Thursday, December 11, 2014

Invisalign Treatment Update



For those of you who missed my last posts (read those posts here), I'm currently receiving complimentary Invisalign® treatment in exchange for sharing my experience, once a month. 


 As of right now, I’m on my 15th set of Invisalign clear aligners, which means I’m almost halfway to the finish line! During my latest visit, Dr. Zhu told me the upcoming aligners would start to move my front teeth, and it’s been a noticeable shift. Up until recently, most of the movement has been in the back and on the sides, in order to broaden my smile and make room for the overcrowded teeth to spread out. My checkup was like any other, with only one concern: I didn’t properly secure my aligners to their attachments! When you first get Invisalign, or if you don’t have attachments (not everyone does), all you have to do is put the aligners in and chew on a rubber “gum” piece to make sure they’re completely in place. Once you have attachments for them to adhere to, you’re supposed to push on them to lock them in place, like pressing little buttons. I slacked off on that day (and probably a few others, if I’m being honest), and they immediately noticed. Luckily, it didn’t seem to cause any setbacks, but the fact that they could tell made me realize what a big deal it is. Since then, I’ve been extremely diligent, and they are fitting closer to my teeth. This is a reminder to anyone out there who has gotten a little lax with their Invisalign clear aligners: there are guidelines for a good reason. Don’t slack off, or you’ll end up having to extend your treatment!

p.s. If you are interested in Invisalign treatment, you can rrequest more info, here.

15 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see the end results!

    Mel
    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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  2. This panics me... I'm on aligners #4 and I have 18 (yes, 18!) attachments and I've never been told to push anything... Just to put them in. Mind you, I've never been given rubber to chew either! Maybe they do things different in the UK :S

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    1. Maybe, I'm not sure! Carrie from Wish Wish Wish also has Invisalign, so you might want to check with her. I read through her posts and chatter with her a bit before I got mine. For me, it's because they want certain teeth to move in different directions. So I push one of the buttons in a downward direction, one inward, etc. I can feel the difference when I push on them!

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  3. That happened to me on my last visit, though I thought I had them in properly my dentist checked the fit and immediately spotted that they weren't properly clicked in around a specific tooth. I also keep getting told off for not wearing them long enough through the day either haha! I really need to get better at wearing them.
    Have a great weekend
    xo April

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    1. I have days when I leave my aligners at home, because I've just brushed my teeth and forgot to put them back in. It makes me anxious, so I make up for it by being really diligent for the rest of the week. So far, so good - but I've panicked a bit when I go for check ups - I'm always afraid they're going to be able to tell that I skipped a day. but I always wear them at night!

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  4. I wish Invisalign had been around when I had braces! It would have been really nice. Your smile was beautiful before, and it's beautiful now!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  5. Stunning as always! I want invisalign!!!

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  6. When compared to traditional metal wired braces, Invisalign clear braces are always the best choice for people in solving all kinds of minor and major teeth issues. Also, these braces are invisible and can be easily removed. So, it will be difficult for anyone to find you during or after the treatment process.

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    Kiss from Italy.
    Nunù.

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