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Old 01-08-2010, 08:07 PM
 
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Hey this is my first post so be nice, please. I'd like to know if anyone on here has gotten Invisalign braces or the new Simpli5 braces and experienced any success. If so, a recommendation of your orthodontist would be greatly appreciated as well as any info on the price you paid, specific work you had done, and the length of time needed to correct the issue. I am looking tocorrect an overbite that I would rank as a 6.5 on a scale of 1-10. I am funding this procedure myself (no dental coverage) so if you could give me the price quote before insurance contributed that would also be helpful. If you're not comfortable naming offices/doctors then I would like to know what city the work was done in. I'm almost certain that the price will be lower in say Hiram than it will be in Marietta.

The main reason why I am exploring this avenue for information is because of the price of consultations. Many of the orthodontists I have talked to are asking for $100, non-refundable, for the consultation. I'd like to shop around and do a few consultations but that will get really expensive really fast. I am located in Powder Springs but am willing to travel 20-30 miles out if necessary to get the best doc at the best price.

P.S- I didn't have braces as a child (no insurance/money) therefore this orthodontist will really be starting from scratch to correct this problem. I know some people had them during adolescent years but didn't wear their retainer which caused the teeth to shift later in life. I assume that kind of circumstance (prior work) will affect the price so be sure to include that in your testimonial please!
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:52 PM
 
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I just finished Invisalign treatment (14 months) with my dentist in Marietta. I had a huge gap between my front 2 teeth and my fang teeth stuck out and were rotated on top. My teeth look perfect now! My treatment cost $4500 which was cheaper than the other 2 Invisalign consultations I had and also less than my price quote for traditional braces. I would definitely call around to different offices. I know my dentist never charges for consultations and I think that is pretty common for a general dentist. I would also think you are right about it probably being cheaper in Hiram than Marietta. Go for it, it is sooo worth it and let me know if you want me to email you the name of my dentist. She is great!
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:34 AM
 
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I was quoted 5K by my dentist in Cumming for invisalign to fix the gap between my front two teeth. I haven't looked anywhere else yet but I plan to since I thought that was kind of high. We'll see.
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:12 PM
 
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Jason Kaplan is the man. Jason Kaplan orthodontics. No fees for consultation. Orthodontist | Dunwoody, GA | Dr. Jason Kaplan | Kaplan Orthodontics
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I go to Reising. So far it's worked out okay - but I'm still in treatment. I opted for ceramic rather than Invisalign, but they do Invisalign too. I chose them after doing about 4 consultations with different orthos: Orthodontist Dunwoody GA | Reising Orthodontics | Orthodontic Specialist
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:16 PM
 
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Just to answer a few questions that have been sent to me:

1. Yes, Invisalign does hurt. I don't know how the pain level compares to traditional braces but will say that I needed Aleve every 2 weeks on the day that I changed my trays. Also, the pain was never so unbearable that I was unable to wear my trays.

2. Invisalign really is pretty invisible. I work with the public on a daily basis and no one ever seemed to notice I was wearing the trays.

3. Make sure your dentist or orthodontist puts in writing what is covered with their Invisalign charge. I found during my consultations that several offices charge 'ala carte' prices for Invisalign. For example, one office quoted me $5000 but charged a separate price to take x-rays & impressions and also charged for retainers at the end. Once you added these things in, it was closer to $6000.

4. I had actual "Invisalign", not one of its clones. The little bags I received each month actually said Invisalign on them. Apparently some offices use other systems but still refer to it as Invisalign. I think its great that their is competition and hopefully it will drive the prices down but I think a knock-off product should be less expensive particularly if it is tre that it doesn't work as well.

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:35 AM
 
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Dan Burstein is a great orthodontist and a great person. His consultations are free. I wouldn't get hung up on advertising gimmicks and brand names - look into the different treatments and see what makes sense for you.

Orthodontist Marietta, Alpharetta, GA | Burstein Orthodontics | Orthodontic Specilalist
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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A few things:

Definitely speak to more than one provider. See who you are more comfortable with and who has the better pricing.

I have heard it is better to use an orthodontist than a dentist, but there are exceptions, as kperth seemed to use a dentist and was happy with him/her.

Definitely be sure you understand what all is covered in the price. Many times you will start, but you will need an "adjustment" and they will have to re-do the aligners. Be sure you know whether such "adjustments" are covered or not.

I would say the aligners can be a bit uncomfortable when you put in new ones, but they shouldn't cause what I consider "pain".

Sometimes they put "attachments" on your teeth to make the aligners stay on better. If you have any of these, they are more visible than just the aligners. Ask whether and how many of those they anticipate your needing.
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