This is a sponsored post written for Invisalign. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.
Back in high school, I had the misfortune of needing braces for my teeth. At first, I thought it would be cool, getting to change out the colored bands each month. However, I quickly found out that metal braces weren’t all that fun to wear. For one, they were painful, especially after each monthly refitting. They were also hard to keep clean, as they created places that toothbrush bristles never seemed to reach. They also cut my tongue and lips from time to time, if I wasn’t careful when eating.
Improvements in the dental field have made it easier to straighten teeth. Among the new advances in orthodontia, removable aligners, such as Invisalign & Invisalign Teen, are becoming the preferred choice. The system uses a series of clear aligners made of lightweight plastic that sit smoothly on the teeth. This creates a comfortable fit and they work as effectively as traditional metal braces.
I actually saw Invisalign Teen up close recently. My 16 year old cousin has just gotten her first aligner. She is thrilled to have the choice of a clear, practically invisible aligner over a mouth full of metal. It was hard for me to see anything on her teeth unless I was standing so close that she could show me she was in fact wearing the aligner.
She also loves that they are conveniently removed before meals and when she brushes her teeth. I missed out on being able to do that when I had braces! She can make sure all her teeth are properly clean before placing the aligner back in. There’s less maintenance for the aligner, as there’s no brackets that can pop loose or wires that can break. I can remember extra orthodontist appointments for myself because of these issues.
All in all, the important thing is that my cousin (and other Invisalign/Invisalign Teen wearers) are getting a straighter smile without the extra hassles of traditional braces. The straightening is apparent on a daily basis, and you can see your full smile without having to wait for the metal to be removed.
There are more than 2 million Invisalign cases in treatment or completed worldwide. From very simple to very challenging, Invisalign offers a full spectrum of clear straightening treatments for most types of orthodontic issues. Take the Invisalign Smile Assessment to find out if Invisalign is right for you or your child.
- Do you know anything that uses/has used Invisalign? What were there thoughts?
- Have you considered Invisalign for yourself or your teen?
- Did you wear traditional braces? Do you wish you could have worn Invisalign instead?
This post is sponsored by Invisalign.