Growing up, I always wanted braces. I’m from a family of six kids, and I’m the oldest, and there wasn’t always a lot of money, there wasn’t always a lot of opportunity for us to have those kinds of things in a big family. My parents would have loved to give me braces but just the way things worked out, I never had them.
I was very self-conscious about my teeth and my smile for a very long time. I would smile with my lips closed, and it probably looked more awkward that way, but I just was really uncomfortable. When I made the decision to do Invisalign, I was kind of skeptical. I didn’t think that it would work for my case because I thought that my teeth were too misshapen, but within the first month I noticed a huge difference. I got so excited, I felt totally different about it.
There have been a couple of painful moments, where you switch trays and it hurts for a couple hours or something, but overall it’s easy, it’s pretty much painless and you notice a big difference right away. People can’t believe that I have Invisalign. They don’t think that I talk different They don’t notice it or say, “Let me see your teeth; you have something on there.” People get excited about it, too, because they can see a difference. People who have known me for a long time can say, “Oh yeah, those are looking so good and it makes me feel really good.”