I am a member of the Invisalign Advisory Board, and am receiving complimentary treatment. All opinions are fully my own.
I traveled to Newport Beach last month to visit my orthodontist and receive my remaining Invisalign aligners for refinements. I was feeling pretty confident that my Invisalign days were nearing an end…my teeth straight and all…yet when the dental assistant brought my first aligner pack over, I noticed this.
1 of 17. I quickly did the math in my head – each aligner lasts for two weeks…17 times 2…34 WEEKS?!
Yes, it’s true. I have 34 remaining weeks of treatment left including awesome thick rubberbands on both sides.
When my orthodontist walked over, I told him I hated him, to which he replied, “Now, Sarah. Hate is a very strong word, and I’m pretty sure Oklahoma girls wouldn’t say such a thing.” (Thank God for his sense of humor.) I agreed that I might have gone overboard with my verbiage, but that I was feeling a strong dislike, end of story.
He explained that although my teeth look straight, my bite still needs a lot of improvement, and I knew he was right. I agreed. And sulked. And sulked some more. (Like a teenager, but what can I say…the rubberbands transported me back to bershon instantaneously.)
Here’s the cool thing, though. This photo with my orthodontist? I have my aligners and rubberbands in place.
And that’s why I love Invisalign. Even though it might take more time to get my bite perfect, barely anyone even knows I have braces. I can live with that. To find out if Invisalign is right for you, check out this smile assessment.