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My Invisalign Journey (aka my 2nd time around with braces)

As a teen, I had metal braces back in the early 80s. I endured the headaches & pain of a palate expander. Had to endure the torture of head gear for my cross bite. And faithfully wore my retainer until my late 20s. Flash forward to now and my teeth have returned to their former, crooked positions. One of my "fangs" even came back...ugh! But worse, my cross bite came back.

So, I had a decision to make: do I go for round 2 with metal? Ceramics? Damon braces? Or should I try Invisalign? I thought there was no way Invisalign was going to be able to fix my case, but I readily found that I was a suitable candidate. As an adult, there was just no way I wanted to endure having a metal mouth yet again. (Haven't I been tortured enough and paid my dues? LOL) I found a wonderful orthodontist who specializes in Invisalign.

This blog is my journey through treatment...

  1. Tray 3: making progress

    by , 02-13-2013 at 06:42 PM (My Invisalign Journey (aka my 2nd time around with braces))
    Tonight is my tray switch night. My ortho recommends wearing a new tray for 10 to 12 hours straight the day you make the switch, so he encouraged me to do this at night. I have to get up at 5 AM tomorrow for work (ugh!), so I ate dinner early and put my trays in at 5 PM tonight.

    Looking at my "before" picture and comparing to my Tray 3 picture, I feel like I can see a TINY bit of change in the overlap of my top front teeth. It looks like my left top tooth moved ever so ...

    Updated 02-17-2013 at 02:42 PM by SopranoKris

    Pictures , Progress
  2. My Invisalign Journey...

    by , 02-01-2013 at 05:30 PM (My Invisalign Journey (aka my 2nd time around with braces))
    I started my Invisalign journey on January 17th. I think it will be fun to post progress pics as I go through my course of treatment. I normally don't show my teeth in pictures because I hate my teeth, but since we're all in the same boat here....I'm sharing. Be kind :-)

    Before: Invisalign Before.jpg

    And here I am with 14 attachments and Tray 2: Tray 2 Attachments.jpg

    I will be so happy when I can look at my teeth and see some ...
    Pictures , Progress
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