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:


  1. I am so excited for you Sam. I have always wanted something done about my teeth.. My top front teeth (like the first 4 or so) are spaced out, not horribly but enough to get made fun of by my siblings. & enough for people to tell me that eventually they will get loose & fall out. I do not know if that is true or not, but over the years I have been paranoid about that happening. Cant wait to see your progress, I know you will love the end result! <3

  2. Dear Sam, I am so happy for your. Be sure, it's the right decision. I've had Incognito brackets for 1,5 year. The result is worth every single day. Finally my teeth are like pearls on a string. The first time in my whole entire life I can smile and laugh without being ashamed and constantly keeping the hand before my mouth.
    Greetings from Germany
    P.S.: Love your blog and your videos.... :o)

  3. So excited for you! xx
    PS. The same thing always happens with my pictures! Don't really know what to do about it, it kinda bugs me even though it makes my skin look perfectly airbrushed lol!


  4. Wishing you all good things and so happy for you xxx Debbie

  5. Sam! This is exciting! I love what you said about asking the universe for BIG THINGS!
    You are an inspiration to all of us!! XOXO

  6. This is so exciting - you are going to love Invisalign! I had terribly crooked teeth - they were so bad that I couldn't even use Invisalign on my bottom teeth and had to go the traditional braces route to get everything straightened out. However, I did get to use the Invisalign aligners on my top teeth, and it was awesome! No one could tell I was wearing them, and they were nowhere near as painful as the braces on my bottom teeth. I did have to wear them for quite awhile, and I needed a few little adjustments, which meant extra aligners, but I am so pleased with the results! My friends were so impressed that they followed suit, and now they have gorgeous smiles thanks to Invisalign! Best of luck with your Invisalign experience - I guarantee it will all be worth it!!

  7. That's so exciting Sam! I just recently got my braces off a few months ago after about a year and seven months and it was soooooo amazing. I hated the way I looked with mine on (I had wires and brackets) but it's actually surprising how quickly you get used to them! I didn't recognize myself afterwards when they came off! All the best during this very exciting time! I hope it flies by for you!! It would mean the world to me if you checked out my blog - Alicia xoxo

  8. Good for you, girl! :) But be prepared, that it will be quite long and painful journey... But it's so worth it!!! :)

  9. Invisalign technology is a superb option to achieve a stunning smile that you always wanted. The clear aligners are virtually invisible and it is very effective at moving your teeth to its optimal positions. During the treatment it is very essential to maintain excellent oral hygiene routine. Brush and floss after every meal and rinse with a mouthwash to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Thanks for sharing your experience through your video and blog post. I really enjoyed watching the video on your Invisalign treatment. Hope you get your picture perfect smile at the end of the orthodontic treatment.

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  11. Wow, that is a really awesome story. I wonder what would be better, invisalign or incognito braces. Those are the ones that they put on the back of your teeth. I would love to get braces but I don't want them to be visible.

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