I was so excited to hear about Invisalign at TheSitsGirls Bloggy Bootcamp because, quite frankly, I DESPISED my traditional braces and my orthodontist as well! I am so happy that adults, pre-teens and teens have a modern choice for straightening their teeth. Gone are the days of the torture of traditional braces! The awesome news is that, with Invisalign, you don’t have to go through this anymore! This clear alternative to metal braces uses a series of invisible and removable aligners that, over time, shift your teeth to where they need to be.
To mentally prepare for this post, I had to search for an old picture of myself with braces and boy did it bring back some memories. Those wires and brackets were murder! I remember food restrictions, my teeth not being fully clean because of that wire always in the way, worrying about playing softball with my braces, and the feeling of soreness in my mouth. As I type this, my mouth is beginning to throb with reminders of that back wire touching the inner part of my cheek. Invisalign helps with all of this, so you don’t have to go through what I went through years ago. Visit the Invisalign website for more information about the clear alternative to braces. Trust me, I don’t want you to go have the same experience I did!
Learning all of this information during Bloggy Bootcamp really peaked my interest as a parent who used braces. I don’t want my son to have the experience I had as I want him to be happy and confident while taking care of his teeth. Wouldn’t you want the same for your child?
I remember the beginning process of me getting braces. I had to have an imprint taken of my teeth. I remember having some putty placed on a tray and me gagging the entire time as they made an impression of my mouth. I was so sensitive to things like this in my mouth that going through this was the first turnoff. With Invisalign, you no longer have to go through that thanks to their iTero digital scanner! I also remember feeling like I lived at the orthodontist because the visits were so frequent. Spending hours in the doctor’s office to get a bracket replaced that came off during lunchtime or tightening my wires was a nightmare. After visits, I remember eating soups for about a week. A clear aligner option like Invisalign has many advantages. Although the cost may be the same as traditional metal braces, the Invisalign treatment usually requires fewer office visits, shorter appointments, and no “emergency” visits for the broken wires or brackets I had to endure. These metal wires and brackets can cause irritation or even accident-related injuries, especially for teens involved in sports, so Invisalign seems like the “clear” choice for many.
The days of being called “metal-mouth” have vanished thankfully, and Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are quickly becoming a very popular choice. As technology is the modernized way of getting things done, it also continues to advance the science of orthodontics. These clear aligners are made of lightweight plastic and sit nicely on your teeth to allow for more comfort. They also work as effectively as traditional metal braces! Comfort was a word that was never used with traditional braces so that should peak your interest right there. The fact that you can eat what you want, and you’re free to brush and floss normally just by removing the aligners is a wonderful thing.
Now that I know about Invisalign, I will most definitely do more research as I suspect my nine-year-old just may need some assistance with his overbite. I will search high and low and even get a second opinion to find out if my son qualifies as a candidate for Invisalign. I now know that not all dentists and orthodontists are certified Invisalign providers, and the best way I will find an Invisalign provider is to visit the Invisalign doctor locator on their website. Learning all of this information during Bloggy Bootcamp really peaked my interest as a parent who used braces. I don’t want my son to have the experience I had as I want him to be happy and confident while taking care of his teeth. Wouldn’t you want the same for your child?
Have you or someone you’ve known used Invisalign? And if so, what was their experience?
Disclosure: Although this is a sponsored post and I have been compensated all views and opinions are those of MommyTeaches-Eileen.