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

Tray 5...early!

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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 to tray 5 two days early...yay! :-)

He also said he was very pleased to see my cuspid is moving. He was worried it was going to be a "problem" tooth because of it's position relative to my other teeth. He said that when he has teeth that don't move as well as the clincheck simulation, it's usually the cuspid that is the culprit. So, he was excited to see that my teeth are "following the plan".

He also said that if my teeth keep moving well, I'm probably looking at 10 trays of refinements when I'm done with my initial 24. Ah ha! I was wondering where the 18 month treatment plan was coming from when I only have 24 trays. 34 total trays (68 weeks) isn't so bad. Just a little over a year. I'm fine with that :-) He wanted to make sure I understand that I may need a 2nd round of refinements if my bite isn't where he wants it to be, but he's confident that we shouldn't need to do it. That's good to hear, but I'm not going to get my hopes up and we'll be done with 68 weeks, so I'm just going to take it as it comes.

Here's an updated pic. I can really see how my teeth are being pushed outward to create room! The overlap on the front teeth continues to improve...yay! :-)
Tray 5 Comparison.jpg

I'm glad I ate a big breakfast this morning! I'm going to skip lunch so I get some extended wear. They're on so tight, I don't think they'd come off too easy anyway.

I *love* new tray day!!!! Feel the movement....LOL :-)

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

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  1. Steph878's Avatar
    Love how you can see sooo much movement already! I'm on tray 2 nd I go in this Thursday for attachments and to pick up trays 3,4 and 5! :)
  2. ChucknBuck's Avatar
    Great results! How exciting.
  3. hollins2007's Avatar
    Yay! :) I don't know if I'd say I LOVE new tray days, but at least I know it means teeth are moving!
  4. RhiBBraced!'s Avatar
    wow you have had so much movement already!! how exciting for you!! going great! :)
  5. Thomas_9's Avatar
    Holey Dooley! So much movement! Congrats :)
  6. wenn's Avatar
    Lookin' good!
  7. RLM's Avatar
    They're moving quick!