Today was finally the day, after weeks of waiting I anxiously went into my orthodontist to get my trays and start my Invisalign treatment. I was slightly shocked when I was told I needed 12 attachments. Attachments are the little buttons they place on your teeth which allow Invisalign to actually rotate teeth. They help do heavy lifting!
My husband so kindly took this photo for you all.
I was getting my attachments glued into place. The hygienist helping with my treatment immediately commented on my teeth. “You have beautiful teeth.” Um excuse me? I’m here getting them fixed I thought, but I’ve had my orthodontist, dentist and other hygienists tell me how great my teeth are. They’re big I guess. Bigger is more beautiful?
I’m not too hip on tooth beauty these days.
Then you can see the buttons on my teeth, they aren’t that noticeable since they are tooth colored.
Me testing out my trays.
I’ll admit, you can feel your teeth being pushed. They’re a little sore. I mastered the tasking the Invisalign in and out in the matter of a few hours. Since my orthodontist gave me my five trays today I get to see where my teeth will be 5 trays from now. I can’t believe that my front teeth, the ones I’ve disliked my entire life will be straight by the end of December. I am amazed that it’s all happening so fast.
I go back in December to have my teeth shaped to make room for them coming together, and because the wear on my front teeth are different I’ll have to have those evened out as well. I’ve been waiting for this for so long.
I received complimentary Invisalign treatment as a member of the Mom’s Advisory Board.