48 Yr Old Fixing Underbite with the Help of Invisalign Plus Acceledent. - Pennsylvania, PA

Started my Invisalign journey in February this...

Started my Invisalign journey in February this year and my primary goal is to fix my underbite. I have been prescribed a total of 47 trays plus Acceledent and the treatment period is +/- 12 months.

With the help of Acceledent I change trays every week. So far no pain or any major issues, only some minor discomfort while switching a new set of trays and then the feeling quickly went away the next day.

I'm already onto my 22 set of trays while writing this. Below are some of my progress pics....so far so good and 15 more sets to go!!

Compare Tray 4 n 14

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Further to my first posting, here's a little bit more background on how/why I started with Invisalign..

I always have a slight underbite since I was a child and in my late twenties I lost my first molar on my lower left arch. My dentist then advised me to either get an implant or a bridging to fill up the gap or else all my lower teeth will start to shift. I did not listen and needless to say she was right. They started shifting over the years and gotten even worst over the last two years! As a result my underbite became worst and to a point I started clenching my jaw during sleep. I could see how bad it became in all my recent photos. It was a wakeup call for me...

I then went on and did some research about the various types of underbite conditions, and also seek professional opinion. I found out my condition is considered as dental underbite, i.e. "Maxillary-Mandibular Dental Protrusion — teeth" and can be treated with wearing braces. After consulting with my orthodontist I was told I'm a good candidate for Invisalign and the rest is history...

Came back from Ortho visit with more facial profile pics..

Pics taken during my recent visit on 8/18 to pick up 15 more trays. I could clearly see a huge difference after six months of wearing Invisalign! My ortho is very pleased with my progress and my next appointment is set in four months time.

Question regarding gum..

Has any one had receding gum issue after wearing Invisalign?

Day two of tray 23

Yay! Could see my smile has definitely getting bigger.. :)

Tray 1 vs a Tray 23 comp pic

First dental visit after Invisalign..

Visiting dentist tomorrow for cleaning. My first since Invisalign... I'm anxious to see if my teeth and gums are doing ok 6 months post-Invisalign. Currently workin on tray 24/47. So far so good ~ yeah Acceledent!!

Tray 25 of 47..

So I got my teeth and gums cleaned and checked last week. My hygienist mentioned that my tartar buildup is very minimal and I did a great job on my oral hygiene. However, my dentist noted that a few of my molars are showing sigh of gum lost. He said this is a very common occurrence when you are on Invisalign. So just to make sure they don't get any worst, he wants me to have my gums checked again after 3 months.

I'm now on set 25 of 47...

without aligners...

Tray 25 comparison pics

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