You might have considered using an aligner system if you want straight teeth. Many adults see the benefit of aligners as they are much more comfortable to wear when compared to traditional metal braces. But, when looking for the right kind of aligner, you may have stumbled across information on mail-order aligners.
This sounds like a great option because you can do everything at home. You’re able to make an impression of your mouth on your own and then send it to the company. From there, they send you the aligners to wear. However, there are many drawbacks to using this system.
Instead, your best and safest bet for an aligner system is Invisalign braces. Dental by Design is a Platinum Invisalign provider, so you know you can trust us to give you the results you want! Learn more about why.
Invisalign® Braces: Why You Should Not Use Mail-Order Aligners
There are many reasons to refrain from using mail-order aligners. And, we will go into detail about many of these reasons here. But, if you do have any questions about the risk of mail-order aligner systems, feel free to reach out to the Dental by Design staff. We are happy to discuss why Invisalign is a much more effective and safer option. Call our office today to learn more.
You may need to pay for separate x-rays, scans, or impressions.
Many people choose mail-order aligners because they seem like the cheaper route. It might be tempting to use a system that cuts out the process of going to the dentist, but things likely won’t be more inexpensive in the long run. If anything happens to your teeth or if the alignment they send doesn’t seem to work, you’ll need to visit a dentist anyway.
You can NOT get Orthodontic Acceleration
Another reason to avoid mail-order aligners is that you can’t do an orthodontic acceleration option. Orthodontic acceleration is the best way to get orthodontic results quickly. And, these treatments work perfectly in connection with Invisalign. However, they can’t be done with clear aligners.
The impressions may be faulty.
It might seem simple to make an impression of your teeth from the comfort of your own home, but it rarely is. There’s a reason why most braces require the skills of an experienced general dentist or orthodontist. With the Invisalign system from Dr. Kode at Dental by Design, you’ll get a much more accurate, 3D rendering of your mouth.
Clear braces may only work for some.
Clear braces like Invisalign or mail-order aligners are an excellent option for many people, but they aren’t perfect for everyone. Some people have issues that mean they need metal braces or more advanced dental care. And, you’ll need to go to an experienced family dentist to ensure you’re a good candidate for clear braces.
Mail-order technology is usually outdated.
Overall, mail-order technology isn’t on the cutting edge of dental care. Invisalign is a much more tried and tested system that has shown long-term results. You’ll know you’re getting updated care and advancements in technology with Invisalign.
Mail-order could end up costing you more.
While many people choose mail-order aligners because they seem more affordable, this isn’t always the case. In addition to the upfront cost, the truth is that you’ll often spend a lot more money fixing any issues that the badly made mail-order aligners sometimes caused. In the end, you’ll likely need to go to the dentist anyway. So it’s not as if they are the best option for the price.
Can Mail-Order Aligners Mess Up My Bite?
The issue with mail-order aligners is you want to have supervision at a dental office by an experienced professional. While your teeth might end up fine, they could also move too quickly, which can lead to further dental issues down the road. If you ask us, it’s not worth the risk.
Are You Ready For a Stunning Smile? Call To Schedule Your FREE Consultation Right Now
If you want a beautiful smile you love to show off, Invisalign clear aligners are a much safer and more effective option than mail-order layers. At Dental by Design, we will assess your orthodontic needs and determine if clear aligners will work for you.
From there, we will work with you through the process to ensure your teeth get to where they need to be in a safe manner.