Those Smiles

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Right before I sat down to write this post, the girls and I had our usual post school mortem. You know, what games were play on the playground, who sat by who, what they want for snack tomorrow. It seems silly but I am treasuring these moments. I can already see some pre-teen sneaking into the girls. I want to stop the clock!

I mean look at these sweet smiles…
Terror Twins Smile
They look so old!!
And darn it, those smiles are going to need some braces.

Times have totally changed since I have a metal mouth. Now they start when kids are pre-teens! The American Association of Orthodontics recommends taking children for their first orthodontic check-up no later than age 7. The American Dental Association says this is because, “Your child’s dentist can
spot problems with emerging teeth and jaw growth early on, while the primary teeth are present.”

And of course, there have been major improvements in braces tech. When the time comes, we will be looking at Invisalign as an alternative to braces. There is the cosmetic issue of course but there is also my kiddo’s sensory issues to consider as well as the face that Invisalign doesn’tr interfere with singing or playing an instrument, which seems like it is going to be a big part of Desmonda Drama’s life.

Invisalign compare to braces

Then there is the benefit of eliminating emergency ortho visits for broken wires and brackets. And Invisalign requires fewer appointments since several aligner sets are provided in advance.

I had always thought that Invisalign Teen was for the more cosmetic issues but it turns out it is just as effective as traditional wire and bracket braces and can correct the most teeth straitening from severe cases to more minor, cosmetic adjustments. Invisalign effectively treats a wide variety of orthodontic issues including severe bite issues. From underbite to crossbite, deepbite to
overbite and overly crowded to widely spaced, advancements to Invisalign’s patented technology continues to increase the complexity of issues that can be treated.

And Invisalign Teen costs about the same as traditional braces and it is covered by most dental insurance policies just like traditional braces — up to 50% of the cost may be covered by insurance.

Have you brought your child in for an orthodontic consult?
Have you or someone you’ve known used Invisalign? And if so, what was their experience?
I need some advice here!!

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