You may have seen advertisements for mail-order clear aligners that claim to be similar to Invisalign®. They may seem cheap and convenient, but rarely do they give you the results you need. In fact, your dentist may have to work with your teeth to fix what mail-order aligners do! They can result in crooked teeth, or the aligners themselves may not work out for you.
They also don’t care about you and wont be there to address your specific dental concerns—just look at the collapse of Smile Direct and the patients who have been left without continuity of care as one example.
Instead, Reflections Dental Spa offers high-quality Invisalign, capable of giving you a straight smile the right way under the supervision of a caring experienced dentist like Dr. Thomas. Come in today to learn more.
Top 5 Reasons to Trust a Professional and Avoid DIY Kits
Here are five reasons why we recommend Invisalign braces and why you should not use mail-order aligners.
- Mail-Order Kits Are Not Cost-Effective
Even though mail-order may look cost-effective or simple, mail-order could end up costing you more than Invisalign or other in-office orthodontic treatments! There are 3 reasons for this:
- You may need to pay for separate x-rays, scans, or impressions
- If you are unsatisfied with your results, you will need to pay for more orthodontic work
- You may have to pay for orthodontic treatments to fix your bad bite after using mail-order clear aligners.
- They might just stop caring for your teeth and ask you to fend for yourself!
Separate scans or impressions can be costly, especially if your insurance does not recognize them as part of your orthodontic treatment. Sending those to the mail-order aligners company can also be a hassle, wasting not just your time but your money too.
- The Impressions May Be Faulty
If you are taking your own impressions, your impressions may be faulty or unclear. This can lead to a defective clear aligner, an aligner that is uncomfortable, or an aligner that does not actually move your teeth. Since there is no dentist there to guide you when you are taking your impressions, the likelihood of one of these issues being a problem is pretty high.
Faulty impressions may also lengthen the time to get your aligners. If they notice that you sent a faulty impression, you may have to wait for the materials to arrive to send another one and wait longer for them to make your aligners. With Reflections Dental Spa, we can get your impressions quickly and immediately move to make Invisalign that fits your smile comfortably.
- No Monitoring
One of the best things about coming to Reflections Dental Spa in San Ramon, California, is our quality of care. We closely monitor your teeth-straightening journey, making necessary adjustments to ensure your treatment is effective and comfortable, reflecting our commitment to your individual orthodontic needs.
If you choose to use mail-order companies like Smile Direct or Byte aligners, your treatment may not be properly adjusted and will not be monitored throughout its course. You may end up with a treatment that was slower than it needed to be or treatment that leaves you with an unsatisfactory end result because there were no checkups throughout the process.
- Outdated Technology
Smile Design and high-quality impressions are offered only by the best of dentists. Mail-order dentistry does not help you customize your smile. Our advanced technology at Reflections Dental Spa enhances the precision and effectiveness of your treatment, ensuring your smile transformation meets your unique needs.
- Unsatisfactory Results
Can mail-order aligners mess up your bite? Many can. While Reflections Dental Spa will take into consideration your bite and jaw, mail-order aligners cannot. This means that your bite may actually recede or move forward while you are using mail-order aligners. This issue can be difficult to fix, which is why we recommend Invisalign instead.
- Clear Braces May Not Work For Everyone
Clear braces may not work for everyone. If you struggle with wearing night-time retainers or maintaining habits, clear aligners may not give you the results you need either. Clear aligners cannot fix everything! That is why a consultation is important for those curious about Invisalign. We offer a FREE consultation for you to learn more about what Invisalign can and cannot do for your smile.
Learn More About Invisalign at Reflections Dental Spa
Are you ready for a stunning smile? Discover the transformative power of Invisalign at Reflections Dental Spa, where we focus on achieving satisfying results with a range of payment options to suit your financial needs.
You do not need mail-order aligners for an easy experience. Reflections Dental Spa serves San Ramon and the East Bay area for Invisalign and other aesthetic orthodontics. Call today to schedule your FREE consultation right now.