Invisalign New - Florida

Just received my first tray, took about 3-4 weeks...

Just received my first tray, took about 3-4 weeks to receive the aligners more than expected ( I was told 2 weeks), 14 trays total treatment length about 7 months , one thing that is weird I was never shown computer projections of what might teeth look like when the treatment is done... I will be asking questions next time I go in about 2 weeks , teeth feel a little sore , I have about 8 attachements put in , I dont have any issues with taking the aligners off and on, just took a few tries and got it down packed

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That is great that you learned how to get your trays on & off so fast!! You may be able to call the office and ask them to email you your Clincheck video. I know some offices have this capability.

Keep us updated on how you are doing!

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so it's been a few months now , I am on tray 9 I can definitely feel my teeth moving/shifting I think more on the bottom than the top, the top is definitely moving also I do have an overbite and I can feel that its pushing outward when I bite now, still a few more trays to go hopefully by the end it will be picture perfect but I feel like I will probably end up getting more trays after the 14th, every time I checked in with the dentist he says they are definitely moving and hands me 2-3 trays at a time

I wanted to ask a question to those who already...

I wanted to ask a question to those who already did Invisalign , I just finished all of my trays and I'm not where I'm supposed to be that is for sure , huge improvement on the lowers but much more needs to be done on the upper teeth, impression were taken for refinement trays, not sure what can be done from here, I still have a minor gap ( central ) and a cross bite that improved but not all the way there , I was told it's due to the shape of my two front teeth that not much can be done there, I wish I was told this before I started the treatment , I was under the impression that by the time this is done it would be a happy ending , I have pictures to post of what my teeth look like now
any feedback is appreciated

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I can definitely understand why you wouldn't be thrilled with the result if you had something else pictured in your mind. I'm not a dentist or an orthodontist, but from what I know the size and shape of a persons teeth do play a bit part into how much correction can be done and what the final result will look like. If there is a limited amount of correction, the doctor will usually discuss this with the patient before starting treatment so that the patients expectations are properly set. Did you and your dentist or orthodontist discuss what changes will be seen in those trays? If not you might want to initiate that conversation. You could also seek the second opinion of another dentist or orthodontist if you are concerned about the treatment plan presented to you.

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Before the treatment started I was shown the 3D models but that was it , unfortunately we did not discuss any limitations , I was under the impression that things will go as I expected , things did improve but not much with my upper teeth, I guess I'll wait and see what the results will look like after refinement if that doesn't work Ill express my disappointment and see what can be done, it's disappointing

Just posted the pre and post Clin Check , not...

just posted the pre and post Clin Check , not there yet , impressions taken for refinement trays

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update I just received the Clin Check so pictures will be posted, you will be able to see we are almost there, so crossing fingers after refinements things fall into place , you guys take a look at the pictures and feel free to comment
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Thanks all for the replies, I can not sit here and say no improvement took place , improvement did take place, but now what I envisioned,I'm going to be patient and wait until the refinement trays arrive and then take a look at the models that will be presented then,and discuss this again with my dentist I understand no results can be guaranteed, but I wish he would've had an in depth conversation with me before the treatment was started , anyways I'm not going to to jump to conclusions, he did take impressions and refinement trays should be on the way, lets wait and see maybe things will turn around,trying to have a positive outlook... I feel like it's almost there but needs few more trays, at this point I'm not even concerned about the gap between the 2 centrals I do believe that might no go away due to the shape of my teeth but they should be aligned properly , I did ask maybe we can explore shaving off some of the centrals at least to minimize the gap and can possibly improve their appearance, he said it's possible maybe 1 millimeter or so Thanks guy for the inputs I wish I had pre treatment pictures I will take some next time I see the dentist
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I say if you're not happy than keep going until you are happy. You spent all that money so I totally think you should have a happy result. Let them do refinements until they get it right. You should have NO spaces, hence the whole point of doing all of this. You should ask to see your results on the computer, Invisalign gives them this and they should of shown you, so definitely ask to see it!
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Long overdue update

invisalign was done months ago and this is pretty much the final deal, still not satisfied with one tooth is stubborn and according to the dentist there isn't much more that can be done because ti's the shape/size of the tooth might have to consider veneers .... not sure what to think but that's pretty much it i wear my retainers every night because I've noticed a shift can happen if not worn for , They definitely look better than before, maybe it's the shape/size after all , maybe I just got jibbed

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I have the same problem. I think it looks great though. Only u will notice the little things that aren't perfect. I'm about to call it after these refinements too.
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funny you say that everyone I mention it too say they are fine they see no issues even the dentist himself, he said everything looks great and in regards to the tooth in question it's just the size/shape, also the pic needs to be flipped actually lol i took it with my mobile phone front facing camera , maybe ill consider veneers for that one tooth maybe I'll just call it quits and deal with it if its not that bad
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