Why Choose Invisalign Over DIY Aligners?

July 25, 2020 by uSmile Dental
Why Choose Invisalign Over Diy Aligners

Before Invisalign

Way before, the only option for someone who wanted straighter teeth was metal braces. When the metal braces arrived, people could get the straight smile they wanted. It took some time, it wasn’t easy, and it definitely was not comfortable, but it got the job done.

The bracket and wire system was pretty much the only way to get straighter teeth before the invention of Invisalign, until 1997 when Invisalign came, giving people the option to get their teeth straightened without the discomfort and annoyances of metal braces.

Nowadays, there may be some confusion as to what exactly Invisalign is and how it differs from other clear aligner options.

Invisalign vs DIY Aligners

Invisalign has been innovating perpetually since 1997 leading to advancements in design and manufacturing processes that give patients a more desirable and predictable outcome.

These advancements mean catering to a wider range of patients with more complex conditions. 

However, these innovations are not available to the other clear aligner companies because Invisalign still maintains these patents.

A far more superior technology is what separates Invisalign from all the other clear aligners. 

But when we are comparing Invisalign to DIY aligner brands such as Smile Direct Club, there is a critical service element worth noting.

Given the movement of teeth is a highly technical procedure with underlying medical risks, the tooth is just the tip of the iceberg. Below the tooth is a much larger root which is lodged into the jaw bone, making things complicated. 

Unnecessary movements on the teeth can degrade the integrity of that jaw bone. And yet DIY aligner brands would have you thinking that the process is as simple as a doctor who has never examined you in person easily has sufficient information he needs to create a treatment plan for your teeth.

Many “DIY” aligners have caused quite a number of dental problems for patients. Patients have experienced various problems such as tooth pain and bleeding gums, also causing mild to severe damages on the teeth. These DIY aligners are potentially dangerous and are risking their patients’ health every time.

DIY aligners may probably be good for some patients, those with very mild grade malpositioning. But for those mild cases, the cost of DIY aligners and Invisalign are nearly identical. So why risk a disaster waiting to happen?

Which Should You Go For?
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The fact is, you need a highly-trained expert to diagnose your condition and prescribe a treatment plan that lessens the risk of that of the DIY aligners like Smile Direct Club.

If you’re looking for a treatment that’s effective and safe, Invisalign is the way to go. If you would like to learn more about Invisalign from a qualified dentist, then book a free Invisalign appointment.


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