There were many reasons why we decided to go with Invisalign aligners instead of braces, to straighten their teeth, not the least of which is the fact that Invisalign aligners are barely noticeable. Score for the already-awkward twin boys in middle school!
Actually, because the aligners are removable there are no limitations on what my (soon-to-be) teens can eat and nothing (like wires or brackets) to get in the way of cleaning. My boys can still be kids… Kids with a little more responsibility, that is, considering they have to remove their aligners to eat, brush and floss, and they must regularly clean the aligners and exchange them for a new set every two weeks.
A piece of cake for boys who want straight teeth. And, quite the deal for the already nagging mother. (That would be me.) I have yet to bug the boys to clean or change their aligners!
So, Ethan and Zach had their scans done back in May. I was worried they would have to have old-school impressions done, with all that yucky goop in their mouths for what seemed like forever, but this was “super cool.” As the machine scanned their teeth, each section of Ethan and Zach’s mouths appeared on the screen in front of us.
As soon as their scans were completed, we saw right before our eyes how their crowding would be corrected over the next year and a half. The boys were amazed, as was I. They were eager to begin their treatment and we can’t wait to share their progress over the next several months.
Have you or any of your kiddos had braces or Invisalign? Do you have any thoughts, concerns, or questions you’d like to share?
I’m a member of the Teen Invisalign Mom Advisory Board, and both Ethan and Zach are receiving complimentary treatment.