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    Default Invisalign Braces Journey

    I finally took the plunge and decided to do what I've always wanted to do for myself and straighten my teeth! I thought I would start a little thread about it so anyone else contemplating the idea can follow my progress and results.

    Pre-treatment
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    Prior to today I had a consult with the orthodontist who examined my teeth before I had X-rays done. After that I got my options and quotes. I chose the Invisalign option and then after getting a filling at the dentist I had my 3D scan done of my teeth. That's what the Invisalign moulds are based off and work out how to correct your teeth. Then my next appointment I got to watch the 3D representation of how my teeth would change and calculate how many aligners I would need (40). Then they ordered my trays!

    Day 1
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    Got my first trays today. I had a demonstration of how to put them in and out which wasn't as hard as I was expecting it to be. It definitely feels weird as your teeth feel smooth and plasticy. I had a chat about how to care for them and the do's&dont's (all very straight forward). I've been wearing them now for about 4 hours and they definitely hurt. Not heaps but they are tight and sort of like an annoying tooth pressure, it's totally manageable though.

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    The top is my teeth prior to the trays, he bottom is with the trays in. You can't even see them really! I will have to get attachments on my teeth in a fortnight a time, they are tooth coloured little dots to pull your teeth into the right position so it will probably be a little more noticeable then but not everyone needs those either.

    If anyone has questions please ask away! I found it really hard to find good reviews on the net so hopefully I can help someone

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    How much do they cost?

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    All up $7000. I'm paying mine off in fortnightly instalments of $150. If you pay upfront you do get a discount though.


 

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