I can't believe I'm nearing the end of this journey. I know their will be refinements however I have my final tray in my possession and BOY does it feel awesome! I'm currently on Tray 21. 4 more to go WOO HOO!
It's been a while I know.. Sorry! Well here goes Tray 12 - 15 went smoothly. I am having alot of swelling along the gum line above the gap. This was to be expected since there was so much space to close. I decided that I was going to ask Dr. Zammitti about it at my next appointment, which was January 14th.
During my visit he expressed his pleasure in how my teeth were coming along & checked to see if the recommended IPR on my lower teeth would be necessary. He decided that it wasn't because I still had minor space. I asked about the swelling gum tissue and he stated that he can laser the area once I finish treatment. I'm completely game for that. I've put way to much money into having a "nice smile" to deal with swollen gum tissue. The goal of invisalign was for me to have the smile that I want and swollen gums are not in that equation.
I put on Tray 16 and all I can say is WOW what a difference between Tray 1 and now. It's an amazing feeling knowing that tray 19 is the LASTtray for my bottom teeth. Woo Hoo! There is another massive difference between tray 16 and 20. I'm almost at the end of this life long journey & I can't wait. I still stick by my previous statement which was purchasing invisalign was one of the best decisions that I've ever made.
"Smile" ~ Nat King Cole Smile though your heart is aching Smile even though it's breaking When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by If you smile through your fear and sorrow Smile and maybe tomorrow You'll see the sun come shining through for you
Light up your face with gladness Hide every trace of sadness Although a tear may be ever so near That's the time you must keep on trying Smile, what's the use of crying? You'll find that life is still worthwhile If you just smile
That's the time you must keep on trying Smile, what's the use of crying? You'll find that life is still worthwhile If you just smile
Smile and Enjoy your day! Next update will be in 2 weeks.
I went to the orthodontist on November 5th and received 5 more trays. I did a comparison of Tray 10 and 15 with the 15th tray my gap will be half the size that it is now. I'll go back to the orthodontist in January to pick up additional ones. Woo Hoo! Dr. Zammitti has provided me with positive feedback regarding my progress. During my visit he looked at the current position of my teeth and said I was doing a great job wearing the aligners. It's simple wear them 22hrs a day, take them out to eat, and your teeth move. I'm really loving my results so far. I'm almost at the halfway point and can't wait to reach the finish line.
I haven't posted in a while but I've been extremely busy. Between school, work, & family I haven't had a great deal of time free time. I at least need to get to the point where I can post pics every tray change (working on this). My gap is certainly decreasing in size and I'm now in the double digit trays. This is what I've been waiting on because the "real magic" happens now. My bottom teeth (minor spacing) are so much straighter, but I still have a little space between them. I only have 9 more trays until the bottom teeth are complete. My top teeth (major gap) still have 16 trays remaining. I'm ready for it to be completely closed. I don't have much patience at all, but there is nothing I can do about it but wait it out. I'm really excited about these upcoming months. The change that I have already noticed in my teeth is wonderful. I've posted comparison pictures of Tray 1 & Tray 10 (What a Difference). I go visit my orthodontist November 5th to receive 5 additional trays. I'm over the moon with excitement!