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Our kids are very fortunate.
They’re handsome, smart, well-behaved, athletic.
They generally make good choices, they are trying to become good people, and they have great personalities.
I admit, I am biased.
But, I’m also not blind.
I can see that they have imperfections, like everyone else.
One we as a family can agree on: orthodontic genes.
They are imperfect.
Coming from both sides of the gene pool our children are doomed orthodontically.
No hope of things going well on their own, they all three require various levels of intervention.
But, exactly what that looks like has varied for each of them.
Dude 1 wore two phases of traditional braces.
Dude 3 is in phase one of traditional braces, which includes an expander.
Dude 2 seems to be our most complicated case.
He started his orthodontic adventure in phase 1 of traditional braces which included an expander. After a couple of years in a permanent retainer, he required a second phase of traditional braces which he wore for about 6-8 months.
He is now in Invisalign. His pre-treatment to address his bite includes wearing a device designed on top with rubber bands. He wears an Invisalign aligner on the bottom.
We are confident in the choice to allow him to get Invisalign, but the journey is not without challenges.
Thinking about taking the Invisalign journey with your child?
Here are some things to know.
What Moms Should Know About Choosing Invisalign for Their Tweens
Responsibility is required.
But, it can be inspired. I’ll be the first to admit that my middle son is not the most responsible middle schooler around. I know that’s something of an oxymoron anyway, but he somewhat exemplified the middle school persona in this area. And yet, he has been remarkably responsible about his aligners. I think it inspired him in ways. He wanted to wear Invisalgn and, because I continuously threaten to metal-up his grill should he lapse in attention, he does a great job of staying on top of wearing his aligners for the prescribed amount of time each day.
But, better personal hygiene isn’t.
Which is a good thing for the middle school dude set. The thing about wearing Invisalign is not that it makes you have better oral hygiene, it just means that your current oral hygiene won’t become more challenging due to the metal braces attached to your teeth. You can take them out and brush easily. Easy is best for middle school kids.
This is a chance to do something your kid wants.
Something that is actually good for them at the same time. For once you don’t have to be the mean mom! They don’t want to wear metal braces, you want their teeth straight, they want their teeth straight –Invisalign makes both of you happy.
You don’t have to worry about the insurance thing.
Because if your insurance covers orthodontics it will cover Invisalgn. It’s just a different option.
You owe it to yourself and your kid to at least learn more.
People are always quick to rule out things that are new or different because they are new and/or different. Don’t be old, be adventurous. But, do your research. Start here: Invisalign Smile Assessment.
Learn more about our Invisaligh journey here: Getting Invisalign
Disclosure: I am a member of the Invisalign® Mom Advisory Board and have received complimentary treatment for my son as part of the program. All opinions are my own.