Monday, August 25, 2014

#Sponsored #InvisalignTalk : Getting the Straight Talk on Straight Teeth

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Invisalign. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

We have four children. They all have beautiful smiles...they do not all have straight teeth. My 15-yr. old daughter has a gap between her Cuspid (canine) and first molar tooth on each side of her mouth. The rest of her teeth are beautifully straight, so you don't even notice it, but she does. And she's mentioned her displeasure with it more than one time. That being said, she is also a Sophomore in high school, and despite what they say, and to her right now, looks really do matter. That means if there is an alternative to traditional braces, that works just as well...she is going to be all-in.

Enter Orthodontic Braces from Invisalign

Traditional Braces on the Left
Invisalign on the Right

Invisalign Teen, is an effective straighter for the teeth of both pre-teen and teen children. It is clear, and it is removable (great for brushing & flossing, and no food restrictions!). My daughter would love that it's clear, I love that it is affordable, and would allow her the freedom to live life as she is right now, without the disruption of metal wires, brackets, and the elastic bands found in traditional braces. These aligners would be great for athletic students too, allowing them to play their sport of choice without the worry of mouth trauma or injury.

Take the Invisalign Smile Assessment 
to see if an Invisalign treatment would be right for you.



Setting the Record Straight (punny, right?)

As with any product, there are some common myths abounding. One is that Invisalign is used only to treat minor or cosmetic issues, but that is so not true. Invisalign Teen effectively treats a wide variety of Orthodontic issues, including severe bite issues. The underbite, crossbite, deepbite, or overbite can all be treated with Invisalign. Wide spaces, and overcrowding can also be corrected with the advancements that have been made within the Invisalign technology.


There is also a myth that the clear braces cost is higher than that of traditional braces. That is not at all true. Just as with braces, Invisalign aligners are covered by most dental insurance policies, and Flexible Spending Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) can be used for Invisalign as well, meaning you get more bang for your buck.

The Invisalign Teen comes with up to six free replacement aligners too, and each liner has a compliance indicator, or small blue dot, that gradually fades with use. That makes it very easy for you, and for the Orthodontist too, to see when it is time for a replacement aligner to be put into place. That is handy for many reasons, including the fact that it helps eliminate the need for unnecessary, costly, and/or time-consuming Orthodontic visits to have to be scheduled.

The facts are that these clear braces are easy on the eyes (no unsightly appearance), great for self-confidence (they are invisible so tweens and teens won't need to feel self-conscious, and they are working for long-term correction), effective for many different types of Orthodontic challenges, and they are affordable. What's not to love?

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Where do I find a Provider?

Not all Orthodontists specialize in Invisalign Teen. Visit this list of Invisalign providers, and once you are there, select 'find a doctor' to locate experienced Invisalign and Invisalign Teen doctors in your area.

Check out these great links to find answers to any questions you might have:



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One lucky winner is going to get a chance to win an Invisalign or Invisalign Teen treatment of their own (or for an immediate family member to use). Giveaway ends September 30, 2014. US entrants only.

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94 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I wish these were out when I was a kid. Those metal braces I had were no fun at all.

Pat Hatt said...

Wow, that is a much better and cheaper way than braces

loveforlacquer said...

amazing giveaway! I am dying to get an invisalign treatment!

2justByou said...

Thank you so much for the incredible giveaway, Rosey!
My son just started middle school, and I wanted to learn more about Invisalign. Thanks for making me look into it more. Your post was really helpful.

Jen Temcio said...

I entered. I have crooked teeth and would love to have the opportunity to straighten them out. This is such a great option for professional adults!

bxcrochet said...

Those are some great before and afters. If I ever needed braces I would get those.

Michelle F.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wish they'd had that when I was younger...

Samantha Angell said...

I was lucky where I never needed braces as a kid and have straight teeth. Invisalign is a great alternative to metal braces!

Theresa Mahoney said...

My daughter had the metal braces and they were quite a hassle for the 2 years she had them on. We probably should have considered Invisalign!

Dan from Platter Talk said...

Wow! Great piece on such a common issue with kids - coming from a dad with six boys of whom three are ortho patients!

jaime said...

This is a great giveaway! I've had braces three times (twice as an adult. Once was Invisalign.) They were definitely easy to use!

Elephant's Child said...

Sounds good. Braces were tooooo expensive when I was growing up. And I would have benefited. How I would have benefited.

MikiHope said...

It was metal braces that started eating away at my teeth all those years ago. I really wish these had been around back then.

Kori Tomelden said...

I would have loved to have had these when I was younger. My son has them on his bottom teeth with traditional braces on the top.

♥ Vanessa said...

These would have been great I bet for me years back. I had braces on for almost two years, yep, I don't miss them!

Young At Heart Mommy said...

Invisalign has become so popular over the years. I have a friend that had these and her teeth looking amazing after treatment. This is a great giveaway!

Stefany T said...

My son has a gap in between is two front teeth so I will for sure be checking out Invisalign for him. I didn't need braces myself but would have much preferred this over the silver ones some people had.

Kristen Campbell said...

These seem so much better than traditional braces! I never needed any, but if I did I would rather have these LOL

Kendra Frampton said...

I want to get these for myself. And my teenager has already had braces but he keeps growing so these would be perfect for his second go round!

Kristi Maloney said...

Wow! What an awesome giveaway. I had braces for 3 years as a teen and so I know how much I appreciate having straight teeth. I only WISH I had Invisalign at the time!!

Amanda Kee said...

WOW, This is an amazing giveaway. I actually have to go back to the dentist. I have a whole in a tooth and its turning weird colors... hahaa Opps... On a side note, I have pretty good teeth. I don't think I would need this treatment. My teeth are pretty straight though I have a bad over bite and some teeth that are too high up/ Thank you for an awesome giveaway!!!

Liz Mays said...

I'm not a teen but I'm wearing Invisalign! I've had them for about 6 weeks. I had a tough time getting my new aligners out today, but it gets easier over time.

Menucha Citron said...

I was told by my dentist that I need braces, but don't want it because of how it looks! Thanks for sharing...

Couponing in Central Florida! said...

where was this info when my teen was getting braces??? lol. He and I would have loved it!

Tiffany said...

Nice giveaway! Good luck everyone :-)

Misty Battle said...

I wish they had these when I was a teen. I had them ugly metal braces. I could have used these. Great giveaway.

Rochkirstin Santos said...

Invisalign is quickly costly on the pocket but it is a great way to straighten teeth. Unlike regular braces, Invisalign though is not for everyone. That's what my dentist told me.

Caitlin Fore said...

I totally love this! I have a co-worker using it right now and she loves it! I had another co-worker say she thinks everyone should give their kids good skin and good teeth (if they are able) and i couldn't agree more:)

Liz Chapman said...

I have been blessed with straight teeth but i know a lot of people are not.

Sweepster said...

I had braces ofr SEVEN years (and still have a bar o my bottom teeth) and they've done NOTHING for me. I hope invisalign is a better option today because it was just misery for me.

Heather Jones said...

This is great. Braces really have come a long way since I was a kid. No more being called brace face. I hope my kids don't need it, but I'm so glad that if they do, they won't have to suffer being made fun of.

Trish said...

Based on our history, I think my kid is for sure going to some kind of teeth straightening. I'm so glad there are options like this instead of just metal braces like I had.

Lavende L. said...

I've seen people have good results with these, especially later in life when braces are just not as socially acceptable. A great option!

Housewife Eclectic said...

I really, REALLY want Invislign! My teeth aren't straight even after three years of braces.

Adrian Ojeda said...

I thought that invislign was always more expensive than traditional braces

Gabby OBrien said...

What a great giveaway! I am sure someone could really use the prize.

Ben Butler said...

I wish Invisalign had been around when I was a kid. I just had to deal with brace face. Blech.

Kath Rivera said...

I'm happy that my son was born with straight teeth but it's yellowish in color. This procedure looks promising and the winner of this giveaway is very luck to try this for free!

Marika said...

Never had braces on my teeth in my life. I think back in the day when I grew up braces were just non-existent. I'm glad that these days there are so many healthy alternatives for kids to grow up with super looking teeth!

Blue Grumpster said...

Thank you for showing me that before picture.... Now I won't be able to sleep or have breakfast. ;)

Teresa McCluskey said...

I think this is awesome! Straight teeth are great but every smile is beautiful! i do have a friend that I will send your link to though!

Nicole Williams said...

Brother in-law had those once. I love that they are not so in your face and and discreet. I may need to look more into them considering that they are not as expensive as I thought.

Gloriously Made said...

Great giveaway! I will have to past his on to a friend that is struggling with straight teeth and could benefit from this giveaway. Thanks for putting it on.

~ Noelle said...

I would love to give these a try... I had braces as a kid and this would be great to fix the shifting I feel has happened over the years... or maybe i could give it to one of the boys :)

Michelle Knopp said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Smiles are so important for self confidence.

Ashley Nicholas said...

I'd really love to get Invisalign! My bottom row of teeth aren't perfectly straight!

Yona Williams said...

My teeth are not superbly straight, and I have really small teeth with a few gaps that I don't notice, but I would use a product like this if I had a noticeable gap between my two front teeth or the bottom front teeth.

The Positive MOM said...

I never had braces, but I have a feeling all my girls will need them. Having a beautiful, healthy smile is definitely a great feature!

Krystal Butherus said...

I'd love to try invisalign myself! Sounds awesome.

Amanda said...

I used invisalign about 8 years ago and loved it! Such a great experience

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I've been wanting to look into this for the hubs! As we age often the treatment we had as kids don't last!

Melissa said...

I wish these were around when I was a teen. My teeth weren't necessarily bad enough for braces, but they could have used a but of straightening.

Lori Gunn said...

What a wonderful development for straight teeth. Metal braces are so hard to deal with.

Cam said...

My friend used this. His teeth are gorgeous!

Bonnie Gowen said...

Awesome awesome giveaway! My oldest daughter could really benefit from this.

Chrissy Mazzocchi said...

My Son needs braces and we can't afford them, def would love to win this one!

Amber said...

Wow these look like they do an awesome job! I had braces years ago and wish I could have done this instead!

Felicia Carter said...

I wish I would have saved my retainer from back in the day. My teeth are starting to shift. I needed Invisalign back then!

JaimeLovesStuff said...

One of my friends is an orthodontist and wrote his thesis on invalisgns. They are awesome. I had braces when I was younger and my bottom teeth shifted and needed to be straightened again and I was able to use Invalisgns.

Aly Mashrah said...

I'm so interested to try invisalign. After my braces, my teeth are starting to mess up really bad.

Janell said...

This is so cool. My kids are going to need braces and this is a great option for them.

Maggie King said...

This is a really great and informative post! My middle child will need braces and it's nice to know we have this option!

BrettBMartin said...

I'm really starting to contemplate doing Invisalign. My teeth have moved since I had braces in school and I don't like it!

Maddi'sMommy said...

My teeth are not straight or even. I would love to use Invisalign to straighten them out.

Jackie Cravener said...

I'd love to try invisalign. Awesome giveaway!

Shell said...

Thanks for sharing info on these! My oldest may need braces.

Lexie Lane said...

I'm glad there's an alternative to braces. This is really cool! Great giveaway!

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

I was blessed to have good set of teeth :)

Amanda McMahon said...

My daughter has a small palate so this may be needed for her later.

Colette S said...

This is very good information, especially learning about the prices.

I would definitely use them for me if I could.

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

I will probably be getting these soon. I have always liked that you don't see them yet they function to correct your teeth

Ben Butler said...

I wish Invisalign had been around when I was a kid. I had to do the whole "brace face" thing. It was awful!

marybeth @ BabySavers said...

These seem so great. If I needed braces they definitely seem like the way to go.

Ann B said...

I had braces for years growing up. Both of my kids have had years of braces as well. This product would have so much nicer to wear!

Christie C said...

I wish this was around when I needed braces! Such a cool way to get your teeth straightened

The Mommy-Files said...

I really want the Invisalign for my bottom teeth. Sounds like a great service!

Chrystal Mahan said...

I wish I could get Invisalign. Maybe after I sell some more copies of my book!

Tracey said...

I would have loved to have this when I had braces! It sounds like a really great service.

Rachael Yerkes said...

This sounds great. I had braces as a kid, but stopped wearing retainers when I got pregnant, all my teeth have shifted. I am going to need to get braces again sometime. I entered the giveaway, so I hope I win.

Dina said...

I hope I win my son needs braces! these would help so much!

Payal Bansal said...

My niece need some braces, I hope to win free braces for her :D

Thanks for this amazing #Giveaway

Michelle Martinka said...

This is an awesome giveaway! I wish they'd had these when I was in braces 15 years ago!

Trisha Grimes said...

I wish Invisalign was an option when I was a teenager! I need some major dental work done so Invisalign isn't a good option for me right now but hopefully after I get the work done I can look into it!

Couponing Away Debt said...

I love these, the thought of traditional braces scare me for my kids. I know my daughter is bound to need them!

Katrina Gehman said...

great giveaway. looks like they work really well.

ACM'smommy said...

I never wore my retainers after getting my braces off. I'd love to have Invisaline to fix my bottom teeth!
~Amanda

Ay Lin said...

Amazing giveaway! I would love to join. I needed to correct my bites!

StacieinAtlanta said...

I have been wearing Invisalign for a while now and I am thrilled with the results. My teeth look straighter!

Marika said...

I grew up back in the times when braces and such other foreign objects didn't have their place in our mouths. My teeth came out fine, but these days, it's true, I hardly see any teenager without those. Not sure what happened during the last 40 years or so that now people who don't get these things as young will have crooked teeth. Maybe lack of vitamins and minerals in the diet?

Growing Up Madison said...

My 9 year old needs braces badly so I'll have to check this out for him and see if it's worth the price as well because traditional braces are way cheaper.

Romeo said...

Invisalign has become one of the most amazing innovations in modern orthodontics. But just like most any product, it’s important we the public are informed of a Invisalign fact:

Since Invisalign technology became available on the market; it continues to get better and better, but though technology has NOT advanced to take care of some complex cases. Thus, it's worth mentioning NOT all orthodontic candidates are optimal candidates for Invisalign.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I wish we have these kind option when I was a kid.

Sherrie Bama said...

That is pretty awesome things they can do now that they couldn't years ago. These invisible braces are great.

AdinB said...

I am no teen anymore, but I am sure interested in Invisalign. I too have a bit of a gap and I have noticed it gets wider as I am getting older. I don't like it. I will have to look this one up. I have heard about Invisalign and glad to hear it works.