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Laura’s Invisalign Diary: Month 2

Are you considering orthodontic treatment, but don’t like the idea of having fixed braces?

Then Invisalign may be the perfect solution for you, clear retainer braces that gradually move the teeth.

Laura, one of our current patients, is keeping a diary about her Invisalign experience. Here is the next instalment:


Month 2: Start Of August


As I was on school holidays for the whole of August, I found that it was harder trying to brush my teeth after every meal. This was because when I was away on holiday if I ate out at a restaurant (like we did almost every night) I couldn’t take my toothbrush with me, so I had to put my aligner over my dirty teeth until we got back to the hotel. I would have to spend a lot longer on washing the aligner out and that was really annoying but what I did notice was that I really would forget sometimes that I had them on, because they felt so normal. One night I was about to bite into a cucumber slice or something when I realised that it didn’t feel right and then I remembered I hadn’t taken the aligners out yet, so I guess I really have gotten more used to them than I thought I would. So far, I haven’t had any real problems with them, apart from eating out. The aeroplane journey was also hard. The journey was about ten hours and because I knew I would have to ear during that time I bought myself a disposable toothbrush. I kept it in my bad so that I could brush my teeth without having to put my aligner over my dirty teeth for another 7 hours without being able to clean them.

A couple of weeks later though I was wondering if any changes had happened to my teeth so I took out the aligner I have now which is the fourth and tried to put in the first – I couldn’t! My teeth had actually changed so much and I didn’t realise it because it was happening slowly – this excited me because if in 2 months my teeth had already changed so much and I can’t wait to see what they look like after 12.

If you are interested in the possibility of Invisalign, give Shifnal Dental Care a call on 01952 460119. Katherine, our Treatment Coordinator, will be more than happy to help! 

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