this post is sponsored by Invisalign however all thoughts and opinions are my own.
i have always wanted straight teeth. growing up my teeth weren't terribly crooked but they weren't nice and straight either. this was during a time when braces were not an automatic option but rather something an occasional friend tried. now it seems as though more often than not an adolescent will take a year or two to get their teeth straightened out before adulthood. but what do you do if you are an adult who wants straight teeth? this is where the option of Invisalign comes in. straight teeth without the embarrassment of braces? no 'metal mouth', no food getting stuck in your brackets, no more worries about smiling in photos.
what is Invisalign? Invisalign is a series of nearly invisible removable aligners that are used to gradually straighten teeth without metal or wires. Invisalign treatment capabilities are not limited to cosmetic cases. due to many advances in its proprietary technology, Invisalign can effectively correct a broad range of more complex cases such as overly crowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, open bite, cross bite, overbite and underbite.
each patient's are different and there are many factors that determine the cost of Invisalign treatment but in most cases Invisalign's cost is comparable to the cost of traditional braces. many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment and many offices offer financing options.
if you are wondering how long it will take for your Invisalign treatment that will be determined by the treating doctor, however the average case takes about a year. treatment time is similar to that of metal braces and in some cases can be shorter. as an adult you would visit your doctor once every six weeks or so to ensure that treatment is progressing as planned and to receive your next set of aligners.
to find a doctor near you who can provide Invisalign treatments use this Doctor Locator HERE
to take the Smile Assessment to see if Invisalign is right for you use this Smile Assessment HERE
if the above infographic doesn't convince you that it is time to take action let me attest that straightening my teeth was one of the best things i have done for myself. it has made me so much more confident in my appearance. i can smile without feeling self conscious of my teeth and i think a smile is a person's greatest asset. while i may not have gone the traditional route by getting my teeth straightened in my thirties, it is never to late to make that change. my mother and i had braces at the same time and she has no regrets either.
what are your thoughts on teeth straightening as an adult? would you try it?