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My daughter and I are both receiving complimentary Invisalign® treatment, but all opinions expressed are our own.
Ash is just about finished with her Invisalign treatment and I wanted to share a different part of our experience today, getting straighter teeth while traveling. What we learned about this experience is applicable to those with a crazy busy family life jam-packed with activities too and those who travel a lot like we do. We even made a little video with our friends at Invisalign to share more about how Invisalign has helped us live a full life even during treatment. You can see it below!
My oldest, Maddie had her teeth straightened with traditional metal braces.
Aside from not wanting to smile like she did before because her mouth was full of metal, we also were frustrated by the amount of time we had to spend at orthodontist appointments. Even worse was if we weren't in town for her to get her braces adjusted her treatment time was extended. Having to keep your braces on longer than necessary is pretty upsetting for anyone, especially a teen.
When Ashley was ready for her teeth to be straightened I was so happy that she was going to have Invisalign clear aligners because the frequent trips to the orthodontist weren't necessary like they were with Maddie's traditional braces.
That means we were free to continue traveling on our schedule and we didn't have to make sure we were in town for all those orthodontist appointments. We soon learned that having Invisalign treatment gave us the freedom to really live our lives while still making sure that Ashley had a beautiful smile!
With Invisalign treatment, you are given multiple clear aligners at a time so that you can change them on your own without having to go to the orthodontist each time your teeth are moved into a better smile. With braces, each of these changes has to be made by the orthodontist in the office unlike with Invisalign treatment where you just change the clear aligners on your own. For us, that means that we can keep our teeth straightening schedule from all over the world. We have done it in Hawaii, Jamaica, Mexico and all over the US.
For busy families that don't travel as much as we do, this also means not having to miss sports practice or school to go to the orthodontist either.
Since I had braces as a teen and Invisalign treatment now, I have found it to be less painful than braces. It is also 50% faster now as we now change our Invisalign clear aligners weekly, rather than changing every two weeks like before.
As a mom who had braces years ago and now is having Invisalign treatment, I have also learned some other things that made choosing Invisalign clear aligners for Ashley the clear choice (pun intended).
Our teens have more choices than we did when it came to having our teeth straightened. Back when we were kids, having metal braces as a teen was almost a rite of passage. Now there is a better choice and they don't have to go through the discomfort or embarrassment of having braces. I was also really excited to see how well Invisalign clear aligners have worked for my teen’s issues. Getting Ashley's smile straightened up was pretty complex and not an “easy” one and Invisalign treatment totally worked for her. Cost is also important and I learned that Invisalign treatment is often comparable in price to braces.
Here is our video with more reasons we have loved having Invisalign treatment.
Do you have a teen who is ready for Invislign treatment?