(I am an Invisalign MAB member and my son is receiving complimentary treatment but all opinions completely my own!)
I want you to meet my son Noah.
I don’t mention him much because he’s just easy and sweet and takes care of himself.
But he’s a typical Pennington. By that I mean he has orthodontic problems. I blame my husband. He gave the kids crooked teeth and I gave them OCD tendencies. So, so many things for our children to be thankful for.
Noah is 15 years old and child number 6. So by the time he needs something, I am practically an expert on the subject. Potty training? Got it. Swim lessons? Yep, I know the perfect teacher. Bite issues? Been there. Done that. Five times already.
We have, up to this point, had 4 kids in braces and one in Invisalign clear aligners. That was actually our first child and we loved the whole process. I wanted to use Invisalign with the other kids after her, but that was many years ago and I was told that they didn’t qualify. So we went the traditional braces route.
Then, a couple of years ago, I learned that Invisalign has come a long way and they now have a program specifically for teens. In fact, they have improved so much that I am confident that the rest of the kids will be able to use it. So I took Noah to be checked to see if he would qualify for Invisalign.
And to my delight, he does! He just had to have a simple device put on for a few months first to pull one tooth forward (you can see it in the picture above).
I want to take you along with Noah and I as we go through the Invisalign process so you can see what’s it’s like for him and for me. It’s very different than traditional braces. In fact, we changed orthodontists because the one we used for the past 4 kids isn’t an Invisalign provider. You can go to their website and find someone near you to have your teen evaluated!
Along the way I will share with you our experiences, good and bad, with clear aligners and I will be busting some common myths. But for now I will just share with you this very long infographic.
Again, I am an Invisalign MAB member and my son is receiving complimentary treatment. My opinions are completely my own and I only work with companies whose products I believe in. Click HERE to read the full disclosure statement.