Hi, my loves,
Almost a year ago I went through my mails like every day, answered one after the other, deleted spam and sorted out completed projects. But one of these mails really changed my life: Invisalign’s request for the Invisalign #SmileSquad!
Why was this request so special for me?
Since my childhood my teeth have always been a big topic for me, because as you already know my second incisors just didn’t come after my milk teeth. Even though the shock was great at the beginning, I quickly came to terms with it. As a child at the age of 7, I might not have been able to assess the consequences of this, because since this diagnosis, the subject of teeth has always been associated with stress, pain and complications for me. After a loose braces, the first fixed braces followed. But the treatment did not create enough space for implants, so I needed a second fixed brace. Now there was enough space, but unfortunately my teeth were shifted back to the negative. As much as I was happy about my new teeth and my great implants, my crooked teeth bothered me again. I mean 6 years of braces for this result? ☹
But even that I accepted sometime, although I flirted again and again with an Invisalign treatment. Nevertheless, I was unsure whether the Invisalign Aligners would be compatible with my everyday life, whether there would be new pain and whether it would really be worth it for me.
But then suddenly there was the mail from Invisalign. Already when I read the subject, joyful nervousness rose in me. I quickly skimmed the lines and could hardly believe my luck. :O whether I would have dared also without this inquiry to the treatment? I don’t know … but to anticipate that: All my doubts were absolutely unfounded. 😀
When it then actually went off
Only a few weeks after the first mail the first big highlight followed: The Invisalign Event in London. It was just cool to meet other people of the Invisalign #SmileSquad and to exchange expectations and experiences. Find out more here.
But the first steps of my Invisalign started in September. My first appointment with the orthodontist was due. Everything about my first steps and my excitement before the first appointment can be found here .
Even though I thought you couldn’t be more excited: 14 days later, when I was supposed to pick up my Invisalign Aligner, I was actually even more nervous. Because of my history I was really afraid to have another half year of pain in front of me. Fortunately, the friendly atmosphere of Dr. Klos’s practice calmed me down. After a short wait I was ready: All my muscles tightened when Dr. Klos carefully used my first Invisalign Aligner. I waited for the pain – but nothing happened. Unsure I drove over my teeth and bit carefully. Nothing! No pain! Asking I looked at Dr. Klos, who confirmed with a friendly smile that everything would fit perfectly. A smile spread to my face, for at that very moment I knew that my dental history would take a positive turn. For the first time a visit to the orthodontist was no longer associated with pain and fear, but with joy at what was to come!
Slowly my heart and all the tension calmed down a lot. The feeling became even better when Dr. Klos gave me 8 more Aligners, which I had to change after each week. How now? No orthodontist for 2 months? It can hardly get any better! As tense as I had entered the practice, as relieved I walked, yes I almost danced out.
On the way home I drove over my teeth several times in disbelief to feel the Invisalign Aligners, but except that my teeth were now super smooth and felt like after a tooth cleaning, everything was as usual. Wow! Yes, I couldn’t stop smiling and so the expression #SmileSquad got a real meaning for me for the first time. 😉
The time passed quickly and so I learned to appreciate the advantages of the Invisalign Aligner more and more. It was the little joys of everyday life that made me smile again and again: Eating what I wanted without fear of losing a bracket, brushing my teeth without complicated cleaning tools and the most important thing: no pain. I didn’t even know why I was so worried anymore! 😀
With all my euphoria I completely forgot that the Invisalign Aligners actually perfected my teeth.