I have now
finished my first course of Invisalign treatment. This treatment consisted of
25 trays which I changed every 2 weeks.
I am now in the refinement stage, where I have had my attachments and buttons (for my elastics) removed. Refinement is where the teeth are rescanned with the Itero machine (3D scanner) and it comes up with another course of treatment to hone the finished product and attempt to achieve a result as close to perfect as Dr Wong would like.
While I am waiting for my new trays to arrive from America, I will keep my last trays in (tray no. 25) and wear them all the time to keep my teeth in position to make sure they do not relapse.
Once my trays are back from America, I will have more attachments placed and continue with the trays like I did before.
The FIRST HURDLE with my Invisalign treatment, was going on holiday with the trays.
Being on holiday, where you are constantly having nice food and drinks, made it very difficult with the trays – having to remove them so often.
Although I did indulge on holiday (as you should), but was very honest with Dr Wong about how long I was wearing my trays for. We decided that I should wear the same trays for an extra week.
If at any point you feel like you haven’t worn them as religiously as you were before, its best to be really honest with your dentist, as ill-fitting trays could delay your treatment by having to go back and rectify the movement.
As the months go by, there isn’t a lot of change in my daily routine, in regards to my Invisalign treatment. So, I have decided to write my blog every two months now, as I should have a little more to talk about.
I will be very honest and admit that I have started to slack with the amount of times I use the ‘chewies’ throughout the day and probably allow myself more tea and coffee in the mornings than I did when I first started the treatment.
This hasn’t affected my treatment, as the slip ups are only minor, but I have noticed that the trays will feel tighter for longer, in comparison to when I was being very good with my trays. As I noticed the trays felt tighter than before, this really spurred me on to be extremely thorough with them once again.