My teeth feel foreign, strange, sharp, pointy, etc. when I take my aligners off.
It’s odd. When I close my mouth my teeth feel so strange because the alignment has changed so much. To the right Below is a looping video shows what my teeth looked like at the beginning and what they look like after 6 aligners (12 weeks). Notice the upper teeth behind the canines and the lower middle sections specifically.
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The video to the left below is what my teeth looked like every two weeks – starting from the beginning.
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“Time’s making changes!” Tesla ‘Changes’
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Taking off the aligners is extremely easy now. I am only a few days from putting on the 8th set and for the first time I found that I can remove each aligner as though I am peeling it off my teeth. There is no pain. This is common during the second week but I have always had to remove each aligner in two steps – the right half and then the left half because of the pull on my teeth.
Thinking forward I realized I am only 4 sets away from completing my upper teeth. That means, in 8 weeks, my upper teeth will be finished moving. What the truck!? Whoohoo!
Flossing is easier than ever. I actually enjoy flossing my teeth now. In the past the floss would get stuck or would rip because of my lower teeth. Now though flossing is a breeze. I’m expecting some of my teeth to move again so they will be closer again – space had to be created to move the teeth that were extremely out of alignment.