May 03, 2016
Why I got invisalign
Overcrowding has been a very undesirable condition for my teeth aesthetically. Even though it is not noticeable on top teeth, it appears on the lower arch. The condition was not so bad; it is called Class I type 1 malocclusion according to Angle's classification in dental term. I was informed by Doctor Immilia at Gigi Sehat Dental clinic that such dental condition could be treated to achieve ideal occlusion in under two years of Invisalign.
Just after reading about Invisalign, I feel very relieved knowing that it could be the right treatment for me. After making my first visit to Gigi Sehat Dental, which was one of the Invisalign elite providers in Surabaya, I will soon receive my first four sets of aligners in 1.5 months! This treatment allows me to be more discipline in controlling my dental condition to dentist.
What excites me even more is that I know it will be sooner for me to have my desired smile which, of course will make me happy! I feel that Invisalign could give me a more comfortable, confident, and remarkable smile. Besides, I love that it is flexible and can show direct result to my smile, and that I don’t have to predict how the smile looks like (because these aligners are clear) compared to metal braces I wore over my high school in the past.
If you are also interested in wearing Invisalign, probably there are several things you need to know beforehand. I have received explanations from the dentist on the Invisalign system. Oral hygiene is a lot easier to upkeep because Invisalign clear aligners are removable, letting us easily brush and floss our teeth regularly, which is very convenient when we have an active lifestyle. Although it is very user-friendly, we must not forget to be very strict about wearing them for 20-22 hours everyday and change trays at home every two weeks.
Some of my friends also have asked me about what process I have to undergo before finally receiving my first Invisalign set. The aligners are custom-made, so it has to be adjusted to the patients’ dental condition. Initially, dentists will take photos, X-rays, as well as digital scans or dental impression in order to help creating our treatment plan. I will reveal about them more on my next post.
Now that I am so excited to receive my first kit – can't wait to tell you more about my first month of wearing Invisalign. Just to remind you again, if you have any questions regarding Invisalign, feel free to email me and I will forward them to my dentist.