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This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
“You need braces.” Those were the dreaded words my orthodontist spoke when I was 13-years old. I knew it was coming, but really couldn’t fathom going through my teen years with big metal brackets on my teeth.
Many of my friends had the clear or tiny little brackets, but I had the big old clunky metal ones. Here’s my freshman picture (age 14).
What a way to enter high school! I even had rubber bands for a good portion of the time. Fortunately I escaped headgear and only had to wear my braces for a year and a half. Overall I’m happy with my smile, but the braces didn’t fix my overbite and I still have to wear retainers at night 2 decades later.
I’ve had friends and co-workers more recently who were fortunate enough to wait until their adult years to straighten their teeth. I say fortunate because these days people have Invisalign as a choice.
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen (ideal for teens and pre-teens) are fast becoming a popular choice for straightening teeth. The system uses a series of clear aligners made of lightweight plastic that sit smoothly on the teeth allowing for a more comfortable fit and they work as effectively as traditional metal braces.
Because the aligners can be taken out, teens can eat, brush and floss just like they normally would. People can smile with confidence while their teeth are being straightened since this treatment, unlike traditional metal braces, is virtually invisible.
Although the cost is roughly about the same as traditional braces, the system usually requires fewer office visits, shorter appointments and no “emergency” visits for broken wires or brackets.
If I could rewind to my teens years, I would definitely have chosen Invisalign Teen over my clunky metal braces!
If you or your teen is considering braces, take the Invisalign smile assessment to find out if it’s right for you, then locate an Invisalign doctor here.
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Have you or someone you’ve known used Invisalign? If so, what was your/their experience like?