May 8, 2013

Invisalign Refinements

So much to my dismay, I was assigned 19 trays for my Invisalign Refinements.  I was also given IPR the day I got them in like 4 spots.  So I'm looking at another 38 weeks with Invisalign Braces.  It's worth it, to get it RIGHT (since I paid a lot)...but hate that it's going to take over a half a year more and that's assuming I don't need anymore refinements after this.  Ah well.  Plus side is that since my teeth are straight, the new trays don't hurt...they are doing small adjustments every two weeks so it's good I won't be feeling much discomfort, just a teeny bit of barely noticeable tightness!

Revlon Colorstay

NYX Make Up Haul!

Bentonite Clay Mask

Apr 11, 2013

Micro Needling?!?

Revlon Colorstay or Revlon Photoready?

Love Affair With Amazon

So I had a free trial of Amazon Prime...which got extended (via regular purchases by me) to a year's worth of free Prime.  Prime gives you FREE 2 day shipping.  It's not completely free, as some vendors boost up their total cost to cover a bit of shipping but for the most part, you can find prices on Amazon close to or CHEAPER than store cost, with the added bonus of the item(s) being delivered to your front door!

How addicted am I?  SUPER ADDICTED.

First of all, I'm a researcher and I'm reviews-driven.  I like to make informed decisions on pretty much EVERYTHING.  I like to read people's opinions, good or bad.  Does one bad review ruin the product for me?  Sometimes!  But sometimes there are so many GOOD reviews that I am willing to over look the few bad ones and see for myself!

Besides reviews, I like the recommended products.  Found a lot of new products, highly reviewed and rated that have really worked for me!

And who doesn't love receiving packages?  I love being saved a trip to the store.  Although sometimes I will take that trip to the store to physically see an item before I buy it on Amazon.  A bit obsessive, I know.

Oh and the ease of buying RIGHT from my cellphone!  And one-click purchasing!  I could go on and on...

Amazon, I truly do love you!  Haven't shopped on eBay for months now...SORRY EBAY!

Mar 27, 2013

Completed 23/23 Invisalign Trays!

Meant to post saying I was on my LAST tray but didn't have a chance!  WOW did time fly or what?  So today completed two weeks being on tray 23!  Went to the Orthodontist office where they shaved off the "bump" attachments and re-scanned my mouth for refinement trays.  What does that mean?  Well most people need some extra trays to get it just right.  Although my teeth are now straight, there are perhaps a few that can be straightened just a bit more.  Looking at my teeth I can see at least one that needs to be put more in line with rest...but if I were to stop here I would be VERY happy!  I've always had crooked lower teeth but now seeing top and bottom straightened out, it has done wonders for my smile!

They then told me, that I will wear aligner #23 at nighttime only for 1 month until my refinements come in.  What whaaa?  I'm done with wearing them during the day? Partayyy!

Just how many refinement trays I will get will be a surprise.  They re-scanned my entire mouth like I said earlier, then they send them to the Invisalign company and in 3-4 weeks I will get my new trays.  I'm hoping to get no more than 8, which would be about 16 more weeks of trays.  If I get like 5 or 6, I'll be very happy!    So let's see.  It's hard to imagine getting 6 months or more after doing almost a year of trays (and teeth looking pretty much straight already) but whatever they give me will be worth getting the perfect results that I'm paying for!

Feels good not to have the bump attachments on!  And not wearing the trays during the day is nice...although I want to wear them for at least part of the day to keep them in line!  LOL.  Will let you know how many refinement trays I get!

Feb 6, 2013

Invisalign - Tray 20 of 23!

Can't believe how fast time has gone by!  I am now on my tray 20/23.  So that's 3 more tray changes and I'm done!  Well...not exactly...but my main treatment is over and I will get my mouth re-scanned for "refinements".  So...maybe we're looking at another 2-4 months and I'll be done for good!  Yippee!  Maybe even less time, depending!  Has it been worth it?  Absolutely.  I can see a major difference and am very very happy with the results.  Most of my life I've been wanting straight teeth and now I'll have them!  Just have to make sure I keep up after with using my retainer at night, etc.  I'm also an avid flosser.  Hee hee.  So that routine of brushing and flossing will stay with me I'm sure.  Lots of benefits from having Invisalign!

OH!  I almost forgot to mention I had IPR done before getting tray 19 fitted.  My Orthodontist filed like two of my teeth and he did it by hand.  It wasn't at all scary and it's not even noticeable!  So...whoever is scheduled to have that done, have no fear.  Unless he's using a machine to do it.  Even then, lol.  Okay I'm done now!