Monday, February 18, 2013

Tray 40

Wow! Is it really time for me to post about my 40th tray?! Apparently it is, so here goes. I have a bit of news for this post. First, I will no longer be wearing the trays for two weeks. Instead, I will only wear them for one week before switching to a new tray. Yay! This is because the movements are so small and I'm just about done with my treatment, so I can get away with only wearing them for one week now. This is great news for me because now I'll get done with my treatment even faster than I had anticipated. I also may not have to wear all of the trays. I am supposed to get up to the 47th tray (19 of 23 in this 2nd set) and then Dr. Kunik will decide how many more trays he wants me to wear, if any at all. I really wouldn't mind wearing all of the trays, just as long as I have straight teeth. Another thing I wanted to mention was that I also had my teeth shaved at my last appointment, although my teeth were a little stubborn and the ridges wouldn't go down as much as we wanted them to. But they do look better and feel smoother in my opinion. I had my photos taken at this last appointment as well so I will post those this time, but I will probably also use them for the final comparison since I don't think I'll have more photos taken again. I don't want to rant on since I have exams to study for and papers to write for school, so I'll end it here and post the pictures. And as always, feel free to ask any questions.

Upper Arch

Lower Arch




I just want to say I love looking at the center view because I can see how much of a transformation my smile has gone through in just a year and a half. It's amazing. But you'll have to stay tuned for my larger post when I'll post the original pictures side-by-side with these.