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

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

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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 doesn't stick out as far as it did. The overlap continues to improve. The lower crowding is starting to get better. I can notice it more when I look at the trays if they're laying down on the counter.

I've attached an updated pic below. I'm really looking forward to my first double-digit tray in 2 weeks!!! I can't believe when I get to Tray 12, I'll be halfway done.

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In other news, I had my orientation for nursing school last week. I bought my stethoscope (Littman Classic SE II), medimeter, penlight & scissors. Ordered my scrubs and lab coat. I can't WAIT to get started! I've waited a long time to be able to pursue my dream.

My son is getting his braces (metal) off on June 3rd and he is complaining the time is dragging too slowly...LOL. He's ready to get rid of the metal and have a retainer. He's getting traditional Hawley retainers for right now. He's only 14, so no big deal. All the other kids in school have the same thing.

Now, back to studying for my last 2 final exams. Chemistry will be the death of me!!! I had a 4.0 GPA going into this semester. Try as I might, I can't seem to crack higher than a B on my Chem exams. I've got an A in Chem lab, but Chem lecture is just torture. And I've got 4 more Chem classes to take after this....UGH!!! Statistics isn't too bad. Have an A so far and if I can't do well on the final, I should keep the A. So, unless a miracle occurs, looks like I'll get a 3.58 GPA for the semester for an overall 3.87 GPA. I'm trying to get in to a competitive graduate program once I finish nursing school and I have to get a 3.6 overall GPA or higher to get admitted. Hope is still alive!!!

Back to the books....
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  1. wenn's Avatar
    Your teeth are looking good! Congratulations on nursing school orientation!
  2. Thomas_9's Avatar
    I swear your flying through these now! Teeth are getting better and better every time (Thats what we want right? haha)

    Congrats on playing nursey. Lab coats are cool hey, everyone thinks you're a genius when you have a lab coat!

    Not long now for your son either! Im sure you're excited to see awesome his pearly whites are. Are you going to the same ortho?

    I feel ya for the study, thats all i seem to be doing at the moment as well!
  3. Millenia's Avatar
    I'm starting to think my front tooth will never move on over. It's still slightly crooked and I thought it would be straight by now. I'm wondering if I'll need refinements with a great big whopping attachment on that tooth. Maybe TWO attachments. That would be just peachy.

    I feel you on the exams. I finished mine last week and my 4.0 is still intact. I'm dreading my biology classes this summer, though. I've never enjoyed science or microscopes. But on a good note, because I work on a college campus with tons of microscopes available, I just found out I don't have to buy one.

    Chemistry...cough...cough...I'll stick with the math stuff. I'll be taking statistics in the fall. Then precalculus.

    You know what they call someone sho takes 12 years to get their Phd?

    DOCTOR!! (We can do this!)
  4. SopranoKris's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Millenia
    I'm starting to think my front tooth will never move on over. It's still slightly crooked and I thought it would be straight by now. I'm wondering if I'll need refinements with a great big whopping attachment on that tooth. Maybe TWO attachments. That would be just peachy.

    I feel you on the exams. I finished mine last week and my 4.0 is still intact. I'm dreading my biology classes this summer, though. I've never enjoyed science or microscopes. But on a good note, because I work on a college campus with tons of microscopes available, I just found out I don't have to buy one.

    Chemistry...cough...cough...I'll stick with the math stuff. I'll be taking statistics in the fall. Then precalculus.

    You know what they call someone sho takes 12 years to get their Phd?

    DOCTOR!! (We can do this!)
    Just did my Stats final today. I feel good about it. I only need an 87 on it to keep my A, so I think I pulled it off. I won't know until next week. My Chem prof already posted the grades for part A of the final. I needed a 90 to keep an A. I only got a 79...dang it!! Part B is Monday, and I know the material on this part of the exam better, so maybe I can get a good enough grade for a 3.5 in the class. If not, I've accepted the fact that my 4.0 is done.

    If you need any help with Bio let me know. My degree is in Microbiology and I used to be a Bio tutor. I also teach supplemental instruction for Physiology, so ask away! I have lots of helpful links I can send you if you need it! Let me know