Hi! So as I start my blog, I think it makes sense to update by week. I haven't yet gotten the Invisalign, but I've gone to the two initial appointments. In the first one, they took pictures of me smiling and close-ups of my teeth. Then the doctors discussed braces vs. Invisalign, but I had told them I preferred Invisalign. In fact, I would not have gotten braces if that was my only option.
My teeth are not too bad- the front top two are a little overlapped and the bottom front four a little crowded. I will add pictures as soon as I can.
So when we decided to get Invisalign, we made the second appointment in which they took an xray of my teeth, molds of my teeth using a playdough-like substance, and then pictures of each tooth using this pretty cool camera. It was a little uncomfortable having a huge camera in your mouth, especially for me because I have a small mouth and I can't open it that big. This part took the longest, maybe about 10-15 minutes. From those pictures they were able to make a 3-D model of my teeth and send it to the Invisalign headquarters for them to make molds for me to wear.
So now I'm waiting for a call from my orthodontist for them to give me my molds. The nurse said 4-6 weeks, but that it usually takes a lot less time.