Just Starting my Treatment...Need Tips, Suggestions, Etc...- Montreal, QC
Hey there! I just started my 8-month invisalign...
- 16 Mar 2013
I just started my 8-month invisalign treatment for gap closure. In the clincheck, I was shown that my gap won't be completely closed (which is fine with me), because of the size of my teeth, so I will need some bonding to finish off the work. I need advice on how to deal with the pain, first of all... I have been taking tylenol and advil, because my whole mouth feels so sore.
Also, can you share tips on how to remove them when you have attachments? I have 9 attachments, mainly on the side teeth and it's always hard to remove my trays. It takes me on average 2 minutes to remove each tray, no kidding! They are so tightly fit, that with each removal, I feel like I am pulling my teeth out! Also, what do you suggest for cleaning? I haven't had any odor issues or discoloration, and so far I've only been using the polident for retainers to clean mine and I brush with A&H toothpaste. The edges of the trays feel so sharp though, I am scared to develop mouth ulcers. I've seen some people mention that they buff down the edges with nail filers/ buffers... I don't want to damage my trays so I am kind of skeptical about that...
I am otherwise, very excited to start this journey! I was okay with my gap until it started getting wider as years passed by. It's not as big as some I've seen, but it made me self conscious about my smile. I've consulted with 2 orthodontists and 2 dentists before starting my journey, and I've done lots of research, read a plethora of reviews, asked questions, etc... One of the orthodontist who is older and more traditional suggested a combination of invisalign+traditional braces to correct my gap. Everyone else suggested Invisalign +/- bonding to correct the gap and the size of my canines and incisors. I'd still like to have a small gap when I am done, so I am not sure about the bonding for some of my teeth, but still, I made the jump! I will update as often as possible...for now, I just need to deal the soreness and with keeping them on for 22 hours... So far, I give myself 1 hour break while having my 3 meals, so I have kept them on for 21 hours instead of 22. Oh the pressure of keeping up with time!!! I hope it gets easier!