U may or may not have read about e last few post on my removal of wisdom tooth.
But U can read it here right now~
Actually, tooth removal is a dreadful thing, I’ve gone through that to prepare myself for….
The revolutionary technology by mankind!
I constantly thought of Braces, but I anticipated its long tedious process.
And I strongly believe, to become prettier, U have to endure the ugly process.
attaching on Braces means a good 4 to 5 years of UGLINESS!
Regardless even if You Have them in COLOUR…
Or even with Ceramic Brackets that has less visibility
They still look awfully disturbing with colours of steel,
especially when u open your mouth to smile!
Well…. some girls still look gorgeous with even with braces But for dblchin to wear braces & still able to act like a camwhore demon?
Seriously, not possible.
So I ditched the idea.
Until… along came
Polly Orchard Scotts Dental Carrying a box of invisalign…
& my life changed. Literally. starting from my teeth. Now.
So What excatly is Invisalign? And how awesome is it as compared to braces?
Invisaligns works exactly like Braces, Their bottom line to to straighten teeth and keep them uniformed, so the key difference is in their Techniques of application.
So How excatly is Invisalign suppose to do us any good?
TIME FOR A SHOW DOWN,
PLASTIC VS METAL.
BRACES-Metal Brackets with wires to migrate your teeth into designated places.
Still not convince?
I see you e crossing one leg over the the invisible side now.
Invisalign also requires a shorter treatment time as compared to Braces, while braces takes at least 2 years (max 4, 5 year? maybe more?) for treatment to end, invisalign only takes an average of 1 year depending on individual.
Other than that, Who needs braces when u have INVISALIGN?
(Thanks to pearlin, shes really awesome. Without her introduction to the workshop, I wouldn’t even get a chance to b sponsored. Thanks once again~)
Lemme share with you my journey to Straighter teeth.
Lets move along dblchinis, including my own set of teeth.
I’ve blogged about ORCHARD SCOTTS DENTAL before, they have an awesome bunch of doctors and crew there.
they are the Platinum Provider for Invisalign. With ‘platinum’ hovering around my vision, I have 100% assurance!
So R U READY??????????
Even u not ready, I’m still gg to show u.
So I pop by Orchard scotts Dental to take an impression of my teeth so that they could send it over to e main INVISALIGN company & generate a 3-D simulation of how my set of teeth will migrate overtime. U’ll get to c that later.
Weee! These are the impression of my top and bottom set of teeth.
These pink ones got flavour somemore! smells yummy!
U know What? My mouth is so small, they need to Dig the smallest set of impression mold for me.
But then again, small is good, I dowan to look as if I can swallow 10 bananas at one time.
Ok this Parcel with my documents and impressions inside is ready to fly to USA!
After Invisalign frm states (USA) Receive my impression, they will proceed to do a clincheck, a 3-D Simulation that show how my teeth will migrate throughtout the entire treatment.
And when the clincheck is approved, they will proceed to mke the aligners!
Lets take a look at dblchin’s clincheck shall we???
Video 1- this is the front view of my clincheck.
You can see the tooth that are hibernating behind are slowly moving forward & yes is literally happening to me right now!
Video 2-Side view of my clincheck
U will b seeing the little pink stuff on selected tooth. These are called the attachments that will b fix on my teeth to serve as markings.
Video 3-Cross section of my clincheck
The one on the left is my top set of teeth and the ones on the right is the bottom set.
As mentioned, all these clincheck are approved with Flying colours!
My Treatment is a total of 52 good weeks!
(varies from person to person)
a year to b exact
I’ll b in good
hands TEETH!!! WEEE~
And….This is what u all have been waiting for…
I will not b using the same aligner for the entire 52 weeks.
Instead, Every 2 weeks (bi-weekly) I’ll b changing a new set of aligners, with a different mold so my teeth will be able to move accordingly.
I need to keep my aligners in for at least 20 hours a day so that the teeth will root itself in the new position & that also includes during sleep time.
So when do I Remove them???
During brushing hours, Mealtimes and snack time & that also includes drinking ANY TYPE of beverage eg. Sodas, Green tea, milo…etc.
Only plain water is fine with the aligners intact.
The little text letterings(see left) indicates which aligner I’m at now.
Eg. 01 means I’m on my first aligner .
If, 04 means I’m on my fourth aligner & also indicates that I’ve already completed 6+ weeks(depending on how many days I’ve wore my 4th aligner) out of my 52 weeks of treatment.
The above is only an example, in actual face I just started my 3rd aligner a couple of days ago.
And they also Have a word ‘L’ & that Means for LOWER set of aligners.
Real Easy right? Now U will never b confuse again!
As for now I’m starting the bottom set first, I’ll be starting my top ones after I get to the 7th bottom aligner!
After wearing the aligners, I need to chew on this
Like chewing bubble gum like that!
This is to make sure the aligners fits snugly onto my set of teeth so that it locks both,teeth and aligners in position.
And of course they didn’t forget to give me the necessary to store my aligners!
The Blue container is to store my current aligner so that I could just put them in whenever I need to take the aligner out
The one in red is to store the past aligner before the current one. This is to prevent any case of your current aligner being
(very unlikely, erm…who would like a taste of your teeth plate???)
You can go back to the previous one while the dentist think of solution to replace the current aligner.
The Whole Treatment on average cost about $6,000- $8,000 in SGD
Cost for INVISALIGN are unlikely to go below $7,000 unless you case is very special or adjustments are made only minimal.
Ok Lets Check out how I look with Aligners
Massive Crowded Teeth but thats alright, I’ll get better in no time.
I do not have any aligner on top teeth as mentioned earlier but the bottom one is affixed with invisalign.
So Can u see anything not???
Unless U go real close to check out my teeth!
So Interested parties, go check out INVISALIGN platinum provider from Orchard Scotts Dental now!
Be sure to look for Dr. Ronnie Yap or Dr. Jerry Lim, they are both seriously AWESOME and friendly too!
Hop over to Wheelock place now~!
- 501 Orchard Road
- Wheelock place #05-08
- Singapore 238880
If you have any query, don’t hesitate to call or email them~
Oh yes, don’t forget to like their facebook page!
I will b update a post every 6-8 weeks so that I can share my Journey to uniformed teeth with U dblchinis. Do look out for my 2nd post soon~!
* Images of Braces & Plastic VS Metal are all from http://www.google.com.sg/images
aside from that, all other images TRUE documentation are of dblchin’s herself.