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Monday, May 20, 2013

Invisalign Straight Talk Event #INVStraightTalk #AD

Having braces as a teen or tween is almost like a rite of passage. When I was in Jr. High there were more kids that had braces than those that didn't. I was so envious of those kids that didn't need braces. They were free to eat whatever their hearts desired!

I remember some of the food items that were off limits...gum, caramels and taffy. Of course, those were some of my favorite things. I remember being at a baseball game with my family and enjoying a soft pretzel. Sounds innocent enough, right? Well I was chewing a big piece of that pretzel in the back of my mouth. And lo and behold, that piece of soft pretzel pushed down on my bottom wire and popped it right out. The next thing I new, that sharp wire had pierced the inside of my cheek. What a nightmare! My mom had to find her nail clippers and clip the wire. First thing Monday morning, we were at the Orthodontist getting my wire replaced.

This is only one of the reasons that I am so jealous of those that have the chance to use Invisalign to straighten their teeth, instead of those nasty and annoying metal braces. Invisalign makes it so much easier to take care of teeth. The aligners can be removed while eating, brushing and flossing. Flossing with braces should have been an Olympic sport!

Invisalign is roughly about the same cost as traditional braces, the system usually requires fewer office visits and shorter appointments. The Invisalign website can help you with determining the cost of braces. They are also much safer for teens that are playing sports. I played a lot of sports when I had my braces with no serious sports related accidents. But, I can't imagine how painful it could be. Especially with my soft pretzel incident as a warning.

If you have teens that need braces, you should look into the Invisalign website. The one thing I addressed with the orthodontist was getting a teen to remember to put in their aligners for the correct amount of time every day. Dr. Shipley mentioned a little blue dot that is located on the aligner. When it is worn correctly the blue dot will fade and this will help keep teens accountable. I love this idea. I would hate to spend the money on Invisalign and then have my teen fail to follow the doctors guidelines.

Here is a great side by side comparison of how braces look compared to Invisalign. With Invisalign, you can't even tell that there is anything on the teeth! I've had a friend with Invisalign and I didn't know she was wearing aligners until she removed them to eat.

If you would like to learn more about Invisalign, be sure to connect with them on Twitter and Facebook. This would be a great way to connect with those that have had Invisalign and ask them about their experience.

Not all dentist and orthodontists are certified Invisalign providers. If you would like to locate one near you, visit the Invisalign Doctor Locator. You can also take the Invisalign Smile Assessment to find out if Invisalign is right for you or your child.

Invisalign can effectively correct a broad range of complex cases such as: crossbite, overbite and underbite. Visit the Invisalign website to learn about all of the dental issues Invisalign can treat.

My oldest is a few years away from this step. But, when the time comes I will definitely consider Invisalign. Being a teen is hard enough without all that metal in your mouth!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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