Finding an Invisalign Provider

I did a lot of research about finding a provider to do my Invisalign treatment – which is SO important since you will be seeing them all the time. This research consisted mainly of googling. Apart from the main Invisalign website, I came across an ad for Epsom Dentists who were promoting a free Invisalign consultation.I gave them a call that day, and was pleasantly surprised to find out they were open weekends (which suited my schedule) and also able to fit me in really quick.I had my initial consultation with the nurse (Alisha) who was so nice, and explained everything so well, I felt really positive about the whole experience. So, at the end of my consult, I decided to proceed with the next step. There was a cost of around $350 ish dollars after the free consultation to take the moulds of my teeth, take X-rays and to have a consultation with the main dentist/orthodontist Dennis Cham to discuss the treatment options. Dr Dennis was fantastic, funny, and such a positive guy who explained in depth about what he can do, and about the options for me. He gave me three options, firstly the Invisalign, clear ceramic braces, or the traditional metal braces. For my case, he was clear that he would prefer to use normal metal braces, or clear braces as they would be possibly quicker, and perhaps easier in my case.I explained however that I was NOT interested in having traditional braces, and he accepted this without pushing and gave me a quote for all options for me to consider.I can honestly not give a higher praise for the team at Epsom Dentists, because I kept the dentist occupied for SO long but never felt hurried, and made me feel valued, and not just out to get money.

If you want to give them a call: 09-630 6883


Before Invisalign

Dental work and orthodontic work are so expensive in New Zealand. When I was in high school, a large number of my friends had braces and although we talked about cost, it’s your parents paying for it so your main concern is how braces look.

I was always a muso (music lover/band geek) in high school, and with the type of instrument that I played, braces were out of the question.

I am now twenty-something, having completed university, and in a full-time job. I decided it was time to take a good, long look at my life and what kind of things I wanted to accomplish in order to make me happy.

Straightening my teeth was one of those things, and it’s not that I am self-conscious or unhappy with my smile at the moment! After reading some other overseas blogs, other people’s reasoning for teeth straightening is always to do with they would cover up their mouth when smiling because they didn’t like showing off their crooked smile.

Although my smile is crooked, the main reason for wanting this work done is because I feel like my overall bills in the future for dentistry work will be astronomical if I don’t be proactive, and fix the overcrowding, and remove problem teeth.

After coming to the conclusion that I wanted, and needed braces, it was just a matter of finding the right provider, and dentist/orthodontist.

The Beginning

I have never thought about blogging before, until I met a wonderful person who had experienced a lot of success in putting her experiences and thoughts down in written form.

Her advice was to write about what you feel interest in, and what is interesting to you as it is likely someone will be just as interested.

Looking through the internet, it’s rather difficult to find a New Zealand view on the experience I am about to have. I am about to undergo an extensive and expensive amount of orthodontic treatment in the form of Invisalign. I hope to record my thoughts: the good, the bad and the unbiased.

Let us begin.