First Day with Invisalign - NJ
- updated 3 years ago
I am 58 and I had braces as a kid. Around age 35,...
- 30 Apr 2010
I am 58 and I had braces as a kid. Around age 35, my wisdom teeth shifted my upper teeth. As I aged, my front teeth started to get an overjet AGAIN! My lower teeth shifted with age and got crowded. I was very unhappy with my teeth, to say the least. So, I went to the orthodontist that my kids went to as teens and spoke to him. Thankfully, I was a candidate. This morning I got the first set on. I got 6 attachments placed on my teeth. I got 25 upper trays and 14 lower to start. This will take me to April 2011. Then I will be re-molded for the remaining trays which will be approximately another 10-12 months. They were so snug when I first put them in, but it actually felt good. Then I had to remove them....lol....the top, I had no problem, but the bottom, was tough due to the severe crowding of my teeth. However, I got them off with a only a small cut on my inner lip. I have NO lisp and they are not bothering me at all....I have had them in for 5 hours now. I did take them out for lunch and I didn't have as hard a time as the first time at the Dr.'s office. I will definitely save the first tray, so I can look at the difference when I'm completely done. So far, I am happy with them. I know it is a huge commitment on your part, but I feel it is well worth it for a nice smile.
Hi again, I am 3 1/2 months into the invisalign...
- 17 Aug 2010
I am now 6 months into treatment and I am so happy...
- 17 Dec 2010
Updated on 1 Feb, 2012
I started reviewing here almost two years ago, now I am almost finished. At my last visit two weeks ago, my orthodontist said I am finished. YAY! He told me to wear my trays all the time again, (I was wearing only the top all the time, and sleeping in the bottom for the last 6 months)and he would see me in a month.
I have an appointment towards the end of this month to have a mold of my teeth done for the night time retainer, and have my finish photos done. He will also take off one button that I have left on a bottom tooth and he will file down any teeth that are uneven. I, then, will go back the following week to pick my retainer up and I'll be done. So, after 21 months, I have the most beautiful set of teeth again. It was so worth it!!