Invisalign - Tray 11
by, 08-17-2012 at 03:27 PM (601 Views)
Unbelievably, it's that time again for me to update my blog - how time flies! Today is my 5 month Invisalign anniversary. Woohoo! How did I mark the occasion? I hear you ask....well, I brought myself a new....toothbrush hahaha
I am now 3 days into tray 11 and everything is still going smoothly. I went back to the ortho on Tuesday evening and my ortho is very happy with how things are shaping up. He gave me a magnifying mirror (never flattering), to check out my teeth and compare them now to how they look in the clincheck at the very beginning. Although there's still a way to go, I can't believe how much my teeth have changed in just 5 months. Since tray 10, I am finding that the changes are actually becoming more visible now with the front teeth, which is mega exciting. It really is amazing how 2 pieces of plastic and a bunch of attachments can transform your smile :)
Just like tray 10, I had absolutely no problem removing these trays for the first time. They came out quickly and hardly any pain at all. I guess my teeth are getting used to the movements now. My "hidden" upper left lateral is now 90% visible now. I just can't wait for all my teeth to be in perfect alignment.
I am very close to the end for my lower teeth as I only have 5 trays to go and then i'll be wearing my last lower tray for approx another 14 weeks as i'll have another 7 trays to go for my uppers (16L, 23U). I'll be getting IPR done on my upper teeth only when I get my 15th, 16th and 17th trays fitted. So my first lot of IPR should happen towards the end of October. I won't stress about that too much until nearer the time (hopefully it's nothing to worry about though).
Oh and you'll never guess what I did the other day? While brushing my teeth in the toilets at work, I left my little blue invisalign case by the sink. When I realised that i'd left it, I went back to retrieve it but it was gone. I felt like a right doofus calling security and the cleaning department to see if anyone had handed in my retainer box. Sadly, it seems that someone has either thrown it away or taken it for themselves (although the latter option would be incredibly sad). However, I purchased 2 regular retainer boxes from amazon for less than £2 which were delivered today, and they do the job just as well as my previous Vizzie case.
Anyhoo....tray 12's go in on 28th August which is another 11 days.
I'll post some photo's in my next blog entry so you can see the changes.