Hello! I'm 23 years old and I have always wanted straight teeth. My teeth aren't really that bad (people were surprised I was trying to fix them) but my front four are quite crooked to me- I'll post pictures eventually. I have a small mouth and anxiety about dentists so I never thought I could get even impressions, making a straight smile seem out of the question.. Finally, I found this awesome orthodontist. He is just fantastic and he talked me through everything. His office is very modern with wide open spaces and it creates a relaxing environment. I also went to three other orthodontists for opinions who all said I was a great candidate for Invisalign. I chose this orthodontist because he really seems to care about his patients (for the consultation alone he spent an hour explaining everything). He does all the work himself (vs having a million assistants shoving things in your mouth) and there is never a waiting room packed of people.
I just started my treatment a few weeks ago and so far it's been terrific! My case is quite complicated - I have 36 aligners for the top and 11 for the bottom. I will finish in about 18 months. The technology is amazing though. My orthodontist showed me exactly what was going to happen on the computer.. I'm very happy - I was at the beach last week and within 10 feet I saw three people with braces; I was thinking to myself - wow, I'm straightening my teeth too and no one knows! Seriously, unless I tell people, no one notices! It took awhile to alter my routine but now its not a big deal at all. I've been great with taking care of my teeth - brushing and flossing after every meal. I highly recommend it. Stay tuned for updates :)