This is my journey of Invisalign which is 32 sets of retainers plus attachments.
I went for an initial consultation in May 2016 to get my teeth generally looking nicer and fill large gaps left over from a previous brace (from another dentist with no retainer offered).
For simplicity, let's call my dentist Dr Michael as I can neither pronounce or spell his surname (sorry!) Dr. Micheal discovered from X-rays that I had a historic injury to my front upper incisor (chipped from play-fighting with my brother when I was around 10 years old!). Dr Micheal recommended before proceeding with Invisalign that he perform a root canal treatment on the tooth which lasted 4 months.
Dr Micheal was brilliant and very skilled at performing the deep root canal treatment, which needed several sessions (because the root had died 20+ years ago it was so old and full of gross stuffs). I subsequently developed an abscess, which was to be expected and I was made fully aware that it would be inevitable. As soon as I got the pain, the team at Finest Dental fitted me in to an emergency appointment to drain the access. Immediately I felt 100% better it was a waiting game for a few weeks for the area to heal up before we started the Invisalign treatment on 30th September 2016.
I wore a brace in my teens but was never offered a retainer, so my teeth went all directions and I have gaps to fill. I had 4 troublesome wisdom teeth removed plus 4 other teeth from overcrowding so my retainers look like they are for a young child! I will be getting 6 x veneers plus whitening at the end of treatment for my perfect smile.