Raising kids is busy work. Parents of infants know how easy it is to get caught up in the day-to-day routine of ensuring baby is happy, healthy and developing properly. Moms and dads of toddlers and preschoolers are always on the go, seemingly doing it all with little to no sleep. Parents with school-aged children are swept up in spirit days, snack duty and extracurricular activities, while parents of teens may be left wondering where all the time went as they tackle broken hearts and college entrance exams.
When you’re planning your teen’s summer vacation, consider including some not-so-fun but necessary things, like making an all-important trip to the dentist. Without rigorous academic schedules to contend with, summer is the perfect time to book your teen’s appointment, especially for more intensive orthodontic care. Summer vacation is ideal for getting your teen started with Invisalign, as they’ll be free as a bird for their initial consultation and the first few follow-ups. Summer vacation will also give your child a chance to get used to the care of their new aligners without having to worry about the watching eyes of their peers.
Throughout history people have wanted straight teeth and a perfect smile. Cultures across the planet and through time have been obsessed with finding ways to improve what nature gave out and stopped at nothing to align jaws, fix bite issues and get a better smile. These days, thankfully, we have painless and nearly transparent orthodontic treatments like Invisalign, but the history of orthodontics wasn’t always so pretty, pleasant or painless.
Your teen may want the latest gadget or trendy item, but Christmas is the perfect time to give a gift that endures far longer than tech toys that quickly become outdated or other momentary whims and wants. Your child’s smile will follow them through life, and a good smile has been shown to improve everything from job prospects to romantic partnerships.
Giving the gift of Invisalign to your teen this holiday season is an investment in their future and self esteem — a heartfelt gift that will keep giving for a lifetime.
Invisalign is an amazing opportunity to give yourself the dazzling smile you’ve always wanted without committing to unsightly hardware for a period of months or years. It’s understandable that you might not want to get attached to the idea of discreetly correcting your smile until you’re certain you qualify for Invisalign, but there’s good news: because Invisalign is custom fit and versatile in the issues it corrects, there’s a very good chance you’ll be a candidate for treatment. Prepare for your consultation by asking yourself a few questions to see if you’re good to go with Invisalign.
Your smile speaks volumes without you ever having to say the word. By presenting your best to the world, you’re broadcasting the message that you’re capable, confident and successful in all that you do.
If a crooked smile has you hiding your teeth, your self-confidence doesn’t come across with the same impact — and the traditional remedy of braces can make you even more hesitant to smile than before. Invisalign can correct your asymmetrical smile and spare you a tin grin in the process.
As you know, we offer Invisalign, which shares some characteristics with retainers, and is often followed by retainer use at the end of the therapy. You wouldn’t believe some of the funk I’ve seen on these and other types of retainers. Kids and their ability to create biological hazards never fails to surprise me. It should, but it doesn’t…
We do a fair number of Invisalign treatments here at the office and something that no one ever really asks me is what to do with trays when they’re done being used for alignment. Not that I’m the world’s best Pinterest dad, but you’d think it would come up more often, don’t you? Maybe people are just so pleased with their treatments that they keep their trays as little badges of honor.
But, in case you’re too afraid to ask or you’re afraid you might hurt my feelings, I dug up some materials on what you can do with Invisalign trays after you’re done using them. Remember to always disinfect anything like this that has been in your mouth for an extended period before using them in arts and crafts. But, hey, if you come up with something really original, we’d love to see it!
It wasn’t until college that you realized that little gap in your teeth wasn’t really as cute as you thought it was. Or maybe it’s a couple of upper teeth that shifted a little funny when you had your wisdom teeth out that really embarrass you these days. Whatever your dental stigma, it’s distressing to the point that you’re afraid to smile in family photos. Your selfies are always with your kids, with their heads carefully placed so your teeth don’t show. (more…)
As it turns out, braces are actually a lot older than you might imagine and they have a long and sordid history. Although you’d imagine that every practical person in pre-modern Europe was much more concerned with tooth decay than how straight their teeth were, you’d probably have even odds that it was, in fact, the case.