Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However all thoughts and opinions are my own.
As a kid and as an adult, I never paid much attention to the small gap I have in between my two front teeth. I guess no one else paid attention as well because no one has ever mentioned my gap to me. During my teenage years, I did consider getting braces, but was totally turned off by having metal braces that limited what you could eat and required you to visit the dentist once a month. I know the limitations of braces because my brother who possessed the same gap I have, had his braces removed last week; just in time for his senior prom this Friday. He wore braces almost his entire 4 years of high school. Now there’s a modern choice for straightening your teeth. Invisalign is a clear alternative to metal braces with no food restrictions.
Some of the major problems my brother faced were various food restrictions, monthly appointments to tighten/fix loose wires, and he had a harder time brushing his teeth. I honestly don’t think I could have made it 3.5 years like he did. The major benefits of Invisalign includes a clear removable aligner that requires less office visits and alleviates the problems my brother had with his traditional braces. Invisalign Teen is also a great option for the teenager that’s very active in sports. It spares the emergency visits caused by accidental injuries while being involved in activities. Invisalign works by using a series of virtually invisible and removable aligners that gradually move teeth over time. Most people will not know you’re in treatment.
Although every patient needs are different, the cost of Invisalign is comparable in cost to traditional braces. It is also covered by most dental insurance plans and affordable financing options are available. Invisalign treatable cases includes, under bite, gapped teeth, and crooked teeth.
I find myself asking why we didn’t explore this option for my brother when he decided to get braces. When I recently mentioned Invisalign to him, he simply stated that he didn’t know about it and would have opted for the aligners had he known. Last Saturday, after he got his braces removed the first words out of his mouth was “I want to eat”.
Have you or someone you’ve known used Invisalign? And if so, what was their experience?