Invisalign Teen Straight Talk Costs

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When I was growing up I never gave the idea of braces a second thought.

Mostly because my teeth were fine in my book, but there was also the fact that we would never have been able to afford such a luxury.  It really wasn’t a big deal because I had very few friends that had braces, it just wasn’t something people in my neighborhood did.

Things have changed a lot over the years and now braces are much more affordable and just one of the expenses that parents incur while raising kids.

I remember when my daughter was about 10 years old, the dentist called my into the exam room to talk to me about the fact that she had an overbite that was going to cause her trouble as she continued to grow.  He said that there was something we could try, and that was my first introduction to Invisalign.

We chose at that time to forego braces, but looking back we would have chose differently.

It is strange how your perception of things can change over time.  We were raised to believe that braces were an extra and not a necessity.  I thought that if my daughter was really bothered by her teeth then she could choose to pay for braces for herself once she was older.

Now that several years have passed and I have matured a bit as a parent, it is time that we revisit the idea of braces for my son.

Invisalign compare to braces
Invisalign Teen
is a wonderful alternative to traditional braces.

Invisalign Teen clear aligners straighten teeth without traditional wires and brackets giving teens the confidence to live life to the fullest while improving their smile.

The main reason we chose not to use Invisalign with our daughter is because we believed the myth that they would cost much more than traditional braces.

The truth is that Invisalign Teen costs about the same as braces.

Invisalign Teen is covered by most dental insurance policies just like traditional braces — up to 50% of the cost may be covered by insurance.

Even if dental insurance doesn’t apply, many doctors will help parents find options to make straightening their child’s teeth more affordable. Many offer flexible and affordable monthly finance plans that can be aslow as $99 per month.

Flexible Spending Health Savings Accounts (HSA’s) can be used for Invisalign, making money go farther with pre-tax dollars.

Not all orthodontists specialize in Invisalign Teen. Visit and select “find a doctor” to locate experienced Invisalign and Invisalign Teen doctors in your area.

Make sure to ask your doctor these questions before moving forward with treatment.


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Disclosure: I have received compensation for this post, all opinions expressed are solely my own.

Macy’s Back to School $50 Gift Card Giveaway (100 Winners)!!!

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macys-logo1Macy’s is celebrating Back to School with a huge Gift Card Giveaway! and Macy’s is giving away 100 Macy’s $50 Gift Cards to help you get ready for the new school season!!

Giveaway Details:

  • Tuesday, August 18th at 9:00 AM ET to Thursday, August 21st at 9:00 PM ET.
  • One hundred (100) winners will receive a $50.00 Macy’s gift card.
  • Users can enter the giveaway by heading to the Macy’s deal page on and submitting their email address on the form at the top of the page.
  • The winners will be chosen via a lottery drawing and notified on Monday (8/25) via the email address they used to enter.Macy's Back to School Giveaway

Enter to win a $50 Macy’s Gift Cards!

Jan Karon Mitford Series Giveaway

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CaptureI was recently given the opportunity to read the first book in the popular Jan Karon Mitford Series.

At Home in Mitford is celebrating it’s 20th year in print!!!

It’s easy to feel at home in Mitford, North Carolina. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are friendly. Yet, Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won’t go away.

Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that’s sixty years old. Suddenly, Father Tim gets more than he bargained for. And readers get a rich comedy about ordinary people and their ordinary lives.

I have to admit that I had never heard of this series before so I wasn’t exactly sure what I was getting myself into, but after reading the first book I can say that I totally understand why there are so many fans.

It took me a while to get into the story, but by the third chapter I was hooked!

Jan Karon has a way of creating a complete community that you truly do feel like you are part of the story.

This explains why she has so many die hard fans of her stories.

Jan Karon is the author of the bestselling series of nine Mitford novels featuring Father Timothy Kavanagh, an Episcopal priest, and the fictional village of Mitford. Set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Karon’s Mitford books include At Home in Mitford; A Light in the Window; These High, Green Hills; Out to Canaan; A New Song; A Common Life: The Wedding Story; In This Mountain; Shepherd’s Abiding; and Light from Heaven. The Father Tim Novels include “Home to Holly Springs” and last fall’s release of “In the Company of Others,” set in County Sligo, Ireland. There are over 40 million Mitford and Father Tim novels, childrens books, and CDs in print.


I wanted to let you know that the newest Mitford novel, Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good is available for pre-buy through Family Christian on sale for just $19.97 (Was $27.95).

The book officially releases on 9/2, but you’ll want to pre-order your book today because the first 150 pre-buys get an autographed copy!

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One person will have the chance to win the entire Jan Karon Mitford Series FREE!

Plus 4 lucky winners will receive the newest book in the series, Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good.

Ruby Tuesday Coupon + $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

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Ruby_TuesdayBeginning today, you can grab a Ruby Tuesday Coupon and get Buy One Get One 50% off!


I’m a huge fan of their food, especially the salad bar!  I plan to make a trip up there this weekend to use the coupon with my hubby.

This is one of the Great Ways to Save on Your Restaurant Bill.

Buy any adult entrée and get a second entrée 50% off.

Not valid with limited time offers, daily specials, for alcoholic beverages, or with our GiveBack program. Discount will be applied to the item of least value. Limit one coupon per check. Coupons cannot be duplicated and have no cash value. Tax and gratuity excluded. Excludes Hawaii, Manhattan, airport and international locations.


I am giving one lucky Saving Dollars and Sense Reader the chance to win a $25 Ruby Tuesday Gift Card!

How to win:

Just tell me in the comments why you would like to win and who you would want to take with you.

This giveaway is open to all legal residence of the US and will end on August 20th.

Grab your Ruby Tuesday Coupon!

Dell Venue Giveaway!

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dell-48-hour-giveaway has teamed up with Dell to give away over $2,500 worth of Dell Venue Tablets just in time for Back to School!

This giveaway is a quick one and runs from  Monday, August 4th at 8:00 AM ET to Tuesday, August 5th at 8:00 PM ET.

There will be Twelve (12) winners which will all receive a Dell Venue Tablet.

  • Five (5) winners will receive a Dell Venue 7 Android Tablet, valued at $160 each.
  • Three (3) winners will receive a Dell Venue 8 Android Tablet, valued at $200 each.
  • Three (3) winners will receive a Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet, valued at $250 each.
  • One (1) winner will receive a Dell Venue 11 Pro Tablet, valued at $430.

It’s super easy to win!  Just enter the giveaway by heading to the Dell page on and submitting your email address on the form at the top of the page.

The winners will be chosen via a lottery drawing and notified on Wednesday (8/6) via the email address they used to enter.

Enter to win a Dell Venue here.

Expedia $1,000 Giveaway (3 Winners)!!

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How would you like to win $1,000 towards your next vacation? is giving away $3000 worth of Visa gift cards courtesy of Expedia!

Giveaway Details:

  • Tuesday, July 15th at 9:00 AM ET to Thursday, July 17th at 9:00 PM ET
  • Three (3) winners to each receive $1,000 Visa gift cards courtesy of Expedia.
  • Users can enter the giveaway by heading to the Expedia page on and submitting their email address on the form at the top of the page.
  • The winners will be chosen via a lottery drawing on Friday (7/18) and notified via the email address they used to enter.

Enter to win here.