Growing up I had braces a few times and it was fairly terrible. Thankfully I was young enough that I was kind of in that time period where a lot of kids in my grade had braces as well so it was not so bad but it was still ver far from a pleasant or fun thing. Not only did I feel increasingly not cool because I had braces but they were also uncomfortable, they hurt all of the time and I had to go to the orthodontist every few weeks for them to put in a new big thick wire and new bands. I guess this part did at least have the silver lining of that I got to miss a decent amount of school while I had braces but generally this was still not a good moment in my life. Actually, I had to have braces twice as a kid so the more appropriate thing to say is probably that neither of these times were good periods in my life.
Now I do not know why my teeth did this to me or why they hate me so much but not only did I have to get braces twice as a kid but shortly after I got my last set of braces off my teeth began to move again back towards the place where the orthodontist and I had worked so hard to get them away from. I let this go through out high school but then while I was on the last year of my parents health insurance plan before I got booted I decided that I wanted to do something about it. I knew that I was not going to go through braces again, especially now as an adult but I was curious about Invisalign.
I had heard the basics about Invisalign, I am not sure exactly where from really, I think it might just be one of those things that gets so much attention that it is hard not to hear about it from one place or another. I have a regular dentist here in Colorado called Riverfront so I called them up and asked if they also did Invisalign, turns out they do! I guess one of the really nice things about Invisalign is that it is so easy to do that normal dentists can do it so you do not have to go to a specific orthodontist any more. I am not particularly sure what the price difference would be between a normal family dentist and an orthodontist would be, if there even is one at all, but I would kind of think that going to an orthodontist would be more expensive for something like this since an orthodontist is a specialist and speciality doctors are always more expensive than general practice doctors so I would kind of guess that it is the same with dentists. Quite frankly though even if Invisalign is more expensive than normal braces for me it would still be incredibly worth it.