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sortingmyselfoutslowly Sat 05-Aug-17 08:14:10

In my quest to stop looking so rubbish I've stopped drinking ( had an amazing effect on skin and weight loss), sorted skincare, haircut and colour, regular shellac nails and wardrobe detox. Hair removal also sorted. Now looking at teeth. Mine are crooked, yellow and there's a prominent crossover at the front. I've saved enough to get invisalign and whitening. I know it will make a big difference to how I feel (currently hate photos being taken etc) but am worried it won't work or something. Any experiences please?

MrsD28 Sat 05-Aug-17 09:02:12

DH is currently having invisalign - the results are amazing! The aligners are not noticeable unless you really look for them and his teeth are already so much straighter.

sortingmyselfoutslowly Sat 05-Aug-17 11:17:59

Thank you for your reply! All sounds very positive.

I8toys Sat 05-Aug-17 15:22:32

Do it. I am currently under going treatment. Had 30 trays but now have to have 10 more to finish the treatment. It will take about a year. The difference is amazing and it happens quickly. I smile much more know and have had to learn how to smile after always having photos of me with a closed mouth.

You get used to them quickly and I must admit I feel naked without them in now!

Dailystuck71 Sat 05-Aug-17 20:52:27

I had an Inman aligned instead of lnvisalign. Worth every penny. Go for it. Best thing I ever did for confidence.

sortingmyselfoutslowly Sat 05-Aug-17 21:48:36

I love the idea of wanting to smile more!

williwonti Sat 05-Aug-17 21:56:38

I'm half way through Invisalign Lite, so pleased i did it.

I have Invisalign currently. They're great.

sortingmyselfoutslowly Fri 06-Oct-17 16:11:23

Well I'm booked in for my first scans next week. Went for free consultationstorage at 3 different orthodontiststyles and chose the one who is an award winner in Invisalign and who also offered free whitening. One wanted to remove a tooth and one was really expensive- 5k. My treatment will be a smidge under 4. Worried about being uncomfortable but got to be better than train tracks.

Imfinehowareyou Fri 06-Oct-17 16:22:18

That's interesting that you had 3 free consultations. I never thought to do that. What a sensible idea.
Can I please hijack your thread slightly to ask if anyone has had teeth whitening when they have fillings in their front teeth? Thank you!

sortingmyselfoutslowly Fri 06-Oct-17 19:05:59

I don't have any fillings but maybe someone can help... whitening is done by using the invisalign trays themselves so quite a few orthodontist practices offer whitening for free or a discount. Their only cost is the syringe of whitening solution which you add to the trays yourself at home.

sortingmyselfoutslowly Fri 06-Oct-17 19:08:18

Forgot to say there was another place that I considered which was quite a bit cheaper but they wanted a £50 deposit before the 'free' consultation which would then be refunded after the appointment... I said I'd think about it and they phoned me 4 times a day for a week. Put me off as they were so pushy.

thegamblersmrs Sat 07-Oct-17 16:36:26

It depends how crooked and crossed over your teeth are. I'd go for a 'normal' brace consultation too.
I had invisilgn consultation where I was told it would work well etc with no teeth taken out. I then went for a second opinion re normal braces and was told that under no circumstances would the orthodontist touch my mouth like that as you are basically just stretching the bone and by doing that it gets thinner and I'd run the risk of my teeth being unstable. He said he'd have sleepless nights if I chose to go for the invisilgn and would make me sign some sort of disclaimer.
I went for metal braces with 3 teeth out £1k cheaper than invisilgn and couldn't be happier.

thegamblersmrs Sat 07-Oct-17 16:38:48

Sorry meant to say I had quite a big over jet which is no longer there, a very narrow (rodents palate) and very crooked bottom teeth.
3 teeth out and teeth whitening all for £2795 in a fancy private practice.

PosiePootlePerkins Sat 07-Oct-17 16:46:52

I am nearing the end of my initial Invisalign treatment, I had 14 sets of aligners in total, have an appointment in a week's time to see if I need refinements. I am really happy with the results. Any questions I am happy to try and answer.

sortingmyselfoutslowly Sat 07-Oct-17 20:47:04

I've already had 6 teeth removed as a teenager. The orthodontist I've chosen is one of the top performing Invisalign specialists in Europe. He says looking at my photos some tooth shaving is necessary but I can get a good result from invisalign. I have a crowded v shaped jaw so am not eligible for the lite option but with the maximum number of trays my teeth will be straight.

sortingmyselfoutslowly Sat 07-Oct-17 20:48:37

Meant to say he does normal braces too at the same price so has nothing to gain really for pushing invisalign vs train tracks. Thanks for your experience though smile

thegamblersmrs Sun 08-Oct-17 16:11:17

Mine was the same, it's newer and they need more research on it is their gain. I'm sure lots have good experiences I'm just so wary after mine.
You'll love your new teeth!

silkpyjamasallday Sun 08-Oct-17 16:26:01

I had invisaligns as a teen, but stopped wearing them at night (they cut my gums and made me drool uncontrollably) and some of my teeth moved back to a slightly less extreme version of how they were before. Most of my friends and my younger brother had a permanent wire put behind the front four teeth at the top and bottom that stopped them moving even if you stopped wearing the trays. I wish I had known when I had mine done as it was years of agony for very little gain. My teeth look better, don't get me wrong, but they should be perfect for how much it cost.

PosiePootlePerkins Sun 08-Oct-17 16:47:00

I have been told I will need to wear retainers every night, possibly reducing to every two or three nights, otherwise my teeth will move back. They shouldn't cut your gums, although I have had issues with the edges of the braces being sharp and have had to file them with an emery board, then they've been fine. I'm hoping the night time retainers will be similar!

thegamblersmrs Sun 08-Oct-17 18:45:34

I'm the same with the removable retainers @PosiePootlePerkins. Every night for the first year then twice a week after that. I've also got the permanent metal retainer on the back which I can't feel at all.
Braces was the best thing I ever did. Didn't feel like it at the time mind as I got my very front bottom tooth removed!!

ILovePandas Fri 13-Oct-17 17:10:27

Currently having Invisalign. Started in March and they already look amazing. Only 10 alligners left (10 weeks) after having a mid course correction as they weren't tracking (this is quite common). Wish I'd done it years ago. Had the tooth shaving (IPR) otherwise it would have been 4 teeth out. Good luck OP

SteelyPip Fri 13-Oct-17 17:31:46

This is a fabulously helpful thread, thank you OP for starting it and to all PP for their information. Having my teeth fixed is something I have wanted to do for years and soon I'll have the chance to get it done. smile

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