Invisalign – Are Clear braces for You
I am currently wearing my last set of invisalign out of 10 sets.. and I could not be happier! If you have minimal crowding and would like to straighten your teeth, not correct your bite, invisalign is perfect. Some people say that it may be more expensive then braces.. I disagree. Invisalign was actually cheaper for me then having metal braces for 2 years.
In most cases it’s around the same price. My teeth had slight crowding but were not that bad, most people thought I already had had braces and just never wore my retainer afterwards. When I went for my consultation the orthodontist told me I was a candidate for Invisalign Express. Most people are not aware of this because most need more dental work.
Regular invisalign takes about a year with 20 sets (top and bottom). Invisalign Express uses 10 sets, takes 6 – 8 months (depending on how long your Dr. thinks each set should be in) AND.. is half the price! Invisalign for me was only 3,000 dollars and plenty of payment plans! It could be cheaper or more expensive depending on how many sets you need.. some people get 20 sets for the top and 15 for the bottom.. it all depends.
I’m 22 years old and there was NO WAY I was going to wear metal in my mouth for 2 years and head gear at night for 6,000 dollars just to correct my MINOR overbite and slightly crowded teeth. The first set is a little painful but the more you wear them the less it hurts. I go in to see my orthodontist before every new set (he gave me all of them my first visit) and he checks to make sure my teeth moved ok into the liners I wear for 2 to 3 weeks, and with double sided sand paper he goes in between my teeth like floss and files them slightly to make room for the next set.
This is called stripping and if you can tolerate your regular dental cleanings where they scrape your teeth and remove plaque then you’ll be fine. I had a little lisp at first but that went away after a day. I love that no one has ever been able to see them! People always ask me if I even have them on. Only down side is.. I have to carry a little toothbrush and travel size tooth paste with me in my purse or bag for school EVERYWHERE.
You need to take them out before having anything but water, otherwise you will be well on your way to rotting your teeth out the best possibly fit way lol. Sugar and other things get stuck and if they sit so close to your teeth it will cause them to decay. So if I go out to eat I use the ladies room to remove them, rinse them before putting them away and come back after Im eating to brush my teeth AND my liners because they do have dried saliva on them. Gross I know.. but WAY better then having a mouth full of metal and food stuck in hard to reach places. I say if you can afford it and your teeth aren’t that bad.. GO FOR IT! It works and I love my smile! More information on this website