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When I was a teen, I remember many of my friends getting braces. I didn’t need braces, although a dentist did suggest it at some point, but eventually, my teeth adjusted and I only have one tooth that is misplaced. It bothers me ALL the time. Because of it’s location, it is very uncomfortable, but at this stage in my life, there is no way you will see me with a train track in my mouth. I have considered alternatives to braces, such as Invisalign, but I never took the time to actually go to a doctor to see if I would be a good candidate. Two of my friends have Invisalign, and within a year or so, they had a perfect smile. The typical treatment time for Invisalign is between 9-15 months.
I’ve actually been fitted for a night guard when I was younger, and my dentist told me it was a very similar process to getting fitted for Invisalign. A dental impression is taken and aligners are custom made for your teeth. About 18-30 aligners are made, and they are changed approximately every 2 weeks. Each aligner is slightly different, which will gradually move your teeth to where they should be in order to achieve your best smile.
I don’t think braces are only for kids, and I don’t think there should be a stigma associated with braces. I do know that as a teen, kids are already self conscious of their ever changing bodies, and a discreet system like Invisalign clear braces might help minimize self-consciousness associated with attaining that perfect smile. As an adult who still wants to achieve that perfection, I think Invisalign is a treatment I would highly consider. You can join Invisalign on Facebook and Twitter to join their online community.
Do you have any experience with Invisalign or braces? I would love to hear your thoughts on Invisalign!