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I am considering getting braces again had them in my teens and my teeth shifted
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Originally posted by alynxx alynxx wrote:

I have invisalign and I love them. My teeth are straightening and moving togther quite quickly. I have (had) a large central gap that I begged my old dentists to give me braces for during my teens and they all (I made sure I got more than one second opinion) said no becuase the teeth would move back once straigtened. Of course the gap got wider and it began to affect how my eating and cause gum pain etc.

I then went to a new dentist near my office/work last Dec and the dentist said I can get invisalign and just have retainer to keep the teeth in place afterwards - eureka! I'm so happy...I just have to do this for a year and a few months and my teeth will be fixed. They are coming together so fast and people close to me are commenting on it. I mean the gap has closed about 3-4mm in three months. Big smile

I also have a large central gap.Is invisalign really like 3000- to 5000$ more??so like 6000$ and up?
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Mine cost me £3,500, but I think they are about $4,000 or so in the US. My gap is almost closed completely now and people are really noticing! In fact my colleague commented on it yesterday. It is worth every single penny that I paid! 
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Originally posted by ejfel ejfel wrote:

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Is she giving you a refund or anything?

I had regular bracers.  My orthodontist was the best, I had it in for maybe a year and a half.

I had the issue on the far right http://www.agourahillsorthodontics.com/images/b1_beforerteetha.jpg
and he fixed that plus did some minor straightening in 10mths.

I stopped wearing my retainers and some of my teeth have shifted, probably a half centimeter, so I want to get it again.  I'll be choosing whatever is cheaper and works the fastest.
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I SO wanna try invisaligns!!!

I have been looking into it for the past couple of years....
But my momma keeps puttin it off...Lord knows I cant afford them as a student.

Geesh...they sure are expensive though.
No wonder she keeps putting them off...Confused

Does anybody know if insurance might cover it???
Or at least some of the cost???
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Sorry to hear the person who posted that they may have to undergo jaw surgery now..I don't know the specifics about your case, but ortho is a prediction of what may happen. Sometimes, even with the best efforts, the results aren't what you may hope. I know it's frustrating, sounds like you need to do a consult with another orthodontist. Curious to know if you went through a chain office or a private practice...

I tell my patients with gaps that they insist on a permanent retainer..if you have a gap, you're body thinks it's normal and will ALWAYS revert back..
 
Invisilign is cool if you can afford it and you do exactly what you're told..I've only see 2 cases where it didnt work out for people and that was because they had very dense bone and the acrylic trays just couldnt move the teeth like metal could . If you cant afford Invisilign but want to decrease the time being a brace face look into SMART BRACES..metal but the wire is bent by a robot instead of a human..without getting all technical..it makes the teeth move faster .
 
You wont get gum disease and infections with braces if you take care of them. 99% of the patients I see do not clean them thoroughly enough..you have to step your cleanigs up to 4 times a year instead of 2 and u need to invest in a Waterpik, superfloss, an electric toothbrush like a Sonicare or a Oral B, and MI Paste..can't stress this enough!!
 
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Originally posted by bkt2004 bkt2004 wrote:

I had braces twice in life...sigh...1st time a parental fault, this last time is mines, I lost my retainer and my ortho wanted to charge me millions of dollars (not literally, but you get the jist) for a replacement. By the time I came up with the mulah, my teeth had already shifted too much and they told me I would have to get braces again! Negative. I am, however, looking to get invisalign in the next few years because I despise crooked teeth and my teeth have shifted (They arent terrible, but I like the uniform look of straight teeth), however I have been told numerous times (by a few dentists) that I need to remove my wisdom teeth as all four have grown in, yet I have no problems with them. I thing I should have invested in invisalign the 2nd go round, I don't care if I have to wear them for 5 years or forever as long as my teeth are straight til I die! lol 
 
Girl..PULL them wisdom teeth!! they might be a reason your teeth shifted, they dont function to chew food, and normally u cant keep them clean...
 
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Originally posted by zigmarlee zigmarlee wrote:

Sorry to hear the person who posted that they may have to undergo jaw surgery now..I don't know the specifics about your case, but ortho is a prediction of what may happen. Sometimes, even with the best efforts, the results aren't what you may hope. I know it's frustrating, sounds like you need to do a consult with another orthodontist. Curious to know if you went through a chain office or a private practice...

I tell my patients with gaps that they insist on a permanent retainer..if you have a gap, you're body thinks it's normal and will ALWAYS revert back..
 
Invisilign is cool if you can afford it and you do exactly what you're told..I've only see 2 cases where it didnt work out for people and that was because they had very dense bone and the acrylic trays just couldnt move the teeth like metal could . If you cant afford Invisilign but want to decrease the time being a brace face look into SMART BRACES..metal but the wire is bent by a robot instead of a human..without getting all technical..it makes the teeth move faster .
 
You wont get gum disease and infections with braces if you take care of them. 99% of the patients I see do not clean them thoroughly enough..you have to step your cleanigs up to 4 times a year instead of 2 and u need to invest in a Waterpik, superfloss, an electric toothbrush like a Sonicare or a Oral B, and MI Paste..can't stress this enough!!
 
EXACTLY!!!  I have traditional metal braces and I love they way my teeth look now!!  I was always terrified of going to the dentist and was a long time thumb-sucker which resulted in an open bite.  Now, 20 months later, my teeth are straight as ever!  My ortho did let me know that if he couldn't get my gap completely closed, then jaw surgery would be an option.  I am now obsessed with straight teeth!  I can do things I don't remember ever being able to do like...bite into chicken wings and french fries!
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Originally posted by zigmarlee zigmarlee wrote:

Sorry to hear the person who posted that they may have to undergo jaw surgery now..I don't know the specifics about your case, but ortho is a prediction of what may happen. Sometimes, even with the best efforts, the results aren't what you may hope. I know it's frustrating, sounds like you need to do a consult with another orthodontist. Curious to know if you went through a chain office or a private practice...

I tell my patients with gaps that they insist on a permanent retainer..if you have a gap, you're body thinks it's normal and will ALWAYS revert back..
 
Invisilign is cool if you can afford it and you do exactly what you're told..I've only see 2 cases where it didnt work out for people and that was because they had very dense bone and the acrylic trays just couldnt move the teeth like metal could . If you cant afford Invisilign but want to decrease the time being a brace face look into SMART BRACES..metal but the wire is bent by a robot instead of a human..without getting all technical..it makes the teeth move faster .
 
You wont get gum disease and infections with braces if you take care of them. 99% of the patients I see do not clean them thoroughly enough..you have to step your cleanigs up to 4 times a year instead of 2 and u need to invest in a Waterpik, superfloss, an electric toothbrush like a Sonicare or a Oral B, and MI Paste..can't stress this enough!!
 


This's great advice Smile.


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Originally posted by zigmarlee zigmarlee wrote:

Sorry to hear the person who posted that they may have to undergo jaw surgery now..I don't know the specifics about your case, but ortho is a prediction of what may happen. Sometimes, even with the best efforts, the results aren't what you may hope. I know it's frustrating, sounds like you need to do a consult with another orthodontist. Curious to know if you went through a chain office or a private practice...


I tell my patients with gaps that they insist on a permanent retainer..if you have a gap, you're body thinks it's normal and will ALWAYS revert back..

 

Invisilign is cool if you can afford it and you do exactly what you're told..I've only see 2 cases where it didnt work out for people and that was because they had very dense bone and the acrylic trays just couldnt move the teeth like metal could . If you cant afford Invisilign but want to decrease the time being a brace face look into
SMART BRACES..metal but the wire is bent by a robot instead of a human..without getting all technical..it makes the teeth move faster .





 

You wont get gum disease and infections with braces if you take care of them. 99% of the patients I see do not clean them thoroughly enough..you have to step your cleanigs up to 4 times a year instead of 2 and u need to invest in a Waterpik, superfloss, an electric toothbrush like a Sonicare or a Oral B, and MI Paste..can't stress this enough!!

 
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