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Tray 4-refinements

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On tray four of my refinements. My teeth hurt, so it must be working. I have to admit, refinements aren't as fun as the original treatment was. At the beginning I could notice the slightest improvements but not I barely can tell anything, aside from the slight pain. At the end of the month I go to get my 6th tray plus a few more. I'm not sure if I'll get more IPRs or what. I can't believe I have a whole year more of this. So strange. My teeth were so bad before and I had 35 trays and now that they're almost straight I still have 35 more trays. It is a little frustrating but I'm just grateful I suppose.


  1. Millenia's Avatar
    I know the feeling. Refinements come with pain and discomfort but we can't see them moving any more. I had 23 the first go round and 26 the second so you just never know.
  2. hollins2007's Avatar
    Man, that stinks you have so many trays in your refinements! I'm supposed to have 37 top trays, but my orthodontist decided to start me on refinements after I finish Tray 32 (and I just switched to 31). Even though I'm still in my initial phase, lately I don't really see any differences and it's not as exciting as before. I think I don't see it because my four front teeth are supposed to be moving towards the back of my mouth. I have a feeling my refinements won't have noticeable differences, and I hope I don't have many trays, but I guess I'll find out in a couple of months about that.

    Hang in there!
  3. SopranoKris's Avatar
    It's hard when all the small movements aren't visible or noticeable. Hang in there....you'll have a perfect smile when you're done :)
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