How many times have you met a person with a bashful grin, but not nearly a smile? It happens more often than we expect. Some people don't even realize they do it.
Self consciously, they know their smile isn't in the best shape and instead of giving you the full view, they hide it and put forth effort to project one of their best assets instead (humor, looks, intelligence, etc).
We all like to show our best selves, but not the parts of ourselves that aren't the best. It starts when we're young and our confidence builds.
As teenagers we didn't notice all of the things about us that were awkward (skinny legs, lanky arms, stringy hair...we all looked funny at some point), but right away we noticed crooked teeth and even worse, trying to correct them with braces. All of our other insecurities surfaced later.
I remember some of my classmate's orthodontists trying to pretty their braces up with colored rubber bands and a rainbow smile, but at the end of the day braces are braces.
Working on correcting a smile can be an uncomfortable period in life for teens. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be this way. Straightening teeth for a perfect smile without a mouth full of metal and rubber bands has been made possible by Invisalign.
Invisalign (also known as “clear braces”) are nearly invisible, removable appliances or “aligners” used to straighten teeth—alone for comprehensive orthodontic treatment or as a key component of restorative or cosmetic dental work. Invisalign is appropriate for treating adults and teens.
Since teens are already going through such an awkward stage in their lives, it makes sense to opt for corrective enhancements that don't add to the awkwardness. Just like adults, young people prefer contacts over glasses and the same goes for a mouth without metal. The embarrassment is not necessary today with the option of Invisalign Teen.
Read all about the advantages of Invisalign over braces here.
How Invisalign Teen Works
- Invisalign Teen uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth, without metal or wires. After detailed impressions are taken of the teeth, Align utilizes proprietary 3D computer imaging technology to map the patient’s complete treatment from start to finish. Teens wear each aligner for about two weeks. During this time, the aligners gradually move their teeth until they achieve the prescribed final position.
- Patients typically visit their doctor once every six weeks or so to ensure treatment is progressing as planned, and to receive their next few sets of aligners.
Note: Every patient’s needs are different and there are many factors that determine the cost of Invisalign treatment. Often comparable in cost to traditional braces, Invisalign is covered by most insurance and financing options are frequently available
See Invisalign Before and After Photos here.
Enter the Invisalign New Smile Giveaway to win a beautiful smile for FREE from Mom It Forward!
Invisalign is teaming up with Mom It Forward to help moms understand the importance of a good smile and is hosting a sweepstakes to give one lucky mom $1500 to spend on improving their smile or their child’s smile and two runner ups will be selected to win $150 American Express Gift Cards. To enter, simply click the (Invisalign New Smile Giveaway) link and follow the steps outlined. Winners will be randomly selected on or before July 31st, 2012.
This post is sponsored by Invisalign. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Photo Credit: Colorado Springs Orthodontics, IanCoulter via photo pin cc,