Almost finished the Treatment! - Mountain View, CA
- updated 10 months ago
Yeah~~I'm only on the second day of my first...
- 11 Nov 2011
Yeah~~I'm only on the second day of my first tray, and I already see a difference!!
My gappy front teeth are now a little bit closer to each other! (around 0.3mm closer I guess?) Maybe it's only noticeable to myself, but I can totally feel that they are closer than before!
(excuse my bad English, not a native speaker~~)
Why I need invisilign?
I wore traditional braces when I was a child, but I didn't wear the retainer because I hated the feeling of the retainer (little did i know!). My teeth started to shift ever since and now they are a little overbite, and I have gappy front teeth that I always hated!
My teeth are not like horrible looking, and my friends think that I don't need braces, but I truly wish they can be straighter.
My biggest wish is to close the gap. Some nice dentist used a dental composite on my front teeth so they don't look too far apart from each other, but the teeth looks a little bigger than natural teeth, so overallI still wanted to fix them.
I came across this forum a couple months ago and was amazed by other people's review. Clearly I don't want to go through the traditional braces route again, and I think invisilign is much wiser anyway, so I decided to take the plunge!
How I choose my doctor?
I'm a lazy bean so I just choose the nearest orthodonitcs (and he's a elite provider,too, good to know), it's so close to my place, I can walk to the clinic~
In order to do invisilign, I fixed a couple cavities, and made a crown for one of my teeth (it had root canal before, i was convinced that it's better to place it with a crown to protect it, otherwise it might break in the treatment). Yes I spent a fortune but I think it'll be worth it in the long run.
The price of invisilign itself is kind of on the high end compared to other people's in this forum, but again I'm too lazy to go to other clinics to compare the price, and I'm happy with the orthodontics already.
How do I feel?
My teeth feels sore and tight, but I like the feeling cuz they are working! and I can't wait for the next tray!
It's been a week with my first tray, the...
- 17 Nov 2011
I'm following the instruction to wear it 22 hours a day, I only take them out to eat.
I'm starting to clean the tray with Efferdent, and brush them with a soft brush. Hopefully it'll stay clean and fresh everyday.
I'll visit the orthodontist in 2 weeks, to get new trays, and he'll show me the Clincheck, and maybe add some buttons to my teeth or start to use rubber band I don't know. I've seen some people online using the rubber band to correct their overbite, and they have succeeded! I can't wait for my rubber band, too! I hope everything will go well for me!
Yeah~~I got my tray #2 to #5 today! I'll have...
- 2 Dec 2011
I'll have total number of 24 trays in both upper and lower teeth.
Today I went to to ortho, I got my attachments, I have twelve of them. (I just found out that one of them already fell off)
It was not very comfortable when they put those attachments on, (mouth wide open for about 30 minutes and the air gun makes my teeth very sensitive and hurt), so I'm kind of hesitate to go back to let them put the one that is missing...
It's a lot of attachments and I'm feeling like a vampire~~
I'd say it's not very visible for other people, I pointed out my attachments to my friend and they said they can't see it.
And today I also got my IPR (Interproximal Reduction) done, the doctor shaved down many different places between many of my teeth, it doesn't hurt at all, it's just kind of scary. And I'll have more IPR in the future.
I'm on my second tray now, it hurts a lot more than the first tray, especially my front teeth, they are hurting crazy, cuz they are the ones that has the most movement in my entire treatment. I'm really reluctant to take my tray out, you know it hurts the most when you take them out...
And also, I got to see my clincheck today! Yeah~~I think clincheck are so cool!
By the way, this week I'm having severe sore throat and cough, but it doesn't feel like a flu, and I search online and see that some people can get sore throat from invisalign ( some kind of allergy), and some people get sore throat from toothpaste, too, I've been brushing my teeth a lot more recently so I don't know which case I am.
Does any people have sore throat?
I just wish i'm not allergic to invisalign and wish my sore throat can go away soon (god please help!)
I'm on my 7th tray now. I started my first tray...
- 1 Mar 2012
So far I'm about 25% into my treatment, and my teeth already look a lot better than before. I smile way more and feel more confident about myself!
Time flies!!! I'm already on my 19th tray!!...
- 2 Nov 2012
I'm on my 22nd( or 21st?) tray!!!! As you can...
- 8 Feb 2013
As you can guess I've been pretty easy about the wear time lately, I wear one tray almost for a month or more than that because I take it out longer to have more time to eat! haha!!
The good thing is that my teeth are soooooo straight and beautiful now!!!