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The Quest to End my Gap - Columbia, MO

The First Day (4/7/2014) The gap. The big,...

The First Day (4/7/2014)

The gap. The big, annoying, dreaded gap in my front teeth. I have looked at it, loathed it my entire life. Although I'm generally happy with the rest of my body (other than my belly flab) I've hated talking in front of people, singing, etc, all because I feel as if no one sees anything but my gap.
For my 26th birthday, I made the commitment to get invisalign done to hopefully fix years of embarrassment and shame. After many appointments to determine if I was a good candidate, I was approved. I just got my trays today and I want to keep a record of how it works for me. I really hope that this review will help people out in determining if they want to go the same route as I.
According to my evaluation at the orthodontist, I will have 16 trays, changed every 2 weeks. After 6 weeks I will get the "buttons" put on (little ceramic brackets on the tooth to hold the trays in.)
I think my biggest challenge will be snacking throughout the day and the temptation to take the trays out for relief. I'm excited to see where this procedure takes me. I can't wait to update my review with some good news!
Dr. Steven Taylor

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Hey, How is it going? How do you like Invisalign so far?
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I , too, am eager to see your pictures. I have my xray this coming Thursday to begin my gap closing journey. Good luck!
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Hi!  I hope you're going to post a picture, so we can watch the gap disappearing!

For now, I'm going to send you all the members of our gap club (just kidding, there is no gap club--we just have a lot of people working on diastemas right now. (:)

MsT850 is the newest, I think :).  Then we have Fuschia, creativejawnPrimus81, and PreOrtho.  PreOrtho is a RealFriend and she's been going the longest :).

I hope you have time to look around and meet people!  I look forward to following your progress!
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