Hoping for a Straight Smile and Fixed Open Bite - Seattle, WA

My teeth relapsed after having braces as a...

My teeth relapsed after having braces as a pre-teen and I wanted a solution to straighten my teeth and correct my bite without having metal braces again.

Started my first set of aligners. Very easy, no...

Started my first set of aligners. Very easy, no pain at all. I saw the Clinicheck video, and the results look perfect. I have quite a few attachments for rubberbands, I'm not really looking forward to. The biggest change over the first couple days is just getting used to brushing after every meal. It's not a huge deal, but I definitely want to maintain oral hygiene while going through Invisalign. I heard that some people just swish with water, but I only want to do this under circumstances when it'd be impossible to brush. Nearly everywhere I go there is a bathroom so this shouldn't be a problem. I have another appointment in 3 weeks where I get the rest of the aligners for this period. They just started me off with one set, which is slightly annoying that I have to go in again. They might put my rubberbands on then, too, but I'm not sure. Yikes.

I got a few more sets of aligners and I now have...

I got a few more sets of aligners and I now have my attachments/buttons! 11 altogether. Boy does it make it more difficult taking off the aligners. The orthodonic assistant taught me a few tricks, such as using two fingers, one behind the teeth and one in front for leverage. The buttons feel really strange on my teeth when the aligners aren't on, like food is stuck on my teeth. It will take some getting used to. According to my orthodontist, I may not need elastics, but we'll see.. Next appointment in less than 3 months!
Seattle Orthodontist

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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