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Day 5 of 1st Tray - Philadelphia, PA

So I am on my 5th day with my first tray. The...

So I am on my 5th day with my first tray. The first 3 days were OMG! My mouth was so sore from the edges and the tightness. I couldnt bite down or sleep or anything. Im finally getting used to it. Well as you can see in my pics I have a gap. I had traditional braces when I was a teen obviously I didnt take care of what I was supposed to do and my gap came back. I wanted to close it again but now that I am in the professional world I do not want metal in my mouth during interviews and meetings. So far I can see and feel a difference with the invisalign. The gap of course haven't moved yet but my bottom teeth are starting shift. Oh amd before I forget I had to get 16 attachments. (Attachments are these little resin buttons that go on your teeth to help them move in to place.) My two front teeth has 2 buttons on them I have a ridge on one of my bottom. Ill have more to say in a few weeks. Oh and before I forget I have 23 trays which is supposed to be in for 2 years but hopefully the time is shorter.

week 2 of 4th tray

So far so good!!! The progress is going well. Haven't had any trouble invisalign wise just on payments but that will all work out in the end. So I am on my 4th tray I will be going into my 5th next tuesday (18th of March). I am adding a picture of my progress so far...I see a bit of a difference. The top left is my first tray and the bottom right is my current.
Dr. Anthony Farrow

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3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
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Hey!! Hopefully you'll have to wear them for half the time. I'm excited for you. I can't wait to start seeing my results. And I understand what you mean about the pain. My first 4 days were Very rough. I look forward to seeing your progress. Oh how often do you put in a new tray? I change every week but I see you are on tray #4 I'm only 2 weeks?
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Hello! to answer your question i usually change mine every two weeks so Ive had mine for almost 2 months now. I think youll start seeing results soon How many trays do you have?
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They only gave me two to start with and then I go back for the rest. But they said I'll be starting a new tray every week. Oh I'm dreading the thought of going thru that pain every week lol
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Well actually once I did the third tray is in you wont even feel it anymore
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wow! Your teeth are moving fast! Hang in there, the time flies! My ortho also told me it would taks about 18 months but I only received 28 initial trays -- it would of only taken a little over a year --- then I got refinements. And we are right on track for completion in 18 months! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress!
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You can see the difference! They look good! I think I am going to wait to come home (to Philly) to see Dr. Farrow. My family has been seeing him for years. I was just talking to my Nana about coming there or seeing my doc in NJ. My doc says go the cheap route with Clear Correct. I am undecided. Please keep us posted.
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I will. And no I think invisalign is best! But if its financing thats the problem then I understand because my insurance switched to obama care and now my monthly payment is double than when I was under my moms old insurance. But I think I am just going to pay it all off next month when my money comes in. But good lucl with your decision :)
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@I'm Thinking:  If you're considering going with a dentist, it's good to get a second opinion from a good orthodontist as well, just to be safe.  I wish there were doctors who used both Clear Correct and Invisalign, but so far, I haven't heard about any.  Just a lot of doctors who use one trash talking the one they don't use.

@creativejawn:  I hope the money thing works out.  My mom had a terrible time when Obamacare all of sudden meant her insurance premiums doubled--which she'd not been expecting, so I feel your pain!  We had to find a whole new insurance for her.
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Just checking in to see how you're doing!  Hope all is well and going seamlessly :D
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Everything is fine I just updated my review. Im on tray 4 almost ready for 5 in another week!!!
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Whoop!! :D  I think I see a difference, too, but it really is very early! LOL
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Hello, I made it here :D (Thanks for the compliments TwoPlusOne!) Yes, I also have a gap -- The Gap. It is slightly larger than yours. I have 30 trays and 17 attachments but my estimate is 15-18 months, so I wonder if your doctor is including a lot of time for refinements with that time frame. Oh, and the first days were really tough for me too but it's been fine since then. A little pressure and soreness at the beginning of each set, but nothing interesting.
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I think I may have refinements I am not sure yet. But im finally getting use to them so used to them I feel naked without them in lol I posted a new pic for progress.
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Welcome!  And thanks for adding pictures so we can watch you progress :D.  You said you have 23 trays, but normally that would be just about a year and you said you'll be in 2 years.  Are you wearing each tray for a month, or?
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no i have to for the average of 2 weeks. I think because I have a gap the time period may vary still not sure yet I will see in my next appointment on the 4th!
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Oh, okay :).  Well I look forward to hearing how it goes regardless!  You should go introduce yourself over at PreOrtho's review.  She also has a gap right there, and she's very sweet and smart, too.  She's on aligner 4 or maybe just switched to 5. 
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ok great! thank you :)
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