Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However all thoughts and opinions are all my own. updated 05/07/13
A few weeks ago I took my kids to the dentist for their annual check-up. The appointment was after school on the other side of town. I drive a few extra miles because my kids love their dentist. The dentist and office personal are extremely friendly people. Unfortunately, this visit the dentist found cavities and further work needed to be completed. I felt horrible and sadden about my kids having to come back for treatment. I knew that they would experience a little pain and some discomfort with the next treatment. I thanked the Dentist and turned to make the next appointment. Standing there the nurse came back to let me know that my older child would need an appointment for braces in about 6 months. Thinking but saying out loud, “Metal braces?” She wanted to let me know so that I could prepare for the expense and the journey associated with orthodontic work. She said that most likely both kids would need braces, I went numb. I said, “Okay”, like an automated message but I knew that braces meant pain. The pain would be worse than treating a cavity. Metal braces would require many tough appointments, worse than what they were used to with a regular dental visit. I was saddened by the thought of metal braces. By the time I drove home, my heart was heavy from the dental visit. The ride must have been quiet because I don’t remember anyone talking. That evening my husband and I discussed the dentist appoint with great detail. When he heard me say “braces”, I saw the sadness on his face. He clearly remembered the pain and the not eating after every orthodontic appointment from the tighten and adjustments made to his teeth. Right away he told me about the soreness of his teeth and the uncomfortable appointments he had to endure. From the sore teeth to the canker sores on his cheeks from the metal braces rubbing, to the rubber bands, headgear and other mouth appliances, he remembered it all. We did not even discuss the expense as we were more wrapped up with the treatment what our children would need to endure with metal braces. That night I remember thinking how I wished they did not have to wear braces and fell asleep with that wish in my head.
One week later I attended a meeting introducing me to a new product called "Invisalign”. I saw the product and was immediately fond of it. As I sat there listening to the dentist speak about the product, it brought me so much relief. I sighed with thankfulness that there was an alternative to metal braces. Invisalign is a clear plastic aligner that helps straighten teeth. It is an alternative to metal braces. As I continued to hear the benefits of this dental product; I realized that my wish had been answered. I could see my family benefiting from Invisalign. Here are a few benefits that had me saying yes to Invisalign:
- Invisalign reduces pain, because they use a clear plastic to treat your mouth.
- Invisalign gives you straighter teeth for healthy gums.
- Treats a wide variety of cases – crowding, spacing, overbite, underbite, deep bite and open bite.
- You can eat all foods, because Invisalign is removable.
- You can brush your teeth and floss normally. You won’t get discolored teeth, because you have metal sitting on top of your teeth 24/7.
- Cost is similar to braces around $5000.00. Talk to your local provider for pricing on your specific treatment.
- Office visits are only (4) to (6) weeks
- A beautiful smile, because Invisalign straightens your teeth with continuous use.
So many great benefits, but are there any negatives to using Invisalign I asked myself. Upon doing research on the product, the only one I found was that you will have to make sure you don’t lose the Invisalign Aligners because you need continuous use for it to be successful. So keeping your Invisalign Aligners in your mouth consistently is a must for it to work. When you talk to your dentist about this product make sure you ask about what happens if you lose them. Have a plan for replacements to avoid delays in the treatment. You may also want to take the assessment online to find out if this product is right for you. Click on Invisalign Assessment right now and find out.
By now you are probably thinking “my teenager will lose their Invisalign like I use to lose my retainers.” The Invisalign people have developed a program for teenagers to have up (6) free replacement Invisalign aligners. The company understands that things happen and teenagers may need more replacements, so they have developed Invisalign Teens for this reason.
The best part is that the Invisalign is a clear plastic with no ugly metal wires in your mouth. Just think, no metal wires broken from eating poking you in the cheek, no metal rubbing causing canker sores, and easy to put in and take out retainers for eating and brushing your teeth. There is no metal taste, no avoiding carbonated drinks and no soreness for days after your orthodontic appointment due to the aggressive tightening of metal braces. I encourage you to do your own research and find out more about Invisalign. I hope you find this information helpful.
To find out more information, please visit:
Invisalign Homepage: http://shout.lt/gmt1
Invisalign Doctor Locator: http://shout.lt/gmt5
Invisalign Smile Assessment: http://shout.lt/gmtQ
Invisalign Website: http://shout.lt/gmt1
Invisalign on Facebook: http://shout.lt/gmYK