Braces have been used for straightening teeth for the past few hundred years. During that time, braces have always been ugly and uncomfortable. However, instead of braces, Invisalign can now be used to straighten teeth in adults and more recently teens. And because Invisalign is nearly invisible and comfortable and is something that will make the lives of so many teens for years to come much easier, I was happy to write a sponsored post for them. After reading this, please visit the Invisalign website to learn more.
I’ve been very lucky. I did not need braces and neither did either of my sons. However I always felt so bad for friends that had to wear them. It seemed like such torture. When they talked about getting their braces tightened I would wince in pain at the thought of it. And there were so many food restrictions. And of course braces are not exactly the most flattering look, especially on tweens and young teens already going through an awkward stage and trying desperately to fit in.
Somebody had to eventually come up with a better way to straighten teeth than braces. Technology has been changing rapidly in almost every area of our lives, including health care. It was only a matter of time. And how great is it that both the comfort and looks problems were both fixed at once?
Invisalign aligners have other benefits compared to braces in addition to comfort and looks (and I don’t mean vanity, looking good has a big affect on self-esteem, especially in teens):
- There are fewer office visits needed.
- No emergency visits required for broken wires.
- No food restrictions.
- The aligners can be removed for brushing teeth and flossing so that the user will be able to maintain better dental hygiene.
- Plastic aligners will not irritate the insides of the mouth.
- Even with all these added benefits the costs are approximately the same as braces.
What should you do if you find out that your teen or tween needs braces. First, you can go to the Invisalign Smile Assessment Page and see if Invisalign is right for your child. It was originally thought that Invisalign would only work on mild cosmetic cases but its technology has advanced enough to correct a wide range of complex cases. Learn more on the Invisalign website.
Then you should go to the Invisalign Doctor Locator page, since your current dentist or orthodontist might not be a provider, and therefore may not recommend its use. By meeting with an Invisalign provider you and your teen will receive all the information you need to make an informed decision on whether Invisalign is the right choice for you or your family,
To keep up with Invisalign, follow them on Twitter and Facebook. Do you know any of the more than 2 million people who have used Invisalign? Were they happy with the results? What do you think about this new alternative to braces?
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