So Im two weeks into my Invisalign treatment and I thought I would share some of my observations.
I am eating much less than I used to. Not out of choice I hasten to add but because I cant be bothered to keep taking my retainers out. Whereas before youd find me snacking all day every day, these days Im a strict breakfast, lunch and dinner girl. The same goes for drinking tea as you have to remove them when you drink hot drinks, so its water all the way for me now. So theres an added bonus (as if straighter teeth werent enough of an incentive), I might actually shift a few pounds in the process.
Its not as painful as I thought. In fact its not really painful at all. My lovely dentist Dr Adam Thorne likened it to wearing ski boots for the first few days its more uncomfortable than painful, but you soon get used to it. A couple of mouth ulcers where the plastic rubs against my gums are about the only thing I have had to contend with and they soon disappeared.
Using your teeth again when do you break for meals is a strange sensation. Its like learning to use them all over again and biting down on bone feels odd. A minor thing though and one you soon get used to.
Anyway back to today quickly. Today I have had some adjusters put on to some of my teeth. They look like small clear 3D triangles and allow individual teeth that need moving around and into alignment, to do so. My new retainer fits around them as the ones that follow will too. Although they feel huge in my mouth and I cant stop running my tongue over them, they are to anyone else barely noticeable. Ill let you know how I get on...