of you get a couple of consultations to compare?

crispycake Fri 08-Feb-13 10:24:51

Sorry it's been a few days I've been a busy bee at work.

Thanks for that lowercase.
I'm having consultations today so if I'm eligible for invisilign lite that amazon deal would be great.
I'm hoping I am as I only have one tooth at the front that sticks out a bit and maybe a bit of over crowding on the bottom!
I mentioned it too my boss yesterday and she wants to get it too. smile

jenny99 Tue 05-Feb-13 20:17:06

I'm on 20 out of 21. I can't wait to be finished. I have to say that I have hated it. Sorry to those who disagree.

I agree they are only uncomfortable for 1 or 2 days when the new ones go in but the 'hooks' on my teeth are on my front teeth and are very noticeable. Lots of people have commented.

My bottom teeth were incredibly crowded and now they are almost perfect but I hve to say it doesn't look like me in the mirror any more. It has slightly changed the shape of my face around my jaw and that is a bit odd.

Having said that, my hygienist is very impressed as I had gums that bled a lot and flossing was hard but now that they are straighter flossing is easier and they hardly bleed at all so that is a real benefit.

I'm sure that by a few weeks after they are finished I will love the finished effect an will forget how much I don't enjoy them now.

They were a great diet in the beginning but now I keep a toothbrush in the kitchen too!!

I don't think I considered properly how annoying I would find them...but I know a few people who have them who love them.

gregssausageroll Tue 05-Feb-13 13:23:22

You should google and see if you are suitable for an inman aligner.

grotbagz Tue 05-Feb-13 12:14:40

Popeyeswife - it's possible you may need an extraction if you're overcrowded but if they say not then that's ok too - they may also file teeth (on the sides and only a teeny tiny bit less than a mm I think) so that the aligners grasp but that's not painful just annoying, and they only do it once or twice.

Yes they're made abroad, but the dentist also will have to follow the directions very carefully and make sure it's all going to plan. You change aligners every two weeks but they will probably give you a few once you've shown you have the hang of it and there's no problems - often I go in every 2-3 months depending if the part I'm at needs more overseeing or checking up on!

Mine is £5.5k but my case is pretty complicated, I think some places do it based on severity and length but some have flat rate so think it varies! Mines for 2 and a half years because I should really have proper braces but chose against this after my last (incompetently administered) experience and obviously age, sometimes it just works very case dependent and it honestly is so easy you won't even notice them!

I'm on 40/52 - but with various things having gone on/still to go on in the midst of that, and have found at first for about a week my speech was a bit lispy, but after was fine - every now and again you'll get an awkward aligner where you'll lisp for the first day or so but not noticeably at all, so it's different for everyone!

lowercase Tue 05-Feb-13 10:45:12

Amazon local deals have a 28 week course of invisalign for £1600 today, with Victoria Dental Centre.
Crispy, that is my dentist!
He is lovely, punctual and professionsl..but they are not the cheapest.
A dentist did some shoddy work on my teeth a few years ago, he helped me to draft a letter and encouraged me to persue it, I got £210 back!
You may have to pay extra at the end for a final retainer.
Apparently, you can ask if they do any other brand and they will offer you a cheaper version? I did not know this so went with the invisalign.
If I think of anything else I will post again.
Worth checking out the amazon deal, looking at reviews for that dentist etc.

saycheeeeeese Tue 05-Feb-13 08:42:59

saycheeeeeese Tue 05-Feb-13 08:42:33


saycheeeeeese Tue 05-Feb-13 08:37:37

I have invisalign, on tray 7 of 36 but they are working already!

You do get a snall lisp for a day when you change the tray byt probably only noticeable to yourself.

There's a running adults wuth braces thread...will link, feel free to ask anything else smile

Popeyeswife Tue 05-Feb-13 08:31:30

Anyone any more info?
I've been thinking about this for years but have been worried because i think I may need an extraction- have quite bad overcrowding on upper jaw and my front teeth overlap.

I was told by my dentist- who doesn't do Invisalign herself but another partnere there does- that the consultation now includes predicting what work needs to be done after your moulds are sent to the US. She also said that all the aligners are made in the US and it's just a case of the dentist fitting them once you have been assessed and they have modelled your aligners in the US.

I was quoted around £3k by one ortho and told it could take 2 years. This was without any extractions.

Anyone any further info? Such as does it make your speak slurred?

crispycake Mon 04-Feb-13 22:43:59


All my consultations are with the orthodontist just in the dentist surgery. I've gone for ones that are on the invisilign website, so tell you how many they've done etc.

This is one worry about having teeth out as I've got a small mouth but I did have a wisdom tooth out a couple if years ago on the nhs which I'm hoping should be a good space for movement smile

crispycake Mon 04-Feb-13 22:30:55

Lowercase - thanks. I booked a consultation with perfect smile today for Friday. I'm going to the battersea one.
Do they let you you pay in instalments?

grotbagz Mon 04-Feb-13 22:29:33

Pretty much everything positive already said - I have bands and they're discreet so don't worry! I use an orthodontist and he is great, I agree about going to one rather than a dentist although mine does do both but his work has ended up as pretty much all orthodontic. My trays never cracked in the beginning or at all, but may just be a lucky one!

One thing to look out for, this could just be something around my area but I had a lot of added costs - I didn't mind if it meant perfect teeth - removal of wisdom teeth, X-rays, cephelograms (sp!) etc. I'm also having dental implants and whitening so these may not be things you want/need! You may also need mid course corrections which I think are a couple of hundred quid depending on your case/progress - they told me I'd possibly need three and haven't needed any though!

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