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Why I would choose Invisalign

This is a sponsored post with Invisalign however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Back in high school like most kids I had braces. I got them on end of 8th grade and wore them for 3 years. Like most kids right when I got my braces off I was fitted for a lovely retainer I was to sleep in nightly. That happened for about 6 months. I would then wear my retainer some nights but not others. It would be forgotten on trips home from college etc. Finally it was forgotten all together and I thought nothing of it. Then I realized my teeth were separating again, getting crooked again and I thought well that money my parents spent was quite the waste. I felt bad but the thought of having braces again was just not going to happen to my 20 year old self.

If only I had the option of Invisalign at the time. Invisalign is great for not only adults who maybe don’t want everyone to see their braces but for teens and kids too! It’s much faster than regular braces, you don’t notice they are even there(hello awkward teen years) and your insurance covers usually up to 50% like regular braces! How is this not the obvious choice?

Invisalign is also fantastic to work with. I have inquired about it recently(wedding teeth guys!) and they were so sweet to talk to and answer my many many many questions.

I know when I have kids and they need braces Invisalign will be exactly who I go to. Not as many dental visits, no crazy foot getting stuck in your braces. Kids have it so great these days 🙂

Important to note that  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. Virtually invisible aligners, mean there is less social awkwardness to impact teen’s confidence and self-esteem during an already vulnerable time. There’s no need for teens to hold back or feel they’re missing out on anything when straightening their teeth with Invisalign. With Invisalign, Teens can play sports without fear of injury and continue cheerleading, musical instruments, acting and singing without interference. Because it’s removable, brushing and flossing is easy and no food restrictions to worry about either Invisalign Teen eliminates emergency ortho visits for broken wires and brackets and requires fewer appointments since several aligner sets are provided in advance.

Invisalign Teen is just as effective as traditional wire and bracket braces and can correct the most common teeth straitening issues — from severe cases to more minor, cosmetic adjustments.

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You have no idea how much I wish I had this option in my teen years so if you have a teen or a child that will need braces in the future I highly highly recommend Invisalign! Not only will your child love it but you will love the hassle free experience!

Have you or someone you’ve known used Invisalign? And if so, what was their experience?

This is a Sponsored post with Invisalign however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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31 Comments

  1. Carmody wrote:

    Great post. I have known a lot of people that have used invisalign and were really happy with the results.

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  2. Shipra wrote:

    Sounds like a great way to avoid braces. What a great giveaway for those who may need it! <3

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  3. I never had to suffer from braces. According to my dentist I have the straightest set of teeth she has ever seen and didn’t believe me when I told her I’ve never had braces. I had a friend who used Invisalign and had great results!

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  4. Carrie wrote:

    I had a nightmare of a time with braces. It’s good to know it’s not more than traditional braces. My kids will be luckier than I was.

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  5. Tiffany wrote:

    I was recently told I need braces and I definitely think I would go the Invisilign route simply beacuse having metal braces at my age isn’t something I would look forward to…

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  6. Nancy wrote:

    When I first moved 3,000km away from family to start my own life with my then boyf (now husband), my first objective was to get braces/invisalign over anything else – I didn’t even have a car at that point! So glad I ended up fixing my teeth in my 20’s, because I feel so much more confident now without a pushed in front tooth! I’m surprised at my ortho taking out 4 of my teeth, but I suppose they were crowded. I wonder if I would’ve been a good canidate for the invisilign, to be honest – I never really looked into it.

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  7. Sarah wrote:

    In my personal experience with braces, they really aren’t as terrible as people make them out to be. Before I got my braces, I went to several orthodontist’s offices (including an Invisalign office) and in all honesty, the Invisalign office visit was the worst. When I went in everything seemed perfectly fine and I was sold on Invisalign! However, as I went to other offices, I realized that the people at the Invisalign office really didn’t know how to fix my teeth. Before braces, I had an overbite, teeth were overlapping and my smile was full of crooked messed up teeth. As I visited other offices, two main things were mentioned that the Invisalign office said I would not need: Jaw surgery and extracting some teeth. When I told one orthodontist that the people at the Invisalign office said I would not need any extractions or surgery, he was so disappointed, even a bit angry at them.
    I’m now halfway through my treatment with braces. When I first got my braces on, my orthodontist said I would have them on for 2-3 years (the Invisalign office said 2 years, no treatment time difference!) just over a year in I know that I will most likely have them off in a little less than a year, just before my high school graduation! I had four molars painlessly extracted (I didn’t even need to use the pain medication I got!) and jaw surgery is included in my plan as a backup. I was nervous when I got my braces about how they would look, and my drama teacher was worried about my pronunciation for a performance I would be in, only a week or so after I got my braces on. I didn’t have a problem at all with the performance, and I actually have fun picking out different colors for my braces! While I do miss some food (peanuts! popcorn!) I know that the sacrifice is SO worth it! The braces haven’t been very painful at all (sure, my mouth gets sore, but it’s not that bad!) and even though I can’t wait to get them off, I’m enjoying my time with braces!
    I don’t mean to discourage people from Invisalign, but in my personal experience, I would not recommend it to friends and I would suggest at least getting another orthodontist’s opinion and advice.

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    • Sarah wrote:

      I would also like to add that this year I am in choir and have no problems singing what so ever! Also, I have only had one issue with brackets and wires.

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  8. Lindsay wrote:

    Oh man, I HATED when I had braces way back in middle school – haha, so long ago! I never wore my retainer to my fingers are crossed that my teeth stay how they are. Invisalign seems great!!

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  9. Holly wrote:

    This is such a great option for those that can use it. It is certainly something I would consider if I needed oral care.

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  10. Oh man oh man. How I wish they had invisalign when I had braces. I hated the metal and my mouth was always so sensitive cause the Ortho thought I was allergic to the metal. These are such a great and easy option. I totally wish they had them when I went through the braces phase.

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  11. Megan wrote:

    I had horrible teeth growing up, and suffered through traditional braces in my late teens. Afterwards, I was told I’d have to wear a bulky retainer for the rest of my life. The retainer impeded my speech, which was not a good thing considering I did theatre and choir. I stopped wearing the retainer in the end because it was such a hinderance, and now my teeth are a bit wonky again. I wish we’d had Invisalign when I was younger as it would have made such a difference in how difficult life was during and afterward. Now as an adult, Invisalign is definitely something I’m considering!

    Thanks for hosting such a generous giveaway! xx

    Megan | Southern Charmed

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  12. Nikki Rae wrote:

    I’ve been thinking about getting invisalign for awhile. One day I’ll bite the bullet. Reading this got me a little closer.

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  13. kendall wrote:

    I’ve heard great things about these! I love that they are clear – not the harsh metal like regular braces!

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  14. Christen wrote:

    Thanks for this. My kids both are going to need braces and pretty soon for my oldest so I value this info. She has actually asked for invisiline.

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  15. Strangely I loved my braces when I had them as all my friends had them. We thought we were cool, ha!

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  16. Alli wrote:

    I wish they had been available way back when! I had those horrible metal braces as did my kids! If my grands ever need braces, this is definitely the way to go!

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  17. Katie wrote:

    I too had braces as a teen and have “undone” them–unfortunately not by forgetting about my retainer but because my “permanent” one fell out and the orthodontist said there was no need to replace it. Maybe I should start saving my pennies for invisalign. I hate that all sorts of money has already been spent on my teeth though (so the thought of spending more seems silly).

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  18. Deidre wrote:

    I had medal braces on the top, but the top only. And for a short time. My bottom teeth are a little jack and I think invisalign would be the best solution. I have a lot of friends using it right now, actually!

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  19. Myrabev wrote:

    I have been fortunate enough to never need braces but I think this is a great idea because the other ones just look hideous I think lol

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  20. Chelsea wrote:

    I want Invisalign SO badly, I just can’t afford it right now. I don’t have very messed up teeth, just would love to have them lined up perfectly and looking all beautiful so I could feel more confident about my smile! Invisalign, hit me up for a review 😉 Hahaha.

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  21. I’ve considered Invisalign for fixing some teeth that have moved as I’ve aged. I never needed braces in my teens, so thinking about it now is kind of a bummer!

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  22. Gillian wrote:

    What a cool post and giveaway! As a girl who had braces back in the day, invisalign is amazing to me! I entered the contest and would love to win to straighten out a few problems that have popped up with my teeth after one too many retainer mishaps!

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  23. Raewyn wrote:

    An old roommate had invisalign and her teeth look great! I can’t wait until I can afford it.

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  24. Kailei Pew wrote:

    Great thoughts! I absolutely understand the difficulties of trying to remember to wear a retainer! Sounds like Invisalign has been great for you.

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  25. I don’t know anyone personally who has used invisalign but have had a client that had it and loved it. I’d totally get it for my teeth. My dentist always tells me I don’t need braces but the two front are a little out of line and it bugs me so much.

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  26. Karissa wrote:

    I can already tell my daughter is going to need braces, both her dad and I had them. Invisalign sounds like a better idea.

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  27. I have to say that I am kind of impressed that Invisalign isn’t more expensive than braces. Luckily I never had to have braces, but I will have to keep Invisalign in mind if my daughter ever has to have them.

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  28. Very interesting! I never needed braces, but everyone else in my family did… and I think my daughter probably will, too. This is very good to know. Thanks for the share!

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  29. Jess wrote:

    I was just watching a video on the advantages of invisalign a few days ago! My nephew will be needing braces soon so my sister is weighing out their options at the moment and I was curious about this. I never wore braces when I was young but if I had to wear them now, I’d totally choose something less obvious/sleeker such as invisalign over classic braces!

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