18 Jan 18 Start of my Invisalign Journey
Before fixing my Invisalign, there are some attachments to be attached to my teeth and following by shaving off my teeth.The whole duration took about an hour, no pain with the shaving just sometime the hard push to try fitting and i was given 3 sets of invisalign. 2 weeks to change one set of invisalign.
It was really cool and they guided me how to put on the aligners is the same as retainer. My very first tries putting in OUCH! VERY TIGHT! Thats normal it meant to be tight. Oh well i quite painful for me. The soring pain just like you have sensitive teeth and eating ice cream that kind of OUCH x 10. It doesnt go away quickly. Time to time it will have the soring pain.
My First Day on invisalign, you cant tell unless you get a very close up
I was given chewies to chew to make sure my aligners sit properly. I need to ensure to keep my aligner on for at least 22 hours a day. And of course to remove when eating. Color drinks should be avoided other wise i will need to remove the aligners or drink it with straw.
One box of retainer brite to wash my aligners twice a week. A storage container to keep my aligners when i remove it. To keep it clean, i will have to brush it frequently up to my personal hygiene.
My first experience with Invisalign, is painful but i suppose the braces are much more painful. Removing in the first morning was painful after brushing teeth and putting it back is even more awful pain. Dr Keith says i will feel uncomfortable for the first 3 days and i should believe his words to endure. It is just the start of my journey. No regrets and look forward in 1 yr time!
Paid $1000 for the payment of invisalign and $25 for the chewies and brite retainer cleaner. Total $1025SGD
Here is the breadown of my cost of the invisalign full for $6500. I had fix 2 buttons and using the bands to fasten the process. The buttons suppose to be $50 was FOC for me.
1 Feb 2018
I am now on the 2nd set of my aligners. Just a quick update, on the first 4 days of the start of my journey with aligners are pretty awful. The pain was bad. Surprisingly, after the first 4 days, there isnt any pain.
Changing it on the 2nd set of aligners, and i thought i would experience the kind of pain when i first wore my first set. Wrong! it is not painful and just a little tighter. Thanks goodness.
It can be troublesome to brush and floss teeth every time after i eat before putting back my aligners.
So far so good.
26 Jun 18
I am half way through of my invisalign treatment, personally i do feel changes in terms of the shift of my tooth. Base on my last visit, orthodontist compliment me for being very discipline. I have trying my very best to keep my aligners on for at least 20-22 hours a day.
From july onwards, they will be introducing 7% GST thus i am considering to pay off the balance of $1500 in june to avoid the 7% GST.
Tanglin dental at the nine residence also providing a very attractive price for scaling and polishing at just $49.90. Perhaps the cheapest i can find in Yishun. I use to visit Kang Ren for $60. Never expect i can find even cheaper dentist. Required early booking especially for weekend slots.