The Good and Not So Good After 16 Weeks - Asheville, NC
I'm 48 and my bottom front teeth were crowding and...
My teeth were fitted with a mold that was sent to Invisalign. My treatment plan is for 22 aligners that are replaced every two weeks. I see the Dentist every 4 weeks.
They really are invisible
Being able to take them out to eat and clean them
No more snacking
Lots more time(s) spent brushing teeth
The Not So Good
My tongue hits my upper aligners whenever I talk - very uncomfortable
My lips are always at some level of chapped
No more lipstick or bold colored gloss - always gets on the aligners
The nubs they added to my teeth to hold the aligners in place are a huge food trap while eating
Constantly cleaning the aligners
My Dentist says it's normal to have the gap between the aligner and the roof of my mouth but it is quite annoying and uncomfortable. My teeth are loose which was a really strange sensation to begin with. I also experienced jaw problems when I began treatment that I'm told happens if you grind your teeth at night - this went away after a few weeks. My lips became severely chapped and now Chapstick is my best friend. On a good note my bottom teeth are already pretty straight and my front tooth has moved quite a bit too. I'm very glad I my treatment plan is only 9 months
I will review my Dr at the end of my treatment plan. At this time everything is good