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Alligners Go in on Monday! - Virginia

Major orthodontic procedures when I was young....

Major orthodontic procedures when I was young. Headgear, split palete surgery, and almost six years of metal braces. Retainers worn, but only for a short time (that's all they said we needed back then!). I am now 53 and my teeth and bite have shifted quite a bit. After years of research I have decided, along with my Orthodontist, to procede with Invisalign. We'll see how it goes, and I shall report regularly.

One week down in 1 of 22...attachments and...

One week down in 1 of 22...attachments and aligners all the same day. A bit of discomfort for a few days, but nothing a little Aleve didn't take care of. My biggest issue at this point is my eating schedule. I have prefer eating several small meals throughout the day, but that is inconvenient with the aligners. I travel for a living and I don't like removing the aligners while I am away...fear of losing them and it's a little strange removing them in front of others. I'll have to adjust.

Day 2 of the second set. Still not thrilled with...

Day 2 of the second set. Still not thrilled with having to take them out to eat or drink ANYTHING but water. Very annoying. I love to cook, but I also love to taste as I prepare...not happening with the aligners. Also having an issue with very chapped lips and dry mouth, although I am drinking massive amounts of water.

So far the experience is less than optimal for me...but I have a ways to go, so we'll see how things progress and what improvedment comes.
Alan Garai

So far I am in the beginning stages of treatment. Will keep you posted

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 Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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