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Finally Decided It's Worth It - Laconia, NH

I have had invisalign for 6 months now - 13/15...

I have had invisalign for 6 months now - 13/15 trays- for crowding and overjet - my top teeth overlap. My teeth have always bothered me and I finally decided to change it at 37 years old.

At first, the attachments really bothered me and I was very aware of the trays in my mouth, so much that I started to regret getting them. But after a month or so, I didn't really feel them anymore. I did have problems with the attachments falling off and would have to have them replaced but once I got used to taking them out, I have not had any more problems with this and I dont really think about it anymore.

I have only had very mild discomfort from them, mainly when starting a new tray but only for a few hours. The main problem is having to take them out when eating - it's a pain but I got used to that too - I just dont snack anymore. No one has noticed them - not my family or co-workers so they really are invisable. I was so happy to be done with them in a few months but have been told I will probably need refinement trays:( This wouldn't be a big deal except that most people have about 10 more trays which is surprising.

It's my decision and I'm not sure I can deal with 10 more trays but we'll see. I did some before and after pictures so far and I was amazed at the change. It seems that they are not working but the changes are gradual and suddenly they look much better. Overall, I am happy with the results and it has been worth the hassle and money.

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Hello. Great to hear your story. I"m 44 with an overbite, my front tooth crosses over the other front tooth, and I have an eye tooth :( I'm trying to see if there are any patients who have invisalign that also have TMJ. Was your pain bad - fixable with Motrin???
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@doiron5:  This community members has not answered her comments in a long time.  But there are others with TMJ Disorder.  I certainly have it, though it got better for a while.  It's back again now, though I tend not to have a lot of pain, more tiredness and near-daily headaches/migraines.  Are you considering doing Invisalign?
yes, I am but hesitant because I have read stories about the pain patients go thru from the brackets they wear. I got thru daily pops of the jaw, cracking, and subtle pain but I am so used it since its been happening for as long as I remember. I wear a night mouth guard to help eliminate the daily headaches but my teeth are very numb/sensitive in the am from just the night guard. It goes away with an hour of the guard coming off. I cant imagine what they wood go thru with Invisalign ;(
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