From the earliest time I can remember(but especially from my tween years on), I have had bad teeth. I have always hated it, and it has only gotten harder as I have gotten older. Throughout my entire childhood we were very poor, so my teeth were very low on the priorities list(even lower than they should have been).
Along with many other things I have promised myself I would never let my children suffer(like I did), is dental problems. You only even get one permanent set of teeth, and they don't heal, cannot be replaced(with a real tooth anyway), and are not something you can function well without.
For me, the combination of genetics and upbringing led to a smile that I am embarrassed to show. I could never stand to have my kids feel that kind of self-consciousness. If they even try to bite something too crunchy I shudder and worry about their teeth.
And while cavities and broken teeth can happen if one is not very careful, there are other problems that can happen no matter what precautions are taken, like crowding, excessive spacing, overbite(such as I have), underbite, etc.
I have always worried that one or both of my kids would develop and overbite like me. I did not want them to have to suffer through braces. Traditional braces would be just one more thing for people to focus on and judge. Kids can be so cruel nowadays and having the "right" look means everything. While I want my kids to stand out and be original, I don't want them to stick out because they NEED to wear braces to correct their teeth.
I have known(a little) about Invisalign for awhile now, but never really looked into it thoroughly. I assumed it was way too expensive and only for adults. Little did I know that Invisalign Teen is for teens and even tweens.
Not only that, but the price for Invisalign treatment is about the same as the average cost of braces. Invisalign is even covered by most insurance. Insurance should pay up to 50% of the cost. That is a huge burden lifted from me. If one of my children needs their teeth straitened, I will definitely look for an Invisalign Dentist. Not all orthodontists specialize in Invisalign Teen.
Before you even talk to your orthodontist about Invisalign Teen, you can take the Smile Assessment to see if Invisalign is right for you or your child.
For anyone wondering, "What is Invisalign?", it is clear aligners that can straighten teeth without a mouth full of metal. That vastly limits the disruptions associated with teeth straightening(that traditional braces would cause). Because Invisalign aligners are removable, brushed and flossing is much easier and no foods are off limits. Invisalign wearers can also play sports, instruments and participate in activities like dance and cheer leading without hindrance or risk of injury from braces.
I know that deciding on a plan to straighten your child's teeth is a monumental decision. The plentiful, and often conflicting, information that comes from friends, family, colleagues and even your doctor or orthodontist can be overwhelming. Insivalign is here to set the record straight and help you make the best decision for your child's smile.
I know that I have considered it(without even being presented with the need yet), and Invisalign seems to be the ideal choice for our family. I love knowing that my children could straighten their teeth with less social awkwardness to effect their self-esteem and confidence, something that most kids struggle with enough as it is.
I want them to never feel as though they are left out of living life to the fullest. he freedom that Invisalign offers means they will never have to(not because of their teeth at least). I want to always be sure my beautiful children have something to smile about.
I would love to hear any experiences you have had with traditional braces or Invisalign if you are familiar with it. If you are just learning about Invisalign, what aspect is most appealing to you?
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