Now or Never
- updated 2 months ago
I'm a 35 years old male who never had braces. I...
- 16 Jun 2013
- 24 days post
I'm a 35 years old male who never had braces. I decided to finally get it over with after talking to my ortho. So far so good. I'm actually seeing results after the 2nd tray. The first week of treatment was the worst because of irritation in my mouth, but now I'm totally fine with them. I can honestly say nobody really noticed them on or they just don't care. I had a lisp for the first week or so but believe it's now gone. I have an overbite with some flaring of my front teeth that I wanted corrected. The treatment has already pushed them in a little... enough for me to notice. My teeth actually looks better with my trays on than off. Eating out has been a pain, but I know it will be worth it in the end. I paid $5000 with insurance paying $2000, so $3000 out of pocket.
- 27 Jun 2013
- 1 month post
So up until now, I have been following the rules completely. I have worn my trays 22.5 hour a day and only have them out 30 minutes at a time. Tonight I went out with friends and decided to have a few drinks and eat. I ended up leaving my trays out for about hour and a half. I don't think I'll do that again since I think my teeth regressed some. I'm hoping by tomorrow, it'll move back into place. This will be the toughest part of this journey. I also need to find a drink that I can have with my tray's in. I'm thinking that vodka and tonic might be safe.
- 26 Oct 2013
- 5 months post
Sorry I haven't updated in a while, but been real busy. I recently got back from a 2 weeks business trip abroad to a poor country. I knew it would be difficult to keep my invisalign in the entire time consistently. I talked to my orth and he recommend that I complete a full 2 weeks and can wear the same tray only at night for the 2 weeks I'm gone. I did a lot better and averaged about 18 hours a day compared to my 22 hours when I'm at home. I had it off for about 9 hours on one of the days, but everything seems ok. I'm over half way done now and seen good improvements. Hope everyone can hang tough. I get IPR in week 12.