I got my first set of aligners yesterday. First of all, they didn't tell me about the "buttons", you know, the white rice looking thing that is on the front of your teeth. Feels weird and looks like food. Second of all, I am disgusted and cringe when I think of taking them off. It hurts like hell, and is impossible unless I wear gloves. When I was in the dentist's office, I tried taking the top aligners off with my manicured nails and it only lead to chipped nail polish and bleeding gums. I became very frustrated. Had I known it was going to be such an inconvenience, I would have seriously reconsidered this process. Mabeye in a few weeks I'll be telling a different story.