Invisalign Update: Tray 21/30

It’s been a while since I wrote a post about my Invisalign update. It’s pretty crazy to think how quickly time passes. I am already on tray 21/30. That means I have another 18 weeks to go until I am done thirty trays, it’ll be over sixty weeks! Based on what I have heard and read about Invisalign, it’s not uncommon to have to do a couple more weeks after the first set. The next set is known as the refinement period. I’m thinking I’ll have to do another few weeks but only time will tell, my dentist hasn’t said anything about that yet.

Oddly enough, the posts about my Invisalign journey are the most read and bring the most traffic to the blog. This is likely because of how many people are looking for insight and reviews before committing to the treatment plan. After all, it’s not cheap and can be a bit intimidating. However, I am already super happy with the results. My teeth look great and I am looking forward to seeing the final result. The worst part of Invisalign actually has it’s benefits… that would be the hygiene part. It is certainly a nuisance having to clean my trays and teeth after I eat anything. The plus is that I brush, floss and rinse my mouth more frequently. Not to mention, I am snacking less because of the work involved in taking the trays out and cleaning them. Truth be told, sometimes it’s not always easy to do a full clean and sometimes it’s just awkward popping your trays in and out. I’ve had to improvise and honestly, I take my trays out in public with no shame. Some tricks for on the fly cleaning include using the mini, disposable toothbrushes that don’t require any water. When times are rough, I just do a good rinse with water and try my best to clean up my trays!

Since I am close (but not really close) to finishing, I can’t wait to hear about a retention plan so that I can keep these teeth aligned and looking their best. Despite my dental hygenist telling me I have very white teeth last weekend, I will definitely be looking into whitening trays once I complete all my trays! I have had a company reach out to partner with for promotion of their teeth whitening service but unfortunately, it just doesn’t make sense for me to get custom whitening trays right now because my teeth are constantly moving around.

Anyways, I hope this helps! If you have any questions about Invisalign you can always send me a DM on Instagram, shoot me an email or leave a comment on this post!

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