Journey to a Perfect Smile -Culver City, CA

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Hi everyone, I'm 27 years old currently a SAHM OF...

Hi everyone, I'm 27 years old currently a SAHM OF two little ones..... I'm your typical story of not being able to afford dental care, so all my life I have had crooked teeth, harley ever smile and you will never see a smiling picture of me from being embaressed of my teeth.... This year my husband added me to his Dental insurance which made it affordable to pay for invisalign, my provider said I will have 19trays top and bottom. Alittle over a year of treatment.

My Journey just began with tray 1 on April 4th, 2013. So far I find it very uncomfortable. I have 6 attachements on the top and 4 on the bottom. For some reason bottom tray rubs against my tonge and its getting sore aswell as some teeth.... looking forward to the invisalign diet.... any tips on cleaning trays nd what's up with air bubbles in trays when wearing them, makes it look disgusting!.

4/17/13 Have not seen much of a differance, just...

Have not seen much of a differance, just sore teeth. Adapting pretty welll. Go in for my next aligners tomorrow....

Went in for a cleansing and 2nd set of aligners...

Went in for a cleansing and 2nd set of aligners today.... (ouch) extra sensitive, sore and tight... my upper left side is throbbing, which is giving me major headaches since i put them on at 5pm... hopefully i will adapt soon...

I am apparently on tray #5, everything seems to be...

I am apparently on tray #5, everything seems to be going pretty smooth thus far (cross fingers) only minor discomfort everytime i get a new set of aligners, i guess the way its cut... Takes awhile to smooth it out with an emery board...

Tomorrow thursday i go in for trays #6.... not...

Tomorrow thursday i go in for trays #6.... not much of an update but all is going well with a few normal minor discomforts but nothing to bad...

tray 7

So far I have had no problem with my treatment thus far, i am beginning to see some results, which i am happy about ofcourse. lately i have seen so many negative reviews on here, and imo i feel like people need todo there research before investing in the product... I have had invisalign since april and no one i mean no one is able to tell i have them in, they even tell me to take them out so they can see what they look like. The attachments that go on your are ment to be there so your teeth can move along with the process this is how we see results... my dentist explained all this to me prior to even purchasing anything... DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!!

tray #10

noticing changes... I have 9trays left... So far so good. I got used to wearing these bad boys! after one week of changing the trays they feel lose, i wear them 22 hours a day... only way you will see result is if you used them that way.

what are Passive aligners??

I just notice Tray 12 & 13 of 19 are labeled passive aligners? what does that mean?? anyone here knoe of this. Thanks in advance.

passive aligners

i am on tray 13/19, today i go in to pick up the rest of my trays. I know some of you here have said that your teeth do not move with passive aligners but i seen some changes and not to mention my teeth are So sore.

Refinement after final tray 19!

Just when I thought i was done, bam. i will need refinement? My front teeth are not all that straight just yet.... I just put in my final tray yesterday December 12th, lets see how much morr moving they do...
Eli Mastour

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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