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I have officially had my Invisalign for almost two weeks!! It’s been about two months since my initial consultation and since I had my “crazy tooth” taken out. It took forever to get my schedule coordinated with my orthodontist to actually pick up my trays but it finally happened!!
I get three sets of trays at once and I wear each tray for two weeks at a time. I go the my orthodontist every six weeks to get more molds made (to make sure I’m on track according to Invisalign) and to pick up my new trays. My treatment will only take about 6-7 months and I’m pretty excited about that.
I have some bumps (attachments) on my teeth that will help my teeth rotate and move and to help hold the trays in place.
Invisalign trays come with a few rules…the rules of Invisalign are as follows:
- You cannot eat or drink anything other than water with the trays in.
- You need to wear them for at least 22 hours a day.
- You must brush your teeth and your trays before you put them back in your mouth.
- You can’t do any whitening treatments for the duration of your Invisalign treatment.
I have found that you really have to schedule when and what you eat and only alot yourself so many minutes per meal. I have to say that this has severely cut back on my snacking and coffee drinking all throughout the day. Maybe this means I will finally lose a few pounds? I can only hope.
I have to say that I was expecting my teen to hurt a lot more than they do. Maybe that will come later? They were kind of sore the first few days and biting into things was not fun but by day three that was pretty much over. My trays were also pretty tight the first weak-ish but now they are pretty loose and that means my teeth have moved! Woohoo! Here’s to hoping everything goes as planned!!
Do you have any questions I can answer about Invisalign??
Have you ever had Invisalign and have some tips for me??