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