Today is my fitting day. I went in to see Derek and the team, paid my balance (various options available, I went for the payment up front, to gain 5% discount) and had a final chat with Derek discussing the pros and cons of treatment, what our end goal was, and what to expect. Derek started his work…
Several of the front teeth had to have a tiny amount filed away to allow for the “movement” of the teeth. Apparently, some people find this procedure uncomfortable, much like fingernails down a chalkboard, but I found it ok.
Next, I had several “stoppers” fitted to the teeth. These act like handles to steer the teeth one way or another. They feel strange at first but are teeth coloured, so are not too invasive.
Finally, the aligners go in. The accuracy of these things is incredible. They literally “click” in. No movement or play whatsoever. My Invisalign braces are in! When asked how i felt by Derek, I won’t lie, by saying ‘normal’. Very similar to wearing a slim line gum shield…Not sure at the moment. Physically they are very clever.
When i returned to work, nobody noticed, until i spoke…. I have inadvertently created a small lisp like thing! I also drool quite a bit at the moment. A rogue dribble hit my minutes page, in a meeting (nobody noticed). It seems my body is trying its hardest to break down the aligners with huge quantities of amylase. Hopefully, this will calm down. Spent the rest of the night with tenderness to front teeth. Most tenderness coming from the removal of the aligners for eating. I can already feel the aligners “working” my teeth. People have no idea that i have a fitted brace in at all. All in, really pleased though, if a little bit uncomfortable at the moment….
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