Saturday, August 9, 2014

First Invisalign Blog Post: Before Pictures!

Disclosure -- I am an Invisalign® Spokesperson and all opinions expressed are my own. Full disclosure:

Hi My Loves!!!

As most of you know, I have partnered up with Invisalign® clear aligners to straighten my teeth and I couldn't be more excited. 

In case you are not familiar with it, Invisalign is a series of virtually invisible, removable aligners that gradually move teeth over time, so hardly anyone even notices when someone is in treatment. What I'm most excited for with Invisalign, is that it discreetly straightens teeth without the hassle and look of traditional wire and bracket braces. For me, this means no interference in my professional or personal life from a mouth full of metal.

 I will be sharing my experiences and journey with all of you through videos and blog posts, so that you can see the changes and I can keep a great diary of how I'm feeling through this huge change in my life.

Watch this video to see a little back story about me and my teeth :)

I had my first consultation that consisted of taking pictures of my teeth, smile and profile. I had x-rays and I also had the iTero scan which takes individual pictures of every single tooth to create a 3D image of your entire teeth/smile, without all that nasty goopy goop that makes a mold of your teeth. All together, it took about two hours for the appointment after all of the chatting with the orthodontist about my expectations, treatment, what to expect and procedures. It was very comfortable and nothing hurt or was irritating to get done with the x-rays and iTero scan.

I'm going to share a couple of the pictures of my smile and profile. You will have to excuse my greasy skin in these pictures. I swear every time I travel my skin gets so oily! So just pretend like you don't see that :) You will notice in the picture below…my delightful tooth hole. I had it removed a while ago as it couldn't be saved due to a bad break, and seeing as I was planning on getting my teeth straightened, they told me to just leave the hole as it would fill in once I straightened them. So I have been dealing with that ever since. It's not my most favorite part of my smile, but hey…why not add that to the whole shebang of crookedness going on. So this is my before. Let's hope that by the time I have finished with my treatment, my after pictures will be so fabulous that I won't ever stop smiling ;)

I'm not sure why blogger is automatically making my pictures look like I have no pores or wrinkles? Does anyone know why it does this? It looks like I use photoshop or blur something or other, which I don't… Weird!

So that's really all I have today. Please watch my latest video update to find out what else we spoke about at my first Invisalign appointment. 

Thanks so much for reading/watching.


I'm currently receiving complimentary Invisalign treatment in exchange for sharing my experience. All opinions expressed are my own. Full disclosure:

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