It doesn’t seem like it was all that long ago when Morgan lost her first baby tooth. She has all kinds of teeth sprouting up now and it has me thinking about those dreaded things called Braces.
I wore braces for a little while. It sucked. Really sucked. My lips would get all torn up and I would get sores all over the inside of my mouth. I would go through a bottle of Chloraseptic spray each week just trying to numb myself to the pain. That stuff was so nasty when you put it on so you can eat.
There seems to be a lot more options for parents now. One that has my attention is Invisalign Teen!
- Developed by leading orthodontists specifically for teens & pre-teens, Invisalign Teen is the nearly invisible way to effectively straighten teeth. This means that your teen won’t have to feel self-conscious during treatment and it won’t interfere with their active lifestyles.
- Invisalign Teen uses a series of clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth. Since Invisalign Teen is removable, teens can maintain healthy oral hygiene during treatment. A cool feature even helps moms gauge whether their teen is wearing them as much as they should be.
- With a cost comparable to traditional braces and features specifically designed to meet the needs of teens, Invisalign Teen is a great alternative to “metal mouth.”
- Invisalign Teen utilizes an advanced 3D imaging technology which involves taking a set of images at the beginning of treatment to determine the best treatment plan, then documenting the progression of movement through the end result. What’s really cool about this process is that once in treatment, the progress of teeth movement is monitored online so at each appointment, patients can actually see how close they are to achieving the end result. Not only do these clear aligners reduce installation time, but they require fewer visits for adjustments and in many cases, shorter treatment time.
- This is also relevant even for moms with younger children because the American Association of Orthodontists (http://www.braces.org) recommends that all children have a orthodontic check up no later than age 7, as some orthodontic problems may be easier to correct if treated early instead of waiting until the permanent teeth have come in. Pre-teens can also be candidates for Invisalign Teen due to unique “eruption tabs” built into the aligner to accommodate molars that have not yet come in.
As we quickly approach the time of needing Braces I think this is an option I will seriously be considering. I mean, I never smiled those years I had braces…I want to see my kid continue to smile on a daily basis! I received a sample to check out and it is so cool! It’s like nothing! I would have loved these instead of Braces! So go check it out as an alternative to Braces!~
If you have used these I would love to know what you think!
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