What an opportunity it was to see the Invisalign presentation during the Mini-Bloggy Boot Camp with The Sits Girls here in Houston. Invisalign was gracious enough to host the event and sponsor this post. We Houston bloggers got to meet some new faces while eating and learning together. Thank you Tiffany, Fransesca and Alison for teaching us so many valuable blogging and SEO tips. Now let’s talk about the quest for straighter teeth!
If you wore braces as a teenager then you might have been asking the same question as the rest of us in the room. Invisalign where were you? Based on my own experience I thought I was in for life! My story starts in the 5th grade and ends seven long years later. Maybe because I kept breaking my bands or I didn’t wear my headgear enough? Why would you want to wear something that keeps your teeth in a constant state of tenderness? My band fit all the way around my teeth. When they had to be replaced, it was awful.
They would put the new band on a cold block and spread this clay on the inside and press it down around the entire tooth! Ewww it still gives me chills to think about it. It was horrifically cold and I hated every minute of wearing braces. The wires would come loose and off we would go on an emergency visit to get the wire cut loose from the inside of my cheek. Remember those tiny rubber bands that you would have to attach to your braces from top to bottom and you could only get your mouth open so wide? Oh the wax! Do you remember the wax you had to use to keep the inside of your cheeks from getting scraped?
Have you ever been accidentally hit in the mouth with braces on? OUCH! After seven long suffering years I finally got my smile.
Those old school braces are not for the weary! I will always have a reminder because the lower set of my teeth have a permanent imprint from those bands. Either way I was happy to be free of them and thanks to technology I found out, it doesn’t have to be this way…
Dr. Halford gave a fantastic presentation showing us just how easy it could be to wear Invisalign as a teenager or an adult. The 3-D imaging technology is taking straightening teeth to a whole new level. As a former patient and mother of children who will wear braces in the future I enjoyed listening to the presentation and to the guest panelists. The panelist were two parents and their two teenagers who are Invisalign customers. They gave great insight to some of the common questions that everyone had in the room.
- What happens if you loose your tray?
- Do you feel any pain while your teeth are adjusting?
- What about the cost?
- Will insurance cover Invisalign?
All of our questions were answered and I’m going to look into my own insurance provider for the next one of our children who needs braces. Our son has the old fashioned braces now because we didn’t know enough about Invisalign. We have already had the emergency trip to the office to get the wire clipped and he’s already been hit in the face. I know exactly how much those are costing us right now.
There are many benefits to using Invisalign instead of braces and I urge you to research the technology and how it works for yourself. Visit them on Facebook and review some of their tabs for more information. You can follow along on Twitter too and see the many pics that Invisalign customers are sharing. Do you think Invisalign might be right for you or your teen? Find a doctor near you!
Tips I learned from The SITS Girls!