Are we done yet? - Ann Arbor, MI
- updated 8 days ago
Just went in this morning for my third set, got...
- 20 Nov 2012
Just went in this morning for my third set, got seven attachments on top, five on bottom, two brackets on bottom and rubber bands on each side. I've had braces before so the rubber bands are nothing new to me. I'll comment on the attachments and stuff as I have more experience with them. I just wanted to get this started so I could come back and edit.
I had braces twice when I was younger. The first time was for three years elementary-high school and the second was for a year at the end of high school. Both times my teeth shifted back, which was likely my own fault. I started having jaw pain and my teeth were becoming more and more noticeably crooked so I decided it was finally time to do something about it.
The first two sets were a piece of cake. A little bit of pressure after changing them but nothing unbearable. The whole brushing all the time has taken an adjustment and I've definitely noticed the effects of the "Invisalign diet". Even after just two trays I notice a small difference in my bite.
I'll put up pictures soon.
March 14--Just went back last week and got two...
- 14 Mar 2013
I go back in may and at that time I will have finished trays 23/27. I believe my bottom teeth are done moving, the bag for the invisalign says passive aligner for all the ones after this one (15 and on) and there's no way that would be for the top. They don't talk to me too much when I'm there, just give me a check and go so I'm assuming all is well.
The only frustrating thing for me is the teeth brushing. Because of my work I go quite a ways between breakfast and lunch. There would be time to snack on a granola bar but not time for teeth brushing. I've gotten to the point where I really reconsider my snacks just because I'm tired of brushing my teeth all the time.
I went to the dentist a few months ago and had one new cavity, I'm not sure I'd attribute it to the invisalign.
Not too pleased
- 29 Jun 2013
A year later
- 16 Oct 2013
Honestly at this point I'm over the whole thing. It is next to impossible for me to keep the dang things in for as long as I should. I'd say at this point I'm more than ready to be done. I'm trying hard to stick with it though. I'll try to update my pictures soon.
Back to the Ortho
- 31 Oct 2013
So today I left with 5 braces on top and 5 on bottom. Plus rubber bands. Not ideal, but I did get some good news. As long as my bite closes up before I go back in two weeks, I will be done. Fingers crossed! I'll put up pictures soon.
Not Done Still
- 26 Nov 2013
I went on the Invisalign website and found this provider. They've been great.