Thanks to everyone for all your recent comments, it is great to see that people are actually reading this.
As I wrote in my last post I have a small crack in tray number 6, but had decided to ignore it. To cut a long story short, this morning I gave in to my conscience and called the orthodontist. I am paying so much that I really don’t want to compromise this process.
The good news is that he said that as long as the tray is still wearable and hasn’t completely broken I can just wear it. I think this is probably because I am in Australia, and all my trays are sent from the Invisalign production factory in the US. Consequently if we waited for a new one it might take weeks to arrive. I’m not sure the advice would be the same if I were a patient in the US, for example.
Anyway, I am happy to wear it, I feel that it is still doing it’s job as there is significant pressure on the teeth in question and the crack is very small. If it breaks I have to call him again. So, for the next 2 weeks I will be removing that tray very gingerly. I feel better however just for having called.
As an aside, 48 hours in, the trays are still very tight- so much so that I have had a mild headache for the last 2 days. They are gradually loosening, but still feel significantly tighter than other trays have at this point. Hopefully that means my teeth are really working hard this set.