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My Invisalign Journey – One Month Into Treatment

My friend Joanna and I this past week.

I’m one month into treatment and next week I will move into my fourth tray. I can already see and feel a difference and with each new aligner I can see them slowly becoming more straight. In the weeks before Christmas I’ll have my teeth reshaped so they can start to come together in their final spaces. I can’t believe that at only aligner 6 my new smile will finally start to take shape. I say that because all of my life (since 2nd grade practically all of it, right?) my two front teeth have been crossed over.I’ve honestly hated it. The ones on the bottom were quite crossed but it didn’t bother me quite like my top.

I have a big beautiful smile and in most pictures you can’t see how my teeth cross but they do. I’m slowly starting to see them become straight and it’s an amazing process a dream come true to be honest. Having a healthy smile is important to feeling good about yourself, while I’ve always felt comfortable with who I am I’ve always wanted this for myself. It’s finally happening!

Common problems that I’ve had over the past few weeks is my Invisalign aligners tearing. It’s not rare for it to happen but I discovered some ways to help with the tearing. It took me and my orthodontist working together to discover what was happening and find a solution so you should always consult with your orthodontist. I did find that the way I was taking them out was pulling on my front section so it was tearing right at my canines. If this happens to you I suggest you try pulling it out from the other side, or as you move around slowly pull forward at the canine. I found when I got to be good at taking them out I was often catching them and then tearing them on my attachments.

Last week I spoke at a social media event in Seattle with T-Mobile that I hosted on their behalf. I wore my Invisalign and no one knew. I could speak just fine and felt so great about my smile. I’m just starting treatment but I’m already so encouraged by my results.

I’m a member of the Mom’s Advisory Board, and I am receiving complimentary Invisalign treatment. I am also a paid T-Mobile blogger. The two are not related in any way.


  1. Pamela Waterman on January 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Hi Kristin. Glad to find your blog. I’m going to add a link to it on mine, which is SilverSmileSurvival on WordPress. I try to find information that helps braces-wearers and their families have a positive experience with orthodontic treatment of any type. Good luck with everything! I look forward to following your progress.

  2. Clarissa on November 30, 2011 at 11:41 am

    glad you worked out the kinks of tearing them. 🙂

  3. courtney on November 27, 2011 at 11:55 am

    wow you’re already seeing results in a month? i’m almost a year in and my results are small still.. did you know being pregnant makes your teeth move faster? since we are both preggers AND using invisalign i thought you would like to know that!

    I was also wondering how the morning sickness is coming, especially with invisalign! mine was terrible!

  4. Jennifer Marie on November 26, 2011 at 7:13 am

    I wanted to get Invisalign but my teeth were too crooked. Your teeth look beautiful!

  5. Joye Rast on November 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Looking Great! My daughter loved her results.

  6. Kellie Conklin on November 21, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Wow, so glad to see you posting about this! Invisalign is definitely something I’m always considering since I would love for my teeth to be straighter! I like that I can see and hear how it is working from someone firsthand, it makes me more confident in deciding to look into the product! Your smile is beautiful, it’s very hard to tell that your front teeth cross at all! Good luck with the rest of the treatment, I look forward to following along!

  7. Mrs. Cox on November 20, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Yep! Couldn’t tell at all. I actually wondered if you were wearing them, but didn’t want to ask!!