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Top El Dorado Hills Dentist Cautions Again Mail-Order Clear Aligners

November 6, 2020
Posted By: El Dorado Family Dental
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Straightening crooked and misaligned teeth is an excellent decision. It not only boosts your appearance, but it also enhances your oral health.

But you must trust orthodontics to a trained dentist for several reasons.

Beware of Mail-Order Orthodontic Aligners

If you’re considering orthodontics, you’ve probably seen the television and internet ads for mail-order aligners. If you’re busy with school or just starting your career, this may seem like a convenient option, but don’t be fooled!

With these systems, you typically send away for an impression kit, and an unknown lab crafts your dental aligners. Taking proper impressions, however, requires training. It is not something that you should ever attempt on your own.

Further, a dentist provides a consultation to ensure your teeth and gums are in the right condition for orthodontics. In some cases, your dentist finds that aligners are not the right choice to correct your orthodontic issues. Your El Dorado dentist may recommend an alternative therapy for desired results or suggest specific pretreatments prior to therapy. These options are not possible with mail-order dentistry.

With mail-order orthodontics, there is no guarantee that your aligners will fit correctly, making your misalignment worse and creating serious oral health issues that require multiple dental visits.

And some people have reported paying more for mail-order aligners compared with Invisalign.

Why Invisalign Is The Better Option

Invisalign is the first name in clear orthodontics, and they have a lab that dentists trust.

Therapy with Invisalign starts with a comprehensive consultation in our dental office. Your dentist will determine whether Invisalign is the right therapy for you. If it is, we take meticulous impressions, and the Invisalign lab uses our results to craft quality aligners that work to move your teeth into the proper position.

It is a safe orthodontic option that provides discretion for wearers because the aligners are virtually invisible. Every two weeks, you switch out your aligners to the next in the series—you only visit your dentist periodically to make sure your teeth are coming into position on schedule.

Interested In Invisalign? Call Us Today

Your oral health and wellness are always our priority, which is why we strongly recommend using dental professionals for all your dentistry needs. Contact a dental team member today to get started.

We offer Invisalign to patients everywhere, including El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, Folsom Ranch, and Placerville. We are open on Saturdays for your convenience.

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