Diane on BirdEye
6 years ago
07/07/2016, 10:01 AM
"Review on Propel and Invisalign.
Just prior to my getting my first Invisalign trays, my dentist introduced me to the concept of Propel Treatment. I immediately said yes, welcoming the chance to shorten the time of having to wear plastic tooth-trays in my mouth.
I was so excited about cutting the treatment time in half; I hardly paid attention to my dentist as she explained the actual procedure involved. Then, the next day (after I had committed to moving forward with Propel) I did some googling and had some serious concerns as to potential discomfort. Ughâ¦ poking and blood and scraping my teeth! However, I had already made the commitment, so I moved ahead with the Propel option. I thought, âso how bad could it be.""
The actual process was not painful at all, though there was minor discomfort; (Then again, Iâm never happy in any dental chair.) The first two days were very uncomfortable - I felt like there was a clamp around my jaws and teeth. The anchors that were placed on my teeth were making mouth very tender and sore - however the trays helped the friction of the anchors against my mouth. By day 3, I was acclimated to the trays and was becoming a real pro at taking them out and putting them back in. At this juncture, by biggest worry was that my new trays (they have to be changed every 5 days) would put me right back to the âclamp around my teethâ feeling. But, good news, it was totally seamless - just a little tight at first. It now feels more weird having the trays out, than having them in. In my case, my teeth feel sort of insecure and loose without the trays. I would surmise this is because they are moving in a new direction! I think putting the new trays in before bed time is a great idea - by the time you wake up, youâre already used to them.
Itâs about 20 days now since my first set of trays; They are changed out every 5 days and Iâm now on my 4th set, with about 2 more months to go - not sure as to how many more trays. I canât speak as to how my teeth will look, as there is a way to go until completion. I will say that, so far, this process has been a walk in the park; Of course, itâs a major pain in the neck to have to remove the trays every time you want to eat or drink something (other than water), but you get used to it and develop a system of âconsumption-efficiency.â
So Farâ¦â¦. So Good!