Sunday, December 02, 2012
I never wanted braces as a kid (ok, what kid does when you come out looking like Ugly Betty?). Back then, there weren't a lot of options, you were forced to be a metal mouth, a black and decker pecker wrecker, etc...
But now, even adults can get braces and there are a lot of options. My friend, Slaps, got braces that were behind her teeth. My sister got Invisalign that you couldn't tell she had in.
I started looking in Kuwait for dental clinics that did invisalign. I didn't like the prices (around 3000KD or Around $11,000). They were a lot more than in the States. So, I opted to go with a dental clinic close to home in Virginia and got them for $5,500.
(If you want a listing of dentists in Kuwait who do invisalign, just google "invisalign in Kuwait".)
They start by taking moldings of your teeth in a rubbery substance. Then, the moldings can be turned into clear plastic trays. You go back every 4 to 6 weeks for new trays. You take the trays out when you eat (which is also another closing point for me).
In my case, I'll have them for 10 months. Woo hoo!
You can check out Invisalign at www.invisalign.com.