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Metal Mouth No More #InvisalignTalk

2014 disclosureSabreena came home from the dentist, “I need braces”. We all looked at her wondering what she was talking about.  “The dentist said I need braces  soon.”  She said it again.  I was confused because from looking at her teeth and smile she had no issues.  We weren’t the experts so we went ahead and got them and they  lasted over 2 years.

She hated them. Wires snapped. Rubber bands went missing. Eating hurt. Cuts formed. Her teeth ached. She was diligent though and changed her rubber bands when she was supposed to and the day came to get them removed.Braces Day for Sabreena

She was so excited to be able to feel the smoothness of her teeth again. The orthodontist showed us the before and after pictures, I didn’t notice a difference. Whatever, they were off and she was done with braces.  Or so we thought. Two years later we’re seeing extreme movement in her teeth. One tooth has actually turned.

Looks like we have to revisit the task of teeth straightening. This time we aren’t doing braces. Invisalign was never brought up to us the first time. The more I read about the treatment process and the advantages I wish we had known about this option back then.
Invisalign Teen Straight Talk
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional metal braces. The process is very different but the outcome is the same, a beautiful healthy smile. Contrary to popular belief Invisalign works for a variety of teeth issues including overcrowding and gapped teeth.  A customized plan is created for each patient and the aligners are created especially for each patient. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all procedure. At the end of the treatment you’ll be rewarded with a new smile.

The Invisalign Teen program shows families how easy and almost carefree wearing the aligners can be.  The results are the same without the pain, embarrassment and restriction of traditional metal braces. The time spent with the orthodontist is significantly less too.  Appointments are made every 4-6 weeks with Invisalign.

It’s simple

  • Invisalign uses a custom-made series of clear, comfortable aligners that you wear over your teeth.
  • You simply pop in a new set of aligners every two weeks.
  • Your teeth gradually and gently shift into place.
  • That’s it. No sharp wires. No metal brackets. No reason to hide that awesome smile.

Invisalign Teen Straight Talk #alternativetobraces #InvisalignTalk

The choice is up to you.  Take the Invisalign Smile Assessment to find out if Invisalign is right for you or your child. Invisalign Teen works for tweens & teens and for most cases of teeth straightening, costs about the same and looks & feels better than braces. Learn more about Invisalign Teen on Facebook and find a qualified provider to talk about your options.

If you think Invisalign is right for you or your teen enter the Straight Talk Sweepstakes for a chance to win free Invisalign treatment. Sweepstakes runs through September 30th, 2014.

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Invisalign. Is it right for your family?

I look at my teenage daughter from across the room and she gives me the biggest smile, just because. She is confident and happy and friendly. She’s got a great smile, always has. Four years ago when the orthodontist told us that she would need braces everyone was quite confused. Our family and friends all saw what we saw, a vibrant and beautiful smile. Apparently even after is was explained to me I still didn’t see the issue but I left it up to the professionals.

The day the braces went on she was still smiling. She knows that a smile makes other smile. 2 years later she still smiled but not quite so bright. The braces were still on. There had been no change in months. We left the decision up to her, continue to create a new perfect smile or keep the perfect smile you already have. She choose to accept what she has was perfectly fine.

The braces came off and she smiled again and the world smiled with her.

sabreena smiles, invisalign teen
We recently attended an Invisalign Straight Talk Event in Baltimore to learn more about the options available to teens such as my daughter. From what I understand my daughter’s traditional braces were put in to correct a bite issue and then move on to address straightening and spacing. I don’t think they fully did what they were supposed to. I was thinking recently that Invisalign Teen might be the trick to finish the straightening part of the process while still maintaining her already confident smile.
during the event we learned some key points about using Invisalign

  • more esthetically pleasing-no metal, no wires
  • hygienic- removal of the trays for eating and brushing teeth keeps teeth clean
  • less food restrictions
  • less trauma and injury-no mouth sores and cuts from loose wires
  • less discomfort-no more tightening appointments
  • convenience-less appointments, able to work around busy schedules

Invisalign takes a more modern approach to aligning teeth.  No more adjustments and poking wires and headaches if all you want is a great smile. Simple plastic (BPAFree of course) trays are set into your mouth at determined intervals to move and align your teeth. Take a look at Horsforth invisible braces for example, and see for yourself what is on offer. Of course, each patient is different and requires different needs.  Take a Self Assessment or Speak to a Doctor to find out if you are a candidate

Learn more about Invisalign and if it would be right fit for your family. Enter to win an Invisalign smile from Mom it Forward. A grand prize winner will receive $1500 towards an Invisalign or Invisalign Teen treatment. Check out the rules and requirements for this contest over at Mom it Forward.

I was invited to attend the Invisalign Straight Talk Event and compensated to write this post.