Mail-order aligners may seem like an easier and cheaper alternative than going to see your orthodontist for an Invisalign treatment, but this isn’t necessarily so. Going to an orthodontist to undergo an orthodontic treatment, such as Invisalign, guarantees much more attention and care versus receiving aligners via mail. Problems with your mail-order aligners may occur that wouldn’t with one of our doctors under normal circumstances. Read on to find out by it’s better to see a professional orthodontist instead of electing to choose mail-order aligners.
Although mail-order aligners might seem like the easier alternative, think about how big of an asset your teeth are and how much quality care they deserve. After you’ve visited your orthodontist, Dr. Sanjideh, Dr. Golian, or Dr. Sánchez, they will be able to determine which orthodontic treatment is best suited for your teeth. Many patients want to try Invisalign, but depending on the current alignment of your teeth or the status of your jaw, you may not be eligible for clear aligners and will have to opt for traditional braces. Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors so they can determine which treatment is best suited for you.
Receiving mail-order aligners at your door will be automatic and faceless. With this service, you won’t be provided with the attention and care that one of our orthodontists would give you if you were receiving treatment from our team at Blooming Smiles. Additionally, your oral health status will, not only go un-checked, but should there be an error in your aligners, you could end up misaligning your teeth or damaging your gum line or the shape of your bite. The best course of action is to elect to have Invisalign (or traditional braces if you’re not eligible for clear aligners) under the watchful eye and care of a professional orthodontist.
Should you choose to move forward with a treatment from a mail-order aligner company, be careful! You may risk spending more on orthodontic treatments than you had anticipated. At Blooming Smiles, we get our orthodontic treatments done correctly the first time—this is not something that can be guaranteed by mail-order aligner companies. If the aligners aren’t fully optimized or molded carefully for your unique smile, you may have to go to an orthodontist in the future anyway to get your smile fixed.
We invite you to request a consultation with one of our talented orthodontists to find out if you’re eligible for Invisalign clear aligners and for any other Invisalign-related questions you may have. Our team of experts guarantee that you will see results and that your teeth and your overall oral health will be looked after during the span of your orthodontic treatment. Still have questions? You can also speak to our knowledgeable staff by reaching out to our Northridge Office at (818) 727-1800 or our Woodland Hills Office at (818) 932-9100. We hope to see you soon!