A few months ago, we had an interesting discussion in my comments about expensive investments, namely the frugal reality of braces. Above you see our second born son, sporting his newly perfected smile – sans braces. We have two down, three to go.
Braces were a huge financial investment, but it was so worth it. It was a decision that doesn’t just affect today, but makes a difference for a lifetime.
One of the reasons I subscribe to a frugal lifestyle is so that we save on certain things, in order to spend (and give) on other things.
All the comments and suggestions from our past post on braces was very interesting, but there was one alternative I wasn’t aware of when I wrote the post.
All the children below would have loved the option of Invisalign – the clear alternative to braces. When we were making the decision to put braces on our three boys, Invisalign never crossed my mind because I assumed that they were much more than traditional braces…I was mistaken, and they are just as eligible to be covered by insurance.
I also assumed that Invisalign was more of a treatment for adults who had previously had braces but now they needed some additional straightening (like mine.) Again, I was mistaken.
Invisalign Teen is a wonderful choice for my daughter and I am really thrilled to begin the process. She won’t have to straighten her teeth the old-fashioned way, with metal braces (even though they were just fine for my boys), and is so excited about that option. The Invisalign Teen™ system lets you do it the modern, hygienic way. Your new smile is created with the most innovative technology – a series of clear aligners that are custom-fit to your teeth. I was completed amazed at the technology. You seriously can’t even tell people are wearing them.
There are so many benefits I can’t begin to outline why we are leaning in this direction, but check out the Invisalign Teen site to find out more.
They didn’t ask me to write this post, but I am impressed by the company and the strides they are making to offer a clear alternative to braces.
For those of you with preteens or teens in the house this is a fun opportunity, I thought I would pass along.
Invisalign Teen is hosting Straight to Stardom sweepstakes. The winner will receive a VIP trip for 4 to the Teen Choice Awards 2010!
The grand prize includes:
* Trip for 4 to attend Teen Choice 2010, including air, hotel, and transportation
* 4 Post-Show VIP Party Tickets
* 2 Flip Cameras
Runner up prizes include:
• Laptop computer
• 3 iPod touch mobile digital devices
• Authentic Teen Choice 2010 surfboard
Total Approximate Retail Value of all prizing is $10,000.00
This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of all 50 United States (not including territories and possessions) and the District of Columbia. Entrants must be aged 14 and older for entry. You may enter ONLINE by visiting the Invisalign “Teen Choice 2010” Sweepstakes page at Invisalign Teen and completing all information requested on the entry form and clicking on the “submit” button to complete the entry process. ALL ONLINE ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59:59 PM (EDT) ON July 11, 2010.
Sorry that I didn’t give you much notice, but I just saw the deadline so enter today. 🙂