I've touched on the subject of braces and crooked teeth a few times here on the blog. While I never got the opportunity to have them when I was a teen, I am happy to say that my girls all got them when they where younger, so they will never have to know what it is like to be made fun of for having misaligned teeth. While it's not something that bothers me a lot now, when I was younger it made my life pretty hard. That's why it was so important for me to get my kids to an orthodontist as early as possible to get their first check ups. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends taking children for their first orthodontic check-up no later than age 7. My girls ended up getting their braces pretty young and I don't remember finding out about Invisalign until later, but now that I know more about them, I wish it had been an option for us back then. That is why I want to talk about the benefits if Invisalign today, I think it's important information to have in case you have a son or daughter who is ready to see the orthodontist.
Invisalign Teen is available to pre-teens and teens and is a great alternative to traditional braces for many reasons. One of the main reasons is that because of the virtually invisible aligners, there is less social awkwardness to impact teen's confidence and self-esteem during an already vulnerable time. If you remember your teen years, you will probably remember how cruel other kids can be. With Invisalign there’s no need for teens to hold back or feel they’re missing out on anything when straightening their teeth. Most of the time, no one is even going to notice that they are wearing anything and your child can get their teeth straightened in privacy.
Myth: Invisalign is more expensive than metal braces. One of the bigger questions when it comes to Invisalign is cost. Invisalign Teen costs about the same as braces and Invisalign Teen is covered by most dental insurance policies just like traditional braces -- up to 50% of the cost may be covered by insurance. Not all orthodontists specialize in Invisalign Teen. Visit www.invisalign.com and select "find a doctor" to locate experienced Invisalign and Invisalign Teen doctors in your area.
Munkey is only 19 now and had her braces taken off four years ago, or I would definitely have her get Invisalign. I am so intrigued by Invisalign that I might even look into them for myself. Having straight teeth would be pretty neat and such a confidence booster, even to an old lady like me. If your child will be needing braces, definitely make the time to check them out and see if they are a good option for them. Find out more by visiting the Invisalign website.
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