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Crossing the Invisalign

Brandon Bice here, dentist and adBice blogger for Grand Dental. Did you know that Grand Dental has an orthodontic team? I did. However, I’ve been avoiding them, even though I have minor crowding of my lower teeth that I’ve always wanted to straighten. Like many of you, I pushed off orthodontic treatment for years. Why you may ask? The reason was that naughty four letter word – FEAR.

What was I afraid of? Well quite simply, I thought it would hurt. However, as a dentist, I felt bad that I frequently recommend orthodontic solutions to my patients, yet I wasn’t willing to undergo treatment myself. In other words, I needed to “walk the walk” if I was going to “talk the talk”.

So I channeled my tough-guy, football player alter ego and finally scheduled my consultation with our Grand Dental Orthodontist, Dr. Kenneth Sandler. After discussing my goals, expectations and FEAR, together we developed a plan that was perfect for me. I was also nervous about looking like a teenager in traditional braces so we decided that Invisalign aligners were a good choice for me. In my case, my crowding was minor and Dr. Sandler assured me that I could achieve the results I was looking for in just 28 weeks. He even showed me a virtual model of how my teeth will move. Seeing the projected results trumped any fear I was having!

I have had the aligners for a few months now, and I can report that Invisalign has been an amazing choice! Honestly, its easy peasy! While I did experience some mild discomfort the first day of wearing my aligners, it was nothing a little ibuprofen couldn’t handle. Soon my teeth seemed to adjust more easily to each new set of custom aligners. I have grown accustomed to wearing the aligners day and night; having them on has become second nature. Starting orthodontic treatment with Dr. Sandler has given me the opportunity to share my experience with patients. Orthodontic treatment is truly nothing to fear!

So take some adBice from me – if you are unhappy with your smile, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Sandler and our Grand Dental Orthodontic Team. They will help you find a solution that is perfect for you.

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