nearly finished invisalign

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nearly finished invisalign

#1 Post by sammywantstraightteeth » Tue May 31, 2011 3:33 am

Saw the dentist this morning. First up - my teeth are in good shape. He cleaned a little bit of plaque from the back of my teeth, which hurt like hell because of sensitivity, but otherwise was a very comfortable and pleasant checkup.

Second of all, he said that I have clearly done a good job following all the invisalign rules and consequently I've got a great result. With all this praise I felt I deserved a lollypop or at least a sticker. Too bad I'm 27 years old.

He asked me if I was happy with my teeth. I pointed out one of my lower canines, which is still quite tilted and spoils the line of my teeth. He predicted it would take an additional 6 months to move it, and that I should think about it for aesthics only, its probably going to be okay functionally. I also pointed out that my arches don't meet. This would be harder to fix, would make me look like I had overly long teeth, and it isn't really going to do any harm to leave it as it is. So, all in all it sounds like I will be completing my treatment on time without refinements. The end result won't be perfect, but will be good enough for my original target - which was for healthier teeth that are easier to look after and a better bite.

This evening aligner 24 of 24 goes on to my lower arch. Very excited. I've got another appointment in 3 weeks time where we will discuss any final problems and the retainer phase.

The end is in sight! I will do some photos once aligner 24 has had time to do its work. Just wanted to share my excitement of being near the end!
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Treatment started: 13th July 2010.
http://sammiesbraces.livejournal.com
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Expected finish: 14th June 2011.
Upper Trays: 21
Lower Trays: 24

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Re: nearly finished invisalign

#2 Post by Fangpull » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:27 pm

Remember that retainers after treatment are for life and not a temporary arrangement. Protect your time and financial investment.

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Re: nearly finished invisalign

#3 Post by sammywantstraightteeth » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:55 am

Don't worry, I'm in for the long haul. I'm so excited thinking about a time when I can just wear these things at night! But I'm paranoid about relapse so I think for a while I will actually end up wearing my retainers more than I need to.

I haven't really been given a strict schedule to keep, I'm just supposed to play it day by day and slowly extend my time without them.
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Treatment started: 13th July 2010.
http://sammiesbraces.livejournal.com
http://pics.livejournal.com/sammiesbraces
Expected finish: 14th June 2011.
Upper Trays: 21
Lower Trays: 24

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