When I was a kid I had a really bad problem with sucking my thumb and I think that as I got older the habit really started to have an affect on the incoming teeth. Even when my parents and I had thought that I had stopped, sometimes they would come in and check in on me in the middle of the night and there I would be, thumb in mouth. I had no recollection of doing it while I was awake but then all of the sudden as soon as I fell asleep there it was. I know that a lot of kids go through this or something similar but I think that my situation was particularly troublesome because it lasted throughout the process when my adult teeth were coming in and to the point where I was decently old to be doing it.
I am pretty sure that this unconscious habit is what lead me to have braces twice as a young kid. This, however obnoxious, I guess is not really that big of a deal. I am sure my parents were not thrilled about paying for braces twice for me and then twice more for my little sister but well, a lot of kids have to get braces, it is just a thing that happens with kids. The problem with my teeth in particular was thought that no matter how straight we got them with the braces, a year or so after they came off every time my teeth would start to move again right back to where they were pre-braces. This happened even after the last time that I had gotten my braces removed when I was around fifteen or sixteen. By this point I had long given up my night habit of thumb to mouth but it was like by that point my teeth had already picked their preferred spot and did not want to budge from there.
As a young adult my teeth still do not want to budge much from their deformed placement. It is not terribly bad but it is enough that I am a little bit uncomfortable with my smile. I had thought quite a bit about getting Invisalign to fix my teeth again but I am a little bit apprehensive of spending all of the money for Invisalign only for my teeth to go right back to where they were before. There is no guarantee that this is the way it will go after I stop with the Invisalign but if the history of my teeth has taught me anything it is that the realignment of my teeth is a strong possibility after the Invisalign. I have not checked into exactly how much the Invisalign would be or even if my insurance plan would cover any part of it but if the Invisalign isn’t too expensive it might be worth a shot. Then if my teeth start to try and move around again I can always start wearing the last Invisalign tray again and try to push my teeth back to their desired position.