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Friday, June 21, 2013

As a kid, I really wanted two things: braces and glasses.

They seemed like grown-up things, or at least teenager things, and I liked them. I went to the orthodontist for a consultation about two slightly crooked front teeth when I was in sixth or seventh grade, and actually ended up with braces for less than a year on only my top row of teeth. I was nervous, but excited, and as soon as they were tightened for the first time, the novelty wore off.

But braces were an investment that I am so glad that my parents made, because as soon as they came off, I was given an invaluable gift: confidence in myself. I smiled huge smiles that showed all my straight teeth, and I laughed without restraint. I think not being too uncomfortable to smile genuinely matters--whether you're trying to make a new friend or impress an potential employer at an interview. And now that I'm getting married next year, I'm so glad that my teeth aren't one of the items on that ever-growing list of things to do.

Invisalign is an alternative to braces that allows brides (and grooms) to inconspicuously straighten their teeth during their wedding journey.

Invisalign has partnered with celebrity wedding planner, David Tutera to offer someone the chance to win a new smile in the Invisalign Smile Down the Aisle Pin to Win Sweepstakes.

And obviously, you don't have to be getting married to benefit from Invisalign. I have a couple friends who have had really positive experiences with it. Get a smile assessment or use the cost calculator to learn more!

Have you had braces?
Would you give Invisalign a try?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


  1. Megan, you crack me up. I also wanted braces and glasses when I was young. I hope you were not as nerdy as me when I wore fake glasses in high school. I also wanted to be Jewish. We're a stange family.

    1. Haha we are strange. I want to be Jewish as well. I'm pretty sure Rob and I are being married by a Rabbi, actually.

  2. Haha, I remember calling my mom from school in fifth grade when one of my friends got braces to tell her to make an appointment ASAP. I also desperately hoped I would break something so I could use crutches. Boht things ultimately turned out to not be very fun.

  3. I had braces for 5 or 6 years and I am still very unhappy with my teeth. I am very self concious about them. I hate smiling with my mouth open.
    My mom has invisalign and her teeth are looking so great!!
    My husband, daughter and I don't have any health dental or vision insurance and cannot afford it on our own, so unfortunately it will probably never be an option :(

    Cute picture of you by the way!


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