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On Day Three... removal issues!!

  • sammymommy
  • 3 months ago

So glad to have found this site!! I have just started my process and am on day three. I am having the typical issues seen posted here (dry mouth, chapped lips, lisp and I seem to spit a lot more when I talk... awesome). But my biggest issue is taking out my bottom tray and the rough edges around the inside.  When taking out my bottom tray, I almost feel like I am going to pull out my two front bottom teeth. And I always seem to pinch my lip between my tray and gums. It hurts so bad. Also the rough edges along the inside are driving me CRAZY!! It appears I have to do my own filing. So I think I will do that tonight.  Thank you for any help you can give about removing that bottom tray while not removing my teeth or bleeding, would be awesome.

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You can use an emory board/nail file to smooth out the rough edges. I have two spots in particular where I just use a bit of regular braces wax as I haven't been able to file it down to be 100% comfortable. Your mouth will 'toughen up' a bit too, and you will find yourself not having so many mouth irritations in a few days.
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Much appreciated!! I have filed down the rough edges and it has changed everything. I was about to lose my mind and give up. I am figuring out the bottom removal a little. Thank you for your advice.
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Just be patient with yourself. After about the second or third set of trays you often won't even know they are in. I have found myself accidently eating and then rushing to get the trays out. Also, use the forum to look for answers. This site is great. You might even want to set up your own review. If you haven't started one yet, just go to the top right hand corner of this page and click on write a review. The great thing is that you always receive a post from a community manager and often from other people who are going through the invisalign process. The invisalign blog/journal I have found to be extremely helpful.
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With my first two sets of trays, I also pinched my lower lip. When you put the lower tray in, try using both hands, usually the index fingers to push the tray down in the back. That way you won't pinch your lip because you are holding your fingers by your lips. To remove the bottom tray, I use my right index finger on the outside of the left bottom tray, life it slightly and then use my thumb and index finger to take the tray out. It takes some experimenting to figure out how to do this!!!! Don't give up, the first set of trays are the hardest to adjust to!
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I would call your orthodontist and see if you could go in for a brief appointment. It might be possible to trim your trays down and smooth out the rough edges. Also you could get some tips on removing your tray so it isn't such a painful process.
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