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.