Invisalign Teen: Orthodontist Alternatives to Braces

 *This is a sponsored post I have done in partnering with Invisalign Teen.  I have been compensated for this post.  But as always, all opinions are my own. 

Gabi, my 16 year old, needed braces.  She has a very small mouth so our journey from dentist, to oral surgeon and eventually an orthodontist began in second grade.  She had 7 teeth pulled – the Tooth Fairy may have went broke that night – and then the process began.  It was long and many times painful, and not very attractive with rubber bands, food stuck in those brackets, you get the picture.  Yet, today she has a gorgeous smile with teeth she is proud of.  So it was all worth it.  Madi, my 14 year old, was blessed with such minor issues with her teeth that she doesn’t necessarily need braces, but she has been asking me for the last 2 years to check into Invisalign for her.  She just wants them to be a bit straighter and she has some friends that have had great success with Invisalign.  She now wants me to take her in to see if she can use this option to straighten her smile.



Needless to say, I have been doing a bit of research, so when I was asked to participate in this campaign, I was very willing.  It has given me the insight in seeing that this option is one that probably would have saved Gabi some of that pain that those brackets caused, and even helped make that smile be shown a little brighter during those years with the less obvious approach of the clear Invisalign Teen aligners.  Knowing that Invisalign Teen is available to pre-teens and teens now would have been something that I may have checked into earlier for Madi.  There are so many thoughts that come into play as a parent for something that is a little bit less permanent in their mouth to know that it’s working, and really know that your child is wearing it as they should.

Invisalign Teen: Orthodontist Alternatives to Braces

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I learned that Invisalign Teen aligners are made with small blue dots, officially called compliance indicators, that gradually fade as aligners are worn. nIt’s a quick visual check for parents and teens to confirm they wearing aligners long enough to get results.  In fact, clinical data from orthodontists confirms that teens wear their aligners an average of 21 hours per day, just as recommended.  And 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.


So what’s the path to straightening your kids teeth?


Of course, knowing the expense of braces firsthand, I was surprised and happy to know that the cost of Invisalign Teen is covered by most dental insurance policies just like traditional braces — up to 50% of the cost may be covered by insurance.  For more information on cost and insurance coverage, visit the Invisalign website.  Yes!  Many dental insurance plans cover it!  I don’t know about you, but that made my smile bigger!

Invisalign compare to braces


How does it work exactly?  My biggest question.  It almost sounds too easy doesn’t it?  Invisalign Teen clear aligners straighten teeth without traditional wires and brackets giving teens the confidence to live life to the fullest while improving their smile.  Visit the Invisalign website for more information.  So what is next?  I am heading over to check out and select “find a doctor” to locate experienced Invisalign and Invisalign Teen doctors in my area.  You can do the same.


This is BIG!  Invisalign Teen is giving away a treatment!  Yes, here’s your chance to win with the Straight Talk Sweepstakes!


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So tell me in the comments below

Have you brought your child in for an orthodontic consult?

Have you or someone you’ve known used Invisalign?

And if so, what was their experience?  How do you think Invisalign Teen compares to braces?

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