[I am a member of the Invisalign Moms Advisory Board and am receiving complimentary Invisalign treatment.]
At my last visit my orthodontist told me that I might almost be on my last Invisalign trays. I was shocked, since I thought I still had twelve sets of trays to go, but he ordered extra because he wanted options on where my teeth ended up. This is as much an art as a science, and he wants to get my bite just right!
And today’s visit confirmed that I will not be needing all of those trays: he gave me 23-26 and said that would be it!!! That cuts an entire 3 months off of my expected treatment time!
Seeing the journey my teeth have been on is amazing. The change was so gradual it’s hard for me to remember what they used to be like, so I like looking at this to remind myself:
Once I get to my last trays, I’m still not done, though. I’ll wear those trays full time (22 hours a day) for two months, to give my teeth a chance to heal in their new, final positions. Then I’ll wear them for 18 hours a day for a month, then 12 hours a day for a month.
After that, I’m technically done! But just like with braces, I still have to wear my trays at night, like a retainer. Dr. Hung said that I can use my last set of trays as long as they last, and then I can transition to a Vivera retainer, made by the same company that makes Invisalign.
So, home stretch! By October I’ll just be popping those trays in at night to maintain my beautiful new smile!
I am a member of the Invisalign Moms Advisory Board. I am receiving complimentary Invisalign treatment as part of this program. All opinions are my own and based on my own treatment experience. Full disclosure can be found here: http://shout.lt/ggGP