Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Straight Talk on Straight Teeth - Invasilign #ad

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, opinions are my own.

This is my beautiful GlitterGurl. 

Notice that million dollar smile!

This was not always the case with my pretty girl. I don't have permission to share her before picture, but trust me when I say she was a hot mess. You see, GlitterGurl was a thumb a sucker. 

So even before she had her braces installed she needed a palate expander. Which is a device that widens the roof of the mouth to make room for permanent teeth. The thumb sucking created a very narrow palate and caused some major overcrowding of her teeth. Once the expander was installed it had to be widened gradually over the course of several months. 

Then came the braces!

Metal wired braces.

Along with weekly visits to the orthondontist.

And restrictions! 
  • No gum chewing
  • No hard foods
  • No sticky foods 
  • Remember to floss

Oh and what a pain in the butt THAT was. In between brackets and wires. Poor girl had to thread the floss through a loop and insert between each and every wire!

We should have bought stock in the little wax packets she needed to apply to the brackets so they wouldn't cut up the inside of her mouth, and even then it didn't always work.

But her biggest complaint was THEY. WERE. UGLY!

What if I told you there was now an option to straighten teeth without metal braces?

Invisalign Teen clear aligners are removable and can straighten teeth without a mouth full of metal and wires. They're virtually invisible!

Teens can play sports without fear of injury and continue cheerleading, musical instruments, acting and singing without interference. Because it's removable, brushing and flossing is easy and no food restrictions to worry about either.

Invisalign Teen eliminates emergency ortho visits for broken wires and brackets and requires fewer appointments since several aligner sets are provided in advance.

Yet Invisalign Teen is just as effective as traditional wire and bracket braces and can effectively treat a wide variety of orthodontic issues including severe bite issues. From underbite to crossbite, deepbite to overbite and overly crowded to widely spaced, advancements to Invisalign's patented technology continues to increase the complexity of issues that can be treated.

Your teens Invisalign treatment won't break the bank either!  The cost of Invisalign is usually comparable to the cost of traditional braces and many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign just as they would braces.

Did you know that The American Association of Orthodontics recommends taking children for their first orthodontic check-­‐up no later than age 7. The American Dental Association says this is because, “Your child’s dentist can spot problems with emerging teeth and jaw growth early on, while the primary teeth are present.”

Take a look at this informative infographic to help you understand all the steps involved on the path to getting your child's teeth straightened.

Visit the invisalign website for more information.

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Have you or someone you’ve known used Invisalign? And if so, what was their experience?

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