Making the choice to transform my smile was an exciting moment. I suffer from an extreme overjet with a slight gap in my top row of teeth. I wore braces as a kid but failed to use my retainer consistently, causing my teeth to revert to their naturally uneven state. As a result, I found myself unhappy with the smile my parents worked so hard to fix during my childhood. I vowed to never revisit the metal braces treatment and decided to try Invisalign instead.
I am just over a month into my Invisalign treatment program, and despite reading up on all there is to know before making the commitment, I've discovered a few surprises about my plastic aligners after living with them for a while.
If you're in the process of reconstructing your teeth with Invisalign or plan to try the treatment some day, I've put together a list of essential tricks that will come in handy during your journey to a new smile.