Monday, November 24, 2014

Invisalign Photo Update: Tray 1-5

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Hi My Loves!!!

As most of you know, I have partnered up with Invisalign® clear aligners to straighten my teeth, which so far has been such an amazing experience. I am currently on Tray 5 and have had them on now for about 8 weeks. I didn't realize that in this short time, I would be noticing a difference, but I have definitely seen a difference in the way my teeth look and feel. I have had so many of you also mention how you can see a difference which makes it even more exciting that other people are noticing as well. 

I feel like the front left tooth has gone over slightly and my left side front tooth has gone down a lot. Also, I have a gap towards the back, which wasn't there before, so that's super exciting because that means they are moving!! Woohoo!!! I keep getting food stuck in the one that has created a gap, which is a little bit of a pain but nothing that floss doesn't get out ;) It's more exciting than annoying though, because any kind of movement I see is just one step closer to the final result of straight teeth. My bottom front teeth are super easy to floss now, which is so amazing because they were super tight before and it made flossing take so much longer. Now the floss slides right in. I have also noticed that from my profile, the front teeth don't poke out quite as sharply.

I also got my attachments on my teeth this month, which I speak a little more about in my latest update, so be sure to watch that video. They didn't hurt at all to get them put on. Just a little uncomfortable from having my mouth open while they were applied. I haven't lost any of the attachments--they warned it might happen with my wisdom teeth--but I have all of them on still. The trays have little bumps that fit right over the attachments perfectly. 

Here are some pictures of my progress so far. Let me know if you see the differences that I am talking about! While the changes are subtle, they are huge to me. 

(Note in Tray 3 that my powder was terrible in flash… do NOT apply to much of the Nars Setting powder!!)

Here is the very first picture I had taken at my first consult. 

Here is a picture of my teeth right after I started Tray 5. You will be able to notice a bit more of the right front tooth in my latest picture and that right side tooth isn't poking out quite as much. YAY :) Also, in the top picture, you can really see my tooth hole (horribly embarrassing when I laughed or smiled wide) and in the bottom picture it's barely noticeable. That shows me that the teeth are moving back into that gap that was there.

 Like I said, the changes are subtle to most people, but to me, they are so massive that each day is exciting to wake up and go and check my teeth haha. It's like Christmas every day. Each time I change my tray, it's always fun because that's when I notice the most difference. Usually the first 3 to 4 days of my new tray I see the most movement and then I feel the trays become less tight on my teeth.

Be sure to watch my Invisalign treatment updates on my beauty channel too, so that you can hear about all of my experiences throughout my journey.

Thanks so much for reading/watching and thank you so much for all of the amazing and supportive comments you leave me about my teeth. It's so encouraging to know that you guys are just as excited about my treatment as I am and that you can see a difference too!!


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