Starting Invisalign, Wedding Next Year! - Solihull, England

My teeth are crowded on the top and bottom, due to...

My teeth are crowded on the top and bottom, due to my front tooth sticking forward there's a slight chip. I had my first invisalign consultation 4years ago but couldn't afford it. Now out of uni and working I had a consultation in October 2011 and eventually had impressions taken in march 2012 (it took so long because I needed fillings before the impressions were taken). I'm a teacher and don't want visible braces in my mid 20s. The cost for invisalign is actually cheaper than other brace types.

My orthodontist doesn't seem to think that the...

My orthodontist doesn't seem to think that the wisdom tooth will affect my bottom braces. I got my first aligners last night and am getting the "bumps" and second set next Thursday! They're tight and my teeth feel weird when they're off but I haven't been in pain yet.

I'm now 5 days into my second retainer. The first...

I'm now 5 days into my second retainer. The first one I wore for 10days and had my next appointment so soon due to the bank holidays etc in may. I've had 6 buttons put on, 4 on the left side, 2 on the right. I can feel that my left molar has moved back quite a bit, the difference when flossing is really strange to me, being a newbie still!

This brace is much easier to talk in than the first though at first I greatly struggled with removing it to begin! My ortho gave me one of those blue stick pully offy things to help but after a day I didn't need it.

I got quite worried towards the last couple of days of aligned 1 that my brace was too loose however from reading other reviews that's normal and means I'm ready to change. With this brace it felt tight straight away but again no pain. Now after 5 days I'm getting quite an ache at my molars and incisors. Is that normal after a few days?xx

On day 2 of upper tray three. A couple of people...

On day 2 of upper tray three. A couple of people say they've noticed movement in the crowding in my front teeth. Some others still don't know I have a brace or can't tell when it's on! I can definitely tell the difference now if I've left the brace off a little long during meal times etc, feels tighter!

The staining I previously had is pretty much gone, bought a sonic toothbrush and of course brushing more is helping.

Going to the dentist this morning about that onlay though i honestly don't think I need it now, there's no pain when I bite or anything. Could the Invisalign be stopping me grinding?xxx
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