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Very early on we noticed that Kendall’s teeth weren’t coming in straight and they were just getting worse. We know the problem though, she used her binkie for far too long but taking that away was a hard process. She’s going to be 4 next month and she has a beautiful smile but her top teeth will definitely need braces when she is older because she has a really bad overbite.
Did you know that The American Association of Orthodontics recommends taking children for their first orthodontic check-up no later than age 7? Kendall’s first dentist appt next month next month and since I like to be proactive I’ll be talking to them about Invisalign. Her dentist does specialize in Invisalign butnot all dentists do so you should make sure you “find a doctor” on the website if you are curious about Invisalign.
Myth: We can’t afford Invisalign.
Setting it Straight: Invisalign Teen is covered by many dental insurance policies just like traditional braces — up to 50% of the cost may be covered by insurance. Even if dental insurance doesn’t apply, many doctors will help parents find options to make straightening their child’s teeth more affordable. Many offer flexible and affordable monthly finance plans that can be as low as $99 per month.
Thankfully, Invisalign Teen is covered by most dental insurance policies just like traditional braces so we’ll have very little cost, if any when the time comes.
Gone are the days of metal braces, adjustments, not eating certain foods for a year or more. 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. Here are some benenfits:
- Invisalign Teen clear aligners are removable and can straighten teeth without a mouth full of metal and all the disruption and sacrifice that comes with it.
- Virtually invisible aligners, mean there is less social awkwardness to impact teen’s confidence and self-esteem during an already vulnerable time. There’s no need for teens to hold back or feel they’re missing out on anything when straightening their teeth with Invisalign.
- With Invisalign, Teens can play sports without fear of injury and continue cheerleading, musical instruments, acting and singing without interference.Because it’s removable, brushing and flossing is easy and no food restrictions to worry about either.
- Invisalign Teen eliminates emergency ortho visits for broken wires and brackets and requires fewer appointments since several aligner sets are provided in advance.
The clear aligners are worn for 2 weeks at a time and all include a Compliance Indicator that fades from blue to clear as they are worn. The aligners are also laser inscribed and can also include bands by the back molars should that be necessary. Invisalign gives you the opportunity to take them out before eating. This isn’t meant as a means for your teen to avoid wearing their Invisalign – but more-so to maintain proper hygiene with brushing and flossing.
There’s a great Straight Talk: Smart Path to Straight Teeth Infographic: that explains more. I learned a lot from it so I now know what questions to ask the dentist next month but if you have any questions you can ask Invisalign on their Facebook or Twitter pages.
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