If the endless string of adverts tempts you on your social media pages touting the benefits of online braces, keep scrolling. Those, “custom made,” clear plastic braces that are all over the internet can do more harm than good. In fact, mail order aligners can actually damage your smile.
Online Braces for Straighter Teeth
While online braces may be less expensive, they aren’t worth it in the long run, especially if you never should have opted for removable braces in the first place.
According to Amherst Village Dental, patients with severe bites or badly tipped, twisted, or tilted teeth may fare better with conventional wires and brackets.
A Licensed and Preferred Invisalign Provider
Dr. Ang from Amherst Village Dental is a licensed and preferred Invisalign® provider. Dr Ang has the experience to prescribe you with a customized blue print gradually straightening teeth. While some patients have seen results in as little as 6 months, most will have a straighter smile in 9 to 18 months.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® uses a series, usually 11 to 31, of clear plastic aligners that you wear 22 hours every day. The only time you remove your Invisalign® aligners is when you brush and floss and when you enjoy a meal.
Invisalign® works by gradually moving your teeth into the desired position. Unlike conventional braces which can break and cause serious problems, clear plastic aligners won’t hurt your cheeks and tongue.
What are Online Braces?
Claiming to be a more affordable version of Invisalign®, online braces are ordered on the internet. Once you pay for your clear aligners, a mold is sent to your home.
After you take the impression of your teeth and gums, you will send them back along with pictures of your teeth and gums.
As you can imagine, online braces are full of problems. Dentists and orthodontists recommend that you avoid mail order aligners and schedule an appointment with a licensed and preferred Invisalign® provider. Firstly, you have help along the way. Secondly you’ll avoid what could be horrible consequences.
If you would like more information regarding Invisalign® and online braces, call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ang today.