I am so excited to finally share with y’all my Invisalign experience and my journey to a perfect smile! It was over a year ago that I finally decided it was time to do Invisalign. I had braces as a teenager, but once my wisdom teeth came in, it moved my teeth a bit and they needed to be fixed. I also had an overbite which was giving me terrible headaches. I went to St. Clair & Massey Ortho in Lubbock. They also have 2 offices in Lubbock and one in Hobbs. I was a little nervous at first but once I got to the office and met the staff, I immediately felt comfortable. They are AMAZING and some of the most precious people ever! Dr. Massey and his team are so warm and welcoming and I knew I was in good hands and so excited to start my Invisalign journey.
Initial Consultation + Treatment Plan
The initial consultation consists of x-rays and an exam. They take pictures of different angles of your teeth and mouth so that they can develop a treatment plan specifically for your teeth. They also use these images and measurements to submit to Invisalign for your custom aligners. Dr. Massey and his team decided that I needed 22 aligners over a 14 month time period during this initial visit!
I was given the instructions to change out my aligners once per week. PRO TIP: change your aligners at night before bed so your teeth can do the initial shift while you’re snoozing! About every 10-12 weeks, I had appointments to track my progress and change out anything needed! Over the 12 month period, I ended up having 3 sets of aligners. For me, the worst part was having the aligners out. The little attachments they put on some teeth to help them move are uncomfortable when you dont have the aligners in. Other than that, the process went fairly seemlessly!
In the middle of the treatment, they will take progress pictures and get a clear picture of when you are likely to be finished. I was quoted a 14 month plan, however, my teeth responded very well and it ended up being a little over 11 months from start to finish!
Offer: Complimentary Consultation (exam & x-rays) + free whitening upon completion of treatment or a virtual consultation via SmileSnap.
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