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The holidays are here and looking back, it’s been a year of big changes for our family! Find out how Invisalign® treatment played a part in making this a great year for our tween.
It’s hard to believe that the holidays are already here. We are really big on Christmas and look forward to celebrating every year. As soon as Halloween is over, I start pulling out all my favorite Christmas decorations!
It’s also a time to look back and reminisce. 2019 was an exciting year for our family! We moved into a new house and the girls started new schools. It was an even bigger change for Ashling since she started middle school (both scary and exciting at the same time). Plus, she just turned 12, which means it’s her last year of being a “tween” before she officially becomes a teenager!
This was also the year she started Invisalign® treatment. It was a big deal for her because she’d already had braces in the past. Orthodontists have found that it’s easier to correct issues if they start early so that when it’s time for treatment the second time around, treatment is often finished more quickly and with fewer complications.
Like most kids, she had counted down the days until her braces were removed. When she found out she’d be getting Invisalign aligners this time, she was excited. I like them because they’re the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, but her favorite feature is that they’re practically invisible.
If you’ve been considering orthodontic treatment, the New Year is a great time to start. Take the smile assessment to see if Invisalign® treatment is right for your child. Once you decide to move forward, it’s easy to find a doctor near you.
Getting started with her aligners was easy and made her feel more confident with the transition to middle school. We’re fortunate that hers is a simple case but these aligners work for complex orthodontic cases too, which they’ve proven with over 20 years of innovations and 7 million+ smiles.
She’s been wearing her aligners since June and though there’s still about a year and a half to go, we’ve already seen a lot of progress.
I’m excited to see the final results!
The outcome simulator did give us a sneak peek at how her teeth would look when she finished treatment.
Now that the holidays are here, Ashling’s appreciating her aligners even more. For starters, she gets to eat all the fun holiday food she wants. Whether she’s eating popcorn at a Christmas movie or munching on Christmas cookies, she doesn’t have to change a thing. Plus, we always love snacking on fun Christmas food after we set up our Christmas village.
We also take a ton of pictures this time of year. There’s our visit to Santa, photos of us celebrating with family and friends, and plenty of shots of the girls opening presents on Christmas morning. Now Ashling doesn’t mind smiling for all my Christmas pictures, which is a win/win for both of us.
Whether she’s helping put up the Christmas village or wrapping presents, the only thing Ashling has to think about for Christmas is having fun. 2019 been a really great year for her and we’re excited to see what 2020 has in store!
Check out the Parent Page to learn more about Invisalign® treatment and how it can give your own tween more confidence in their smile.