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  1. Tray 29!

    by , 12-13-2013 at 04:24 PM (Take Two: My Second Go at a Straighter Smile)
    Okay, so I let time get away from me. I'm over halfway done with Tray 29, and just now talking about it. Haha.

    The usual soreness but nothing special.

    The orthodontist appointment, well, I talked about last entry (refinements are coming sooner than I thought!!!) but I also had more IPR done. It was a little rougher between a couple of the teeth, but the others already had plenty of space. I still can't tell when I look in the mirror where it was done... which is ...
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  2. Tray 28

    by , 11-24-2013 at 11:29 AM (Take Two: My Second Go at a Straighter Smile)
    Not too much to update on! Changed to Tray 28 on Tuesday night. A little soreness, but thankfully not as much as Tray 27! Still not tracking completely right, but at least they still mainly fit... so I may be able to avoid mid-course correction and can just do refinements after. My next appointment is a week from Tuesday.

    Can't believe Thanksgiving is almost here, which means the holiday season is coming soon. I haven't even done any Christmas shopping yet! Ha. I feel like ...
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  3. Tray 27

    by , 11-13-2013 at 09:57 PM (Take Two: My Second Go at a Straighter Smile)
    Oops, I forgot to update! I've had my new trays for over a week (so halfway done with this tray) and I've neglected an update. Sorry about that :) Though I doubt many people are reading this, haha. Well, if there's a few that are keeping up, (all two of you) then here ya go ;)

    Tray 27 started off quite painful. From what I remember with the Clincheck, now that my formerly-crooked right lateral incisor is in line with my central incisors and left lateral incisor, those four teeth ...
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  4. Tray 21: Blackjack!

    by , 08-10-2013 at 12:16 PM (Take Two: My Second Go at a Straighter Smile)
    Isn't Blackjack the card game you play to 21? Yeah, thought it'd be funny to incorporate that into my subject title :)

    So now I'm at Tray 21. I changed into it Tuesday night. Didn't realize it until a week or two ago, but I had scheduled my 6-month dental checkup this past Wednesday. The MORNING after changing my top tray. The teeth were a little sore - which, I admit, made me feel better because they didn't really get sore on Tray 20 - but the appointment went fine.
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    Updated 08-10-2013 at 02:05 PM by hollins2007

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  5. Tray 20: Just ONE Tray's Journey From Now On!

    by , 07-23-2013 at 06:45 PM (Take Two: My Second Go at a Straighter Smile)
    I got back from the orthodontist a little while ago. I'm excited and happy but not really expressing it thanks to a headache I've had most of the day.

    This was the longest follow-up appointment I've had. First, I told Brooke (the awesome assistant) about my concern with the gap in the tray over my top central incisor. She said she would have the orthodontist - the new, young (and cute) one I hadn't met yet - take a look and figure out what to do. Although I was a little hesitant ...

    Updated 07-24-2013 at 03:24 PM by hollins2007

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  6. Tray 19: A Milestone Has Arrived!

    by , 07-13-2013 at 07:01 PM (Take Two: My Second Go at a Straighter Smile)
    I have been super busy, so forgive for the slightly-late post. Between adopting two little dogs, work, and school, I haven't had much time to be on here except to occasionally lurk, let alone write up a post!

    I changed to Tray 19 on Tuesday night. This is a HUGE milestone because it marks halfway through my first round of treatment AND is my last bottom tray! I cannot believe how far I've come in less than 9 months!

    My top teeth.

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    Updated 07-13-2013 at 07:05 PM by hollins2007

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  7. Tray 17

    by , 06-12-2013 at 11:47 PM (Take Two: My Second Go at a Straighter Smile)
    I know I just updated with a video yesterday, but now that I've got acquainted with Tray 17, I wanted to share a quick post (as promised!).

    I put in the new trays last night. Uneventful, really. Not the easiest trays to put on but not the hardest. But I will say the chewies have been a worthy investment. Before, I'd use my fingers and thumbs to make sure the trays settled down. Now I just use the chewies. And if I'm home, I chew on it after putting the trays back on. It's a ...
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  8. Tray 16!

    by , 05-29-2013 at 12:17 PM (Take Two: My Second Go at a Straighter Smile)
    Well, last night I changed trays. I got my chewies in the mail after getting home from out of town yesterday, so I was able to try that for the first time after changing the trays. It definitely was easier than trying to push up/down on the trays with my fingers. I tried the chewie again this morning as my teeth are definitely sore (mainly in the front) but it was hard to do it in the front since they hurt! I'm hoping it's getting the blood flowing and it ultimately helps :)

    My ...
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  9. Tray 15

    by , 05-14-2013 at 11:13 PM (Take Two: My Second Go at a Straighter Smile)
    Tray 15 is here! And off to a, well, slightly painful start. I'm used to there being pressure when I change trays, but not actual pain right away. My top crooked tooth hurt a bit when I put the tray on. My bottom tray went on without much effort compared to some other previous trays, but it doesn't look like it fits right. But, my teeth have to actually move to fit in them, so I'm not worrying about it for the time being. The problem is if there is a problem - I am flying out of town Thursday ...

    Updated 05-15-2013 at 12:22 AM by hollins2007

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  10. Tray 14

    by , 05-01-2013 at 11:19 PM (Take Two: My Second Go at a Straighter Smile)
    Had my orthodontist checkup yesterday afternoon. The longest part was waiting for the ortho to come check my teeth (he's always busy!) but I was able to catch up with the assistant, who is super nice. She said she noticed my smile has improved a lot, and it was then I realized I've had Invisalign for 6 months - half a year!! She showed me my Clincheck from different angles, starting at the beginning and going to now (well, end of Tray 13), and showing what my next three trays should do.
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  11. Tray 11

    by , 03-20-2013 at 02:30 PM (Take Two: My Second Go at a Straighter Smile)
    Man, everyone seems to be changing trays around the same time and making updates! I'll have to check it all out later.

    Went to the ortho yesterday. Took maybe five minutes? The assistant played my Clincheck from the beginning to now, and then showed me my next three trays so I could see which teeth would be moving. Pretty cool! Looks like my front top teeth will move forward a bit, I guess to prepare for when that one crooked tooth will come down.

    The assistant ...

    Updated 03-20-2013 at 02:44 PM by hollins2007

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  12. Tray Ten!!!!

    by , 03-05-2013 at 11:15 PM (Take Two: My Second Go at a Straighter Smile)
    Wow... I can't believe I'm already in the double digits. I can now say I'm halfway done (with the initial phase) with my bottom trays!!!! And probably around 1/4th for the tops.

    Tray 9 wasn't too bad. I just popped in Tray 10 a little while ago. The bottoms were pretty hard to get on and a little painful in the front, but I got them on. That one "problem attachment" is still causing the tray not to sit flatly on that tooth, but it doesn't look any worse than the last ...

    Updated 03-08-2013 at 10:14 PM by hollins2007

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  13. Tray 9 Is In!

    by , 02-19-2013 at 11:46 PM (Take Two: My Second Go at a Straighter Smile)
    Wow, almost done with the single digits. Hard to believe!

    Tray 8, as you saw in my last entry, had its issues. Tray 9 went in okay (not as easy as 8, but not as difficult as the beginning trays either). I did notice that the one "new" attachment is causing a gap still, and looks like it still doesn't fit over the whole tooth like the other parts of the tray, but whatever. I am done worrying and fretting over it. I guess worst case scenario is that my bottom teeth aren't ...
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  14. Lucky Number 7

    by , 01-23-2013 at 09:54 PM (Take Two: My Second Go at a Straighter Smile)
    The number is supposed to be lucky, right? Well, I wouldn't say that, necessarily, when it comes to Invisalign ;)

    Last night I changed trays. As I stated in a forum comment, the bottom was a little more difficult to put on than Tray 6, but not any more difficult than, say, Tray 2 (when I was still a newbie at this whole thing!).

    I skipped lunch today just to prolong the amount of time for my teeth to get acquainted with the trays, before eating dinner after I got ...
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  15. Tray 6!

    by , 01-08-2013 at 11:18 PM (Take Two: My Second Go at a Straighter Smile)
    I just switched to Tray 6 not long ago... here's a short video.



    And a couple of pictures I just took. Still getting used to this iPhone, so I hope they turned out okay.

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    I love that W1ngz and I updated the same night! Though I'm two trays behind him!

    And like W1ngz, not taking you guys anywhere... yet. Maybe I'll do a ...

    Updated 01-08-2013 at 11:27 PM by hollins2007 (keep remembering stuff to add!)

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