Braces Then, Invisalign Now

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I had the pleasure of hosting a local party recently where a group of some of my favorite Seattle bloggers and I gathered to learn about Invisalign, a new alternative to braces. With three kids and a mouthful of snarled teeth to inherit from me, I knew learning about the Invisalign Teen program would be a wise way to spend my time.

I had braces from 7th to 10th grade and I dread the day my own kids need them. You would think my first concern would be the cost involved in straightening teeth, but I actually take more issue with how they distort those pretty little faces…not to mention how painful they can be. Three years is a long time to feel insecure during what I can only describe as the most self conscious years of my life.


And now you see why.

I will do anything to avoid putting my kids through the same, so when I was given this chance to learn about how Invisalign works I was actually really excited about it. My sister used Invisalign as an adult recently so I already had an idea as to how it operated, and to be honest I could never tell when she was wearing them.

The doctors who spoke with us were Dr. Leone and Dr. Vaughn a Seattle area husband and wife team from Leone & Vaughn orthodontics . They were extremely knowledgeable and answered everything we wanted to know about Invisalign. We learned that the cost is about the same, there are less doctor visits to be scheduled, there a no wires and brackets required, no food restrictions, maintaining healthy dental brushing habits is easier and of course…no accidental brace locking during heavy make out sessions.

Braces then, Invisalign now…kids these days are so much luckier than we were!




  1. says

    I was able to attend a blogger get together in Philly sponsored by Invisalign. Isn’t the product really cool. I liked that for special occasions teens can choose to have them out for pictures and such.

    • says

      Well it was Christmas and I had just gotten a new pair of roller blades. I had to find SOMETHING to be happy about! ;)

  2. says

    You poor thing, braces look so uncomfortable! I think you’re adorable in that photo :) Thankfully I never needed braces, neither did my husband, nor our siblings, so fingers crossed that our kids won’t need them. I’ve had to wear glasses since I was 7. Giant 3-sizes-bigger-than-my-head 80s glasses. I have contacts now but my eyesight is still horrible :( I really hope my kids don’t need glasses either.

  3. says

    This is such an awesome blog! Thank you for writing about your experience! It makes me feel so much better to see success stories!