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I didn't have perfect teeth as a child. I was teased some about my teeth but it didn't bother me much, at least that is what I told everyone. By high school it was time for braces. I had the metal type of braces for about two and a half years. My orthodontist retired and took my braces off before he left. I think he may have taken them off too early but I still wear metal retainers now (11 years later) so my teeth are still taken care of. If only Invisalign has been invented 10 years earlier. I would have begged my Mom to have the clear, custom made teeth aligners than the metal and bracket braces I had.
The metal braces hurt. The orthodontist was honest. He told me right up front that they would give me problems. I was also a pen chewer in school and even though I tried really hard not to chew them I still did it and popped off a few brackets in the process. I hated wearing the small rubber bands too. That was rather painful most days. I wasn't supposed to have popcorn, hard candy and many other foods that would (and most times did) mess up my braces and called for more trips to the orthodontist to have them fixed. Wax became my bff while I had my braces. Luckily for children and yes adults too that want and need help getting their teeth straight the clear braces Invisalign is a better option than the mouth of metal I had.
Invisalign aligners vs metal braces
No more wires and brackets required – Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces that uses a series of virtually invisible and removable aligners that gradually move teeth over time. The benefits include no food restrictions, ability to easily maintain healthy dental brushing habits, minimal interference with sports or other activities, and teeth get straightened without most people knowing you are in treatment. Visit the Invisalign website for more information about the clear alternative to braces.
Since Invisalign teeth aligners are removable there are no food restrictions. There wouldn't be any need for whitening the teeth because of where the braces glue/cement "gunk" kept spots of your teeth were whiter than the rest of your teeth that got all the food and drink on them even with responsible brushing and mouth care. Although the cost is roughly about the same as traditional braces, the Invisalign treatment usually requires fewer office visits, shorter appointments and no “emergency” visits for broken wires or brackets. Metal wires and brackets can cause irritation or even accident-‐related injuries, especially for teens involved in sports.
Even though I didn't have the option of Invisalign aligners when I needed my teeth straightened my boys have that option. My oldest boy will most likely need some form of braces and given my experience with the metal braces and the information I have on Invisalign we will most likely be going without the dreaded braceface look for him. Being a tween/teen is all ready hard enough and if I can prevent the teasing and pain even just a little it would be worth it to me.
You can find more information on Invisalign from their website and you can also find them on Facebook and twitter. Have you or someone you’ve known used Invisalign? If so, what was the experience with it?
disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. Opinions are my own.