Well, it sure has been a while...
by, 11-02-2014 at 11:28 AM (2259 Views)
Hey guys, sorry I flaked out for the last 2(ish) years. It's been pretty crazy, but I figure you all deserve an update and anything that I have to offer.
First off, I've completed all of my 45 original trays and just went to number 20 of 32 in my refinement set. The process has been significantly shortened by my decision to start using the Acceledent system in November of 2013. That said, as I'm coming down the home stretch, I can't really imagine not having my trays in all day. It's just so normal for me at this point that I think I may actually miss them (or just wear my retainer 24/7, maybe).
Next, I can say that my teeth have moved a tremendous amount. I'll post some pictures as soon as I get some. I actually find myself smiling with my teeth (something that I rarely, if ever, did before treatment).
Also, I know I mentioned weight loss in my (now dusty) previous post, and I've lost over 40 pounds since starting Invisalign. Admittedly, I started working out more, too, but I'm sure that the Invisalign assisted dietary restrictions played a large role.
Not all has been particularly positive, though. I'm not sure if anyone else has had this problem, but I noticed that my gums started bleeding during brushing/flossing about a month after starting Acceledent. I'm not sure if the two are related, but it seems like this is the place to find out. I can also say that the discomfort never really went away, but that's more something that comes with the territory than an unforeseen negative.
Anyway, I hope you all are well. If anyone has any questions/comments/concerns, reply or send me a message, and I'll do my best to get back in a timely manner.
Thanks For Reading!