This post was sponsored by the Invisalign® brand and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
We are a very active family. It’s one of the reasons we live in the mountains. All we have to do is step out the door and pretty much any outdoor activity you can think of is within our reach.
Even though I haven’t been able to be physically active myself this last year, Brian has worked double time to make sure the girls get to stay as active as we’ve all always been. He’s such a good Dad.
They’ve spent time hiking some of our family’s favorite trails this summer and fall. We live in such a beautiful place that there’s no excuse not to get out on the trails as often as possible. Plus, it’s a great cardiovascular workout to keep everyone strong for snowboard season!
Now that fall is setting in, Brian, Zoë and Kaylee are really starting to train hard for snowboard season. They’re out on the trampoline most days practicing jumps and flips to try out on the mountain. Both girls are growing so fast that they have to practice daily to keep their skills up as they grow.
They also have a huge collection of different balance boards. Some of them are indoor boards and some of them are outdoor boards. They’re great for helping them work out their balance for general riding and for hitting features like rails come snowboard season.
When they strap on their snowboards, they use their sports trainer balance bar to practice balancing as if they were actually hitting a rail.
When we started talking about whether the girls would need braces, we had serious concerns about whether that would be a good choice given how active they are. Like I said, they hike and train all summer and fall, and they snowboard all winter and as much of spring as conditions allow.
After talking with her, we weren’t sure Zoë would have the confidence to stay so active if she got braces. So, we decided to go with Invisalign® clear aligners after our initial consultation with an orthodontist instead. It has been the best choice!
She has so much confidence with her aligners in. She’s not afraid of smacking her face if she falls. That extra confidence is key because when you’re not confident on the snow, you can really put yourself at risk of an injury. I feel safer with her out riding knowing that she’s more confident with aligners than she would have been with braces.
And most importantly, her self-confidence is soaring because her smile is changing.
Plus, she says they’re super comfortable. I guess that’s because only Invisalign® aligners are made with SmartTrack® material, which fit better and are generally more comfortable (compared to aligners made from off-the-shelf, single layer .030in material).
If your kids are as active as we are, and you want to correct their smile, take the Invisalign Smile Assessment for them or find a doctor near you to see if it would be a good fit for your family’s lifestyle.
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