Reddit Reveals the Truth about Invisalign

In 2014, an Invisalign patient by the name of Mark took to the online forum Reddit to talk about the result of his Invisalign treatment.

He was excited to share before and after pictures with other users of the site, and admitted that while “it may not be the most exciting thing in the world”, he wanted to be there to offer questions, tricks, and tips, and inside information about the Invisalign procedure, as he had gone through it all, first hand, himself.

Hundreds of people who were interested in Invisalign flocked to Mark’s Reddit post to ask questions and gain clarification about the innovative new dental experience. What follows are several real life questions that were posted on the Reddit forum, and Mark’s real life answers.

Hearing from a real life Invisalign treatment patient helped many prospective patients decide exactly what they wanted out of their Invisalign treatment. Hopefully, by reading the following questions and answers, posted and responded to by patients and prospective patients just like you, you can succeed in feeling more secure and aware of how Invisalign treatment works and it’s success rate.

Question: What is the [Invisalign] procedure? Does it just straighten out your teeth like braces?

Answer: Yes, it pretty much straightens out your teeth, but there are some other steps involved, too. Of course, everyone’s teeth are different, but here is an overview of what I went through:

First, the dentist had to send Xrays off to Invisalign to make sure I was a good candidate for it. I had that one tooth that stuck out so far, that she wasn’t sure Invisalign was going to be able to handle it. Luckily it came back affirmative, so we got underway in about a week.

They first take a very precise mold of your teeth by having you bite down in a gummy gel that actually feels pretty cool. The dentist has to make sure there is absolutely no gaps or anything, so she was literally using her thumbs to smash it down on me bottom teeth while pushing with her other fingers on my chin. It was pretty intense.

Question: So why not just get braces?

Answer: I like how you can’t see Invisaligns, and you can take them out at­ will. Also, I’ve heard nothing but horror stories from people with braces about what a pain they were, so I didn’t want to deal with them.

Question: I am near the end of my Invisalign treatment, I had a crossbite, overbite and all sorts of complications ­ it worked perfectly. I would very much recommend Invisalign; it’s pretty much like invisible braces. The only downside is the cost.

Answer: Awesome and congrats on the success! I’m extremely happy with mine, too. I thought I was going to have to live with the teeth I hated forever, and it still blows my mind when I see my teeth in the mirror.

It’s definitely expensive. Luckily I got mine on Groupon, which was about half of the full price. I had to pay it all out of pocket with no help from insurance, but I would definitely recommend that if it’s available in your area.

Pay A Visit to Orchard Scotts Dental For A Great Experience

It seems pretty clear from this Q&A session on Reddit that Mark had a great experience with Invisalign. If you are in Singapore and is interested in this teeth straightening procedure, there are some great reasons why you should let us help you achieve the best smile makeover you will ever get:

  1. Our dental clinic in Singapore was been appointed as an Invisalign Flagship Clinic by Align Technology
  2. We were awarded Diamond status by Align Technology for having helped a great number of patients achieve their perfect smile
  3. Our experienced and dedicated dentists use both art and science to ensure that each individual gets the most natural smile.
  4. Instead of using moulds to get an impression of your mouth, we now employ the latest iTero 3D digital intra-oral scanning system. We were one of the first to do it!