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Invisalign Is Better Than Mail-Order Clear Aligners — Learn Why

July 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — santaviccadental @ 2:53 pm
Hand taking Invisalign aligner from storage case

Are you thinking about straightening your teeth? You might be interested in clear aligners because they feature a subtle appearance and other attractive features. But since there are quite a few different clear aligner systems on the market today, you might be struggling to decide which one is right for you. This blog post is designed to help. It explains a few reasons why Invisalign is better than mail-order clear aligners.

Overall Value

Mail-order clear aligners, which are also called DIY aligners or direct-to-consumer aligners, frequently cost around $2,000 for start-to-finish treatment. That is an attractive price, especially since Invisalign may cost more than twice that amount.

However, it is important to consider both cost and value. Invisalign offers the greater value because it comes with personal care, top-tier methods and technology, and a sterling reputation. DIY aligners, on the other hand, can vary greatly in the quality of the service they provide.

Personalized Dental Supervision

Invisalign treatment comes with the personalized care of a highly trained dental team. They will carefully monitor you throughout your entire treatment journey and always be eager to answer any questions or concerns that may arise.

Mail order companies may provide you with periodic online appointments so they can keep track of your progress. However, you will not get to enjoy the benefits of in-person treatment.

Predictable Results

Invisalign has been serving patients for around 25 years. Throughout that time, it has gained a reputation for providing beautiful, predictable results that are highly satisfying for patients.

Mail-order options tend to be less reliable. In fact, numerous lawsuits have been filed against direct-to-consumer aligner companies by patients who were unhappy with how their smiles turned out.

Materials and Technology

Invisalign aligners are made out of a special, patented plastic material, and state-of-the-art technology is involved in every step of the treatment process. Mail-order clear aligners may use varying levels of technology, and the aligners are often made out of common plastic materials.

Care for Complex Cases

In the past, Invisalign was used mostly for cosmetic purposes. It could not handle complex dental misalignment. Nowadays, though, it is able to address a wide range of issues, including some that are somewhat severe and complicated. In contrast, mail-order clear aligner companies often warn potential customers that their products are not recommended for people whose teeth are more than a little bit misaligned.

Which Should You Choose?

Are you still trying to decide whether you should choose Invisalign or DIY clear aligners? Talk to your dentist. They will help you understand the pros and cons of both options so you can make a well-informed decision about how to achieve your ideal smile.

Meet the Practice

The expert team at Santavicca Dental Professionals is proud to be a local Invisalign provider for the Lebanon, NH, community. If you have questions about the treatment process, its cost, or anything else that relates to your smile’s well-being, we would love to speak with you. Contact us at 603-215-7108.

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