I made it through the first two weeks and lived to tell the tale! From all other blog posts I’ve read on this subject (which as A LOT), everyone kept saying two just hold on and make it through the first two weeks: the lisp, the routines, the odd feeling of plastic will all fall into place.
Like we have a choice, right? What if I didn’t want to go through it after those two weeks? I mean, the doc drilled holes into my jaw to make my teeth move. What would my mouth decide to do if I said, eh, this isn’t for me after all.
Best news so far: I went home this past weekend, and neither my family nor my friends even noticed I had them until I took them out to eat. I wasn’t expecting that at all!
So anyway, I just had a follow-up with the orthodontist, and everything is going well so far. I have to get some spacing done about half way through.. apparently that involves in in-office procedure of sandpapering my teeth to file them down. Sounds good, I’ll take it! More good news, I may not need to do another round of Propel after all. We shall see.
The take-away so far:
– you DO get used to the aligners in your mouth, over time. I honestly barely notice them anymore.
– your lisp DOES go away. Mine took about a week.
– Filing down your aligners is crucial. My tongue and gums were uber cut up last week because I didn’t do a thorough enough job filing. This week, I took a solid hour the night before I changed them to make sure all of my edges were smooth.