Alligners Go in on Monday! - Virginia

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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.

2.5 years into the process

I'm finishing up round 2 of aligner sets. My teeth are still not where they should be and I wish I'd just gone with traditional braces at this point. If they recommend a 3rd round of aligners, I will probably do it, as I want my teeth to be right. I would never recommend Invisalign based on my experience. The process has taken twice as long as initially predicted, and my alignment isn't even close to where it should be. Hope more of you have a better experience.

Done...worst decision I've made.

This procedure is probably good for straightening crooked teeth, but not for correcting bit issues. It is a money making scam for most providers, as they do nothing but make impressions and send them to Invisalign to have the aligners produced. I am happy for those of you who have experience success with this procedure, but I have spoken with more people who have not. Lesson learned.
Vienna Orthodontist

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

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