Perhaps it’s just me, but one of the first things I notice about someone is their smile. And when I see a great one, it makes me want to return the cheese.
If we’re honest, some cheese is a little better than others. But in this day and age, there is a fix for almost anything—a fix I never thought I needed until I was an adult—after my wisdom teeth decided to do a dance in my mouth. But I wasn’t really thrilled about the idea of traditional metal braces. It probably wouldn’t be a good look at my age, or in my profession. So, I looked for an alternative which came in the form of Invisalign.
Here’s a quick crash course on Invisalign treatment. In essence, it is a series of clear aligners/retainers that slowly straighten your teeth. You can eat popcorn, apples, corn on the cob and even chew gum (which isn’t a fun option with traditional braces), because they are removable. You take them out to eat and keep them in 20-22 hours a day. They virtually go unnoticed—which is the biggest cosmetic draw.
Oh that palate expander needs its own story, which I will spare you. Let’s just say, I could only stand them 4 of the 6 months I was required to wear them. And let me tell you, that was a huge feat. Those things gave me headaches, sinus discomfort blah blah blah. But the 4 month timing proved to be perfect. My teeth moved nicely and were just right for the first set of Invisalign aligners.
I had my dental impressions and photos done. My orthodontist sent those off to Invisalign. And in a few short weeks, voila!…I got a chance to see into the future, or at least a computer generated version of what my teeth would look like in the end.