Oct 8, 2010

Posted by in Uncategorized | 34 Comments

Invisalign With Orchard Scotts Dental-The awesome way to get unnoticed

Helllo dblchinis!!!

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….

INVISALIGN
The revolutionary technology by mankind!

PhotobucketAlign Center

I really detest my crooked teeth, especially the bottom set, is constantly affecting my smile.
That’s y I hardly give a wide grin…
Photobucket

Because I know is FREAKING CROOKED!!!
Photobucket
But Thank god, I my gums looks relatively Pink and healthy.
Now I just need to deal with the over crowding bunch.

But how?
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 COLOURS…

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…
Photobucket

& 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 excatly 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.

Round 1

INVISALIGN-A clear high quality plastic mold called the Aligners that fits right onto you teeth with zero Wiring/ Brackets

BRACES-Metal Brackets with wires to migrate your teeth into designated places.
A naked set of teeth with no visible disturbance? Or junk metals right in the center of each tooth?
I say, INVISALIGN
Round 2

INVISALIGN-Because is it made mold that u r able to snap onto your teeth by yourself, U r also able to remove them yourself during brushing hours, during meals as well as at times of important functions that u may have.
BRACES-No way! u r unable to remove them in anyway, the brackets are suck hard onto the center of your teeth, at the very end of treatment, when u remove the brackets u’ll have a huge colour of contrast with rest of the areas on your teeth.
So who wins this time? Obvious isn’t it?

Round 3


INVISALIGN- Will not cause Ulcer or any mouth irritation
BRACES-How many of you have gotten multiple ulcers every since u got braces on? or major irritation with the metal brackets rubbing inside of you mouth.

Still not convince?

Round 4


INVISALIGN- Flossing? Easy, just remove the aligners and floss normally!

BRACES-Are the metal wire hindering your way to flossing? Time Consuming isn’t it?

I see you e crossing one leg over the the invisible side now.

The Finals

INVISALIGN- NO EXTRACTION IS REQUIRED. I have a choice of not extracting my wisdom, but I did because I can play around better on e circumference of my teeth better when I use the aligners. USUALLY No extraction is done with existing tooth, molars and front tooth etc. What they do is they only scale down the nail enamel, to create hollow pathways for overcrowding teeth.

 

BRACES-Woah, how many extractions have u dblchinis gone through? Plucking out tooth is SCARRYYY! And during the time when u have a missing tooth right at the visible part of your smile, do u wished u hide somewhere?

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.
well…The only good I can think of for braces is, it causes major discomfort that U might just go through loss of appetite thus resulting to weight reduction for the entire treatment.
Other than that, Who needs braces when u have INVISALIGN?
Especially when it is fully sponsored!

(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.

And
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.

It started with the cross section of my UGLY TEETH
BOTTOM SET.
Photobucket..
Can u see the crookedness?
OMG.

And Top
Photobucket

The Side view is equally as bad.
Photobucket

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.

Hey That’s doc Jerry Lim & his assistant!
He is uber caring, always giving me his biggest smile!
Photobucket
Sometimes I think he frown when I smile back,
I dunno…
maybe taken back by my crooked teeth….

Ok check check, processing the mold impression.
Photobucket

Weee! These are the impression of my top and bottom set of teeth.
These pink ones got flavour somemore! smells yummy!
Photobucket
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!
Photobucket
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 so they proceed to make the aligners~
Photobucket
YAY! my aligners package.

And….This is what u all have been waiting for…

MY ALIGNERS!
(Bottom set)
Photobucket
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.
Photobucket
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
Photobucket
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.

How my chewies looks like.
Photobucket
Nomnomnomnomnom
Photobucket
Children, pls do not try to eat this at home.

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
Photobucket
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
CRACKED,LOST, MISPLACED
or
STOLEN
(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???
NO RIGHT?!
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
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

or
If you have any query, don’t hesitate to call or email them~
+65 67329939
enquiry@orchardscottsdental.com

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~!

TOODLES~!

* 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.

  1. It’s interesting that you put up all your photos lol my teeth are pretty similar to yours…as in one has been bumped to the back and started to push all the others out of order :/ I’m thinking of braces and all those alternative but fixing teeth cosmetically is quite expensive :(

  2. Waw. Brave girl, for me i really scare to try of it. Let it be nature as well. LOL

  3. wow. is it painful at all?

  4. I’ve herd of invisiline and always wanted to try it but this is the first time seeing someone write about it! Its so cool! Thank you so much so sharing! So cool!

  5. I found out about invisalign quite a while back but it’s not available in Penang yet. I had a rough idea of how much it cost and frankly it really scare me off. I thank god that I’m over and done with my braces. Had it done 10 years ago and no regrets altho I do feel envious of today’s technologies. I lost 4 good teeth.. and then another 4 to wisdom tooth extraction T.T

  6. Ohhh… no wonder the prof said that the splint (not an aligner, is for fixing a jaw disorder) I wore can actually helped in keeping teeth aligned just in case in future when i get older, my teeth gets out of alignment. Cos the splint does look almost like invisalign~..
    Seeing my splint, it makes me feel more secured wearing it now.. =D
    Great post on invisalign~

  7. ah!!! i saw ur invisalign and i was enlightened!! i was wondering wat the dental clinic trying to say… invisible braces…

  8. @Tammy, I took a huge plunged! Coz my set of teeth are sooo freaking ugly! But not for long~

    @*JacQueliNe* @vivianism don’t worry is tight & a little discomfort in the beginning BUT is definitely not painful

    @Kelvin yes is a little pricey but is all worth isn’t it?

    @Dolce♥Bunny Awww… I’m purely sharing my experience, I’m still carrying on the journey!

    @hevn 8 teeth in total? Wow, major LOSS! lol~

    @miwitch Thanks sweetie! yea there are millions types to affix the teeth in place, I seen my dentist wore somewhat similar to mine but his is to correct his headache! Fascinating isn’t it?

    @Timelessmomentz HAHA! Hope u learn something!

  9. A great reason to smile! ^_^

    On a side note, you deserve a better nickname. Dblchin doesn’t go well with ya.

    Cheers! ^_^

  10. Wow such a informative post who knew about invisalign! I’m sure it will be of great use to you. I find your teeth quite endearing though!

    I agree Normal braces just don’t look as nice, and they take ages to work.

  11. Hi dblchin, would you know how much is the standard invisalign? Do you need to pluck out any wisdom teeth like the standard normal procedure for braces?

    Thanks in advance :)

  12. u seriously willing to do anything to look good.hahahahaha.

  13. That’s cool. I think it’s a nice way for us to look good. Thanks for sharing.

    implant dentures

  14. I also like those invisible dentures. It is a great fit for people who are conscious about their overall appearance. There are also treatment nowadays for deformed teeth that are made by the dentist.

  15. I’m surprised that this really worked, congratulations.

  16. Invilisign looks like a good brand for dental services and denture services. I will be sure to check them out.

  17. Always check the background of your dentist. It’s better if you have a friend that recommended you to a certain dentist that he trusted.

  18. I prefer Invisalign over veneers. While veneers are certainly an option for improving your smile, they only cover up certain dental imperfections, rather than correct them. Some existing periodontal problems could still remain.

    emergency dental care

  19. This comment has been removed by the author.

  20. That is very brave of you to post the picture of your teeth. Invisalign suits those people who are concerned with their look. Some may be shy to go outside the house wearing those metal braces. Invisalign doesn’t look painful too because of the comparison you provided.

    emergency dental care

  21. You teeth looks nice wearing that Invisalign. I think my cousin will be happy if we know a dental clinic that offers Invisalign too. She doesn’t like seeing herself wearing braces. By the way I am happy for you because you already wearing Invisalign to correct your crooked teeth!

    dentist memphis tn

  22. My handsome brother is always conscious wearing his metal braces. I will show your pictures to him because this will really help him be more confident about himself. I think I don’t need to convince him anymore because he will surely like to wear Invisalign.

    fort mill dentist

  23. I gave the link to your website to my classmates who wear metal braces. They really like Invisalign and would gladly remove their braces because I know they don’t like flashing a smile wearing braces. The sad thing is that we don’t know any clinics yet that offers Invisalign.

    goodlettsville tn dental

  24. I was having second thoughts about using Invisalign products. With this post, all those doubts have been put away.

    dentist in Sydney City cosmetic dentistry

  25. I was having second thoughts about using Invisalign products. With this post, all those doubts have been put away.

    dentist in Sydney City cosmetic dentistry

  26. Invisalign is one of the most commonly used dental appliances today. It’s indeed expensive but very effective. My friend is using this one, and I envy his great looking set of teeth.

  27. It would be so much lovelier if you can also post more pics of the progression of your “road to teeth less crooked” with this Invisalign genius. I know there are countless benefits compared to the more conventional steel braces but I have yet to see an actual end-product of teeth that has undergone Invisalign.

  28. Continue posting about this topic because it’s very interesting. Mine I started my blog with very basic.Thanks for the post.

  29. Wow! This really is one particular of the most effective blogs We have at any time arrive throughout on this subject. Basically Magnificent
    invisalign Markham

  30. This is a great article thanks for partaking in this informative selective information . . I will visit your web log regularly for some latest post.
    dental oakville

  31. DIG YOUR OWN VAG LAH BIAT H

  32. Advantageously, the post is really the greatest on this valuable topic. I match in along with your conclusions and can thirstily seem ahead for your incoming updates.
    Dental Office Oakville

  33. Thanks for the sensible post. Me and my neighbor were just preparing to do a little research about this. We got a grab a book from our area library but I think I learned more clear from this post. I am very glad to see such fantastic information being shared freely out there.

Leave a Reply