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My Invisalign Success Story by Laura, RDH

March 13th, 2018


Like many of you, for many years, I was unhappy with the appearance of my teeth. I was not happy with the crowding that I was getting, especially after having braces TWICE. I was not willing to have traditional braces yet again. Who wants to have a “metal mouth” in their 40’s????
Dr Grimley started doing Invisalign, and I started dreaming about how awesome it would be if I could do it. But like many of you, I have 2 children that also needed orthodontics, so I did what many mothers do....put myself last in line. That is until I started chipping my FRONT TEETH! I have done this (dental hygiene) long enough to know that the reason my teeth were chipping was due to the way my bottom teeth were hitting my top teeth. I also knew that the chipped areas were going to need to be repaired and would continue to chip if I didn’t do something about it. You see, Invisalign is not just for cosmetic purposes. Sure...who doesn't want straight teeth?? But, another major reason to get Invisalign is for functionality (how the upper teeth meet the lower teeth). Also, crowded teeth are harder to care for (brushing/flossing), therefore making them more susceptible to cavities.
So...I bit the bullet and started Invisalign, and boy am I glad that I did! After only 40 weeks (9 ½ months), my teeth look beautiful, and I am so happy with the results! The best news is that my front teeth are no longer chipping, and I’m saving myself lots of additional work that would need to be done in the future...BONUS!
Laura, RDH
Grimley Family Dental