A Clear Alternative to Braces with Invisalign and Invisalign Teen

Invisalign logoI did not wear braces on my teeth growing up, but I can remember what braces were like for friends back in grade school and high school. With mouths full of metal, they were restricted from eating certain foods and complained a lot about pain.  I seem to remember a lot of missed school for the many appointments for adjusting those braces, too.  These days, there are much better options for straightening teeth.  Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, a system of clear, removable aligners made of lightweight plastic, are becoming a popular choice.

Invisalign 2As a mom of two, I am excited about the innovations in the world of straightening teeth.  I know now that my kids will have a more modern choice than the old metal braces of my youth.  Teens (and adults) today can enjoy the benefits of no food restrictions, less interference with sports, and maintaining healthy brushing habits.  I love that my kids will have the option of clear braces, if needed, and the aligners will be almost invisible on the teeth.  The Invisalign website has more information on the benefits of this alternative to braces.

Thanks to this new technology, teens and adults can now see progress on their teeth in as little as 90 days.  In the past, patients would have to wait until metal braces are removed to see how their smile had improved.  Another major improvement in the technology is the use of digital imaging used to take dental impressions.  Patients no longer have to deal with uncomfortable molds in their mouths.  I can’t imagine putting my kids through that!

Invisalign 3If you or your child are a candidate for teeth straightening, Invisalign could be for you!  I was very happy to learn that the cost for Invisalign is roughly the same as traditional braces also.  Consider getting a second opinion if you are told you or your child is not a candidate for Invisalign.  The best way to find an Invisalign provider is to visit the Invisalign Doctor Locator, since not all providers are certified for Invisalign.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Have you used Invisalign for yourself or your child?  What has your experience been like?


  1. July 6, 2017 / 10:46 am

    Thanks for clear explanation about Invisalign treatment. I have updated some information about using the Invisalign Treatment we can straighten the crooked teeth.

  2. June 29, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    No more embarrassing smile with traditional metal braces. Invisalign totally change whole thing to align misaligned tooth. Thanks for sharing this article.

  3. June 14, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    I’ve been wanting to straighten my teeth for quite some time now. Since I am older, I’ve been wanting to look at alternatives to braces. I’m glad that you mentioned Invisalign braces. Having something that works as metal braces, but doesn’t bring metal bulk is very appealing. Hopefully I can find a dentist that will help me fix my smile.

  4. May 21, 2013 / 10:06 am

    I had braces as a kid and oh my gosh, I don’t think anyone on earth hated it more than I did haha. I remember trying to cover up the metal with whitening gel (it was like an opaque white) like as if that would make it blend with my teeth. Ugh. My teeth have moved quite a bit over the years (despite wearing my darn retainer every single night well into college!) and I’ve had Bioliners a few times, which are sort of like Invisalign but for more subtle corrections.
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    • Tina Bowling
      May 21, 2013 / 10:11 am

      Hi Catherine! I hear you, I know there are so many down sides to those metal braces. I’ve seen some photos of what teeth can look like after they come off and they can be stained, yikes! I love the Invisalign option and am very glad I could have this option if my kids need it later on. I am so surprised your teeth have moved even after wearing the retainer every night??

  5. May 21, 2013 / 5:09 am

    Some adult friends of mine have tried Invisalign – dental is not subsidised in Australia (we have Medicare for General Practitioner type stuff only – hospital also but very long waiting lists if not ED case and even then you may wait at the hospital all day) so it costs $1000s. Both of them have loved it, it has worked for them! I’m not sure I could justify the cost unless my teeth were really obviously out of alignment (one of the two only had one tooth slightly out of place).
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    • Tina Bowling
      May 21, 2013 / 7:37 am

      Oh wow, I agree I would not be able to justify that type of cost unless I had a VERY serious need!

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