As a kid I had braces twice so I know what it is like. It isn’t the worst thing in the world and in retrospect I am glad that I got them but apparently there was something that the orthodontist didn’t do right or maybe just my teeth refused to stay put. Either way, one of my teeth on the right side decided that it did not want to stay where the braces had put it so many years ago. It hasn’t gone totally rouge and out of place but it is a notable crink in my otherwise nice smile that I worked so hard to obtain with all of those years wearing braces. At this point I am about to start my junior year of college and as much as I want my teeth to be back to the beautiful place they were a few years ago, I don’t really want to go to all of my classes sporting metal braces. Especially since this year is when I will start really taking all of the courses for my major. I am done with all of the pre-reqs with people I will probably never see again, this semester is going to be the start of classes with people I see every day for the next two years. Part of me knows that having braces again wouldn’t be the end of the world but I still can’t shake the discomfort of showing up to class or work with braces at my age. I went to talk to an orthodontist that my little sister when to and liked to see how long I would have to wear the braces if I decided to go ahead and get them. As soon as I expressed to the orthodontist that I wasn’t so sure yet if I was comfortable with having braces she looked at me confused and asked if I had heard of Invisalign. Of course I have heard of them since they have really become quite popular the last few years but for some reason I had totally forgotten about it as a possibility. As soon as she reminded me of it a huge smile shot across my face. I could get my teeth fixed without having to show up to class with braces, it was perfect. All I have to do now is make sure that my insurance policy will cover it. Thankfully since I am under twenty-six I can still be on my parents’ insurance plan, which is amazing on every front. The orthodontist said that my insurance policy should cover Invisalign but that of course it is good to check and make sure before I go ahead and get them. Once I get the go ahead from my insurance policy I can go ahead and get some moulds taken of my teeth and get them sent into the Invisalign office so they can start making my trays. I am excited to get this going, the way I see it the sooner I start the sooner I will have a wonderful smile to show all around campus.