Thursday, June 11, 2009

Invisalign Tray 11: A Progress Update

I haven't been updating this blog for a LONG time... Everything is going pretty well so far- I'm on my 2nd week of 11th set and due for my invisalign appointment next Tuesday to get my next three sets of trays. Can't wait!! AND- that'll be the END of the invisalign treatment for my upper teeth! (14th will be the last set) Lower teeth will have a few more sets to go (22nd will be the last set).

Anyway, initially I thought that Invisalign was going to SLIM me down because I'd cut out my snacking habit. BUT I've actually gained weight.. I guess I've been scared of not being able to eat my daily allowance of chocolates that I'd just stuff myself with sweets after meals instead. So, in terms of calorie intake I haven't been able to reduce any but having 3 big meals instead of having 3 small meals with snacks in between has proved to have a detrimental impact on my bathroom scale! (Yes, just blame it on Invisalign! Nothing to do with me!! :P )

When I first had my teeth filed, I was a bit concerned about my gap created between my front teeth:

But now, to my relief, the gap has gone:

As you can probably notice, not just the gap is gone, my teeth are definitely more aligned and less flared out? :D

Lets look at something that's even more obvious:
Before: Lower teeth are so wonky!

After: Much better- more aligned... but of course still room for improvement! But my lower teeth are now straighter than my husband's! Yoohoo!! :)


  1. Wow! Your teeth look awesome!! I've got the same gap in the front and can't wait till it closes!

  2. I know exactly how you feel right now!! But it'll close up. I was a bit anxious at the beginning and kept on double checking with the dentist to make sure it'd close.. and now it did! :) Good luck with your treatment!

  3. What are you talking about in your profile? You ARE pretty!
    I'm only on tray two - 19 to go - good luck to you!

  4. You're too kind, but THANK YOU- I'm flattered.
    Wow, bet you're excited about the whole Invisalign treatment! I still am even though I am on tray 21 already. Good luck with your treatment.

  5. Can you get Invisalign if you're 11 years old ? I want it because I don't wanna be made fun of. I'm 5'2 if that helps. Thank you. (:

  6. They have Invisalign Teen now, targeting at a younger generation! I am not sure whether you're still too young for that? Best thing is to talk to a dentist- there are loads of dentists offering free consultation for Invisalign! :)


About Invisalign
Invisalign treatment will consist of a series of aligners that you switch out about every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place. And since your Invisalign system is custom-made for your teeth and your teeth only, with a plan devised by you and your dentist or orthodontist, you know you'll end up with a smile that truly fits.