That Smile, Those BracesMonday, December 07, 2015
But a few years ago, I noticed my teeth were getting more crowded. Not crazy, they just weren't as straight as they used to be. My dentist said it's something that just happens sometimes. So before it gets out of hand, I asked for an Invisalign consultation.
Here you can see they are getting a little crowded right in front:
Also: I remember growing up hearing how expensive my friends' regular metal braces were and how long they had to wear them -- Av was in orthodontia for years -- that I was mentally preparing myself for thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars and...I don't know...at least 18 months in braces.
We sent our wishlist to Invisalign, and they come back with little movies of how everything is going to get moved around:
Another consultation was done right after these movies came in and we went back to Invisalign asking for a little more adjustment for a wider smile (I didn't record the movies of those).
I'll be in my braces for 10 months total, getting new trays every two weeks, so a total of 20 sets of trays.
Today I went in and got my first set of trays. I have several tooth-colored bumpers now placed on my teeth that help get everything into position, so if you look super-close you can see those, but otherwise, they aren't too bad.