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Old 31.08.2020, 14:01
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Re: Does any one know about Invisalign Prices?

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In the case of all clear aligners, you need to take them off when you eat. It is advisable that you brush your teeth after every meal before putting the aligners back on. And you need to wash the aligners regularly, and lightly brush them inside when you brush your teeth in the morning and in the evening. Of course, if you eat with your aligners, don't take care to clean them and don't regularly go for dental cleaning then you are heading in the wrong direction for sure. It is the same with braces.
Though typically if you have lunch at work, you don't have the means to do the same level of thorough cleaning as you would do at home and so stuff will get trapped. I wore braces through much of my childhood and know how these things work.

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Cannot comment on this past as I don't know about any of that.
The Hungarian guy I talked to has a front-end dentists' office in Zurich, and he made a very professional impression. You would have thought that some dumb mug coming in convinced he needs an expensive treatment is going to be easy money for a dentist looking for something to do. So I have huge respect for the fact that he said, you don't need to be doing this.

On the contrary, there was a study I think in one of the Zurich newspapers some years ago where they did an undercover test and sent the same people to different dentists to see what they would recommend and quite a few dentists did their profession no favour by suggesting totally over the top and even counter-productive treatments.

I will probably get a third opion from somebody at some point. Maybe in Germany. But all this weakens my already poor opinion of Swiss dentistry.
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Old 31.08.2020, 21:25
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Though typically if you have lunch at work, you don't have the means to do the same level of thorough cleaning as you would do at home and so stuff will get trapped. I wore braces through much of my childhood and know how these things work.



The Hungarian guy I talked to has a front-end dentists' office in Zurich, and he made a very professional impression. You would have thought that some dumb mug coming in convinced he needs an expensive treatment is going to be easy money for a dentist looking for something to do. So I have huge respect for the fact that he said, you don't need to be doing this.

On the contrary, there was a study I think in one of the Zurich newspapers some years ago where they did an undercover test and sent the same people to different dentists to see what they would recommend and quite a few dentists did their profession no favour by suggesting totally over the top and even counter-productive treatments.

I will probably get a third opion from somebody at some point. Maybe in Germany. But all this weakens my already poor opinion of Swiss dentistry.
Amogles, I am not really sure what direction you are taking this conversation towards. You are certainly free to do whatever and see whoever you like. I truly don't know what Swiss front Hungarian dentists have; as I stated in prior post, I can't opine on something I don't know. Not trying to talk you out of going to see them. Just giving you data points. I understand you might have been subjected to price gauging. Happens to all of us at some point. But please don't put everyone under the same denominator. Cheers.
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Old 01.09.2020, 00:07
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Re: Does any one know about Invisalign Prices?

Your prices confuse me.

I had a minor misalignment in both upper and lower jaw and did as follows:
- lingual braces upper jaw, 9 months, done, 4500.-
- Invisalign lower jaw, 3 months, done, 2500-3000.- (don't remember)

I have dental that covers a fair bit of adult orthodontic treatment - so I planned accordingly and started late one year, into next, then when done waited to spread the same way again. That lowered my cost significantly but even if it hadn't, it's nowhere near the prices I read here in the thread. Granted I had had braces as a teenager and my teeth have since moved only a little bit, so it wasn't a massive thing to fix.

I would probably go for the exact same version again as above. Not sure I would do Invisalign in upper jaw as you do see it, albeit not well. Though my friend did it and I never even noticed - she told me years later. However, I preferred the lingual braces even if I did have a minor lisp for a bit - which no one noticed and you start adapting your speech quickly, kind of like when you first get a permanent retainer.
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Old 01.09.2020, 10:02
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Amogles, I am not really sure what direction you are taking this conversation towards. You are certainly free to do whatever and see whoever you like. I truly don't know what Swiss front Hungarian dentists have;
I was simply replying to your statement that you don’t know how Hungarian dentists serve the Swiss market and showing how the number of trips for control and checkup is managed and reduced by having small stuff done locally by partner dentists . I thought this might be relevant to know and might also be of interest to others who might be considering going down that path , because as you say , many people are probably not aware of the options.

But now I’ve explained and you reply by saying you still don’t know even though I just explained . It seems to me that you are somehow getting defensive and Personal about it . This thread is not about you but about Invisalign which is something you can get in many places .

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as I stated in prior post, I can't opine on something I don't know. Not trying to talk you out of going to see them. Just giving you data points. I understand you might have been subjected to price gauging. Happens to all of us at some point. But please don't put everyone under the same denominator. Cheers.
I wasn’t asking you to talk me into or out of anything. I was sharing my own experiences which may be of relevance to others . I wasn’t putting all Swiss dentists into the same basket but warning about black sheep and encouraging people to seek second opinions .
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Re: Does any one know about Invisalign Prices?

Another datapoint:

I had Invisalign as an adult (close to 15 years ago, top and bottom). I wore them for 2 years and I needed to go see the ortho every 6 weeks for a checkup. In my case, the visits were completely pointless as he just verified that everything looks good, see you in 6 weeks. Could have been much less expensive without all the visits but that was included in the all-inclusive, up front cost.

In hindsight, if Invisalign was suggested, I would go to Hungary and get them and only go back if there were issues. Or if you want to travel a bit further, I recommend these guys: Dr. Kathuria's Dentistry (Invisalign ₹ 300000/- (3700 CHF))
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Your prices confuse me.

I had a minor misalignment in both upper and lower jaw and did as follows:
- lingual braces upper jaw, 9 months, done, 4500.-
- Invisalign lower jaw, 3 months, done, 2500-3000.- (don't remember)

I have dental that covers a fair bit of adult orthodontic treatment - so I planned accordingly and started late one year, into next, then when done waited to spread the same way again. That lowered my cost significantly but even if it hadn't, it's nowhere near the prices I read here in the thread. Granted I had had braces as a teenager and my teeth have since moved only a little bit, so it wasn't a massive thing to fix.

I would probably go for the exact same version again as above. Not sure I would do Invisalign in upper jaw as you do see it, albeit not well. Though my friend did it and I never even noticed - she told me years later. However, I preferred the lingual braces even if I did have a minor lisp for a bit - which no one noticed and you start adapting your speech quickly, kind of like when you first get a permanent retainer.
Hi Samaire13,

Did you mean that you are confused by our pricing or you were referring to another post? The pricing range of 5k-7k I gave is for mid-to-higher (6 months to 24 months) treatments. With only 3 months, your case seems very mild and with 1 jaw only, a range of 2.5k - 3k is in the same pricing level. As you explained, you have had braces as a kid, so your case was a minor correction.
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But now Iíve explained and you reply by saying you still donít know even though I just explained . It seems to me that you are somehow getting defensive and Personal about it . This thread is not about you but about Invisalign which is something you can get in many places .
Ok, thanks for clarifying. There was some confusion with prior couple of posts. Cheers.
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