My invisalign earlier than and after 1 yr of therapy! Invisalign in Bangkok…
So I’ve had my Invisalign in Bangkok for over a yr, it’s arduous to imagine to be trustworthy and I solely came upon once I went for my common eight week check-ups and Physician Ken instructed me. It’s been actually among the finest selections of my life, and I’m delighted with my ongoing therapy at Thantakit Worldwide Dental Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.
Medical tourism is HUGE in Thailand nowadays. Therapy is cheaper than within the Western world however the usual is equivalent, if not higher IF you select the proper place. When it got here to lastly taking the plunge into fixing my tooth I did A LOT of analysis, ultimately I selected between 2 clinics, Thantakit and one other place in Thong Lor, Bangkok. In the long run I went for Thantakit after discovering that their proprietor and most important dentist, Physician Ken was Thailand’s main invisalign practitioner. He flys throughout Asia giving speeches about Invisalign, the Invisalign CEO even got here to Thantakit Dental Centre to pay him a go to – an enormous vote of confidence. He’s educated within the US, his English is ideal and all of the employees on the place are beautiful. I used to hate going to the dentist, and now I actually can say I stay up for my eight week check-ups!
Anyway, my preliminary therapy plan was 33 trays (the clear invisalign retainer you put on every day), you alter the tray each 2 weeks, so 66 weeks of therapy. Once I first had my invisalign fitted, the considered sporting this annoying tray for the subsequent 15 months was horrible, however actually after the primary couple of weeks it simply turns into second nature. So after discovering my first yr was up, I had a protracted chat with Physician Ken!
I’m so so so proud of the progress of my tooth. I used to by no means smile for photographs, now I can’t cease smiling. I’d say my tooth have gone from a four/10 to a 7/10 within the yr, and if my tooth had been to remain like this eternally, I’d be delighted. However Dr Ken doesn’t settle for 7/10 haha!
The clinic have had a brand new high-tech gadget delivered, Invisalign know-how is continually enhancing and Ken reckons he could make my tooth excellent, so we sat down and had a chat. Mainly he requested was I proud of my tooth now, sure I used to be. Did I need to end my 66 weeks, sure I do. OR… do I need to begin from scratch, with 7/10 being my new base degree and goal for 9.9/10. It will imply one other 6-12 months of remedies however it might be the identical degree of enchancment once more.
Admittedly I used to be getting excited to lastly not having to put on clear retainers all day, however I’ve come this far, let’s see this factor via. So I’ve signed as much as one other 18 trays (36 weeks). I had the little bumps on my tooth eliminated, new ones fitted, and a brand new set of trays. So right here we go once more! I’m so excited to see the ultimate consequence subsequent Easter!
With invisalign in Bangkok, it’s not like conventional train-track braces the place you must get issues tightened and it’s an enormous ordeal, however the very best follow is to get three/four trays every 6/eight weeks after which come for check-ups to get issued your new trays (you will get extra trays given to you every time if you need, so that you don’t ‘have’ to return again to the dentist each eight weeks, but it surely’s finest to return).
Every time I are available in, the dentist then checks the progress of straightening, how’s it going, any ache and so forth. They then ‘shave’ your tooth a bit, making a tiny, tiny hole between no matter crooked tooth you’ve gotten, permitting them to straighten up over the subsequent course of trays. It’s a bit uncomfortable but it surely solely takes a few minutes, and for those who’ve hated your tooth, it’s effectively well worth the discomfort figuring out that your tooth are lastly straightening!
1 yr down, big progress, and now with my refinement course of underway I’ve the very best a part of one other yr to go. I’m so used to sporting invisalign, one other yr doesn’t break my coronary heart. All my family and friends are used to me coming out my trays earlier than I eat, and though it’s not the nicest sight on this planet, it’s no massive deal. I’m actually, genuinely excited to see the ultimate product, however I’ll hold you guys up to date within the meantime!