I'm a 46 yrs.old male, living in Saudi Arabia. I'm...
28 Jan 2013
6 months post
I'm a 46 yrs.old male, living in Saudi Arabia. I'm a severe case of crowding, both upper and lower jaw. Treatment will take 55 aligners. I am presently on the 17-th. Up to now, no surprises, teeth movement as expected.
Inconveniences - as expected, tolerable pain and discomfort during the first 48 h of a new aligner, increased attention and time allocated to hygiene, very slight lisp - almost unnoticeable.
I am basically posting this just to show that even severe cases can be treated with Invisalign...well, it's been working as expected during the first third of the treatment - later we'll see. I would like to have some feedback about Acceledent, if anyone tried it...
I will post the simulations, and maybe even some pics.
So I'm in the middle of trays 20/55, everything...
So I'm in the middle of trays 20/55, everything goes smooth, nothing unpleasant, actually I'm amazed how accurate the simulations have been. I guess oral health is a big factor, mine is quite OK...
My ortho is usually giving me 5 sets of trays at a time, no hassles.
I'm going to post some more pics.
Word of Caution
8 Jun 2013
11 months post
If your molars/premolars have to move significantly, there is a possibility your bite will be thrown off. This is what happened to me, now none of my molars touch their corresponding opposites, my bite is stopped by the premolars. So I basically can't chew properly and I can't grind the food. I suspect this gave me some stomach issues although I can't be sure. Talk to your doctor ! I had to significantly change my diet - on the softer side - due to this.
There is continuous improvement. My bite(actually my chewing) is still waaaay off, I'm increasingly impatient, but the Clincheck says there's still lots of movement to come, so nothing to do for the time being. I feel things are under control and the appearance is steadily improving.