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Day one of invisalign

I went in early to the dentist to have another quarterly cleaning today. Turns out that luckily my invisalign retainers came in already. This saved me a trip in a couple of weeks! Woot woot.

So today is my day one of invisalign treatment. My dentist said that the whole process should take about 36 weeks which is 9 months. In theory, if everything goes according to plan, I should have straight teeth by next fall. I’m excited to finally feel what it’s like not only to have straight teeth, but to be able to close my mouth properly.

Already, my first impressions are positive. I mean I know that I have plastic in my mouth. I feel the pressure already and I know I will be experiencing some mild discomfort as the teeth shift, but this is way more tolerable than those horrendous braces were. I’d rather do nothing at all, but given the choice between this and braces, I think the choice is clear.

I’m talking with a bit of a lisp, and I can’t close my mouth properly with this on. I’m going to have to get a toothbrush and floss for the office because I eat two meals here and will need to wash my mouth after every meal. It’s a bit of work, but I’ll adapt, and this will always, always beat the hell out of braces!

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