How do you feel when your child smiles at you? I remember that big toothless grin from my son in his infancy, and while I still love his smile, inside I’m thinking, “Oh, boy.” He’s inherited my husband’s overbite, made it worse with thumb sucking, and now his adult teeth are growing in crooked, just like mine did. Poor kid! Both my husband and I had years of painful orthodontia, and my little guy (age 8) has already had his first visit to the orthodontist. Sigh. He has enough self-esteem challenges ahead of him (taller than everyone, geeky like his parents, acne–another gift from us) that I am already thinking ahead for this phase of his life. I’d hate for his teeth troubles to cause him to avoid smiling. I refused to have my picture taken for years! I’ve started learning about Invisalign.
Invisalign wants you to think about the importance of a smile. Whether you’re a baby, child, teen or an adult–your smile says so much about you. It’s my favorite thing to see on my kids in the morning, and I know they look for mine to start off the day right. Especially as a teen or adult, those first impressions mean so much, affecting your social and work relationships:
Invisalign sounds like a great option compared to the braces of years’ past. Since the price is comparable to traditional braces, the benefits are very appealing. Invisalign works with a series of clear plastic aligners that are removable, making it easier to eat what you like and keep your teeth clean. Every two weeks, you change to a new pair of custom-made aligners that gradually and gently shift your teeth. The aligners are comfortable and nearly undetectable, important for teens and adults. Invisalign works for underbite, overbite, gapped teeth, overcrowding, and other issues. You can take the self-assessment quiz to learn more. It even works for those of us who had braces when we were younger but didn’t maintain the improvement with a retainer (not just me, right?). The average time of use is less than one year.
You have the opportunity to win $1,500 towards Invisalign for your teen (or yourself) or one of several other prizes. Head to Mom it Forward for the Invisalign New Smile Giveaway.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Invisalign through GoldPR. My opinions and thoughts are my own.