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  1. Tray 9....last of the single digits!

    by , 05-07-2013 at 08:23 PM (My Invisalign Journey (aka my 2nd time around with braces))
    Switched to Tray 9 after dinner tonight. Yay! The LAST of the single digits...woo hoo!!!

    This set was much easier to get on than Tray 8 was, so I feel good that things are tracking well. It makes me feel better because Tray 8 lowers were very difficult to get on the first day. I'm happy to report that my "fang" is much less fang-y now. It's finally being pulled down (extruded?) into a less noticeable position. It's also been pushed in a little, so it ...
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  2. Tray 7

    by , 04-09-2013 at 12:58 PM (My Invisalign Journey (aka my 2nd time around with braces))
    Tray 6 was such an easy tray. No problem going on, no problem taking off. Just an easy comfortable time. Boy, do I miss Tray 6! Tray 7 was very difficult to put on. This tray is starting to move my jacked up left canine (upper) and, man-oh-man, do I feel it!!! The only way I could get the tray on was to bite on a chewie. It finally clicked into place (after feeling like my attachments were going to rip off). Lower tray was a piece of cake, thankfully!

    I'm happy to report ...

    Updated 04-09-2013 at 09:15 PM by SopranoKris

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  3. Moving on to Tray 6!

    by , 03-26-2013 at 11:05 AM (My Invisalign Journey (aka my 2nd time around with braces))
    I switched to Tray 6 last night....yay! This set of trays was not nearly as tight feeling as Tray 5 was. I can really tell how much movement I've had on my front left teeth. I know I could FEEL it...LOL :-) Still hoping to see some improvement on the lower teeth. However, they're so overcrowded, it will probably be quite some time before my back teeth are moved out of the way so they can shift.

    I've been wearing Tray 6 for 15 hours, so I'm off to wrestle them out of my mouth. ...

    Updated 03-27-2013 at 12:36 PM by SopranoKris

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  4. Tray 5...early!

    by , 03-12-2013 at 01:45 PM (My Invisalign Journey (aka my 2nd time around with braces))
    For those of you who read the forums, you know I've had a crack in my aligners between my canine and the pre-molar on the left side. Tray 3 had a slight 1-2mm crack in the "seam" between these 2 teeth. Tray 4 cracked on Monday with a much bigger tear. It went nearly all the way to the bottom of the tray. I had an appt. scheduled for Thursday to get trays 5, 6 & 7 so I had no new set to switch to when the crack occurred. Luckily, they squeezed me in today and I was able to switch ...

    Updated 03-27-2013 at 12:37 PM by SopranoKris

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  5. Updated: Tray 4...now with pics

    by , 03-01-2013 at 12:26 PM (My Invisalign Journey (aka my 2nd time around with braces))
    OK, I finally had some time to take a pic with Tray 4 in. This set feels as if my teeth are being pushed outward to make room. By far, this has been the easiest tray to take off/on with attachments. I hope the rest are this easy!!! :)

    Tray 4 comparison.jpg

    I'm going to have my trays out for a few hours tonight. It's my birthday and, doggone it, I'm gonna enjoy some good food, drink & cake!!! No worrying about how long they're out, either :) Looking ...

    Updated 03-27-2013 at 12:37 PM by SopranoKris

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  6. Tray 4 - feels very different!

    by , 02-27-2013 at 06:55 PM (My Invisalign Journey (aka my 2nd time around with braces))
    Since I have to work the 4 AM shift at the hospital tomorrow, I have already put Tray 4 in. That way, I'll get the 10 to 12 hours my ortho wants before taking them off for the first time. I tell ya...this set of trays feels so different from my previous ones. I have the distinct sensation of all my teeth being pushed outward. I know this is one of the aims of my treatment, to widen my smile and relieve overcrowding. But I've not had the "push out" feeling before. It's definitely ...

    Updated 03-27-2013 at 12:38 PM by SopranoKris

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  7. 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

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  8. 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 ...
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