|Invisalign and baby flutters
||[Apr. 28th, 2010|04:04 pm]
Braces. Take 2.
Today I had my first appointment for Invisalign.
1- Made to brush my teeth with grit to ensure a smooth applicable surface.
2- The Orthodontist barbarically sawed a space between two bottom teeth.
3- "Buttons" or "Attachments" were applied to 9 of my teeth. 5 on the top and 3 on the bottom. Basically these are squarish bumps of clay. In order to do this several painful plastic things were inserted in my mouth while the ortho assistant held a blue laser light to dry said clay.
4- Then excess clay was file, flossed, scraped from wherever in my mouth it was not supposed to be. By this time, there is blood and my mouth is sore.
5- The ortho assistant then inserts my first set of Invisalign trays.
7- My life flashes before my eyes and I wonder what on earth I have done. Is this necessary?! Was this my idea?!? Am I insane??
8- The ortho assistant then takes them out.
10- Yes. I am insane.
11- The assistant then couches me on how to inflict this sort of pain on my own self i.e. how to put trays in and take them out.
12- I must push and pull with extraordinary force to accomplish this.
13- The Orthodontist comes in to have a look, "Perfect!"
14- I ask the Orthodontist if anyone has every accidentally yanked their teeth out of their mouth while trying to remove a tray.
15- He says no.
16- I am free to go.
The pressure in my mouth is about a 7 out of 10 on the richter. I hope this gets better soon!
While the trays are not "invisible" mostly because of the lumpy attachments, they are clear and not ugly or visually distracting.
Thankfully no nausea today! Very kind of God as I don't know if I could have withstood nausea and all of that action in my mouth.
Oh! I also felt the baby moving last night! When I got in bed and was lying still I felt a fluttering sensation! It was different than I thought it would be. It really felt like there was an actual butterfly or something in me fluttering it's wings :D So while it didn't feel like a baby exactly it was still fun to feel something is alive inside of you. I can't wait to kiss smooshy little baby cheeks :)