Officially One Year With My Toronto Invisalign!

This week officially marks my one year of wearing Invisalign! It feels like this year went by really fast. To be honest, I can't remember what my teeth looked like when I first started.  A few weeks ago, I received my mid course correction aligners (MCC).  It felt so GOOD to have aligners that fit completely snug and perfect around my teeth! My previous aligners had a slight 1mm void between the edge of my front teeth and the aligner itself (due to missed IPR date). To all those who are self conscious about how the trays look like on and off, I've posted a picture below so you can see the difference.  I can almost guarantee that no will notice your aligners (especially with no attachments).  As promised, I've posted pictures showing my progress from this past year.  Enjoy! Feel free to comment or ask any questions!

I am wearing my MCC aligners in the picture on the left.  Barely noticeable.

1 year progress photos.  My front teeth have changed so much.  I can't wait to see the final product!

Thank you for reading! The next time you hear from me will be when I get my attachments on (about 2 weeks)! I'll definitely take some pictures to show you guys!

Keep smiling =)


Toronto Invisalign...Brand New Year...Brand New Smile

Happy New Year! Hope you all enjoyed the holidays and had a wonderful new years! Just like BBQ season in the summer, the holidays are full of dinner parties and lot's of food/treats.  Once again, this was a little challenging with Invisalign, but I made it work.  As funny as it sounds, I made sure I had a travel toothbrush on me whenever I went to a dinner party at someone's house.  I would sneak into the bathroom and have a quick brush before putting my trays back on.  This worked a little better when I was at my close relatives homes because I didn't have to sneak around to brush my teeth.  I also went to New York City this past week and it wasn't as hard to keep the 22hours/day as I thought it was going to be.  Luckily I was always close to a bathroom (private not public) so it was easy for me to have a quick brush if need be. I would say the only hard time was when I went out for dinner or a night out in the town.  During those nights, I would have a thorough rinse with water, put my trays on and brush both my teeth and aligners when I got home. 

Right now, I am in the process of midcourse correction.  Just before the holidays, we did another iOC scan to help adjust/change my treatment.  This is very normal and can happen to some people.  Unfortunately for me, I missed my IPR (interproximal reduction) date which caused my next aligners to not fit as snug.  Although this happened, I'm not worried at all in terms of my treatment.  I know I'm in good hands and my treatment is still progressing well.  It will almost be a year since I first started Invisalign. My teeth have aligned really well so far. I'm actually starting to get a lot of compliments and many of my friends and family are noticing a big difference with my smile and top two front teeth.  It's definitely a self esteem booster! 

I will be posting some progress photos of my teeth before the end of this month to mark my one year of wearing Invisalign. Hope 2013 is off to an amazing start for all of you!

Keep smiling =)