Invisalign Process - Charlotte, NC

Impressions taken. Frecnectomy expected 6/5/12...

Impressions taken. Frecnectomy expected 6/5/12 Trays to be received 6/19/12 Its been pleasant so far!

I wanted to add that I purchased a $1,000 off...

I wanted to add that I purchased a $1,000 off coupon from living social fro $10 and it brought my cost down to 4660. I also put $1650 down to put a dent in the cost for invisalign. So far it's been worth it but I'll wait until i'm further in the process to put my final say so on this.

Labial Frenectomy tomorrow at 9:40 - Excited and...

Labial Frenectomy tomorrow at 9:40 - Excited and Nervous at the same time. I made the mistake of viewing the surgery on youtube and let's just say I shouldn't have watched it. It seems as if my trays are taking forever to come in but it'll be worth it in the end. My trays are expected to be in June 19th. woot woot excited! I'll do another review after the surgery is complete.

Monique
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The surgery went very well. It was over in like 10...

The surgery went very well. It was over in like 10 minute. I just had general anthesia for the process. On a scale of 1-10 I'd say the pain level is a 2 - 2 1/2. It's almost like having a bad pizza burn. I'm getting excited at this point. On June 19th I'm scheduled to get my trays. Woot Woot! Straight teeth here I come.

I just wanted to provide a quick update regarding...

I just wanted to provide a quick update regarding how my gums are healing since the frenectomy. I can tell you that there is minor tenderness which is to be expected. I still haven't bitten down on anything using my 2 front teeth and i won't until I no longer feel that tenderness. Also, something that I didn't mention before is that my front teeth felt loose for about 4 hours after the surgery. Kind of scary, but I know it's to be expected. Something else that i noticed is that ever since the frenectomy I keep getting "bubbles" (air/spit) between my gap. I

My fear: I have a slight fear and that is because I had my molds completed in April and received the frenectomy in May the trays won't fit. My reasoning - I my front 2 teeth felt loose (my left front tooth is a cap) & I'm afraid they may have moved slightly. From researching this I know that you're not supposed to change anything about the teeth once the molds are made. Hopefully I'm just over thinking this and there will be no issues. Well June 19th will be here before I know it. I'll provide a review once I actually receive the trays.

Tomorrow I'll be picking up my trays. I'm...

Tomorrow I'll be picking up my trays. I'm nervous/excited at the same time. It feels like it's took forever for the day to finally arrive. I'll provide you with an update on tomorrow after my appointment.

Yesterday I received my Trays!! I'm so excited...

Yesterday I received my Trays!! I'm so excited about this new journey. I also received a total of 10 buttons - 3 to the left & 3 to the right of the front of my front teeth. 4 my on bottom teeth. They completely blend in with teeth, which I'm glad about. I read reviews stated invisalign wasn't truly invisible. Personally I feel they are. I believe Dr. Zammitti's office did a excellent job place the buttons on and getting me started. I view my Clinicheck and let me tell you I was thrilled to see all of the space between my teeth closed! When the trays were put on I did feel some pressure but it wasn't bad enough to take any pain medication. The worst part to me was when I took the trays off for the first time... I felt like I was going to rip my teeth off. However, it took me less than 5 minutes to take them both off. Guess that means I watched enough youtube videos on how to remove them. I received a total of 5 trays on my first visit. I will have 25 Trays for the top and 17 for the bottom. I'm truly excited to see the transformation take place.

Just wanted to apologize for the typo's and...

Just wanted to apologize for the typo's and spelling errors. Is there a way to edit a update? If so please let me know.

I've finished wearing Tray 1. It wasn't bad at all...

I've finished wearing Tray 1. It wasn't bad at all I had some soreness for about 2 days then the pain stopped. I was soooo tempted to switch Trays ahead of schedule because the first tray wasn't as tight after about 8 days. However, I didn't because I want my treatment to go as scheduled. Last night I changed to Tray 2. I was a little worried at first because it was a little hard to get on. I faithfully wore my 1st tray for 23 hours a day so I wasn't worried that I had slacked off in that regard. Well once it went on I felt the pain! The pain faded after about 3 minutes of first putting it on. However, my 2 front teeth are really sore today, which I'm guess is a good thing. I can tell a visable difference in between trays 1 & 5. That is what pushes me to go forward. I can't wait to see the end result.

Hello All - It's been a while since I've been on...

Hello All - It's been a while since I've been on here to update you. Things are still going well. I'm currently on Tray 3 soon to be 4. The process is going well. I'm not having any issues. Actually I've had some excellent benefits. For example, I've seen some weight loss with invisalign. My teeth are whiter and my confidence is increasing. Overall the pain is very minor and only last for a day or so. I am seeing some improvement with my teeth. My gap is getting smaller. At this point I feel invisalign is the best investment that I've made in my self in a long time. I'll be going back to the orthodonist August 27th to pick up additional Trays. He initially provided me with 5. Hopefully I'll receive another 5.

Between school, work, & family I haven't had a...

Between school, work, & family I haven't had a great deal of time free time to post updates.My gap is certainly decreasing in size and I'm now in the double digit trays. This is what I've been waiting on because the "real magic" happens now. My bottom teeth (minor spacing) are so much straighter, but I still have a little space between them. I only have 9 more trays until the bottom teeth are complete. My top teeth (major gap) still have 16 trays remaining. I'm ready for it to be completely closed. I don't have much patience at all, but there is nothing I can do about it but wait it out. There has been such a great improvement in my teeth in these 4 months of wearing invisalign. The investment was completely worth it! On November 5th I'll go back and visit my orthodonist Dr. Hottie :) and will receive another 5 trays.

Hello All, I know it's been a while since I...

Hello All,

I know it's been a while since I provided an update. I can tell you that I'm thrilled with how things are coming along. I don't have much to say regarding the process. I haven't had any issues at all. I've paid off my treatment which I'm happy about. Currently I'm on Tray 19 and am finished with my bottom teeth. I have 6 more to go for the top teeth. Woo Hoo! I'll say it again.. Invisalign is the best thing I've ever done for myself. I smile so much more now! I'd recommend it to anyone considering it.
Sal Zammitti

I haven't received my trays yet, but the process of receiving the impressions has been great so far. I must receive a frecnectomy on June 5th and the trays will be available for me on June 19, 2012.

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