Now getting to the reason why you visited this blog. I've completed my first set of 25 trays and I can proudly proclaim that the GAP is GONE! I look at my teeth all the time and all I can do is smile.
I've also been doing random things that I couldn't do before. Now before I tell you let me just say - Don't Jude Me! :)
1. I can bite my nails without feeling space.
2. Run my tongue across my teeth without a lapse from one tooth to the next
3. Bite into food without seeing a gap impression.
Back to Business
Although, my gap is gone I have 16 upper refinement trays and 9 lowers. Additional trays were necessary because my bite is off. Am I disappointed about wearing Invisalign for 8 additional months? Heck No. You have to remember I've only been wearing Invisalign braces for 1 year. I'd gladly recommend Invisalign to anyone considering it. I'm proof that it works.
What Invisalign did for me in this short time frame is nothing short of amazing. I'm not just referring to my actual teeth. I mean my confidence as well. I've noticed that I smile all the time. I've opened myself up to more people. Although, I wasn't a shy person before I was hesitant about meeting new people and stepping outside my comfort zone. I no longer care if people stare at my teeth while I speak because I have no reservations about them.
At the end of my treatment I'll be having gum contouring surgery. As a result of the space that was closed my gums swelled which myself and Dr. Zammitti was expecting. It'll be a simple in office surgery with a laser... Nothing major.
Referral: If you're in the Charlotte, NC area I highly recommend the office Dr. Sal Zammitti. He is very professional. I think he's a man of few words, but he's honest and won't tell you what you want to hear. For example, when I didn't want the frenectomy he flat out told me it was necessary and explained why. His honesty and excellent credentials (Harvard School for Dental Medicine, PHD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine) were the reasons why I decided to go through treatment with his office. I truly feel that he has my best interest in mind when making suggestions. I can also tell he's a bit of a perfectionist which is a plus if you're working on changing something that everyone can see - your teeth! Again, if you're in the Charlotte area go check him out (info below).
10040 Edison Square Drive
Concord, NC 28027
Concord, NC 28027