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If You're Thinking About Getting Invisalign, Ask Us Anything You Want

Let us, two Invisalign wearers, give you the scoop!

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Hi, we're Pablo and Shelby, and we've both either been through or are currently in the Invisalign trenches. Pablo is currently on his sixth month of wearing trays, and Shelby wore them for almost three whole years.

Pablo Valdivia / BuzzFeed, Shelby Heinrich / BuzzFeed

Before either of us began this ~new~ smile journey, we had about a billion questions each that could best be answered by those who actually wore them before. Here's Pablo begging for Shelby's advice during work:

Pablo asking Shelby how long it takes for aligner to seat properly on the teeth

So whether you're considering getting Invisalign, or you just got them and have a burning question, we're here to help you in any way that we can.


Keep in mind, neither of us is an orthodontist, so we can only speak to our personal lived experience!

Perhaps you want to know how much of a hole this treatment made in our wallets and whether or not this investment is worth it.


Or you're curious about how bearable the pain was for us (if there was any at all).

Shelby holding her jaw in pain because she just put new trays in
Shelby Heinrich / BuzzFeed

Maybe you just heard about Interproximal Reduction (IPR) during Invisalign, aka the process of “shaving” or “filing” teeth, and want to know if this is as miserable as it sounds.

An orthodontist performing IPR
ClearCorrect / Via

Or perhaps you want to know how long it took for our speech to return to normal.


Whatever it is, we want to help you in any way we can! Leave us your Invisalign questions in a comment below and your question just might get answered in a future BuzzFeed Community post!