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Laura’s Invisalign Diary: Month 3

Looking for orthodontic treatment that doesn’t involve fixed braces? Invisalign may be the perfect solution for you.

Laura, one of our current patients, is keeping a diary about her Invisalign journey. Read about her experience today!


Month 3: Start Of September


At the very end of the last month, I had a dentist appointment to get these attachments put onto my teeth and to get the next four aligners. The attachments did not hurt – the only thing I didn’t enjoy during my time in the dental chair was the sour taste in my mouth from the procedure, however, after I drank some water the taste went away. The best way I can explain the attachments is that they look a bit like tiny teeth and they’re on top of my teeth. They don’t feel weird and I ate as normal with them on, but when you’re not wearing the aligners, they scratch at your lips for the first few days. The point of the attachments is so the new aligners stay on even tighter and my teeth move faster, but when I first put my new aligner in, I hated it. They were so tight it felt like my teeth were being pulled out. I didn’t enjoy the first three days of wearing them because they hurt a lot. I would try and leave longer intervals between eating because it would hurt a lot when I took them out and then put them back in.

However, after those horrible three days, I got used to them completely and they felt very normal.

This month was also when I broke the aligner for the very first time. I had about two days of wearing the aligner left so it wasn’t so bad, but one day whilst I was taking them off, the aligner around my back two teeth snapped off. It was really weird because for those two days I had two teeth which didn’t have the aligner on them and all the others did so when I drew my tongue to the back of my mouth I could feel where the aligner ended.


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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