Last night, I switched to my tenth Invisalign tray! Since my last update, there hasn’t been much new or different to report.
It’s amazing that I’m already at Invisalign Week 10 – it doesn’t feel like two and a half months have passed.
Attachments at Invisalign Week 10
As the orthodontist suggested, the roughness of my attachments has subsided. That said, they aren’t what I’d call smooth; when I eat, food is attracted to them. All the more incentive to quickly address oral hygiene after eating!
My teeth have changed a lot! Each week when I change, I compare my newest tray against my first tray and marvel at the changes. My husband notices a difference in my smile already – so do I.
I’m smiling openly, more often. I’ll never have perfect teeth (it just wasn’t in the cards for me) but I am so excited to have significantly better ones.
Adjusting to the Process
I feel like I’ve had an easy time adjusting. I personally don’t feel that it is a huge imposition to my life to carry around a small tube of toothpaste, floss, and a brush. I suspect my perception differs because the magnitude of my corrections is far more significant than most bloggers talking about their Invisalign experiences. I’ve seen a lot of bloggers with minor adjustments – not that they don’t feel like a big deal to those individuals, but realistically closing a gap the width of a pin or moving a single tooth 1mm isn’t as drastic as what I’m undergoing.
I’m not having any difficulty keeping my trays in for 20-22 hours per day.
The Bottom Line
Even with my complicated case that includes drastic changes I feel that my experience has been smooth sailing so far. I also have an extremely experienced provider – so that is definitely a factor that contributes to my success. If you’re considering Invisalign, do your homework on the process and on providers in your area so you aren’t surprised by anything. At no point was any discomfort I experienced significant or unable to be addressed by ibuprofen, if it was needed at all.