26 Years Old, Teeth Misalignment/overcrowded Teeth, Nice, France

I had braces when I was 15 years old and my teeth...

I had braces when I was 15 years old and my teeth moved again..
I got my wisdom teeth removed in March and I don't have much space in my mouth and started my first tray on May 14th.
I will update this post with pictures later.
On appointment to get the trays (I got 5 trays) the dentist already put the attachements to my teeth (13th). It did not hurt it just felt uncomfortable. He also did a stripping between my two front teeth..I never had a gap so it felt very weird, and I actually saw it few hours after I first took my aligners out.
The attachements are invisible when I am not wearing the trays, and you can see it a bit more when they are in. Overall I would say that Invisalign is quasi-insible, I told it to few colleagues and friends but they hadn't seen anything.

For the cleaning routine, I am bruching my teeth after I eat, I floss once every two or three days (my dentist said it was good enough) and I brush my aligners with Savon de Marseille, which is a soap we use for clothes, hands, or body washing here in France. It keeps my aligners pretty transparent.
A few days before I switched to Tray 2 I could see my aligners were a bit yellow, but again on my teeth we could not see, I guess I did because I am obsessed with them being super clean.
I of course only drink water..all the time :-) I am on day 5 for Tray 2, neither trays hurt to be honest, it was a bit difficult to put in and take out at the beginning, but my teeth never hurt bad. In the first few days after I put a new tray I can feel some of my teeth are sensitive, but I haven't had to take painkillers so far, which I am happy about.

That's all for now, pictures to come soon.

Pictures of Tray 1 and 2 + visual of the stripping that was done between my two top teeth

It took me a bit of time to upload the pictures; but I did. Week 1 for the 3 first pictures and then week 3 and 4 for the last.
As you can see it is worth on the bottom teeth were three are pushing each other.
On top it is less noticable but I have one on the side getting on one of the two front one, and one of the front one is going behing; the other , moving forward.

Yesterdqy I switched to Tray 3, I can't believe how fast it goes! I also can' t believe how easy it gets to live with the trays.
We went to KFC for lunch today; and while my boyfriend went ordering, I went to the bathroom; took the aligners out; washed them (marseille soap and water with a toothbrush) and put the, in their box. I often wash them before I go eat so that after my meal I just have to brush my teeth and my aligners are already clean. After that I just ate my lunch and just went to brush my teeth.
I am not ashamed to clean my aligners or my teeth in public places (that' s one thing invisalign teaches us..), I have noticed people are very interested about it and that's a great ice breaker!

So for now; all good, no pain when I switch to a new tray, I don' t know if it will change. Nobody hqs noticed I am wearing aligners but I am so excited I am telling many.. One colleague just thought I got a fake diamond on my teeth once but that's from the attachements that are more noticable.

That's all for now; talk to you soon!
Dr Nerisson

Very good team, answering questions by email within a day, they have told me about attachments and stripping on the day of the first appointment when I was deciding which orthodontic treatment I wanted to chose. I am still at the beginning of the treatment, but I am very satisfied so far and they are close to work and my appointments are always at lunch time which is very convenient.

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 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
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Comments (9)

Would you like for me to rotate your pictures for you? :)
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That's strange because they were straight on my laptop, thanks for your help!!
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No problem :).  Thank you for posting more pictures!   It happened to me lots of times back when I was uploading lots of pictures of my Mommy Makeover.  It used to only happen for me on my phone, though, and you say it was your laptop.  Hmm...
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Hello and welcome to our Invisalign community!  I look forward to seeing your before and current pictures :).  Have you had time to look around and meet anyone else?  You're certainly the first person from France who has started here on RealSelf since I joined the community :).  I think Mil ou is the only native French speaker I know about, and I'm not even sure about that, LOL!

How did you find out about RealSelf, BTW?
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Hello! There are not so mane Invisalign reviews in France and the few online are old (2006 to 2010), I wanted to have recent reviews and follow the journey of people doing the treatment at the same time as me :-) I have already read many stories and it keeps the motivation to see we all have the same difficulties and mini joys (youhou Tray 2!)
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In case you haven't met them, here are some links to a few other newer users here on RealSelf, in the order they joined.  I think they're mostly crowding cases--I took out the gap and spacing cases or there'd be thirty or so ;).  When you visit other people's reviews, don't hesitate to leave a comment for them so you know you appreciate them, and if their story resonates with you, let them know :).  It's a great way to meet others here.  It'll be even better once you have pictures, since it makes you feel more real and less like just words on the screen :D.

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There is also me now too!
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Thank you JLD_Sail!!!  I never go back and add people so I'm so glad to see that you introduced yourself!
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Thanks so much I will do so!!!
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