- Jul 26, 2017
- Minneapolis, MN
You are doing so good with this and love your ortho journey, 100% agree you got this! step by step!
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I’ve heard white fillings are really technique sensitive, so I think all it takes it a little saliva contamination and it’s no good. My dentist wouldn’t admit it (of course) but you’ll find on the internet that a symptom of a bad filling is pain when biting down. It did seem to get a bit better through the months, but cost was a huge factor for me. I paid for this and knew if I kept waiting, I wouldn’t be able to get a redo for free. I also knew I wanted orthodontics and didn’t want a maybe bad filling in my mouth. It was very frustrating though. He kept saying it was probably a crack but couldn’t see one and it was fine before the filling. Like helloooo, lets just try a new filling. I’m glad this one is so much better.wow, how crazy that re-doing the filling has taken away the pain with crunchy foods! I wonder what was wrong with that first filling!? My filling that hurts with crunchy foods is almost completely okay now. Sometimes if I get a raspberry seed stuck there and bite down hard, it hurts. You are so brave to go back and have that filling re-done. I'm really looking forward to following your journey with invasaline!
Thanks, Spider! I am approaching the 24 hour mark and have taken my trays out 3 times... gonna be four for lunch soon. I’m very aware that they are there and are pushing on my teeth, but it’s been bearable. It feels like just a lot of pressure. I haven’t taken any pain medication. Hard to sleep last night because of the amount of plastic in my mouth, but it’s been okay.Eeeek! Very exciting! Did you have to take the tray out yet? If so, how was it? Hope nothing is too sore today. Thank you for sharing your journey
It’s been a lot easier than I thought! Not snacking is hard, but pain is only really there when I take them out. Some teeth are a bit sore but I still eat cereal in the morning and just soak it for a minute. I’ve pretty much eaten everything I’ve wanted to but I cut it up first. Still not biting anything with my front teeth but feeling like I could probably manage a hamburger because it’s soft.So, how‘s it going after a couple of days? It sounds supper scary taking the trays out! But glad the pain is bearable!
I still haven’t seen my family but honestly, the longer I do this, the more it feels like I don’t have to. If they notice, they notice but if not, it’s kinda cool to see when they notice. My mom was supposed to come by today but got pulled into work.Your family will be delighted. They’ll support you - and nobody will make an issue of it. In a couple of weeks it’ll be so normal you won’t even think about it (maybe...). Go you!
I’m thinking the first three trays are big movements... which is why I have to wear them for two weeks each. I can actually feel how wide my smile is getting when I rub my tongue against them. It had to get wider to fit all the teeth, as he’s not doing extractions, so it’s absolutely insane to me to see how this is working. I can definitely feel it on my second to last molars on all sides but it feels like the front teeth settled to their new location because they don’t hurt anymore. I get to change into tray 2 in six days now! Yay!Wow! Does it work that quickly? They really can work miracles these days. It’s great that things are moving in the right direction - literally!
It should be interesting to see when they notice if you decide not to tell them. It’s like losing weight, a few years ago I shed a fair few pounds and hardly anyone noticed on a day-to-day basis. Which was a bit frustrating! On the other hand it shows that people really aren’t bothered about the appearance of their friends and family. They love you with crooked teeth and extra pounds just the same!