This post contains affiliate links.
My journey to Invisalign actually started waaaaay back in junior high school when my dentist told my Mom I needed braces. I went to a local orthodontist and started that process and the day before I was going to get my braces that orthodontist died. A few month later a new orthodontist took over the practice and I finally got my braces. This was way back when you started by getting your top four teeth done and then a month later getting your whole top done. I got that far when that orthodontist died. After that my Mom decided we were done with braces and so I only ever got my top teeth done.
Like most junior high kids in the 90’s I thought my braces were “cool” but my retainer was NOT so I only wore my retainer at night and then lost it at some point and never thought about it again.
Fast forward to when I graduated college and got my first job and decided to do something about my “crazy tooth”. You see, when I was 6 or 7 I had two teeth trying to grow in the same spot and so my dentist at the time pulled the one in front and left the one in back and thought it would move forward into the space created by removing the from tooth. However, that was not the case and so I have always had what I call my “crazy tooth” on my bottom teeth. You know, the ones that never saw braces.
So here I was, 25 and freshly graduated with my first big girl job and a new dentist. I wanted Invisalign really bad but it was expensive and I had to work on other things from my treatment plan from my dentist first. Over the past six years I have had a couple fillings, two crowns replaced, and saved all my money for this moment…the moment I was ready for Invisalign.
I went in for my normal cleaning a few weeks ago and told my dentist I was ready. I am lucky that there is an orthodontist in the same practice and so she just came on over and told me I was ready to start as soon as I had crazy tooth pulled. I set that appointment for the next week and only freaked out a little bit, went in and had it done!! Actually I had my final crown replaced and got “crazy tooth” pulled on the same day so I was miserable for a few days but it was all worth it!!
A week after I lost ole “crazy tooth” I went and got my molds made for Invisalign and now here I am a week later waiting on the call to go get my trays! My orthodontist said it would take about two weeks for the trays to come in and so that should be next week and I can’t wait!!
Have you had braces as an adult??
Did you do Invisalign??
I can’t wait to see your results!!!
So exciting! What crazy story about dying orthodontists!!!!
I would LOVE to get invisalign! I really need to get my wisdom teeth removed. They have come in and caused all my teeth to push together and look kind of jacked (in my opinion). No way I can afford invisalign right now though. I’ll be interested to read how things go during the first installment for you.
I can’t believe the story of two of your dentists dying! Sad! Your teeth as is look great to me! My parents should have gotten me braces when I was younger but didn’t. Now my dentist trues to talk me into fixing my bottom teeth all the time but I always come up with something else to do with the money lol
I was suppose to get braces when I was younger but chickened out. Now I pretty much said screw it because not my youngest daughter needs braces and I’ll need to deal with her first. I can’t wait to see your results!
This is so exciting! It sounds like you’ve had a rough start with your orthodontic journey as a child, but I’m hoping that the Invisalign will go much more smoothly. :)
What a crazy story! You’ll have to keep us updated! I had invisalign when I was in college, and I was NOT good about keeping them on all the time.
Kristin @momentousmoms says
I have been dying to try invisalign forever! I cannot wait to see your results. I need to get that done so my far spaced teeth can start to look normal! I cannot believe the poor luck you had with dentist! I think that luck has finally changed!
I am excited for you! I, too, didn’t abide by the retainer rule when I was younger, so I had to get braces as an adult. This time around I religiously followed the retainer rule :)
How exciting for you! Your teeth are pretty already, btw! :)
How crazy is that story?? I’m excited to follow your journey, I’ve always been interested in invisalign!
I really want to try this– I can’t wait to see the outcome.
Life As A Convert says
The crazy thing with my mouth is that all of my teeth were pretty straight until my wisdom teeth came in and they shoved all of them together, breaking a few. I am so self conscious about my teeth now.
Dr. Jesmine says
Thanks for sharing! As a Cerritos Invisalign provider, has there been any unexpected complications you’ve experienced? Also how would you rate your dentist/provider giving you the Invisalign treatment? As a local dentist in CA and a new Invisalign provider, getting the perspective from a patient’s point of view is great- thanks again!