Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Invisalign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own (fortunately).
A long time ago, when I was a sophomore in high school I played the line of nerd and popular very closely. Most times I always leaned toward the smarts because I always had my head in a book.One of my favorite things to do in between classes was horse around. My friends and I would literally fight and chase each other around the hallways (I must have been SO annoying). One day, we were clowning around as usual and my girlfriend shoved me, which was nothing out of the ordinary. Except this time I lost my balance and control and when flying head first into a staircase divider.
We all laughed and giggled until I realized there was a gaping hole in my mouth.
My entire front tooth had been knocked out of my mouth from root to tip.
I didn’t cry, I had no pain (miraculously), I was however in complete and utter shock.
My tooth was gone. Forever. And I was 13! (Yes I started high school at 12, stay focused people!)
So after being escorted to the nurses office in a daze, the security guard found my tooth and wrapped it in ice as he would a digit.
After a few emergency calls and my mother digging up her resources I was able to be seen by one of the best practices in Brooklyn. There were 5 dentists on hand to help with my emergency surgery. My tooth was inserted back in, whole, all was right with the world.
Except, over the years my tooth was never the same, it stayed still. So as my teeth continued to change and evolve my reinserted tooth refused to cooperate.
Braces were the only option.
Except I hated them, I liked the fact that they were blue but that’s where the love ended. It was painful, and i couldn’t eat my favorite foods, and I hated going there every month or so for a very painful tightening.
During this time I wish I had Invisalign Teen, here’s why:
Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth, without metal or wires. After detailed impressions are taken of the teeth, the company utilizes proprietary 3D computer imaging technology to map the patient’s complete treatment from start to finish. Patients wear each aligner for about two weeks. During this time, the aligners gradually move their teeth until they achieve the prescribed final position.
Patients typically visit their doctor once every six weeks or so to ensure that treatment is progressing as planned, and to receive their next few sets of aligners.
The length of treatment depends on the severity of each case and can only be determined by the treating doctor; however, the average Invisalign case takes about a year.
See this about page for more details on How Invisalign Works!
I got so frustrated with the bracket braces that I ended up taking them off myself–with my bare hands. (That’s a story for another day)
A year before I got married I got the problem tooth removed and a replacement permanent implant that gives me the
almost perfect smile that I have today.