Has anyone used Invisalign??
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Join Date: Dec 2009
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Psylocke: You seem to be suggesting that invisalign is better if your only trying to change minor things like small gaps, right?
Yes, that's what several oral orthodontists and oral surgeons told me. Invisalign won't help much with malocclusions and jaw deformities (like overbites, underbites, overjets, etc) but when you only have slightly crooked teeth it's a very soft and decent way of getting your teeth fixed. Personally I'm not convinced by the concept of Invisalign because as I understand they will make models and take pictures of your jaw, the computer generates the movements that need to be done and then you get between 15-40 different aligner trays of which you'll be wearing each for a few weeks. But if there's a tooth that doesn't move the way it should (and I for example had several teeth that wouldn't move at all for a while or were otherwise very problematic) chances are none of the remaining trays will fit. I've read some progress reports where people mentioned this happening to them and it's annoying because you usually pay for the trays that you won't be able to use, too. So I'd rather use a system that involves a real person fixing my teeth instead of a computer.
But usually gapped teeth are very unproblematic and can easily be fixed with Invisalign. I know people who only needed 8 trays to get their gaps closed and in that case Invisalign was even much less expensive than normal metal braces. And as I've said before, when your teeth are already straight Invisalign can be almost invisible.
A good example for that: Justin Bieber even wore his Invisalign braces on the red carpet
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