My first two weeks wearing Invisalign were painless, both literally and figuratively. Just four days after I started, I thought I could see changes in the alignment of my lower teeth. I assumed it was my imagination, but by the end of the first 14 days I had objective proof of change. My teeth had been so tightly packed together that I had needed to use the thinnest dental floss to get the job done. By the time I packed away my first set of aligners, I had to switch to a broad floss for optimal dental care.
The Invisalign rules are easy to follow , so easy that I got a bit lazy. Instruction sheets make a point of advising me to always place retainers in the plastic … Continue Reading… →
Back in the fall I decided to explore ways to straighten my teeth. Over the years the once healthy teeth had developed quite a slope and I had a full-blown overbite. I didn’t want to go the permanent metal mouth route and was excited about a program of clear plastic devices called Invialign. Your mouth is fitted with a series of progressive plastic trays that slowly apply pressure to push teeth into line. Not only does Invisalign avoid the metal brackets and wires of traditional orthodenture, it’s far less expensive.
First step was making a plaster mold of my mouth and teeth which were then sent off to the Invisalign HQ. I waited eagerly for the results. And waited. And waited. Finally after more than two months I got the answer. I was not a good … Continue Reading… →
I was thrilled with the effects of the Zoom teeth whitening. Admiring my gleaming white teeth in the mirror of my dentists waiting room, another patient ageed they looked great, adding ” It makes your overbite less noticeable.” I have an overbite? I knew that my teeth flared out a bit, but was it that bad?
Growing up, money was tight for my writer father and artist mother. Instead of fully tricked out braces, I had a bite plate with wires that were tightened every so often. In later years, I had thought about getting real braces, but I didn’t want to walk around with a mouth of metal as an adult.
The night after my Zoom treatment, I saw an ad for a new tooth straightening technique called Invisalign. I knew my … Continue Reading… →