Since my last update was in March, I figured I would do another Invisalign update now that I have about 3 months left!
Everything is still going well! It feels weird when I don't have my aligners in so it'll be funny to get used to just my teeth again when I'm done. I am ready to be finished but the past 10 months have flown by.
Usually when I change my aligners, my teeth are sore for a day or two but nothing to keep me eating anything and I've never had to take Tylenol for it. The hardest part of it is just not being able to eat whenever or try things real quick. I've lost count how many times my mom/Peter/Sarah/people at work have been like "here Becky try this!" I need a place to brush my teeth afterwards and the time - it doesn't always make it easy to do so.
I've also come to notice how many social events revolve around eating and drinking. I used to be self-conscious about taking my aligners out in public but I got over that after a few weeks. All my friends and family know and they at least look like a retainer so strangers don't stare. My mom got them about a month ago too! I should have taken a picture but you can't even tell she has them either. When Peter and I were over last weekend, that was the first time we had been together since she got them so it was nice to have someone else worry about eating quickly and putting aligners back in.
It's just crazy to me how much my smile has changed. It did take a few months to start noticing a difference but now it's definitely obvious. Since everyone likes before and after pictures, here you go Internet, my smile evolution!
At Week 1
At Week 10
At Week 25
At Week 43
If you're thinking about it, as an adult and if you're a candidate, I would totally recommend Invisalign. It's nice not having rows of metal on your teeth and still seeing great results!