Wearing First Aligners - Mississippi
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My orthodontist said I was a great candidate for...
- 31 May 2012
My orthodontist said I was a great candidate for Invisalign, and I was very excited. Don't know if I would've been comfortable with regular braces at age 56. Just got my first set of aligners yesterday and things are good. Aligners are tight but not painful. Did have a bit of a headache but haven't taken anything for it yet. I never had braces as a youngster, but as I've gotten older my teeth have become crowded, making me very self-conscious. Don't personally know anyone who has tried Invisalign, so this forum will be helpful.
After three days of wearing my aligners, things...
- 1 Jun 2012
I have two sets of aligners to wear before getting attachments and some "sanding" between some teeth my next visit. I'm hoping it won't be too difficult to remove my aligners after I get my attachments. They aren't easy to remove now but I haven't had as much trouble as I thought I might. I was told to clean them with anti-bacterial hand soap. I'm wondering if I need to do this every time I remove them, or if once in the morning is enough. I always rinse them with water before putting them back in.
I am expecting to wear my aligners for 18 months. The orthodontist's assistant told me that I will most likely wear permanent retainers after the process is complete to prevent my teeth from moving. I'm trying not to expect perfection, but I am hoping for a big improvement in my smile!
Last night I changed to my second set of trays....
- 13 Jun 2012
Got 8 attachments 2 days ago. Never knew my lips...
- 22 Jun 2012
Too early to tell