I am getting an assessment for Invisalign soon and would love to know your thoughts (and reader’s comments!) as I saw on Twitter you had them fitted? Thanks, Catherine.
Catherine, I would love nothing more than to discuss the plastic trays that have resided in my mouth in recent weeks. As they are kind of all I think and talk about at the moment, it seems appropriate to also write about them.
Now, if you’re like A Lot of People, you will be kind and flattering and say something like:
“But Zoe, despite your revolting habit of wiping fingers with excess lip gloss on them onto your legs, we will forgive you, because you have straight teeth! In lieu of said straight teeth, would you go and have Invisalign? What, are you some kind of LOONY? Some kind of SUCKER FOR DENTAL VISITS? A disturbed PLASTIC FETISHIST?”
While I very much appreciate the compliment regarding my straight teeth, I must aggressively assure these people that there is more to Invisalign than straightening.
For those who have never heard of Invisalign: They are a very modern and invisible way to sort your teeth out, consisting of what is essentially clear, plastic mouthguards that sit tightly over your teeth and gently persuade them to shift into a new position with money, diamonds, bicycles and other tantalising bribes.
If it’s appropriate for one’s teethy issues, (and sadly, it isn’t always), it is a terrific and far more cosmetically pleasing alternative to traditional braces. Just ask D. Goodrem, J. Bieber and any other famous friends you might have.
So, here’s why I have these trays in, and why I will continue to have them in for 22 hours a day for six months. (I got off lightly; some rascals have them in for two whole years.)…