I'm on my 5th day of wearing the aligners and I couldn't be happier. Nobody notices that I'm wearing them unless we're up close and I point them out. The pain has been very mild - just enough to know they're working. I can already see my two front teeth getting straighter.
I feel like maybe I paid a bit too much but I feel very confident that I found a great orthodontist. He is one of the "Elite" invisalign providers, so he has a lot of experience with it. When I went in for my consultation, he predicted I would need 10-16 months of treatment. Looks like I'll only be needing 10 months after all. I will be getting 12 buttons put on when I go back in for my next checkup.
I'll try to check back and let you all know how it's coming along!