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Goodbye Braces, Hello Invisalign!

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

When I was a kid, I had fangs. Two of my front teeth came in near the top of my gums. My teeth were crooked, and I had too many of them as well. I tried to find a picture, but apparently I smiled with my mouth closed pretty much all of the time. Obviously, this was for good reason. I looked like a vampire! Back then, let me tell you, having teeth like mine did not help my self confidence one bit!

In the early 80s when I had my braces, there wasn’t a clear option…just the traditional metal. And oh, how I hated my braces. Not only were they painful, but food choices were limited. I couldn’t eat popcorn or my favorite hard candies, Jolly Ranchers. I know there were a lot of other things I couldn’t eat as well, but those are the two I remember missing the most!

metal braces

Since then, braces have come a long way. Say goodbye to those “wrap around” metal brackets and bonded brackets! No more of the dreaded head gear! Hello Invisalign!

Invisalign Teen invisible braces

Removable aligners, such as Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, are becoming a popular choice. And with good reason! Invisalign uses removable lightweight clear plastic aligners that are custom-fitted to each patient. They sit smoothly and comfortably on the teeth and work just as well as the old traditional metal braces.

There’s a number of benefits to having Invisalign invisible braces. Because the aligners can be removed, teens can eat anything they normally would. It also makes it easier for them to brush and floss and maintain normal dental hygiene during treatment. Another benefit comes into play for kids who are active in sports. With metal braces, there’s potential for irritation and accident related injuries, especially during contact sports. No need to worry about any of this with Invisalign Teen! Best of all, because the treatment is near invisible, kids can smile with confidence!

Invisalign clear braces

Wondering about the cost of clear braces? Invisalign Teen is usually similar in cost to traditional braces! Additionally, it generally requires fewer office visits and appointments are shorter as well! Plus no last minute “emergency” visits for broken wires and brackets! And if your child loses one, Invisalign Teen includes replacements for up to six aligners!

As a parent, I love the concept of Invisalign. My youngest son will soon be getting braces, and because he participates in sports year round (and popcorn is one of his favorite snacks), I am hoping he is a candidate for Invisalign Teen!

Did you know Invisalign was a clear alternative to braces? Would you consider using Invisalign for your teen?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Sunday 12th of May 2013

With two more kids definitely needing them at some point, this might be a real option for me. I hated taking Nico back and forth to the ortho and worrying about everything he was eating.

Angela Gilmore

Friday 10th of May 2013

I love the picture! I wish they had Invisalign when I was younger, just being able to remove them would have made such a difference in my life. Thinking back I can't believe I have those huge metal pieces GLUED to my mouth! And the wires and rubberbands, ugh! Everything about it was no fun.


Thursday 9th of May 2013

I really hope it works for your son too. I've never worn braces, but I'm pretty such my son will need it when he's older...he's a thumb sucker.

Michelle Nahom

Thursday 9th of May 2013

My daughter was a thumb sucker. They put something on here when she was little to stop her from sucking (and doing damage) and miracles upon miracles, she does not need braces! I thought for sure she was going to need them! Maybe you will get lucky!

Liz Who Motivates

Thursday 9th of May 2013

I had a night brace and later a retainer w/bottom aligner/mouth guard. I don't think I had a set for the top. There are more options today then were their age. Thanks for posting.

Michelle Nahom

Thursday 9th of May 2013

So many more options now! My son doesn't know how lucky he is!


Wednesday 8th of May 2013

I'm with you! I hated that metal mouth feeling. I'm hoping my boys are both invisalign candidates too!

Michelle Nahom

Thursday 9th of May 2013

I hated my braces! Thankfully, only one of my children needs braces, but crossing my fingers that these work out for him. It would be perfect because of the sports and not having to worry about what you eat!