When my second son, Warren, was born it was love at first sight. He was beautiful and the perfect addition to our growing family. We’ve been blessed with very healthy children at birth, but Warren did have a slight issue with his jaw.
Almost immediately our doctor noticed that his gum line was not symmetrical. As soon as she pointed it out, it was obvious to us as well. So she recommended that we see a specialist who told us that since it wasn’t causing him any troubles with eating, we’d simply wait to see how his teeth grew in and go from there. But he did warn us to start saving for orthodontics now as he had no doubt we’d need them later on.
Warren is now six years old and hasn’t yet lost any baby teeth. It is hard to know exactly what work he will need done later, but even now we can see that he has an overbite and his gum line is not symmetrical. I’m very thankful that as of right now, it isn’t too noticeable unless you take a closer look.
One thing I do know, Warren will be getting braces. My husband and I have far from perfectly straight teeth, but they aren’t terrible and we have never had any cavities. We want all our children to have confident smiles they can feel good about, so if any of them need braces will get them.
When I was a pre-teen, I remember watching my friends get braces. I was so thankful I wouldn’t have to go through having no so flattering metal braces on my teeth. But as I got older, I wished I had gotten them to have a better smile. That is why when I was asked to share information about Invisalign, I was intrigued. I’d love provide Warren with Invisalign clear braces which is available to pre-teens and teens. Invisalign offers virtually invisible aligners as an alternative to traditional braces so he can avoid feeling self conscious with flashy metal, but still have straighter teeth.
Did You Know?
Invisalign Teen clear aligners straighten teeth without traditional wires and brackets giving teens the confidence to live life to the fullest while improving their smile with braces.
Myth: Invisalign is more expensive than metal braces.
The cost of braces with Invisalign is usually comparable to the cost of traditional braces and many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign just as they would braces.
Invisalign Teen is covered by most dental insurance policies just like traditional braces — up to 50% of the cost may be covered by insurance. Flexible Spending Health Savings Accounts (HSA’s) can be used for Invisalign, making money go farther with pre-tax dollars. Teens are actually more compliant in wearing their aligners than adults, and they don’t lose them very often either.
- Invisalign Teen includes up to six free replacement aligners, although clinical data from orthodontists confirms that teens wear their aligners an average of 21 hours per day, just as recommended.
- Small blue dots, officially called compliance indicators, gradually fade as aligners are worn. It’s a quick visual check for doctors, teens and parents to confirm aligners are being worn enough to get results.
Is Invisalign Right for You?
Invisalign Teen clear aligners are removable and can straighten teeth without a mouth full of metal and all the disruption and sacrifice that comes with it. With Invisalign, teens look better and feel more confident than they ever could in traditional braces. Take the Invisalign Smile Assessment to find out if Invisalign is right for you or your child.
Find a Local Doctor
Not all orthodontists specialize in Invisalign Teen. Visit www.invisalign.com and select “find a doctor” to locate experienced Invisalign and Invisalign Teen doctors in your area.
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.