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BEAUTY TALK: Invisalign Update #1

BEAUTY TALK: Invisalign Update #1

By the title of this blogpost, you guys can probably already guess what I ended up deciding on in terms of my Invisalign treatment. In all honesty, I was more or less set on going through with it before even writing about it, but all the positive feedback from you guys only reassured me. Aside from all of the super sincere and helpful comments, I also received a ton of emails from press contacts and marketing ladies that I work with on a regular basis. And guess what, never had I noticed that any of them wear Invisalign! Judging by all the comments and feedback you guys left after my last beauty talk about Invisalign, I have decided to sort of document my journey right here on the blog. I would have loved to find more information on it from other blogger’s who had it done while I was doing my research, so I hope that these posts will be helpful to some of you.

Invisalign Update No. 1: Dr. Reistenhofer Wien | Bikinis & Passports

After looking into various doctors, including many that you guys recommended, I ended up choosing DDr. Reistenhofer in the 9th district, who two of you also commented about. As I mentioned before, Mike had Invisalign for almost 3 years and she was one of the doctors that he had researched to be extremely well trained and talented with Invisalign. She was the first orthodontist to bring Invisalign to Vienna and the second I met her personally at the consultation talk, I knew I had made the right decision. The surgery (doctor’s office) is modern and kept in white, and she is the exact woman I would want to take care of my teeth! It is hard to put into words, but you know when you meet someone that you feel is both absolutely competent in their field, as well as inspiring and totally honest. From the very beginning she was always open about all the different possibilities I had in terms of treatment, but also respected my wish to go forward with Invisalign, as visible brackets are simply not an option for me personally.

Invisalign Update No. 1: Dr. Reistenhofer Wien | Bikinis & Passports

So what has happened so far? After deciding on DDr. Reistenhofer, I scheduled a consultation appointment towards the end of March. We talked about what bothered me visually and she explained what was important medically. Turns out, there is more to be corrected with my teeth than I would have thought at first glance. Photos and prints of my teeth were taken, and an x-ray was made. They then took a couple of weeks to go through all the data and did a whole bunch of calculations for my teeth. It was sort of up in the air if we could go through with the treatment without pulling any teeth because there is not that much room left in my mouth, but luckily DDr. Reistenhofer figured out a way to work around pulling the molars. Personally, I am not a fan of taking out perfectly healthy teeth, so obviously I am happy that we were able to find an alternative option.

Invisalign Update No. 1: Dr. Reistenhofer Wien | Bikinis & Passports

Following the consultation, I had to get all my teeth checked out by my dentist, to make sure that they are all healthy and ready to go for the Invisalign treatment. In a second follow up appointment at the end of April, a digital scan of all my teeth was taken, which was then sent somewhere for the so called ClinCheck to be made. You guys, it is the coolest thing ever. Basically, with the ClinCheck they can calculate exactly how the teeth will move during the treatment and what the results will most likely look like. It was so exciting to watch my teeth move around slowly to form in a perfect line! After seeing the ClinCheck and agreeing to the predicted results, the first aligners were ordered last week. Yaaay! So right now I am waiting for those aligners to arrive with DDr. Reistenhofer, so we can schedule the next appointment and officially kick-off the treatment – hopefully this month!

Invisalign Update No. 1: Dr. Reistenhofer Wien | Bikinis & Passports

13 Comments

  • 4 years ago

    Very happy for you Vicky! By reading this, I can feel your excitement, it’s so nice and cute in a way 🙂
    Everybody deserves to smile as laugh while feeling comfortable!
    PS : lots of respect for writing your whole journey down! (This post and the previous one!)
    x Lyn

    • 4 years ago

      Smile and laugh *

  • 4 years ago

    I hate dentists :S good luck darling!
    xoxo

    http://www.OntoMyWardrobe.com

  • 4 years ago

    Sehr cool! Ich finde Invisalign eine gute Sache – soweit ich das aus der Ferne beurteilen kann -, deshalb bin ich schon auf alle weiteren Berichte gespannt!

  • 4 years ago

    Interesting topic to share with us. Got mine removed yesterday and couldn’t be happier! Feels so happy to have my smile back! Good luck with yours!

  • Karolina
    4 years ago

    Liebe Vicky!

    Ich wollte mich zuallererst bei dir bedanken, denn deine Entscheidung deine Zähne richten zu lassen, hat mich dazu bewegt nach jahrelangem hin und her auch endlich meine machen zu lassen! 🙂
    Dieses Thema hat mich quasi mein Leben lang begleitet. Mit 14 hatte ich keinen Mut, weil ich gerade nach Wien gezogen bin und hatte Angst davor gehänselt zu werden. Mit 20 war ich noch nicht reif genug, ich dachte es wär eh schon zu spät und dass mich andere belächeln und Männer unattraktiv finden werden. Erst jetzt, mit 29, habe ich beschlossen nicht auf andere zu achten, sondern es für MICH zu tun. Und so kitschig es klingt – DU hast mir den letzten Push gegeben!
    Letzten Donnerstag hab ich die Bestellung bei iSmile (ebenfalls im 9ten Bezirk) für meine Invisalign unterschrieben. Voraussichtlich Ende Mai werden sie ankommen und die Behandlung darf beginnen! Dh. wir werden das vermutlich ziemlich zeitgleich erleben dürfen 🙂
    Ich freu mich schon wie ein Schnitzel, und bin gespannt wie das bei uns beiden ablaufen wird 😉
    Liebste Grüße,
    Karolina

    • vicky
      4 years ago

      Liebe Karolina,

      danke dir für diese super lieben Worte! Ich freu mich total, dass wir dann quasi Invisalign-Buddies sind 🙂 Ich persönlich finde solche Entscheidungen trifft man sowieso nur für sich selbst. Meinem Freund war ein perfektes Lächeln total wichtig, ich fand seine Zähne auch davor gut so wie sie waren. Alle sagen mir, dass meine Zähne eh schön sind so wie sie jetzt sind, aber mich persönlich stört dieser eine Zahn unten so sehr! Also lieber mit 29 (oder 26 in meinem Fall) das machen, was einen glücklich macht, als es dann für immer anschauen müssen! Ich freu mich auf deine Kommentare wie es dir dabei geht bei meinen nächsten Updates!

      xox Vicky

  • 4 years ago

    Very interested to read your entire process and follow your journey! Good luck lady 🙂 good for you!

  • 4 years ago

    This is very interesting! Even though I have never needed braces nor been told I should try them, it is great to know about and be able to recommend to friends and family 🙂 good luck, I love forward to reading about your process 🙂

  • 4 years ago

    Ich wusste ehrlich gesagt gar nicht, das es sowas gibt und den letzten Beauty Talk habe ich wohl verpasst, denn es ist GENAU MEIN Thema!
    meine Weißheitszähne verschieben meine vorderen Zähne nämlich auch und ich möchte es unbedingt korrigieren lassen. Noch ist nicht klar, ob das Ziehen der Weißheitszähne ausreicht, aber diese Variante wäre eine Alternative!
    LG
    Jenny

  • 4 years ago

    best of luck, I was in invisalign for over a year and half, I am pretty happy with most of my results, but I wasn’t the best at wearing them, make sure to wear them. It was just so easy to pop them out and then forget about putting them back in. It did help me to eat healthier, like on planes I always opted for water so I didn’t have to pop them out.
    xx Michelle

    Rosetolife.com

  • 4 years ago

    I’m VERY excited to read your progress! I’ve had regular braces in the past and I’ve noticed years later that my front teeth are starting to space out a lot. I’ve only heard negative things about Invisalign, so I’m definitely interested in this post series!

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