As parents we always want what's best for our children. We want to keep them safe and healthy and teach them kindness. One of the things that I worry about on a regular basis is my child's teeth. I know the importance of a first impression and a person's smile and teeth are a huge factor in making a good first impression.
One of the things The Boy and I are pretty well known for is our smile. Every morning when we walk into daycare, the receptionist actually thanks us for walking in with a bright smile.
I want my boy to always have that wonderful smile. It catches people's eyes and draws them in. He actually gets a lot of compliments already. Taking good care of his teeth is a huge part of this ongoing good appearance – and I have to admit that I'm not the best at it.
When I was growing up, we didn't have dental insurance and really only went to the dentist when there was a problem. I only remember actually going to the dentist once as a child. I got a few fillings and that was it. It is likely that I went more than that, but it was not on a regular basis.
My boy is only four years old so we are still dealing with baby teeth, but from the shape of my teeth (as well as my sister's) and the shape of his mouth now, there is a high likelihood that he will need some type of dental work to straighten his teeth. I have fairly decent shaped teeth on top, but my bottom teeth are very overcrowded. My younger sister has overcrowding in her entire mouth.
One of the things that I wish my family could have afforded in my teen years was dental work, namely braces. At the time, I did not wish I had braces because I had a best friend who wore metal braces and she had a terrible time with them. However, I would have been perfectly fine with something like Invisalign Invisible Braces!
Invisalign (also known as “clear braces”) are nearly invisible, removable appliances or “aligners” that are used to straighten teeth—alone for comprehensive orthodontic treatment or as a key component of restorative or cosmetic dental work. Invisalign is appropriate for treating adults and teens.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign Invisible Braces are clear, removable aligners used to correct teeth without used the typical metal or wires used in traditional braces. An impression is taken of the patient's teeth and Invisalign uses proprietary 3D computer imaging technology to develop a treatment plan from start to finish. Each new aligner is worn by the patient for two weeks and this gradually moves the teeth to the prescribed desired final position.
Patients visit the doctor approximately every six weeks to check on progress and pick up additional aligners. A typical course of treatment takes about a year and can vary depending on the severity of the patient's case.
♦ Innovative and it works! ♦ Effectively straightens teeth ♦ Fits an adult or active teen's social and active lifestyle ♦ It looks great! ♦ Nearly undetectable ♦ Removable (maintaining normal, healthy hygiene during treatment) ♦ No forbidden foods ♦ Comfortable ♦ Made of lightweight plastic that is custom-fitted to each patient’s teeth ♦ No wires or uncomfortable metal brackets poking or tearing their mouths or gums ♦
Five Quick Steps to a new, beautiful first impression!
- Take a Self Assessment
- Find a doctor
- Schedule a Consultation
- Choose a Doctor
- Begin Treatment
Check out this $500 off coupon for Invisalign Invisible Braces
Learn more about Invisible Braces at Invisalign.com or find out the latest information
Visit Mom It Forward for your chance to WIN!
Invisalign wants to help you put your best smile forward by sponsoring a giveaway with Mom it Forward. One lucky mom will receive an American Express Gift Card in the amount of $1500 to put towards an Invisalign or Invisalign Teen treatment.
Two runner-up prizes will also be awarded as $150 American Express Gift Cards.