This is a sponsored post on behalf of Invisalign. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I never was a kid that was afraid of the dentist. Even though I spent quite some time in the dentist office due to my love of candy and my teeth’s love of cavities, the idea of visit my doctor never phased me. As I grew up, and dealt with an awkward overbite, I realized that the reason I didn’t mind was that I never had to deal with the serious hardware.
Teeth Straightening. One of the rites of passage for many pre-teens and teens. Even though I had everything else wrong with my teeth, teeth straightening wasn’t on my list. So imagine how surprised I was when our family dentist said that my oldest boy would eventually have to have braces. It was his 7th birthday check-up when we heard the news. I didn’t know how to handle it. As a parent, how should you feel? Excited that they’ll have beautifully straight teeth once it’s all over? Depressed that this will be yet another expensive bill that comes along with parenting? Petrified about the possibility that after all of the pain and awkwardness, their teeth won’t be fixed? I had it all within 5 minutes. Then our dentist said the magic word: Invisalign.
Invisalign is widely known as a great alternative to braces. Invisalign Teen is available for teens and pre-teens, which is great for my pre-teen son who will have to endure this rite of passage in just a few years. I love that Invisalign has virtually invisible aligners, which means less social awkwardness to impact self-esteem or awkwardness. It’s great to have that parental worry thrown out the window. Take the Invisalign Smile Assessment to find out if Invisalign is right for you or your child.
Now can we talk about the expense? I mean, this is a frugal website and all.
Myth: Invisalign is more expensive than metal braces.
Not true! The cost of Invisalign is usually comparable to the cost of traditional braces, and many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign just as they would braces. This is such a revelation for us, as we thought we would have to spend out of pocket for Invisalign. We’ve checked and found out that it is covered by our insurance plan. To figure out what the cost of braces without insurance would be for your family, check out the cost calculator.
To find out if an orthodontist near you specializes Invisalign Teen, visit www.invisalign.com and select “find a doctor.”
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