When my babies got their first tiny baby teeth, they were nothing short of perfect. Little, white (sharp!), perfect little teeth. And then they got another and another and it became clear that the teeth might not be lining up quite right.. There were spaces where there should be none and over-laps where there should be spaces.
As a mother of young children, I held out hope that my girls’ baby teeth would be replaced by beautifully straight adult teeth. Sadly, that didn’t happen, either. KitKat had baby teeth that refused to come out on their own, and adult teeth that decided to come in anyway. Necco’s space between her two front teeth doesn’t look like it’s going to be closing on it’s own.
Last month, KitKat was lucky enough to be picked as the winner of the Blogalicious Invisalign Teen contest. She is getting ready to start her Invisalign treatment, and though she’s nervous about the pain and the way she might look while she’s wearing her “invisible braces,” she is incredibly excited about how her teeth are going to look.
As we’ve been doing some research about Invisalign to prepare for her treatment, we’ve discovered some wonderful things about it. Like traditional braces, Invisalign Teen effectively straightens teeth, but because of the clear, near-invisibility of the braces, treatment is very inconspicuous. It is easy for teens to continue their favorite activities such as playing sports and musical instruments – activities that can be challenging or uncomfortable with traditional metal braces. It’s removable (love that!). Since teens can take the aligners out to brush and floss, they can maintain normal, healthy hygiene during treatment.
Most importantly, it works.
Currently, Invisalign Teen is running the Make Me Smile Challenge. They are challenging teens to submit 30 second videos that will make their judges smile (judges happen to be the very popular BooBoo and Fivel Stweart). The Grand Prize winner will receive the Ultimate Hollywood Experience including:
* Airfare for 2
* Limo transportation for 2
* $5,000 shopping spree on Rodeo Drive
* Hotel in Beverly Hills for 2
* Lunch at the Ivy for 2
* Backlot studio tour for 2
Plus, three monthly winners will win an Apple iPad™, pre-loaded with the latest Hollywood flicks!
I know a few teens (and maybe a mom or two) who would love that prize!
So, if you were to make a 30 second video to make someone laugh, what would you do?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post through a Mom Bloggers Club member program. Deadline to enter is November 9, 2010.
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