May 11, 2012
Invisalign - Day 2
Okay Day 2 was a bad day...the salivating was getting on my nerves, and by the end of the day, the pressure on my teeth just made me feel tired. I didn't like the feeling of chewing so carefully....because if I didn't I would bite my cheek. When I took them off for dinner it was a welcome break. When I put them back on, I felt a lot better. I think breaks for eating are very helpful during this transition. I also looked forward to sleeping...it's easy to wear it for bed and I don't think I will have any problems using my retainer. I read a few other blogs and checked out people's before and after pics and regained the strength to carry on. I read that after 5-7 days you forget they are there. Can't wait for that! I also read some people get cavities??? I'm not drinking anything other than water when I have them in...even though you can have "clear" liquids. And I've never flossed so much in my entire life!!! I am assigned 23 trays. Looking at tray #6, I can already see a SLIGHT improvement. Can't wait until I'm halfway done with this process. I think by halfway I would see a large improvement - because they have to move all the teeth back and then I can have certain teeth filed (slimmed down) and last trays tighten everything back together. I'm going to have to do a round of teeth whitening and some bonding on one chipped tooth. Ah well....I'm still a long way away!