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    Join Date
    Nov 2008

    Default Invisalign worries...

    I have just started the process of Invisalign treatment and I have done masses of research already, but I still have some worries...
    To give you an idea of my teeth, my lower teeth are very slightly crowded, and in fact I wasn't fussed about having these treated, but my dentist advised that I may as well do as its the same cost. My top teeth are gappy, but its just the 4 front ones and they do come slightly further forward because I sucked my thumb as a child.
    I have made the appointment for the moulds and photos to be taken, but my dentist has charged me up front for this, is this normal ?
    Also, my dentist is just that, and not an orthodontist - although I don't think my teeth are a particularly taxing case, have I made the wrong decision by just plumping for an accredited dentist, rather than an orthodontist ?
    I have heard various stories about the 'buttons' that are fixed to teeth during the process, but I wondered if these are used in every case ?
    Sorry for the long post, just feely uneasy and wanted some re-assurance, or advice!

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    Dr Sepehrara's Avatar
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    Mar 2008



    If you are concerned , I would address these questions to your dentist who is carrying out the treatment.

    It is normal to get a deposit before starting the treatment as there are costs the dentist has to pay.

    It is very normal to use "buttons" during treatment and i would not be concerned with these.

    I am sure your treatment will turn out fine.

    Good luck!
    Dr Raha Sepehrara BSC(Hons) BDS with Distinction

    The Dental Suite, Leicestershire

    Quality dental and Implant care

    Winner of Best Young Dentist In the Midlands Award 2009

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