It finally happened…
Dude 2 started his Invisalign® treatment!
Two days in and he is doing such a great job taking care of it.
I’ll admit, I was skeptical at first. I wasn’t sure if he would be a great candidate and his bite situation appeared severe.
Everyone knows that Invisalign® treatment isn’t a perfect fit for every situation, just like everyone knows how middle schoolers are -all wishy washy and forgetful.
I went back and forth about whether he could handle it -whether I could trust him to wear it and care for it and stick to the program to ensure his treatment would be completed in a timely manner with favorable results.
And, while the jury is technically still out (it’s only been a week, after all), he’s been really attentive so far and I’m hopeful he will stick with it.
If you or your child are considering Invisalign® treatment, don’t get caught up with the what if’s and the myths.
7 Truths About Invisalign Treatment for Kids and Parents
You will know if your kid is wearing it.
Each Invisalign aligner tray has these tiny blue compliance indicators on them. As your child wears the aligners they begin to fade. You and your orthodontist will easily be able to tell if your child has been wearing their aligners as they should. And no, running them under the water for a bit won’t cut it. You need to use good old fashion saliva for these to work.
Invisalign should not be super expensive compared to traditional braces.
In most cases, Invisalign® treatment costs are similar to traditional braces. And yes, if you have orthodontic coverage then your insurance covers them. They don’t tend to care how you get your teeth fixed as long as you don’t ask them to pay over your lifetime amount.
It is easier to keep your teeth clean and healthy when wearing Invisalign® clear aligners.
At least compared to traditional metal braces. As least with Invisalign clear aligners, you don’t have to use one of those weirdy little floss thingys to clean between your teeth. You don’t have to buy a special toothbrush or a water pik or any of that jazz. You just remove your aligners and brush and floss like a normal person.
You can eat what you want.
Popcorn, Doritos, Corn Nuts, Bubble Yum. All that good stuff you couldn’t eat when you were a metal mouthed kid can easily be consumed by those using Invisalign® treatment. Go ahead, be jealous.
Invisalign® may be up to 50% faster.
With their proprietary technology, Invisalign® clear alingers can move your teeth and fix your smile more quickly thanks to more frequent aligner changes!
Invisalign® treatment is not out of the question for complex cases.
Let me be the first to say it, my kid has an aggressive bite situation. At first, we were concerned that he wasn’t going to be a good candidate for Invisalign treatment because of it. However, with today’s technology and our doctor’s expertise, he was able to design a treatment plan using another device that interacts with Invisalign clear aligners to help make them a possibility for him. If you or your child really wants Invisalign treatment, find a doctor who is very experienced with using the product. They may be able to come up with a creative solution for you too!
Invisalign® clear aligners are often less painful than traditional braces.
Plus there are no pokey wires or broken brackets to worry about. Score.
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.