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Sunday 26 June 2016

Carinn x Invisalign: Removal of Attachments and Wearing Retainers!

Any idea what's going on here? Yeah well, you probably know from the title already. It's time to reveal why I've been on pills. I've finally had the attachments on my teeth removed in preparation for my retainers! Yeap, I'm wearing retainers now.. 

This is how my teeth looks with aligners and the attachments on. I was on my 38th tray of aligners but because my teeth were injured, I was advised by my orthodontist to stop my treatment and currently be put on retainers before going on to the 2nd part of my Invisalign journey.. I'll be making brand new pairs of aligners again (idk how many trays) because the first part of my treatment wasn't working that well for me :( So stay tuned for my Invisalign 2.0 posts, yea?

Ok lots of gross photos ahead XD Dr Matthew used a special laser tool to remove the attachments on my teeth. It was done quite fast, within 5 mins and all the attachments were removed. We opted not to remove the buttons at the back of my molars though, we'd still need it for the 2nd part of my Invisalign treatment.

The nurse then had to take my current teeth mould to make the retainers. The empty blue plastic tray was placed in my mouth first to check which size would fit. Then, green plaster was placed on the tray and fitted into my top & bottom row of teeth separately, for one minute each, to get my teeth mould. It's the same process that I had to go through when I first started my Invisalign treatment.

Btw, in case you're wondering, the mould tastes like.. what I imagined blue tack would taste like. Tasteless and slightly bitter XD Gargling really helps to remove the residue and taste left in my mouth. The mould is such a thick layer that I feel like gagging at times. It gets stuck everywhere, even my hair. Worst one minute ever >< 

Anddd... This is how my teeth looks like after the attachments are removed. I just realised how much straighter my teeth looks without the attachments! 

Will be updating more on Invisalign 2.0 info after this! Ciao!

Disclaimer: [Sponsored] I have received complimentary Invisalign treatment from Align Technology, Inc & Q&M Dental Surgery JB (Molek) after winning a contest organised by Invisalign & Nuffnang. In exchange for that, I have agreed to promote and write about my Invisalign story. The review is written based on my honest views and personal experiences on the treatment.

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