I’m a child of the 80s. I wore jellies and neon. The first rock concert I ever attended was Rick Springfield, with Corey Hart as his opening act. I got a perm (again and again). I spent at least a year of my life saying “Totally” in every sentence.
And I wore braces for two and half years, from 7th grade through 9th grade. Check out these pictures of me at my 8th grade graduation, on my middle school basketball team, and just hanging out while I sported a mouth full of brackets and wires.
Gee, wasn’t I lucky to wear braces during the most transformative and awkward years of my life? That’s why I am excited today to share this sponsored post on behalf of Invisalign.
You’ve probably seen Invisalign and didn’t even realize it. Invisalign is today’s alternative to braces. It uses a series of virtually invisible and removable aligners made of lightweight plastic that gradually move teeth over time. Invisalign is available for adults; Invisalign Teen is available for teens and pre-teens that have their adult teeth.
Here are some quick facts:
- The Invisalign system works just as effectively as traditional metal braces
- It straightens teeth without most people noticing
- The aligners can be removed so kids can eat, brush and floss (Hello! No avoiding corn on the cob for years!)
- The cost is roughly the same as metal braces
- While the cost may be the same, the system usually requires fewer office visits, shorter appointments, and no “emergency” visits for broken wires, brackets, or to pick up more of those annoying mini rubber bands.
I’m awaiting word on whether or not my own kids, ages 9 and 6, will one day need their teeth straightened. If yes, I will certainly explore whether Invisalign may be right for them. After all, no one should have to be called “Brace Face” by a pre-teen sporting a mullet, high tops, and a Motley Crue t-shirt with the sleeves cut off!
Did you or your kids wear braces? How do you think wearing Invisalign would compare to traditional braces?
For more information about Invisalign or Invisalign Teen, please visit their website, Facebook page, or interact with them on Twitter. To find an orthodontist who provides Invisalign near you, visit the Invisalign Doctor Locator page.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are mine.