After getting x-rays and examined by the orthodontist we learned that The Bee has congenitally missing teeth as well as severe crowding, making her a perfect candidate for braces. Pricing options were provided for both traditional braces and Invisilign. We have been weighing our options when it comes to our final decision but I had an opportunity to attend a meet and greet with representatives from Invisalign and learned a few things that are helping me research such an important decision for my daughter.
Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners made of lightweight plastic that sit smoothly on the teeth allowing for a more comfortable fit and they work as effectively as traditional metal braces.The aligners are a firm piece of plastic that fits over the teeth. This allows some flexibility in use such as being able to take out the aligners during meals and being able to remove them during teeth brushing (which is a bonus for those with…rushed dental habits).
Everyone is different and there are many factors that determine the cost of Invisalign. But, in most cases, Invisalign is comparable in cost to traditional braces. Check out the Cost Calculator. Most dental insurances plans cover Invisalign.
The Invisalign aligners must be worn 22 hours a day and have an indicator that helps parents to know if their teen is wearing them as indicated.
The aligners can be cleaned with a toothbrush and water.
Good luck and happy smiles!
|Gratuitous shot of kid. Notices how she hides her lower teeth.|
Read about our other adventures in dentistry:
My Tooth is Loose!
*Her* Tooth is Loose!
This post was sponsored by Invisialign and offered by SITS. All thoughts and opinions are my own.