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!