invisalign: Smile It Forward $500 Sweepstakes
I love the month of November. It is a time when I reflect on everything I am grateful for. This year, I have been blessed to be a member of the Teen invisalign Mom Advisory Board. My son is receiving complimentary treatment. When Mom It Forward came to me earlier this year with the opportunity for my son to receive invisalign, I was overwhelmed and humbled. We currently had two kids in braces at the time, and the thought of having another child in treatment was unimaginable. I feel so blessed to be able to get my son the treatment he needed and share my experience with our readers.
When my son started his treatment, he was very self-conscious about his smile. He had several teeth that were crooked and his bite was out of alignment. This kept him from smiling in social situations. I used to take pictures for Bell Photography, and it would break my heart when kids would not smile in their pictures. I would ask them why they didn't want to smile. They would repeatedly tell me that they didn't like their smile, that it was ugly. These were grade school children and they were already on the path to having low self esteem.
When we started looking for treatment for my son, we didn't even know that invisalign was an option for teens. I learned that invisalign can treat many of the same issues that braces does. It also offers the convenience of being able to eat anything you want and still be able to enjoy an active lifestyle. Dr. Jensen, from Smile Ranch, did an assessment for our son, and he has been incredible to work with. If you are interested in invisalign, take the smile assessment to see if invisalign is right for you or someone in your family.
This is the fun part, Mom It Forward has been given the opportunity by invisalign to "Smile It Forward". We have a $500 gift card to give to a charity of our choice. Mom It Forward decided to "Smile It Forward" by purchasing fleece to make blankets for our Utah #GivingTuesday project this year. We will donate blankets to families that are staying at the Ronald McDonald House. I had the opportunity to visit RMHC a year ago in California and couldn't believe everything this charity is doing to make sure that families are taken care of while their loved ones are receiving medical treatment. Anything we can do to help them smile a little more during these hard times is a blessing.
Mom It Forward and our online and local communities are channeling our energy and focus to support the 2nd annual Giving Tuesday event. #GivingTuesday is a movement that began last year to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season, on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.
Members of the Mom It Forward blogger network are facilitating #GivingTuesday events in 10 other cities in conjunction with the large service event we are hosting in West Jordan, Utah.
Smile It Forward $500 Sweepstakes
The giving doesn't stop here. invisalign is holding a "Smile It Forward" sweepstakes on their site for an opportunity for you and a friend to win $500. Check out the sweepstakes by clicking below.
How would you share $500 bucks if you were given the opportunity to give it away?
Disclosure: I’m part of the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board and my son received free Invisalign treatment. As always, the opinions and experiences are my own.