This is a sponsored post. However, all thought and opinions are my own.

Imagine the irony of sitting in your dentist chair at 7AM about to be fitted for Invisalign and receiving an email inviting you to an Invisalign party at BlogHer.

I went to see my dentist to talk to her about my teeth which had started to move because I hadn’t been wearing my retainer. Because my dog ate it. And the one before that.

I was too embarrassed to go back and figured oh hell. So I let a few years go by and guess what, my teeth moved. Ta-da, they do that.

I also happen to be a big time night grinder, it’s in the genes.

I asked my dentist for a number to an orthodontist but she explained how she was using Invisalign now. I learned that she could fix my teeth in just 5 trays! According to Invisalign:

Setting it Straight: 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.

Fortunately I’m all good with my little over bite and I just needed some teeth moved.


I was fitted for my Invisalign and then waited for my dentist to call me back in.

She did and I was all set with my new Invisalign. I even opted to have a few do-hickies put on my teeth to speed the process up.  I put on the Invisalign and honestly it does not hurt. It’s a little uncomfortable the first night but NOTHING compared to childbirth.

I have been worried about losing my Invisalign but according to Invisalign:

Setting it Straight: We know kids lose things, even their aligners! That’s why you get up to six FREE replacement aligners with Invisalign Teen.

Now they did say kids so I’m not sure about adults. But lucky for me my dog is older now and I’m keeping them up high when I take them off.

Here is a link that explains how Invisalign works.

I’m on my 3rd round of trays and my teeth are a shifting.

Here I am wearing them, see you can’t see them. That is my dog.



If he tries to eat my face while I’m wearing them asleep that’s a whole other story.

Anyways, when I’m done I will wear a Vivera retainer from them. So as to keep my teeth in place and protect my gums and teeth from the nightly grind.

Studies show that without retainers straight teeth can gradually shift back towards their initial position. This is a common occurrence with all orthodontic treatment including braces, but is one that can easily be overcome. Ask your doctor. about Vivera retainers from the makers of Invisalign.

I honestly had never even thought of Invisalign for teenagers. I just thought wearing train tracks were a right of passage but teens can do this as well.


Here is the link to the info graphic! And it turns out Invisalign Teen costs about the same as braces.


So now I’m thinking maybe my kiddos will use these once they get to that age.

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