Sorry for the delay in the update everyone , I've been really busy with life in the last 6 months I'm currently on 17/39 top, and 14/14 on the bottom. (My bottom teeth will require refinements. I don't think I got enough time in on aligner 13, and aligner 14 didn't fit as accurately, They do however look great!!!)
Invisalign has changed my confidence because I'm not thinking about how bad my teeth look. I'm thinking about how they're getting better and moving into more comfortable positions.
I wish I knew that because I have 14 bottom trays as apposed to 39 top, I'll have to wear the same aligner for the rest of my treatment, although I've ordered a replacement already as a result of cracking the aligner. (When the aligner cracks there is no longer pressure to retain teeth in there position.
I've received more IPR to the right side of my mouth this time, When I get IPR done it allows my teeth to move back and allow my front teeth to have enough space to move into alignment.
I've decided the Pro's are simply the following.
*Better Oral Hygiene .
*The temptation to eat unhealthy (sugary) foods is lowered as a result of having to clean in-between created spaces.
*Teeth have become a lot whiter.
*Aligners break. ( Replacements take a while to ship out to your treatment provider )
*Aligners are hard to keep clean
*Only able to drink water. ( You can choose to drink other beverages (*NOT RECOMMENDED*)
*Refinements ( If you slack on wearing your aligners as many hours as humanly possible your teeth can not move into proper alignment and you will need refinements, Although however your teeth could just not move as planned.)
It's motivated me to become a more hygienic person IE As a result of brushing my teeth constantly I'm always washing my hands as well as remembering to wash my face before I go to sleep because I've made it a routine along with brushing.
I'm still debating which would have worked better, Invisalign, Or traditional braces, Although I'm hoping I'll never truly learn because I want this treatment to give me my desired result.
I never ended up making a video but I'm going to make one some time in the future, I just never got around to it.
If you're considering treatment. Weigh your options.
Do you want to have to brush instantly after eating to put trays back in?
Do you want to risk delaying your treatment by not wanting to comply to the 22 hours of wear a day requirement.
Is it suitable to your lifestyle, and can you adjust your lifestyle to it's very needy demands.