Friday, June 18, 2010
hey everybody this post is a late one but i've been a bit busy. I went to my ortodontist and received my 6th and 7th trays about a week and half ago. Everything was routine as he examined my mouth observing the progress of my invisalign. So he gave me the new 6th tray to wear and I noticed it felt more uncomfortable than usual, almost identical to my first experience of putting my trays on. Afterwards, I left and ate some lunch and felt the tenderness in my mouth as I was eating. Then I put the trays back in and it hurt a bit, but I thought to myself no pain no gain. Later that evening as I was going to bed, I took a look at my 7th tray to see the movements and noticed that it was my 6th tray that I was looking at ! Apparently, my orthodontist by mistake gave me the 7th tray to wear instead of the 6th tray. So this explained why I was experiencing and unusual amount of pain than normal.
So I gave him a call and he explained to go back to the 6th tray immediately, or depending on how I felt I could just wear the 7th tray for a month, but he clearly recommended going back to the correct 6th tray. At first, I thought, '' hey I can tolerate wearing the 7th tray'', however this did not mean it would speed up my treatment. So after 2days I went back to my 6th tray. I did this because I wanted to wear the aligners and abide by the way the treatment is meant to go and not suffer unsatisfied results at the end. I have 2more days until I switch to my 7th tray.