Smile with abandon.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Invisalign.
As all of you MomSmack readers know, my son has been using Invisalign for about seven months. It has been a fairly seamless experience. A couple of trays have been lost and reminders have been sent via text, but other than that, a quiet and lack of helicopter parenting type of experience for me. His teeth are looking amazing and as he is now in the home stretch, the excitement is building. Below are five things he has loved about using Invisalign as opposed to the traditional braces his younger brother was forced to endure.
They are clear.
While Invisalign does not make the claim that no one will notice your trays, my son has found it to be true. No one talks about it. No one said, “Dude you got Invisalign.” If he had gotten braces, they would have ALL said something.
You can eat whatever you want.
You take the trays out when you eat, so you can mow whatever you like. Then brush those pearly whites and put your trays back in. Corn on the cob? No prob.
You can remove them.
While it isn’t recommended for extended periods, when the trays are causing your teeth to ache, you can remove them and get a window of reprieve from the pain. For other ways to stop the hurt, see How to Handle Pain and Discomfort.
You can brush and floss your teeth without wires.
Brushing and especially flossing your teeth is not typically a teenage boy’s favorite activity. Brushing and flossing them with braces? Even worse. Being able to take the trays out and brush and floss normally is a HUGE bonus.
There is no sharp metal and no pointy wires irritating your gums and mouth. Just smooth plastic trays and aren’t cutting into anything.
We have done both braces and Invisalign in our home. By FAR our experience with Invisalign has been a far more relaxed and less painful experience. If you have the option, opt for Invisalign. Your kids will thank you.
While Invisalign is a client of mine and I write once a month about my experience, these statements are all mine.
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I am a member of the Invisalign Teen Mom Advisory Board. My son has received complimentary treatment from the makers of Invisalign clear aligners, but all opinions expressed are my own. http://shout.lt/ggGP