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Invisalign and baby flutters [Apr. 28th, 2010|04:04 pm]
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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.
6- &!*&#!@%^#&!!!
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 :)

[User Picture]From: futile_efforts
2010-04-28 10:53 pm (UTC)
I had invisalign...I don't remember the fitting being that painful.
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[User Picture]From: fairyuglyshoe
2010-04-29 02:22 am (UTC)
It sounds like everyone's experience is different :/ While my teeth aren't terribly crooked, my bite is way off and I was told by my Orthodontist that if I went with traditional braces I would need my mouth wired shut to achieve a proper bite O_O So I guess I shouldn't be surprised that I'm finding this so painful. Maybe it's just the Invisalign version of wired shut?
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[User Picture]From: fairyuglyshoe
2010-04-29 02:48 pm (UTC)
Were you happy with Invisalign?
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[User Picture]From: futile_efforts
2010-04-30 03:58 pm (UTC)
Yes, but be reminded that you are going to have to always wear a retainer to keep the results. I finished with invisalign when I was like 18 or 19 and I still wear a retainer (I'm 25, almost 26). If I don't, my teeth shift. Also, I could be wrong about this, but I don't know how effective invisalign is for fixing bites. I think my bite was a bit off, and it still is. But it fixed my crooked teeth and that was all I really cared about.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-04-30 08:40 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear you liked it! I don't mind wearing a retainer, I had traditional braces ages 12-15 and I've been wearing my retainer almost every night for the past 10 years. So my teeth are pretty much straight but I have a whole bunch of strange factors that contribute to an open bite, a slight underbite and some spacing issues. I'm not looking for perfection but I believe my teeth could positioned better so it seems worth a shot.
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[User Picture]From: fairyuglyshoe
2010-04-30 08:41 pm (UTC)
woops, sorry, I thought I was signed into my "LiveJournal Experience" ;)
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