Friday, May 10, 2013

Invisalign Straight Talk

Disclosure-This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

This is me and my mouth full of teeth.  Do you see what I see everyday I look at this smile?  My crooked teeth, and one tooth that did it all.  The one tooth I was scared to pull out myself, that I refused for my parents to pull out as a teen, and then came it's brother that grew behind it.  I have always been very bothered by this tooth.  I love to smile but am always aware of this tooth.  Growing up my parents could not afford braces and I of course did not want to be a metal mouth.  Now, I am a grown up and want to get my teeth fixed but am embarrassed to walk around with a mouth full of braces like a teenager.  So I have been thinking of Invisalign. 

Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you've always wanted. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.

So I can go about my daily life and no one has to know that I am wearing Invisalign while my teeth get fixed.  It is good to know that technology has helped with this advancement.  There are options other than wearing metal braces.  With these removable aligners, now every teen would easily volunteer to get their teeth fixed and won't have to be embarrassed to have a mouth full of metal.  The aligners also can be removed.  So you can eat, brush and floss like normal.  I know my teen, anything that will embarrassed him, he will not do.  And of course with teens, everything is embarrassing.  I am so glad there is this option for him, for all teens, and even for parents like me who never had the chance before and would like to fix them now.  I also like that this system usually requires fewer office visits, shorter appointments, and no "emergency" visits for broken wires or brackets.

•  Metal wires and brackets can cause irritation or even accident-related injuries, especially for teens involved in sports.

Oh no, that cannot happen.  I have a teen who plays Soccer and runs Cross Country for his school.  I already have to worry about sports injuries.  I do not need to worry about these kind of injuries too.

So for both of us my son and I, Invisalign is the option we would like to go with. 

If you are looking for more information or thinking about getting Invisalign yourself:

-Visit the Invisalign website for more information about the clear alternative to braces.

-Research.  Find an Invisalign provider and schedule a visit with the Invisalign Doctor Locator.

-Take the Invisalign Smile Assessment to find out if Invisalign is right for you or your child.

Have you been thinking of getting Invisalign?  Have you or someone you’ve known used Invisalign? And if so, what was their experience? 

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