Invisalign – Update #5

3 months to Go

(My fifth Invisalign update for you – if you would like to read previous posts please click HERE)

I have just put Tray 31 in, and that’s Tray 31 of 43, so I have 12 trays left!

Invisalign packet with notes and a 2018 moomin calendar

When I committed to Invisalign, I started off with 43 trays and instructions to change trays every 2 weeks.  That equated to 86 weeks, which is 19 months, a year and a half, whichever way you say it it is a fair amount of time…

Luckily for me things changed and I was allowed to speed things up and go for a weekly tray change, which means here I am with just 3 months left 🙂

Whilst I am getting excited that the end is coming, it has, so far, been a breeze.  If I was still looking at a 2019 finish it wouldn’t be all doom and gloom.

This is how I do it

Some trays have been harder to put in than others, but I haven’t yet had one I haven’t been able to fit.

The general advice is to put new trays in last thing at night which I used to do.  However as my night time routine is pretty lengthy, I now put my new tray in after dinner.

It can sometimes take a while to get a new tray in, plus once fitted you need to use a chewie to really get it into place.  If I am being rushed (i.e. “Turn off the light Emily”), I find it harder to do.

a chewie and moomin tray

Fortunately getting trays in after the first time has never been a problem.

I use my thumb and index finger on my left hand to get trays in and out (I’m right handed).  My nails have suffered a bit, my orthodontist did give me an aligner tool, but I just couldn’t get on with it.

Notes to self

Invisalign packet with notes and a 2018 moomin calendar

Each and every tray comes in a numbered packet, and there is a notes box on the packet that is begging to be written in.

My trays came in 4 boxes and at the end of each box I write myself little notes on each of the new packets as I line them up ready to go in!

The notes can be anything from a reminder, a countdown or a motivational quote from me to me…

Previous notes I have written have been:

  • Are you back at the Gym?
  • You’re in Spain!
  • Buy some SPF 50
  • What’s your weight?
  • Did you remember to fix the skirting?

They can be and often are a bit random, I often think ‘what were you thinking about ?’, but it makes Monday change over day a bit more fun and not just another week nearer my goal.

The Answers

  • Are you back at the Gym? – Yes 🙂
  • You’re in Spain! – Majorca to be precise and it was lovely, thank you 😎
  • Buy some SPF 50 – Still using up old stock, but when I do it will be Heliocare 360 or Skin Tech Melablock
  • What’s your weight? – Stable!
  • Did you remember to fix the skirting? – Skirting Board in the downstairs loo – Yes of course, no one else was going to do it!

PS. This is my penultimate Invisalign post 👍 😁
PPS. My Othodontist is www.grahamgardnerorthodontics.co.uk
PPPS. I ❤️Moomins in case you couldn’t tell!

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