This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I was about 13 years old when my dentist told me I needed braces. I’ll have to admit, I thought I was pretty awesome. I looked forward to showing off my metal mouth and wearing hot pink rubber bands around my brackets. This fantasy, however, soon came to a screeching halt, when I actually started to wear the braces.
For starters, they made impressions of my teeth with gross tasting dental mold material. I will never forget how gross my mouth felt as the dental mold hardened around my teeth. To make matters worse, someone stole my molds out of my orthodontist’s car, so I had to go through the whole process again. Lucky me!
My braces were pretty painful. My teeth ached and the metal brackets irritated the inside of my mouth. I regularly had to return the dentist, because I often broke my bottom brackets in my sleep. This cycle continued for several years. I was so happy to get my braces removed that I celebrated with popcorn and gum (two things I could never eat while wearing braces).
Today, parents can choose for their children to wear Invisalign clear aligner trays instead of braces. These patients also benefit from additional technological innovations. Invisalign has made it possible for patients to get digital 3d imaging through the use of an iTero wand and digital scans. As a result, unlike me, patients don’t have to get the goopy, gross dental molds.
Benefits of Invisalign:
-You can take the aligners out to eat. You can actually eat popcorn, caramels and gum!
-You don’t have to clean around metal brackets. You take the aligners out to brush your teeth.
-Invisalign aligners are barely visible to the people around you.
-You don’t have to endure the torturous braces tightening process.
-Invisalign is available for adults and Invisalign Teen is available for pre-teens and teens.
I would love to hear about your experience with braces or Invisalign. What are your thoughts?