I can’t remember exactly when my orthodontic treatment started back in the 1980’s. But I do know it lasted a long time! This post brought to you by Invisalign is how I could have done things a little differently!
When I had braces it was mouthful of bonded brackets, head gear (with that annoying pad that always made a disaster of my hair) and big bands on my teeth. It was awful. Over 5 years awful. And my teeth? They could be straighter too! Gah!!!
I’m pretty sure that most pictures of me in my metal braces are hidden away. I guess there is something to be thankful for growing up in the film camera age – less proof HA! But I did ask some of my friends who recently have received metal braces to share their pictures with me. Look at Heather’s pretty smile!
Now they have nearly invisible braces.
I always associated braces with teens, but Invisalign offers a modern choice for adult braces and teens too! I wish that I had participated in the Invisalign Teen program (for teens and preteens) because it would have made my whole experience so much less stressful. Instead of years of metal I could have used a series of virtually invisible and removable aligners that gradually move the over time. No food restrictions either which means the ability to bite into corn on the cob without it getting stuck in your wires (I used to HATE that) or not worry about knocking a bracket loose from eating an apple (true story). The clear aligner is a greater (and better in my opinon) option to metal braces.
These virtually invisible braces are changing the way people view braces. Invisalign patients can typically see progress in as little as 90 days. PLUS thanks to digital imaging there are no more goopy molds (oh I hated the molds – they made me gag. So gross! And because of the precise 3D imagery, you get a much more reliable treatment plan.
If you or your teen need want to try these virtually invisible braces, be sure to visit the Invisalign Doctor Locator. Be sure to visit the Invisalign website to learn all about the dental problems that Invisalign can treat.
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Invisalign. All opinions and thoughts are my own.