DAY TWO: Now I Know Why They Call It the Invisalign Diet. -Ontario, CA

So I'm on day TWO of my Invisalign treatment, and...

So I'm on day TWO of my Invisalign treatment, and I cannot express to you how happy I am to finally have received my trays! I've waited about three years to finally do this, and I am so excited to have the smile I've always wanted. My teeth aren't THAT bad, it's probably more of a vanity thing, but it's how you feel about yourself, right? So anyhow, I keep hearing about people getting really dry mouths and constantly needing to drink water - I'm not sure if I'm the exception to this rule or not, but I feel like I'm salivating more than usual. Is that a good thing? I suppose it's better than constant dry-mouth! Also, my teeth better be sparkling by the end of this with the amount of times I brush per day now! But moving on... I put them in yesterday around 4PM, and today I took them out to eat lunch...which is when I discovered why they call it the Invisalign Diet. Whenever I bite down, an aching pain disperses across my back teeth. Terrible, but not unbearable. Soup for me for a while! I'm hoping it gets a little easier, mostly in terms of not being completely irritated with plastic in my mouth (I kind of feel like a kid on Halloween with those plastic vampire teeth), but I do get buttons next Friday...so it might get a little worse before it gets any better!

I'll keep you all posted! Fingers crossed!
The buttons seem to serve a dual purpose...1 of which is to make sure you put your tray back in to cover the buttons... otherwise your inner lip is shredded....
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I'm an Ontario who got the Invisaligns on Monday eve too! They put buttons on right away, and I'll tell you now that they are horrid things, but my Ortho and I found a compromising solution. The buttons scratch my mouth when I take the trays out to eat, but we came up with a solution: Dental wax. I slath it on the buttons before I eat and it doesn't hurt. I just need to make sure I take off all of the wax before I put the trays back in, otherwise they won't fit (and I'll be brushing anyways after a meal). It's been almost 72 hours since I had them put in, and they DO hurt, my teeth are tender, but I'm eating regular foods, just softened. I slow-cook my meat so it's tender, I soften my veggies for a few mins on a hot pan so I can eat them, and cool foods like yogurt and sherbet are my small dose go-to's if my mouth is really hurting. For the headache pain, I'm using the Motrin specifically for headaches, and I'm fully functional. I can't say this has been easy or that I didn't just want to jump out of a window these past 3 days, but the marked improvement today makes me feel MUCH better about the decision to get Invisaligns (which I was seriously thinking of removing after the first day). Hang in there, I feel your pain, but it'll get better!!!

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