The Importance of a Second Opinion

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This is a sponsored post, however all opinions remain 100% my own.

 

Getting a Second Opinion
As a child, I didn’t exactly have it easy when it came to my teeth. I have very weak enamel and always had cavities when we would visit the dentist. I also had very crooked teeth, a small mouth, and was missing all of my wisdom teeth and a permanent tooth. When I got into braces at age 13, I was still self conscious of my smile. I spent the next 3 1/2 years in braces with headgear.  The picture below is one of me at age 12.

 

Invisalign Treatment

 

I was grateful when it was all said and done, but looking back on it, it would have been nice not to have a mouthful of metal for over 3 years. When I reached 20 years of age, it was decided that there needed to be something done about the permanent tooth that I was missing. My orthodontist had kept space for it so I could have it fixed one day. My childhood dentist told me one day that I was going to need a root canal. After hearing that it would affect teeth on either side, I wasn’t excited about it. At 20, I was going to a different Dr. and he gave me a second opinion about fixing the missing tooth. He suggested an implant. Although it was more expensive, it seemed like a better option and I was glad we heard about it. 10 years later, my implant is holding strong and I know it was the right decision. It was smart to get that second opinion from another Dr. and nice that I could save some of my natural teeth surrounding the missing permanent tooth.  I’m glad to have gotten a second opinion as my smile is very important to me.

 

Invisalign Treatment

 

It’s always smart to get a second opinion and to weigh out your options. Invisalign treatment is an option that I wish would have been around when I first got my braces 17 years ago. If you aren’t familiar with Invisalign, it is a process that uses clear removable liners that gradually move your teeth over time.  No metal to deal with! Braces for your child or yourself are a significant investment and it’s always smart to get a second opinion. It also ensures that you can be more informed and advocate for what is best for you. Some think that Invisalign is only for mild cosmetic cases but it can also help correct overly crowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, open bite, crossbite, overbite and underbite.

 

In a recent poll, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Invisalign, Less than a quarter of survey respondents said they would get a second opinion for teeth straightening and less than 10 percent for routine oral procedures such as root canal. Yet many of these oral procedures meet the criteria for meriting a second opinion; they are invasive, costly and have long-term impact if not handled properly.

 

The Importance of a Second Opinion

 

 

To help bring awareness to the importance of a  second opinion, Invisalign is giving away $50 a day in instant win prizes through Oct. 15 plus a chance to win a $1,000 grand prize in  their Second Opinion Sweepstakes and Instant Win.  Enter each day  until you’re a winner!  For more information on Invisalign you can follow @Invisalign on Twitter,  Like Invisalign on Facebook or visit the Invisalign website.

 

Invisalign

 

 

Have you ever regretted not getting a second opinion?

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. 22
    Maryann D. says:

    I have spent a lot of money on my teeth and also my children’s teeth. It was worth every penny of it, even though a lot of time and years were put into it. My daughter’s smile is as lovely as your smile is!

  2. 23

    My dentist actually told me I need to get braces again. Thankfully I have the option of getting Invisalign now. I remember having metal braces as a kid and getting cuts all over my mouth. Then I had to put wax over my braces. Ack!
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  3. 24

    I wish my parents took better care of my tooth health.. I had a lapse in visits from 7 to 16 years old.. $19,000 later.. and I am almost happy with my smile..
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  4. 25

    Second opinions can be so important.
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  5. 26

    If it is something big, I’ll get a second opinion. Sometimes though with the little things, I’ll just do it.
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  6. 27

    I am not sure if I could get a second opinion because I do not know how that 2nd appointment will work with my insurance.
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  7. 28

    I always like to get a second opinion on everything whenever possible. I love that there is now a product for kids that need to have braces, but don’t want the embarrassment of traditional sets.
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  8. 29

    A second opinion is always worthwhile! I am glad you got that implant. My husband had a tooth knocked out and has a flipper – we tried getting an implant when he was still in the Marines and the bone graft didn’t take 🙁
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  9. 30

    A second opinion is a great idea!

  10. 31

    It always surprises me how many people don’t get a second opinion, even on really important things.
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  11. 32

    I’m fortunate that *I* didn’t need braces, but I have two kiddos that already look like they’ll be in the orthodontist’s chair. We’ll have to look at Invisilign then, I am sure!
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  12. 33

    A second opinion is always a good idea.
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  13. 34

    I didn’t realize that Invisalign addressed other issues besides crooked teeth. That’s wonderful!
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  14. 35

    I had a situation with my son’s teeth where I DID get a second opinion & I’m SO glad I did. The first dentist wanted to drill his very front tooth, saying it had a cavity, but apparently it’s actually just a tiny blemish that baby teeth often get. I saved his tooth & a BUNCH of money by getting that second opinion!
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  15. 36

    I had a situation with my son’s teeth where I DID get a second opinion & I’m SO glad I did. The first dentist wanted to drill his very front tooth, saying it had a cavity, but apparently it’s actually just a tiny blemish that baby teeth often get. I saved his tooth & a BUNCH of money by getting that second opinion!
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  16. 37

    Second opinions are always important and I’ve learned that the hard way!
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  17. 38

    so many times I’ve regretted it. At this stage in the game I think the only way I’d look into fixing my teeth is if Invisalign was covered under my insurance then this girl would be doing the happy dance all the way to their office
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  18. 39

    I think a second opinion is always a wise decision regardless of the issue!
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  19. 40

    I’m the queen of getting a second opinion. You really have to now a days.
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  20. 41
    Vickie Couturier says:

    as a retired nurse,,I always look for a 2nd opinion,,Drs.are humans too an make mistakes or are not as uip on the latest current updates

  21. 42

    I am doing better at getting a second opinion on things, especially when it comes to healthcare.
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  22. 43

    You have a beautiful smile. I am just about ready to call my son’s orthodontist to get an estimate for me to get Invisalign. I had braces years ago, but my teeth have shifted and I would like to get them straightened out again.
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