Clear aligners: Professional vs. do-it-yourself

Clear aligners like Invisalign® have exploded in popularity due to their ease of use, discreetness, and amazing results they create. Teens and adults alike can utilize this new technology to achieve their goal of creating a perfect smile. However, these days there are many places to turn for clear aligners, including kits that can be shipped right to your home. However, watch out for the dangers that a do-it-yourself aligner can cause, and consider opting for the help of a true professional.

If you are considering using clear aligners to create a healthier, straighter smile, here are three reasons to make an appointment with your orthodontist today:

Talk through your goals

When you sit in an orthodontist’s chair, you have the opportunity to talk with someone who cares about more than giving you a picture-perfect smile. You will have a chance to discuss what kind of orthodontic treatment works best for your lifestyle, what makes sense for your budget, and what other concerns or goals you have for your oral health.

When you receive a kit in the mail, you lose the personal touch of an appointment with a trusted professional. So if your goal is to find a clear aligner solution that works for YOU, your best bet is to work directly with your orthodontist.

Protect against problems

Do-it-yourself kits can work well for projects that are one-size-fits-all. But does that really sound like your smile? When you use a clear aligner kit, you send in molds at the beginning of your treatment, but unfortunately, that’s often where the personalized care stops. That means if you have a tray not fitting correctly or if the trays are affecting other parts of your body, months or even years can go by before you know there’s a problem.

When you work with an orthodontist to straighten your smile, you receive several appointments in addition to your trays. That gives us every opportunity to monitor your progress and prevent damage or other orthodontic issues so you have the best possible outcome.

Experience matters

At Amazing Smiles, we are proud of our designation as a Premier Provider, which puts us in the top 1% of Invisalign providers in the world! If knowledge, experience, and expertise are important to you while working on the perfect smile, opt out of the do-it-yourself options and go straight for a provider with a great reputation.

Clear aligners like Invisalign can be a great fit for many people who want to straighten their smile, but they are most successful when implemented by an experienced professional. If you’re considering options to improve your smile, get in touch with us today to schedule your complimentary examination!