Thursday, July 4, 2013

It's Gone

I know it's been a while since I updated the blog, but life has had me super busy. On top of taking care of my husband and children I completed my Masters - I'm now finished. Thank GOD!

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. 

Side Note:
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
ConcordNC 28027

Phone: (704) 464-3279




 





12 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm so glad you finally updated, I've been waiting impatiently! LOL You're smile looks amazing!

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    1. LOL. Sorry for the delay. Thank you so does yours. Have you noticed any changes in yourself since your gap has closed (personality wise)?

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  2. I find I smile freely a lot more, and I'm more willing to talk to people. I've always smiled a lot, but would try to cover it with my hand or something. Not any more!! :)

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  3. That's awesome. Well yay for us!

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  4. Congratulations on your Master's Degree AND your Invisalign treatment!! Your smile is AMAZING!

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  5. Hi, congrats on your invisalign treatment. I noticed that you got a laser frenectomy. I know the procedure itself isn't bad, but I recently got my braces off, and unfortuantely, a gap has started to re-form, and my ortho didn't tell me I needed one. So I went to another ortho, and she said that people who have received a frenectomy have scar tissue that builds up later on, down the road, and the gap comes back again. Will you be wearing a bonded retainer to keep the teeth together, after invisalign treatment is done? Do you mind asking your own orthodontist about this situation, and if I need to have braces again and do the frenectomy? Thank you, by the way I am a teenager.

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    1. Hi Ashi. Yes I'll be wearing a bonded retainer to ensure the gap remains closed. I was against the frenectomy at first but my ortho told me braces would be a waste of money without it because the gap would come back. I have another appt with him in august. I'll ask about your question and will let you know what he says

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  6. Congrats! You have a beautiful smile. :) I am getting my first set of trays tomorrow and I was browsing through some of the before and after stories/pics of people undergoing the Invisalign treatment. I too have a gap between my two front teeth. I'm super anxious and nervous and reading your journey helped me calm down a bit. Thank you so much for sharing. Wish you the very best!

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    1. Thank you. I'm so glad that my blog helped you. Best Wishes on your journey!

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  7. Congrats on completing your Masters Program. Your smile is amazing. I'm happy that it worked out for you.

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    1. Thank you!! Sorry for the late response.

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