At tooth+ we offer tooth straightening with Invisalign, invisible braces.
You may have seen adverts on tv for mail order suppliers of invisible braces, purporting to offer you straight teeth with clear aligners quicker and at a much lower cost.
What’s the difference? Why shouldn’t you go for the cheaper option?
Professional Examination, Consultation and Tailored Treatment Plan
The biggest difference is that as an Invisalign patient you are required to visit us in person.
You will get an initial consultation with one of our experienced dentists who will carry out a thorough dental examination. Cavities, gum disease, and other related problems can’t be seen from just a few photos or impressions sent to a mail order aligner company. This examination allows us to identify any dental work that may be needed, as teeth and gums should always be healthy before any attempt to move your teeth.
We will then take digital photographs of your teeth and digital scans with our state of the art, 3D digital scanner. These images allow us to see your teeth, jaws, and facial soft tissues in far more detail and with greater accuracy than the at-home putty impression kit used by a mail order aligner company.
This detailed information gives us what we need to create a personalized treatment plan for you.
Your treatment will then be personally supervised with in surgery check-ups rather than remotely monitored through photos and online chats. These regular check-ups are an essential part of the treatment process for every orthodontic patient, allowing the dentist to make adjustments, if necessary, observe how the teeth are moving, and check that everything is going to plan.
There is no meaningful supervision with mail-order aligner companies. Patients are left in charge of their own orthodontic experience, which can lead to undesirable consequences. Aligners may not fit correctly, causing irritation and pain or a bad fit may also move the teeth too quickly or more slowly than expected. Untreated cavities or gum disease can develop or worsen and without a dentist involved, problems like this may go unnoticed and untreated, eventually causing damage to your oral health and bite.
The Right Option for You?
Clear aligners can be an excellent choice for many patients, but they aren’t for everyone. It’s especially tricky for cases that are complex or severe and which may need more precise tooth control than aligners can provide. For these patients, traditional metal or clear braces may be a better option.
Costs and Treatment Times
At tooth+ we offer a variety of affordable orthodontic treatment options for patients of all ages, including Invisalign clear aligners. We also offer the latest in orthodontic technology and techniques to give you the best results in the shortest amount of time possible.
In conclusion, our aim is to safely and effectively, give you the smile you want and deserve.