These are the pictures that I took on the day of my impressions prior to any Invisalign treatment. I will attempt to obtain the pictures that my Invisalign orthodontist took at my impressions appointment and post them. For now I thought these might be a useful reference. As you can see from the first picture I have rather a large overbite, and can actually insert the tip of my index finger easily between my top and bottom teeth.
The photo above shows just how out of line my midlines are although my dentist has told me that we won’t be able to get these perfect. We are aiming for good enough. You can also see in the pictures above my old discoloured crown, on the tooth to the immediate left of my two front teeth. I cannot have this replaced until Invisalign is finished, it will then be replaced and the gumline lifted. Yikes. This is something I’m really terrified of.
The final pictures of my arches show the stray tooth across the bottom of my mouth. This wasn’t actually nearly so wonky before the failed extraction, and is the tooth that is causing all the headaches for my orthodontist and for all the other orthodontists whose opinion I sought.
As you can see, my arch doesn’t look too crazy at the top except at the front, but my arches are also not wide enough. Although it’s difficult at my age, the orthodontist will attempt to make my arch wider as this looks better and gives a more Hollywood type of smile.