Post # 1
After weeks and weeks of waiting, I finally went to the dentist last night to get my first set of Invisalign trays! They definitely feel weird wearing them and there is lots of pressure, but not too much pain. The treatment should be around 16 months, and although I am not officially engaged, I have thought of an April 2014 wedding date. So the treatment should be wrapping up just in time. I cannot wait to see my teeth shift and change to become the teeth I have always dreamed of!!
Post # 3
Congrats!!! That is exciting news!
Post # 4
That’s exciting! I know it will make you feel so confident in pics. My friend just finished her treatment and looks great!
Post # 5
Congrats! I’m halfway through my treatment (in week 6) and it’s 10 weeks long. Not gonna lie, these things are a huge PITA! For other bees who have them, any suggestions on maintenace and things? OP, do you already have some sort of system worked out for how you’ll deal with them throughout the day?
Right now I have a little carrying case with the case they gave me, a toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss. I imagine I prob look like a nutcase in public restrooms pulling them out and brushing my teeth and whatnot. I also use some effervescent cleaning powder thing that’s used for dentures and other teeth devices. I do that maybe once a week.
I’ve met one other person with them, and she had JUST gotten them and looked at me like I had 3 heads when I said that I brush them and my teeth and floss/use mouthwash before I put them back in. I’m just terrified about sugars and food sitting on my teeth underneath them if I don’t go through all of that trouble.
I’d really love to hear from other bees with Invisalign or who have had it, and OP, I’m sure this advice would def help you out, too!!